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KCEF Westover Air Reserve Base/Metropolitan Airport
Springfield/Chicopee, Massachusetts, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 26 APRIL 2018

Location

FAA Identifier: CEF
Lat/Long: 42-11-38.4539N / 072-32-05.2235W
42-11.640898N / 072-32.087058W
42.1940150 / -72.5347843
(estimated)
Elevation: 241.2 ft. / 73.5 m (surveyed)
Variation: 14W (1980)
From city: 3 miles NE of central business district of the associated city
Time zone: UTC -4 (UTC -5 during Standard Time)
Zip code: 01022

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 07/1942
Control tower: yes
ARTCC: BOSTON CENTER
FSS: BURLINGTON FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: CEF (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: 0700-2300
AIRPORT CLSD THANKSGIVING, X-MAS AND NEW YEARS DAY.
Pattern altitude: TFC PAT: RECTANGULAR LGT ACFT 1000', LRG/HVY ACFT 2000', OHD 2500'.
Wind indicator: yes
Segmented circle: no
Lights: AFLD LGTS AVBL ONLY DUR OPERG HRS.
Beacon: white-white-green (lighted military airport)
CLEAR SIDE IS SPLIT. DAYLGT TURNED ON WHEN A/D IS IFR. DUSK-2300. AFLD LGTS NOT AVBL 2300-0700 HRS.
Landing fee: yes
Fire and rescue: ARFF index A

Airport Communications

CTAF: 134.85
UNICOM: 122.95
ATIS: 127.525
WESTOVER GROUND: 118.35 275.8 [0700-2300]
WESTOVER TOWER: 134.85 348.75 [0700-2300]
BRADLEY APPROACH: 125.35
BRADLEY DEPARTURE: 125.35
COMD POST 439 AW - (OPR 24 HOURS): 252.1
EMERG: 121.5 243.0
PMSV METRO (FULL SVC 1100-0400++): 274.75
PTD: 372.2
WX ASOS at BAF (8 nm W): PHONE 413-568-2267
WX ASOS at BDL (17 nm SW): PHONE 860-386-3480
  • (ATIS DESCRIPTION) NO NOTAM MP: 1400-1600Z++THU.
  • ATCT OPERS EXTENSIONS/IRREGULAR HOURS BY NOTAM.
  • COMMAND POST/439 AW NAME CASINO ROYALE.
  • NGT OBSTN LTD DUE TO HI INTST SECURITY LGT. AFLD WX IS MNT BY AN/FMQ-19. AUTOMATED OBS ARE QUALITY CTLD FOR ACCURACY DURING ATC CONTROLLED FLYING HRS.

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
CEF at fieldWESTOVER VORTAC114.0014W
BAFr091/8.3BARNES VORTAC113.0014W
CTRr121/19.3CHESTER VOR/DME115.1013W
GDMr239/29.9GARDNER VOR/DME110.6014W
HFDr014/33.2HARTFORD VOR/DME114.9013W
PUTr309/33.9PUTNAM VOR/DME117.4014W
EENr211/37.6KEENE VORTAC109.4014W

 
NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
GREAT BARRINGTON103/38.639514WGBR --. -... .-.

Airport Services

Fuel available: 100LL JET-A
Parking: hangars and tiedowns

Runway Information

Runway 5/23

Dimensions: 11598 x 301 ft. / 3535 x 92 m
1000 FT OVRN BOTH ENDS OF RY.
Surface: asphalt, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 37 /F/A/W/T
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 5  RUNWAY 23
Latitude: 42-10.647800N42-12.227167N
Longitude: 072-32.880417W072-31.437317W
Elevation: 234.1 ft.241.1 ft.
Gradient: 0.1%0.1%
Traffic pattern: rightleft
Displaced threshold: 1202 ft.no
Markings: precision, in good conditionprecision, in good condition
Visual slope indicator: 4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)
PAPI UNUSABLE BYD 6 DEGS RIGHT.
RVR equipment: touchdowntouchdown
Approach lights: ALSF1: standard 2,400 foot high intensity approach lighting system with centerline sequenced flashers (category I)ALSF1: standard 2,400 foot high intensity approach lighting system with centerline sequenced flashers (category I)
Runway end identifier lights: no
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Instrument approach: ILSILS

Runway 15/33

Dimensions: 7082 x 150 ft. / 2159 x 46 m
Surface: asphalt, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 21 /R/C/W/T
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 15  RUNWAY 33
Latitude: 42-12.386233N42-11.561817N
Longitude: 072-32.523933W072-31.414983W
Elevation: 240.9 ft.239.9 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftright
Markings: nonprecision, in good conditionnonprecision, in good condition
Visual slope indicator: 4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)
Runway end identifier lights: nono
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: U.S. Air Force
Owner: USAF RESERVES
439TH OSS/OSA 750 HANGAR AVE
CHICOPEE, MA 01022
Phone 413-557-2187
THE CIVILIAN PORTION OF THE ARPT IS LEASED TO WESTOVER METRO DEV CORP, 255 PADGETTE STREET, CHICOPEE MA 01020.
Manager: MICHAEL BOLTON
WESTOVER METROPOLITAN AIRPORT, 255 PADGETTE STREET
CHICOPEE, MA 01022
Phone 413-593-5543
THE AMGR FOR CIVIL OPNS IS MICHAEL BOLTON, 413-593-5543.

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 38
Single engine airplanes: 12
Multi engine airplanes: 4
Jet airplanes: 4
Gliders airplanes: 2
Military aircraft: 16
    
Aircraft operations: avg 44/day *
64% military
25% local general aviation
8% transient general aviation
3% commercial
* for 12-month period ending 31 October 2017

Additional Remarks

CIVILIAN TRNG LTD TO LOW APCHS ONLY.
EXPC DLA OR FULL STOP LNDG WHEN LCL OR TACTICAL TRNG MISSIONS ARE IN PROG.
LTD MAINT UH1 AH1 OH6 CTC PATRIOT OPS 38.70 123.05 356.30. PPR FUEL & LTD TRAN ACFT PARKING ARMY GUARD RAMP V589-3254 C413-557-3254.
NO PRACTICE APCH FOR JET ACFT 2200-2300; 0700-1200 SUN UNLESS APPROVED BY 4390G/DO ONLY.
CEF IS A JOINT-USE AFLD. IFR TKOF & LANDING MIN AS PRESCRIBED BY USAF REG APPLY, CALL ARPT MGR AT C413-593-5543 FOR CLARIFICATION.
PAPI ALL RY PRVDS PROPER TCH FOR HGT GP4 ACFT ONLY.
LGT: PAPI OFF DUR OPR HR PERIODS OF NO TFC.
JASU: (A/M32A-86) 2(MA-1A) 2(MC-1A) 3(LASS)
FUEL: OPR 1200-0400Z++ WKD; 1200-2000Z++ WKEND, EXC HOL. (NC-100LL, A).
FLUID: SP PRESAIR DE-ICE (NOT AVBL FOR FROST/SNOW REMOVAL EXC AFRC/AMC MSN.) LHOX LOX LHNIT
OIL: O-148-156
TRAN ALERT: OPR 1200-0400Z++ SUN-SAT EXC HOL.
SEE FLIP AP/1 SUPPLEMENTARY ARPT RMK.
RSTD: PPR DSN 589-2951, C413-557-2951, FAX EXTN 2156. AMC, AMC-GAINED AND AFRC ACFT OPR RSTD DUR BIRD WATCH COND MODERATE (TKOF OR LDG PERMS ONLY WHEN DEP/ARR RTE AVOID IDENT BIRD ACT, NO LCL TFC PAT ACT) AND SEVERE (TKOF AND LDG PROH WO OG/CC APVL), CTC PTD/ATIS FOR CURRENT BIRD WATCH COND CODE.
RSTD: CONT OPR BY NON-AMC, AMC-GAINED AND AFRC OR CIV ACFT DUR BIRD WATCH COND SEVERE OR MODERATE ARE AT THEIR OWN DISCRETION AND WILL STRONGLY ADVS TO DISCONTINUE OPR.
HVY VFR TFC BELOW 10,000 FT ALONG RIVER & HWY 5 NM SW OF AFLD.
CAUTION: VEH TFC ON SIERRA TWY UNCTLD BY TWR. VMC DEP ACFT REMAIN AT OR BLW 1000 FT TIL PAST DEP END OF RY TO ENSURE SEPARATION FM VFR OVERHEAD & CLSD PAT TFC. STROBE LGT LCTD ATOP STACKS 4000 FT LEFT RY 23 THLD; OCCASIONAL STEAM CLOUD. UNCTL VEH TFC ON RAMPS & TWY.
CAUTION: LGT ACFT TFC, HANG GLIDER OPR AND HOT AIR BALLOON ACT ALONG RIVER W AND NW OF ARPT. EXTV HANG GLIDER & GLIDER IN THE MT GREYLOCK AREA APRX 45 NM NW OF AFLD. UNLGTD OBST W SIDE RWY 05 CLEAR ZONE.
NS ABTMT: NO PRACTICE APCH FOR TRAN ACFT, 0300-0400Z++ MON-SUN AND 1200-1700Z++ ON SUN.
CSTMS/AG/IMG: AVBL THRU AMOPS 24 HR PPR DSN 589-2917/2951. CTC PTD 2 HR PRIOR TO LDG VIA DRCT A/G COM OR FONE PATCH.
MISC: ADVS TWR OF DRAG CHUTE DEPLOYMENT PRIOR TO LDG. CLASS D AIRSPACE EFF 1200-0400Z++, OT CLASS E.
MISC: TRAN AIRCREWS SHOULD PLAN TO ARR WITH APPROPRIATE AMOUNT OF COMSEC TO COMPLETE MSN. TRAN AIRCREW COMSEC STORAGE LCTD IN COMD POST. FIRST 1000 FT EA END RY 05/23 CONCRETE & MID 9600 FT IS POROUS FRICTION SFC.
CAUTION: NSTD AFLD MRK LCTD ON TWY NOV AND E RAMP.
CAUTION: POTENTIAL FOR HYDROPLANING AFTER ANY PRECIPITATION. PONDING AT INT RY 05/23 & 15/33 MEASURED IN 1/10TH INCHES; SEE NOTAMS FOR KCEF.
RSTD: ALL TRAN ACFT REQ TRNS WORK MUST CTC AMOPS FOR PRIOR APVL; DSN 589- 2017/2951, C413-557-2951.
REMARKS: CSTMS/AG/IMG - AVBL THRU BASE OPS 24 HR PPR. DSN 589-2917/2951. CTC PTD 2 HR PRIOR TO LDG VIA DRCT A/G COM OR FONE PATCH.
FUEL: A++(MIL).
RSTD: CIV PILOTS ARE REMINDED TO CHECK MIL NOTAM WITH AFSS .
TRAN AIRCREWS CTC AMOPS 30 MIN PRIOR TO LDG WITH INTENTIONS.
FLEET SVCS FOR TRAN ACFT UNAVBL WKNDS WO PRIOR COORD WITH AMOPS. CTC DSN 589-2951 FOR AVAILABILITY
CAUTION: EASTSIDE PAD 19, PAD 33 AND TWY L DO NOT HAVE PAVED SHOULDERS.
MISC: USAF AFLD MGMT PERS DO NOT DETERMINE/RPT A RWY COND CODE (RWYCC) NOR ISSUE FAA FORMATTED FLD COND NOTAM (FICON)
BASE OPS AUTOVON 589-2815.

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 26 April 2018 at 901Z to 24 May 2018 at 0900Z.

 
STARs - Standard Terminal Arrivals
DEER PARK THREE   download (202KB)
STELA ONE   2 pages: [1] [2] (314KB)
 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
ILS OR LOC RWY 05   download (141KB)
ILS OR LOC RWY 23   download (138KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 05   download (126KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 23   download (74KB)
TACAN RWY 05   download (138KB)
TACAN RWY 23   download (136KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (299KB)

Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KBAF - Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport (8 nm W)
7B2 - Northampton Airport (9 nm NW)
KBDL - Bradley International Airport (17 nm SW)
3B0 - Southbridge Municipal Airport (23 nm E)
0B5 - Turners Falls Airport (24 nm N)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 20-May-2018
 Local
(UTC-4)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight04:5308:53
Sunrise05:2509:25
Sunset20:0800:08
Evening civil twilight20:4100:41

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  20-May-2018 16:02:32
Local (UTC-4)  20-May-2018 12:02:32
 
METAR
KCEF 201556Z 16008KT 10SM SCT018 BKN026 BKN140 BKN190 23/19 A2986 RMK AO2A SLP117 T02310186
KBAF 
8nm W 
201553Z VRB06KT 10SM BKN028 OVC039 24/18 A2986 RMK AO2 SLP111 T02440183
KBDL 
17nm SW 
201551Z 23013KT 10SM SCT026 SCT030 BKN160 26/18 A2988 RMK AO2 SLP116 T02560183
TAF
KCEF 201100Z 2011/2116 20006KT 4800 BR OVC002 QNH2990INS BECMG 2014/2015 22010G15KT 6000 BR BKN008 QNH2989INS BECMG 2017/2018 27012G18KT 8000 -SHRA OVC025 QNH2988INS BECMG 2020/2021 29015G20KT 9000 -SHRA BKN030 QNH2989INS BECMG 2100/2101 32006KT 9999 NSW FEW050 QNH2989INS TX24/2020Z TN13/2108Z
KBAF 
8nm W 
201124Z 2012/2112 18007KT 5SM BR SCT004 BKN015 FM201600 24008KT P6SM -SHRA BKN025 FM201800 29009KT P6SM BKN035 FM202100 31009KT P6SM SCT060 FM210000 32005KT P6SM SCT250
KBDL 
17nm SW 
201124Z 2012/2118 18009KT P6SM BKN010 FM201600 24009KT P6SM BKN025 FM201700 25008KT P6SM -SHRA OVC025 FM201900 29009KT P6SM BKN050 FM202300 32007KT P6SM SCT200 FM210800 VRB03KT P6SM FEW250
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