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KBKF Buckley Air Force Base
Aurora, Colorado, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 24 MAY 2018

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
ARMY OPS (OUTLAW): 149.1 308.1 32.5
EMERG: 121.5 243.0
PMSV METRO: 228.45
PTD: 372.2
WX ASOS at APA (9 nm SW): 120.3 (720-873-2799)
WX ASOS at DEN (10 nm N): PHONE 303-342-0838
WX AWOS-3 at FTG (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.
Gradient: 0.9%0.9%
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: ILS/DME

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.
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 24 May 2018 at 0901Z to 21 June 2018 at 0900Z.

 
STARs - Standard Terminal Arrivals
DANDD EIGHT   2 pages: [1] [2] (347KB)
DUNNN TWO (RNAV)   2 pages: [1] [2] (303KB)
LANDR EIGHT   2 pages: [1] [2] (365KB)
LARKS EIGHT   2 pages: [1] [2] (361KB)
POWDR EIGHT   2 pages: [1] [2] (340KB)
QUAIL EIGHT   download (283KB)
RAMMS SIX   2 pages: [1] [2] (310KB)
SAYGE NINE   2 pages: [1] [2] (344KB)
TOMSN SIX   2 pages: [1] [2] (333KB)
ZOMBZ ONE (RNAV)   download (216KB)
 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
HI-ILS OR LOC/DME RWY 32   download (118KB)
ILS OR LOC/DME RWY 32   download (123KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 32   download (55KB)
HI-TACAN RWY 14   download (96KB)
HI-TACAN RWY 32   download (108KB)
TACAN RWY 32   download (105KB)
 
Departure Procedures
BUCKLEY ONE   download (76KB)
DENVER NINE   2 pages: [1] [2] (316KB)
PIKES NINE **CHANGED**   download (228KB)
PLAINS EIGHT   2 pages: [1] [2] (446KB)
ROCKIES THREE   2 pages: [1] [2] (380KB)
YELLOWSTONE ONE   2 pages: [1] [2] (372KB)
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)
KFTG - Front Range Airport (11 nm NE)
KBJC - Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (21 nm NW)
KEIK - Erie Municipal Airport (23 nm NW)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 21-Jun-2018
 Local
(UTC-6)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight05:0011:00
Sunrise05:3211:32
Sunset20:2902:29
Evening civil twilight21:0203:02

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  21-Jun-2018 06:39:33
Local (UTC-6)  21-Jun-2018 00:39:33
 
METAR
KBKF 210558Z 13007KT 10SM SCT060 14/10 A3026 RMK AO2A SLP185 T01400104 10241 20140 50006
KDEN 
9nm NE 
210553Z 10006KT 10SM SCT060 15/09 A3024 RMK AO2 SLP172 T01500089 10228 20150 51006
KAPA 
9nm SW 
210553Z 16004KT 10SM SCT055 16/09 A3026 RMK AO2 SLP192 T01610094 10222 20161 51007
KFTG 
11nm NE 
210618Z AUTO 10009KT 10SM OVC065 16/11 A3025 RMK AO2 T01600107
TAF
KBKF 210109Z 2101/2207 09009KT 9999 BKN100 QNH3017INS BECMG 2111/2112 15009KT 9999 FEW120 QNH3013INS BECMG 2119/2120 07009KT 9999 FEW180 QNH3008INS TEMPO 2121/2202 VRB15G25KT VCTS SCT100CB BECMG 2202/2203 11009KT 9999 FEW180 QNH3007INS TX28/2121Z TN10/2112Z
KDEN 
9nm NE 
210524Z 2106/2212 10008KT P6SM BKN070 FM210700 12007KT P6SM SCT070 FM210900 16007KT P6SM SCT070 FM211300 VRB05KT P6SM FEW070 FM211700 06007KT P6SM FEW110 FM220200 10009KT P6SM SCT110 FM220500 14008KT P6SM SCT200
KAPA 
9nm SW 
210524Z 2106/2206 12006KT P6SM SCT080 FM210800 15005KT P6SM SCT080 FM211300 VRB05KT P6SM FEW250 FM211800 05007KT P6SM FEW100 FM212300 08008KT P6SM SCT100 FM220300 15007KT P6SM SCT200
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