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

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 18 JULY 2019

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: 23
Single engine airplanes: 22
Multi engine airplanes: 1
    
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 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 18 July 2019 at 0901Z to 16 August 2019 at 0900Z.

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

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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 19-Jul-2019
 Local
(UTC-5)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight05:2810:28
Sunrise05:5510:55
Sunset19:4900:49
Evening civil twilight20:1601:16

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  19-Jul-2019 23:49:00
Local (UTC-5)  19-Jul-2019 18:49:00
 
METAR
K79J 192256Z AUTO 06003KT 6SM -RA FEW022 SCT045 BKN070 26/23 A3008 RMK AO2 RAB00 TSE2157 SLP181 P0002 T02560228
K0J4 
16nm S 
192258Z AUTO 08003KT 10SM BKN055 28/22 A3009 RMK AO2 TSB04E20 SLP186 T02780222 $
TAF
KOZR 
35nm E 
191600Z 1916/2022 25006KT 9999 FEW030 QNH3007INS BECMG 1916/1917 20006KT 8000 -SHRA VCTS SCT020 BKN060CB QNH3006INS TEMPO 1919/1923 VRB20G30KT 4800 -TSRA BKN020CB BECMG 2000/2001 21006KT 9999 NSW BKN020 QNH3008INS BECMG 2017/2018 26006KT 8000 -SHRA BKN025 QNH3005INS TEMPO 2018/2022 VRB12G18KT 4800 -TSRA BKN020CB TX31/1921Z TN25/2012Z
KTOI 
38nm NE 
192119Z 1921/2018 25005KT 6SM -SHRA SCT040 BKN100 TEMPO 1921/1923 3SM TSRA BKN040CB FM200000 00000KT P6SM FEW050 BKN250 FM201600 26006KT P6SM VCTS BKN050CB
KEGI 
41nm S 
191846Z 1917/2023 15009KT 9999 VCTS SCT030CB BKN150 QNH3002INS TEMPO 1918/1921 15012G18KT 3200 -TSRA BKN017CB BECMG 1923/1924 22009KT 8000 -SHRA SCT030 BKN150 QNH3003INS BECMG 2002/2002 26006KT 9999 NSW SCT025 BKN150 QNH3002INS BECMG 2008/2009 28006KT 9999 SCT020 BKN120 QNH3003INS BECMG 2013/2014 34009KT 4800 -SHRA BKN020 BKN120 QNH3005INS TEMPO 2016/2022 20015G25KT 8000 -TSRA SCT019CB BKN026 BKN040 BECMG 2022/2023 22009KT 9999 NSW FEW026 QNH3004INS TX33/1921Z TN24/2013Z
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South Alabama Regional Airport 334-222-6598
334-222-0638
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[email]
Airport management, Aviation fuel, Aircraft ground handling, Aircraft parking (ramp or tiedown), Hangars, Hangar leasing / sales, GPU / Power cart, ...
 
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Phillips 66
100LL Jet A
FS $3.95 $3.55 
SS $3.75 --- 
GUARANTEED
 
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FS=Full service
SS=Self service
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