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

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 11 AUGUST 2022

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-SUN 0730-1630, ALL MON - FRI 0630-0000
AFT HRS SVC CALL 334-222-0638/334-427-0733
Wind indicator: lighted
Segmented circle: yes
Lights: ACTVT PAPI RWY 11 & 29; MIRL RWY 11/29 - 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
WX ASOS at 0J4 (16 nm S): 124.17 (334-858-4843)
  • 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:100LL SELF SERVE AVBL 24 HRS.
A+: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 good 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: 105 ft. tree, 2797 ft. from runway, 98 ft. right of centerline, 24:1 slope to clear82 ft. tree, 2404 ft. from runway, 55 ft. left of centerline, 26:1 slope to clear

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: 22
Single engine airplanes: 14
Multi engine airplanes: 3
Jet airplanes: 1
Helicopters: 4
    
Aircraft operations: avg 180/day *
80% military
17% transient general aviation
3% local general aviation
* for 12-month period ending 01 March 2022

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 11 August 2022 at 0901Z to 08 September 2022 at 0900z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
RNAV (GPS) RWY 11   download (246KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 29   download (258KB)
NDB-A   download (177KB)
COPTER NDB RWY 29 **CHANGED**   download (171KB)
NOTE: Special Alternate Minimums apply   download (153KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (480KB)

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 14-Aug-2022
 Local
(UTC-5)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight05:4610:46
Sunrise06:1111:11
Sunset19:2900:29
Evening civil twilight19:5500:55

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  14-Aug-2022 07:20:10
Local (UTC-5)  14-Aug-2022 02:20:10
 
METAR
K79J 140456Z AUTO 32003KT 10SM FEW080 BKN120 27/23 A3002 RMK AO2 TSE01 SLP162 T02670233 403560250 $
K0J4 
16nm S 
140658Z AUTO 00000KT 9SM BKN090 BKN120 24/22 A3001 RMK AO2 SLP157 T02440222
TAF
KTOI 
38nm NE 
140520Z 1406/1506 00000KT P6SM BKN070 FM141500 12005KT P6SM FEW030 FM141800 15005KT P6SM FEW045 FM150000 00000KT P6SM FEW060
KEGI 
41nm S 
132308Z 1323/1501 20009KT 9000 -SHRA VCTS FEW025 SCT035CB BKN060 QNH2995INS TEMPO 1323/1324 22012G18KT 6000 -TSRA SCT025 BKN035CB BECMG 1323/1324 24006KT 9999 NSW SCT025 BKN060 QNH2997INS BECMG 1403/1404 VRB06KT 9999 SCT015 BKN030 QNH2996INS BECMG 1411/1412 31006KT 9999 SCT030 BKN080 QNH3000INS BECMG 1417/1418 15008KT 9999 VCTS FEW025 SCT040CB QNH2996INS TEMPO 1419/1422 18012G18KT 6000 -TSRA BKN030CB TX30/1421Z TN22/1411Z LAST NO AMDS AFT 1323 NEXT 1512
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South Alabama Regional Airport 334-222-6598
334-222-0638
[email]
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