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79J South Alabama Regional Airport at Bill Benton Field
Andalusia, Alabama, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 21 MAY 2020

Location

FAA Identifier: 79J
Lat/Long: 31-18-30.1000N 086-23-32.0000W
31-18.501667N 086-23.533333W
31.3083611,-86.3922222
(estimated)
Elevation: 310.2 ft. / 94.5 m (surveyed)
Variation: 02W (2005)
From city: 4 miles E of ANDALUSIA, AL
Time zone: UTC -5 (UTC -6 during Standard Time)
Zip code: 36420

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 04/1940
Control tower: no
ARTCC: JACKSONVILLE CENTER
FSS: ANNISTON FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: 79J (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: SAT 0800-1630, ALL MON - FRI 0700-0000
AFTER HOURS SVC CALL 334-222-0638/334-427-0733
Wind indicator: lighted
Segmented circle: yes
Lights: ACTVT MIRL RY 11/29 & PAPI RY 11 & RY 29 - CTAF.
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.

Airport Communications

CTAF/UNICOM: 122.8
WX ASOS: 134.875 (334-222-9770)
CAIRNS APPROACH: 133.45
CAIRNS DEPARTURE: 133.45
  • APCH/DEP SVC PRVDD BY JACKSONVILLE ARTCC ON FREQS 134.3/353.5 (DOTHAN RCAG) WHEN CAIRNS APCH/DEP CLSD.

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
EDNr275/(25.1)ENTERPRISE VOR116.6003W
CEWr024/32.5CRESTVIEW VORTAC115.9003E
OZRr277/34.2CAIRNS VOR/DME111.2003W
HEYr267/(38.1)HANCHEY VOR110.6003W

 
NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
JUDDat field26402WJUY .--- ..- -.--
BOLL WEEVIL268/21.135203WBVG -... ...- --.
LOWE268/33.426903WLOR .-.. --- .-.
BLOOD209/34.636504WTOI - --- ..
HANCHEY267/38.122103WHYE .... -.-- .

Airport Services

Fuel available: 100LL JET-A+
100LL SELF SERVE AVBL 24 HRS.
MILITARY CONTRACT FUEL AVBL MON-FRI 0700-2400, OTHER TIMES CALL (334) 222-0638
Parking: tiedowns
Airframe service: MAJOR
Powerplant service: MAJOR
Bottled oxygen: NONE
Bulk oxygen: NONE

Runway Information

Runway 11/29

Dimensions: 6000 x 100 ft. / 1829 x 30 m
Surface: asphalt, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
Single wheel: 98.0
Double wheel: 160.0
Double tandem: 275.0
Runway edge lights: medium intensity
Runway edge markings: MARKINGS FAIR DUE TO FADING
RUNWAY 11  RUNWAY 29
Latitude: 31-18.642895N31-18.359393N
Longitude: 086-24.085857W086-22.981555W
Elevation: 309.9 ft.299.9 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 109 magnetic, 107 true289 magnetic, 287 true
Markings: nonprecision, in fair conditionnonprecision, in fair condition
Visual slope indicator: 4-light PAPI on right (3.00 degrees glide path)4-light PAPI on left (3.50 degrees glide path)
Runway end identifier lights: yesyes
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Obstructions: 43 ft. trees, 1173 ft. from runway, 76 ft. left of centerline, 22:1 slope to clearnone

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Publicly-owned
Owner: ANDALUSIA ARPT AUTH
21861 BILL BENTON LANE
ANDALUSIA, AL 36421
Phone 334-222-6598
Manager: JED BLACKWELL
21861 BILL BENTON LANE
ANDALUSIA, AL 36421
Phone 334-222-6598
JED BLACKWELL

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 20
Single engine airplanes: 17
Multi engine airplanes: 1
Helicopters: 2
    
Aircraft operations: avg 172/day *
81% military
16% transient general aviation
3% local general aviation
* for 12-month period ending 01 February 2018

Additional Remarks

FOR CD CTC CAIRNS APCH AT 334-255-8402, WHEN APCH CLSD CTC JACKSONVILLE ARTCC AT 904-845-1592.

Instrument Procedures

NOTE: All procedures below are presented as PDF files. If you need a reader for these files, you should download the free Adobe Reader.

NOT FOR NAVIGATION. Please procure official charts for flight.
FAA instrument procedures published for use from 21 May 2020 at 0901Z to 18 June 2020 at 0900Z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
RNAV (GPS) RWY 11   download (253KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 29   download (266KB)
NDB-A   download (184KB)
COPTER NDB RWY 29   download (178KB)
NOTE: Special Alternate Minimums apply   download (25KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (189KB)

Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:

0J4 - Florala Municipal Airport (16 nm S)
KEDN - Enterprise Municipal Airport (25 nm E)
33J - Geneva Municipal Airport (31 nm SE)
KCEW - Bob Sikes Airport (32 nm S)
KLOR - Lowe Army Heliport (Fort Rucker) (33 nm E)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 04-Jun-2020
 Local
(UTC-5)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight05:1410:14
Sunrise05:4210:42
Sunset19:4600:46
Evening civil twilight20:1401:14

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  05-Jun-2020 04:03:22
Local (UTC-5)  04-Jun-2020 23:03:22
 
METAR
K79J 050356Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 24/21 A2997 RMK AO2 SLP144 T02390211 $
TAF
KOZR 
35nm E 
050000Z 0500/0606 VRB06KT 9999 SCT025 QNH2990INS BECMG 0502/0503 VRB06KT 8000 BR FEW008 QNH3001INS BECMG 0511/0512 VRB06KT 4800 BR BKN010 QNH3004INS BECMG 0514/0515 VRB06KT 9000 BR SCT009 QNH2999INS TX31/0520Z TN20/0511Z
KTOI 
38nm NE 
041734Z 0418/0518 20004KT P6SM VCSH SCT030 FM050000 VRB04KT P6SM SCT030 FM050900 22005KT P6SM SCT030 FM051700 22006KT P6SM BKN040
KEGI 
41nm S 
050100Z 0501/0607 19006KT 9999 FEW020 SCT100 QNH2995INS BECMG 0511/0512 10006KT 8000 BR SCT010 BKN025 QNH3001INS BECMG 0514/0515 12009KT 9999 NSW SCT020 SCT060 QNH3000INS BECMG 0517/0518 18009KT 9999 VCTS SCT025CB SCT060 QNH2996INS BECMG 0521/0522 18009KT 9999 NSW SCT025 BKN060 QNH2996INS BECMG 0602/0603 16006KT 9999 SCT010 BKN025 QNH2997INS TX31/0520Z TN20/0512Z
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South Alabama Regional Airport 334-222-6598
334-222-0638
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[email]
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SS $2.99 --- 
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