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KBIF Biggs Army Airfield (Fort Bliss)
Fort Bliss (El Paso), Texas, USA

GOING TO FORT BLISS (EL PASO)?


FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 02 JANUARY 2020

Location

FAA Identifier: BIF
Lat/Long: 31-50-58.3050N 106-22-48.1900W
31-50.971750N 106-22.803167W
31.8495292,-106.3800528
(estimated)
Elevation: 3946.6 ft. / 1203 m (estimated)
Variation: 08E (2020)
From city: 5 miles NE of central business district of the associated city
Time zone: UTC -7 (UTC -6 during Daylight Saving Time)
Zip code: 79908

Airport Operations

Airport use: Private use. Permission required prior to landing
Control tower: yes
ARTCC: ALBUQUERQUE CENTER
FSS: ALBUQUERQUE FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: ABQ (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: MON-SUN 1500-0700Z++, EXCP HOL
Segmented circle: no
Lights: SERVICE-LGT: WHEN UNATTENDED ACTVT 3-STEP HIRL RWY 03/21, ALSF-1 RWY 21 AND PAPI RWY 21-127.9.
Beacon: white-white-green (lighted military airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.

Airport Communications

BIGGS GROUND: 121.6 251.125 [1500-0700Z++ MON-SUN, EXC HOL.]
BIGGS TOWER: 127.9 342.25 [1500-0700Z++ MON-SUN, EXC HOL.]
EL PASO APPROACH: 119.15 ;SOUTH-V16 124.25 ;NORTH-V16
EL PASO DEPARTURE: 121.3
CLEARANCE DELIVERY: 125.0
CLASS C: 119.15 ;SOUTH-V16 124.25 ;NORTH-V16
EMERG: 121.5 243.0
IC: 124.25 ;NORTH-V16
OPS: 134.1 ;BLISS RDO 237.2 ;BLISS RDO
PMSV METRO: 373.7
PTD: 126.2
WX ASOS at ELP (2.5 nm S): PHONE 915-774-9497
WX AWOS-3PT at DNA (17 nm W): 124.175 (575-589-2643)
  • CLASS D AIRSPACE. CTC PRIOR TO ENTERING CTLZ.
  • BLISS RDO 1500-0700Z++, EXC HOL. 134.1 237.2.

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
ELPr280/5.4EL PASO VORTAC115.2012E
EWMr210/8.2NEWMAN VORTAC112.4012E
CJSr360/13.0CIUDAD JUAREZ VOR/DME116.7011E

 
NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
VALTR250/3.224208EEL . .-..

Airport Services

Runway Information

Runway 3/21

Dimensions: 13557 x 150 ft. / 4132 x 46 m
Surface: PEM, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 85 /R/C/W/T
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 3  RUNWAY 21
Latitude: 31-50.166167N31-51.777333N
Longitude: 106-23.710833W106-21.895500W
Elevation: 3909.9 ft.3946.6 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftright
Markings: nonprecisionnonprecision
Visual slope indicator: 4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)
Approach lights: ALSF1: standard 2,400 foot high intensity approach lighting system with centerline sequenced flashers (category I)
Runway end identifier lights: nono
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: U.S. Army
Owner: US ARMY AERONAUTICAL SVCS AGENCY
FT BELVOIR, VA 22060
Manager: BIGGS AAF, FORT BLISS
EL PASO, TX 79901
Phone 915-744-8088

Additional Remarks

A30A-21 APCH END RWY 21, FIRST 1500 FT HAS PCN 85 R/C/W/T, RMNG 12054 FT HAS PCN 96 OR ABV R/C/W/T.
E60-21 BAK-14 BAK-12B(B) (2100').
E60-03 BAK-14 BAK-12B(B) (1500').
RSTD: PPR ALL ACFT 24 HR PN CTC AIRFIELD OPS DSN 621-8811/8330, C915-744-8811/8330. TWR AND SVCS AVBL FOR ALL ACFT WITH PPR. PPR TIME VALID +/-1 HR. ALL ACFT CTC AFLD OPNS VIA PTD 30 MIN PRIOR TO ARR. TWR & SVCS UNAVBL BFR 1 HR PRIOR TO PPR SKED ARR.
JASU: 4(A/M32A-86) 2(A/M32-95).
SERVICE: FUEL - A+, TRUCK REFUEL ONLY (ATLANTIC AVN, 1500-0700Z++ MON-SUN, C915-779-2831, 1 HR PN, AFTER HR CALL OUT FEE $100).
FLUID: SP.
MISC: APVL RQR FOR ACCESS TO RAMP.
MISC: TMPRY STOR OF CLASSIFIED MATERIAL AVBL AT AIRFIELD OPS.
MISC: HGR SPACE EXTREMELY LTD FOR TRAN ACFT.
TRAN ALERT - 1300-0700Z++ MON-FRI, 1500-0700Z++ SAT & SUN, EXC HOL.
TFC PAT: F/W 5000', TURBO PROP 5500', R/W 4500', JET 6000'.
MISC: KBIF AUTO OBSN AND BAAF USAF WX AVBL 24/7, DSN 621-1215/1214, C915-744-1215/1214. OT 25TH OWS, DAVIS-MONTHAN AFB, DSN 228-6598-6599. CLASS D AIRSPACE EFF 1500-0700Z++ MON-SUN, EXC HOL. OT CLASS E INTL GARBAGE CAP LTD. MUST BE BAGGED PRIOR TO ARR.
MISC: INTL GARBAGE CAP LTD. EXP DELAYS UNLESS PLACED IN GARBAGE BAGS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL.
CAUTION-EL PASO INTL. ADD-ALL AFLD RWY LIGHTING IS NSTD, RWYS 3/21 EDGE LGTS ARE SPACED 70' WIDER FROM CENTER THAN RQRD. NSTD PAPI LGTS OFFSET WIDER THAN RQRD. NSTD REIL RWY 3 OFFSET WIDER THAN RQRD. NSTD THRESHOLD LGTS WIDER THAN RQRD. NSTD RWY DISTANCE REMAINING LGTS OFFSET WIDER THAN RQRD.
MISC: NUMEROUS AIRFIELD MANDATORY AND SUPPLEMENTAL GUIDANCE SIGNS HAVE NON-STANDARD CONFIGURATION. CONTACT BAAF ATC TOWER FOR CLARIFICATION, IF NECESSARY.
SERVICE - LGT -1000 FT ALSF-1 LIGHT BAR EXCEEDS FRANGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS.
COMMUNICATIONS: PMSV 373.7.
CAUTION: EL PASO INTL RWY 22 2 NM SE CAN BE MISTAKEN FOR RWY 21.
CAUTION: EL PASO INTL RWY 22, 2 NM SE CAN BE MISTAKEN FOR RWY 21. COYOTE HAZ.
NS ABTMT: VFR WEST ARR/DEP VIA MTN PASS 15 NM NW OF BIGGS AAF. AVOID VFR OVFT OF CITY. FLY 1500' AGL, 1500' HORIZONTAL DIST FM MTN DWELLINGS.
BEARING STRENGTH RWY 03-21: ST175 SBTT593 TRT585.
SEE FLIP AP/1 SUPPLEMENTARY ARPT RMK.

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 02 January 2020 at 0901Z to 30 January 2020 at 0900Z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
RNAV (GPS) RWY 21 **CHANGED**   download (138KB)
VOR OR TACAN RWY 21 **CHANGED**   download (157KB)
Radar Approach Procedures available **CHANGED**   download (169KB)
NOTE: Special Alternate Minimums apply **NEW**   download (118KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply **CHANGED**   download (313KB)

Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KELP - El Paso International Airport (3 nm S)
KDNA - Dona Ana County International Jetport Airport (17 nm W)
KLRU - Las Cruces International Airport (38 nm NW)
KHMN - Holloman Air Force Base (62 nm N)
KALM - Alamogordo-White Sands Regional Airport (63 nm N)
 
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Aerial photo
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Aerial photo of KBIF (Biggs Army Airfield (Fort Bliss))
Photo by Rommel S. Dorado
Photo taken 16-Jul-2006
Photo from the north looking south. The airport in the foreground if KBIF. The runway partially visible in the background (top left of the image) is runway 4/22 at KELP. Yes, the two airports are that close together.

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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 23-Jan-2020
 Local
(UTC-7)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:3913:39
Sunrise07:0514:05
Sunset17:3000:30
Evening civil twilight17:5600:56

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  23-Jan-2020 14:43:01
Local (UTC-7)  23-Jan-2020 07:43:01
 
METAR
KBIF 231358Z AUTO 09003KT 10SM CLR 02/00 A3013 RMK AO2 SLP183 T00231004 $
KELP 
2nm S 
231351Z 18003KT 10SM FEW240 02/M01 A3014 RMK AO2 SLP182 T00221011
MMCS 
14nm S 
231340Z 00000KT 10SM SKC 01/M02 A3016
KDNA 
17nm W 
231415Z AUTO 31006KT 10SM CLR 01/M02 A3017 RMK AO2
TAF
KBIF 231359Z 2314/2420 VRB06KT 9999 SKC QNH3007INS BECMG 2318/2319 36009KT 9999 SKC QNH3006INS BECMG 2323/2324 VRB06KT 9999 SKC QNH3005INS TX15/2322Z TN02/2314Z
KELP 
2nm S 
231128Z 2312/2412 35006KT P6SM SKC FM240200 17005KT P6SM FEW250
MMCS 
14nm S 
230603Z 2306/2406 29013KT P6SM SCT200 FM231000 00000KT P6SM SCT090 SCT200 FM231800 01010KT P6SM SCT030 SCT220 BECMG 2403/2405 20004KT
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