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

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 28 MARCH 2019

Location

FAA Identifier: BIF
Lat/Long: 31-50-58.2900N / 106-22-48.1400W
31-50.971500N / 106-22.802333W
31.8495250 / -106.3800389
(estimated)
Elevation: 3947.7 ft. / 1203 m (estimated)
Variation: 12E (1965)
From city: 5 miles NE of central business district of the associated city
Time zone: UTC -6 (UTC -7 during Standard 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: 13554 x 150 ft. / 4131 x 46 m
Surface: PEM
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 85 /R/C/W/T
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 3  RUNWAY 21
Latitude: 31-50.165833N31-51.777133N
Longitude: 106-23.710050W106-21.894717W
Elevation: 3910.9 ft.3947.7 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftright
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 28 March 2019 at 0901Z to 25 April 2019 at 0900Z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
RNAV (GPS) RWY 21   download (125KB)
VOR OR TACAN RWY 21   download (142KB)
Radar Approach Procedures available   download (50KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (105KB)

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-Apr-2019
 Local
(UTC-6)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:0312:03
Sunrise06:2912:29
Sunset19:3901:39
Evening civil twilight20:0402:04

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  23-Apr-2019 21:32:03
Local (UTC-6)  23-Apr-2019 15:32:03
 
METAR
KBIF 232058Z AUTO 08008KT 10SM SCT075 SCT085 24/03 A2990 RMK AO2 LTG DSNT NE AND SE SLP076 T02400034 57029
KELP 
2nm S 
232051Z 10008G16KT 10SM SCT070TCU BKN100 24/04 A2991 RMK AO2 SLP075 CB DSNT NE AND SE MOV LTL TCU NE AND SW-NW SHRA DSNT NE SE-SW AND NW T02440044 56028
MMCS 
14nm S 
232042Z 10014KT 10SM SCT050TCU BKN200 24/06 A2994 RMK SLP055 58026 953 8/202
KDNA 
17nm W 
232115Z AUTO VRB04G11KT 10SM FEW070 SCT085 25/03 A2992 RMK AO2
TAF
KBIF 231407Z 2314/2420 VRB06KT 9999 FEW100 QNH2999INS BECMG 2317/2318 13009KT 9999 VCSH SCT070 QNH2990INS TEMPO 2322/2401 VRB30G45KT VCTS BKN070CB BECMG 2400/2401 08015G20KT 9999 NSW SCT080 QNH2991INS BECMG 2405/2406 08009KT 9000 -SHRA BKN050 QNH2997INS BECMG 2409/2410 VRB06KT 9999 NSW FEW070 QNH2995INS TX24/2321Z TN10/2413Z
KELP 
2nm S 
231722Z 2318/2418 09008KT P6SM SCT050 FM232300 12008KT P6SM VCTS BKN050CB TEMPO 2323/2403 VRB30G45KT 3SM TSRA BKN040CB OVC100 FM240500 04060KT P6SM SCT020 BKN040 BKN080 TEMPO 2409/2413 BKN020 FM241600 30005KT P6SM BKN040
MMCS 
14nm S 
231730Z 2318/2418 10015KT P6SM SCT080 FM232300 12010KT 5SM HZ BKN015CB TEMPO 2323/2403 23020G35KT 5SM TSRA FM240400 03020G35KT P6SM VC TS SCT030 BKN100 FM241400 03015G25KT P6SM SCT030 SCT250
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