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KBKF Buckley Air Force Base
Aurora, Colorado, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 22 APRIL 2021

Location

FAA Identifier: BKF
Lat/Long: 39-42-06.3400N 104-45-07.0600W
39-42.105667N 104-45.117667W
39.7017611,-104.7519611
(estimated)
Elevation: 5663 ft. / 1726 m (estimated)
Variation: 08E (2015)
Time zone: UTC -6 (UTC -7 during Standard Time)
Zip code: 80017

Airport Operations

Airport use: Private use. Permission required prior to landing
Activation date: 04/1944
Control tower: yes
ARTCC: DENVER CENTER
FSS: DENVER FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: DEN (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: TUE-SAT 0630-2230, ALL SUN-MON 0800-1600
Wind indicator: yes
Segmented circle: no
Lights: SS-SR
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.

Airport Communications

ATIS: 119.675 259.3
BUCKLEY GROUND: 121.6 275.8 [OPR 1330-0530Z++ TUE-SAT, 1500-2300Z++ SUN-MON.]
BUCKLEY TOWER: 121.0 291.675 [OPR 1330-0530Z++ TUE-SAT, 1500-2300Z++ SUN-MON.]
DENVER APPROACH: 128.45
DENVER DEPARTURE: 128.45
EMERG: 121.5 243.0
OPS: 149.1 ;ARMY OPS OUTLAW 308.1 ;ARMY OPS OUTLAW 32.5 ;ARMY OPS OUTLAW
PMSV METRO: 228.45
PTD: 372.2
WX ASOS at APA (9 nm SW): PHONE 720-873-2799
WX ASOS at DEN (10 nm N): PHONE 303-342-1920
WX AWOS-3 at CFO (11 nm NE): 119.025 (303-261-9104)
  • SEE FLIP AP/1 SUPPLEMENTARY ARPT RMK.

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
FQFr266/6.1FALCON VORTAC116.3011E
DENr204/7.9DENVER VOR/DME117.9008E
DVVr199/13.0MILE HIGH VORTAC114.7008E
BJCr114/21.9JEFFCO VOR/DME115.4011E

Airport Services

Parking: hangars
Airframe service: MAJOR
Powerplant service: MAJOR
Bottled oxygen: HIGH/LOW
Bulk oxygen: HIGH/LOW

Runway Information

Runway 14/32

Dimensions: 11006 x 150 ft. / 3355 x 46 m
Surface: PEM
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 40 /R/B/W/T
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 14  RUNWAY 32
Latitude: 39-42.898833N39-41.312500N
Longitude: 104-45.686000W104-44.550667W
Elevation: 5583.0 ft.5663.0 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Markings: precisionprecision
Visual slope indicator: 4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)
RVR equipment: rollouttouchdown
Approach lights: ALSF1: standard 2,400 foot high intensity approach lighting system with centerline sequenced flashers (category I)
Runway end identifier lights: yesno
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Instrument approach: LOC/GS

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: U.S. Air Force
Owner: USAF LICENSED TO COANG
BUCKLEY ANGB
AURORA, CO 80011
Manager: CHIEF AIRFIELD MANAGEMENT
HQCOANG DET 1/CC BUCKLEY ANGB
AURORA, CO 80011
Phone 720-847-9650

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 6
Military aircraft: 6
  • TYPE & NBR VARY WITHOUT DEFINITE ASSIGNMENT.
    
Aircraft operations: avg 438/day
44% local general aviation
25% military
25% air taxi
6% transient general aviation

Additional Remarks

E60-32 TYPE-H BAK-12B(B) (1500') HOOK MB100(B) (35' OVRN)
E60-14 HOOK MB100(B) (35' OVRN) TYPE-H BAK-12B(B) (1500')
TWY A CLSD TO C5 C17 C130 C135 C141 KC10 P3 B747 B727(C22) ACFT.
OIL - O-148 SOAP-AVBL 1315-2400Z++ TUE-FRI.
AVOID OVFT OF FRNG RNG LCTD 890 FT LEFT OF CNTRLN AND 1 NM AT APCH END RWY 32 WHEN RED BCN IS ON OR RED FLAG IS DISPLAYED.
BEARING STRENGTH RWY 14-32: T140, ST175, TT280
FLUID - SP PRESAIR LOX LHOX, DE-ICE AVBL.
SERVICE FUEL - WILL BE COORD DUR PPR. A++
JASU - 1(A/M32A-86) 2(AM32A-60A) 2(AM32A-95)
FIRST 3836 FT RWY 14, FIRST 1710 FT RWY 32 CONC; MIDDLE 5460 FT RWY 14-32 ASPHALT. PROTOCOL, EXC PRIORITY REFUL, NOT AVBL. FOUR ENG ACFT TAXI WITH INBOARD ENG ONLY PRIOR TO DEP/AFTER LDG FOR FOD CTL.
LGT - RWY 32 ILS GS/RPI AND PAPI GS/RRP NOT COINCIDENTAL.
TFC PAT - RWY 32 LEFT TFC, RWY 14 RGT TFC, OVERHEAD 7200 FT. FTR ACFT EXP CLSD TFC AND OVERHEAD PAT E OF BUCKLEY FOR NOISE AVOIDANCE.
LARGE/HVY ACFT REQ U-TURN ON RWY, MAKE LEFT TURNS AT RWY END ON THE CONCRETE PORTION. AVOID OVFT RADAR DOMES NW RWY 14-32.
LDG ILLUSION EXISTS ON SHORT FINAL RWY 14. TERRAIN RISES SHORT OF THLD THEN DESCENDS FOR 2000 FT CREATING ILLUSION OF ACFT BEING HI ON FINAL AND EXCESSIVE GND RUSH. EXTRA CAUTION SHOULD BE USED DUR NGT LDG.
RSTD - PPR FOR ALL ACFT EXC BASE-ASGN, DSN 847-9650/9651/9652 C720-847-9650/9651/9652; MIN 24 HR NTC REQ AND NO MORE THAN 7 DAYS PRIOR TO ARR. TRAN ACFT VFR PAT WORK LTD TO SINGLE PRACTICE APCH FOLLOWED BY FULL STOP LDG. MULTIPLE VFR PRACTICE APCH UNAUTHD FOR ACFT NOT LDG BUCKLEY AFB. TRAN ACFT MAY BE REQ TO FLY STR-IN FULL STOP. C5,C-17,KC10, F4,EA6, F14 ACFT START RUN-UP 300 FT DOWN RWY PRIOR TO TKOF TO PREVENT ASPHALT AND LGT SYS DAMAGE.
RSTD:TWY L IS CLSD TO ALL TRANSIENTS.
MISC: AFLD MGT DOES NOT ISSUE OR STORE COMSEC.
CLASS D AIRSPACE EFF CONT.
UNLGT OBST SW OF RWY 32.
UNLGTD FENCE AROUND AFLD.
ARNG OPS: BLACKJACK OPS DSN 250-1623/20 C720-250-1623/20.
FOR NML DAY-TO-DAY OPS, ACFT OTHER THAN F-16S MAY BE HELD ON THE TRANS APRON OR OTHER TWY/APRON WAITING FOR WG ASGN ACFT TO CLEAR THE ARM/DEARM AREA.
CAUTION: HI FOD POTENTIAL ON TWY M EAST OF TWY W DUE TO PAVEMENT BREAKUP.
A-GEAR: BAK-12B(B)/TYPE-H A-G STD CONFIGURATION IS DEP END CABLE IN RAISED POSN FOR LCL ASGN F-16 ACFT DEP; ALL OT IN LOWERED POSN.
RSTD: AFLD LTD TO BASE ASGN ACFT ONLY FR 0530-1330Z++ TUE-SAT AND 2300-1500Z++ SUN AND MON.
AERODROME CONST AREA W SIDE RWY 32 THLD APRX 500 FEET FR EDGE OF RWY; NON-FRANGIBLE CONC SCRAPS LCTD IN VCNTY.
RSTD: ACFT MUST ADHERE TO PPR ARR BLOCK +/- 30 MIN OF SKED LDG.
CSTMS/AG/IMG - SVC LTD TO 140TH WG ACFT AND AMC ACFT SUPPORTING 140TH WG MSN ONLY.
TRAN ALERT: OPR 1330-0400Z++ TUE-SAT, 1500-2300Z++ SUN-MON.
CAUTION - HI MID-AIR COLLISION POTENTIAL, EXTREME VIGILANCE RQR. HVY BIRD ACT DUR PEAK MIGRATION PERIODS (BASH PHASE II MAR-MAY AND OCT-NOV) MAY POSE A POTENTIAL HAZ TO ACFT, ESPECIALLY DUR MORNING/EVENING HRS. ALL OTHER MONTHS PHASE I. CTC ATIS OR PTD FOR CURRENT BWC. POSSIBLE CROSSWIND HAZARD RWY 14/32.UNLGTD FENCE AROUND AIRFIELD.
HVY COML TFC ON DENVER INTL RY 35 ILS CRS BTN 6500 FT & 12,000 FT 2 NM E OF BUCKLEY. HVY UNCTL GEN AVN VFR TFC FR CENTENNIAL 9 NM SW. TFC IS CONCENTRATED FR SFC TO 10,000 FT S, SE AND E OF BUCKLEY CLASS D AIRSPACE.

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 22 April 2021 at 0901Z to 20 May 2021 at 0900z.

 
STARs - Standard Terminal Arrivals
DANDD ONE   2 pages: [1] [2] (408KB)
LANDR ONE   2 pages: [1] [2] (427KB)
LARKS TWO   2 pages: [1] [2] (428KB)
POWDR ONE   2 pages: [1] [2] (407KB)
QUAIL ONE   download (314KB)
RAMMS EIGHT   2 pages: [1] [2] (380KB)
TOMSN EIGHT   2 pages: [1] [2] (415KB)
 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
HI-ILS OR LOC/DME RWY 32   download (148KB)
ILS OR LOC/DME RWY 32   download (154KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 32   download (95KB)
HI-TACAN RWY 14   download (126KB)
HI-TACAN RWY 32   download (138KB)
TACAN RWY 32   download (135KB)
 
Departure Procedures
BUCKLEY ONE   download (107KB)
DENVER TWO   2 pages: [1] [2] (371KB)
PIKES TWO   download (266KB)
PLAINS ONE   2 pages: [1] [2] (498KB)
ROCKIES FIVE   2 pages: [1] [2] (439KB)
YELLOWSTONE FOUR   2 pages: [1] [2] (432KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (105KB)

Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KAPA - Centennial Airport (9 nm SW)
KDEN - Denver International Airport (10 nm N)
KCFO - Colorado Air and Space Port Airport (11 nm NE)
KBJC - Rocky Mountain Metro Airport (21 nm NW)
KEIK - Erie Municipal Airport (23 nm NW)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 22-Apr-2021
 Local
(UTC-6)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight05:4411:44
Sunrise06:1212:12
Sunset19:4301:43
Evening civil twilight20:1102:11

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  22-Apr-2021 12:01:37
Local (UTC-6)  22-Apr-2021 06:01:37
 
METAR
KBKF 221151Z 26004KT 2SM BR FEW002 SCT019 BKN110 M04/M04 A2977 RMK AO2A SLP098
KDEN 
9nm NE 
221153Z 26006KT 6SM BR FEW009 BKN015 M03/M05 A2976 RMK AO2 SLP089 70013 T10281050 11006 21050 56027
KAPA 
9nm SW 
221153Z 24005KT 1/4SM FZFG VV002 M03/M04 A2976 RMK AO2 SLP109 I1001 I6001 T10331044 10000 21044 56021
KCFO 
11nm NE 
221155Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR M02/M05 A2977 RMK AO2 T10211046 10005 21021
TAF
KBKF 220252Z 2202/2307 VRB06KT 4800 -SN BKN006 OVC011 620069 QNH2996INS BECMG 2203/2204 VRB06KT 9999 VCSH BKN020 OVC040 610209 QNH2992INS BECMG 2206/2207 09009KT 9999 NSW FEW015 SCT040 BKN060 610609 QNH2973INS TEMPO 2219/2221 VRB06KT 9000 -RA BKN070 BECMG 2220/2221 03008KT 9999 SCT040 BKN070 QNH2972INS TX09/2223Z TNM04/2212Z
KDEN 
9nm NE 
220910Z 2209/2312 15012KT P6SM SCT006 SCT100 FM221200 28007KT 3SM BR BKN008 BKN100 FM221300 30007KT 1/4SM FZFG VV001 TEMPO 2214/2215 1SM BR OVC003 FM221500 32007KT P6SM BKN012 BKN100 FM221700 06008KT P6SM SCT040 BKN100 FM230200 15007KT P6SM SCT060 SCT100
KAPA 
9nm SW 
221135Z 2212/2312 26008KT 3SM BR BKN006 BKN090 TEMPO 2212/2214 1/2SM FZFG BKN002 FM221500 32006KT P6SM BKN010 BKN090 FM221700 04008KT P6SM SCT040 BKN100 PROB30 2221/2224 -SHRA BKN040 FM230200 14006KT P6SM SCT060 SCT100
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