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KNBC Beaufort Marine Corps Air Station (Merritt Field)
Beaufort, South Carolina, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 23 MAY 2019

Location

FAA Identifier: NBC
Lat/Long: 32-28-50.0403N / 080-43-09.2789W
32-28.834005N / 080-43.154648W
32.4805668 / -80.7192441
(estimated)
Elevation: 37.1 ft. / 11.3 m (surveyed)
Variation: 05W (1990)
From city: 3 miles NW of BEAUFORT, SC
Time zone: UTC -4 (UTC -5 during Standard Time)
Zip code: 29902

Airport Operations

Airport use: Private use. Permission required prior to landing
Activation date: 10/1943
Control tower: yes
ARTCC: JACKSONVILLE CENTER
FSS: ANDERSON FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: NBC (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: MON-THU 1200-0400Z++, ALL FRI 1200-2300Z++
CLSD SAT, SUN AND HOL. SPECIAL OPR BY PPR AND NOTAM ONLY.
Wind indicator: yes
Segmented circle: no
Lights: PAPI U/S UFN.
Beacon: white-white-green (lighted military airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.

Airport Communications

ATIS: 279.525
BEAUFORT GROUND: 128.15 348.625 [1200-0400Z++MON-THU; 1200-2300Z++ FRI; OTHER TIMES BY NOTAM.]
BEAUFORT TOWER: 119.05 342.875 363.15 [1200-0400Z++MON-THU; 1200-2300Z++ FRI; OTHER TIMES BY NOTAM.]
BEAUFORT APPROACH: 123.7 ;(3000 FT & BLO) 125.125 ;(ABV 3000 FT) 269.125 ;3000 FT & BLO 292.125 ;ABOVE 3000 FT [1200-0400Z++ MON-SUN; 1500-2300Z++ HOLS.]
BEAUFORT DEPARTURE: 123.7 ;(3000 FT & BLO) 125.125 ;(ABV 3000 FT) 269.125 ;3000 FT & BLO 292.125 ;ABOVE 3000 FT [1200-0400Z++ MON-SUN; 1500-2300Z++ HOLS.]
CLEARANCE DELIVERY: 128.15 348.625
BASE OPS: 281.8
BASIC RADAR: 125.125 ;(ABV 3000 FT)
EMERG: 121.5 243.0
PMSV METRO: 264.5
RADAR: 123.7 134.1X 269.125 ;3000 FT & BLO 292.125 ;ABOVE 3000 FT 383.6X
RADAR SFA: 298.875X 317.775X 323.275X 372.0X 379.275X
WX AWOS-3 at ARW (6 nm SE): 119.675 (843-524-1000)
WX AWOS-3P at HXD (15 nm S): 121.4 (843-342-5072)
  • APCH/DEP SERVICE PROVIDED BY JACKSONVILLE ARTCC (SAVANNAH RCAG) ON FREQS 132.925/363.2 WHEN BEAUFORT APCH CTL CLOSED.
  • SFA
  • OPR 1200-0400Z++ MON-THU; 1200-2300Z++ FRI; CLSD SAT SUN & HOL.

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
SAVr057/31.5SAVANNAH VORTAC115.9506W
SVNr039/35.3HUNTER VOR/DME111.6002W

Airport Services

Bottled oxygen: NONE
Bulk oxygen: HIGH/LOW

Runway Information

Runway 5/23

Dimensions: 12202 x 200 ft. / 3719 x 61 m
Surface: PEM
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 59 /R/C/W/T
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 5  RUNWAY 23
Latitude: 32-28.233435N32-29.732228N
Longitude: 080-43.827940W080-42.243707W
Elevation: 37.0 ft.13.1 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 047 magnetic, 042 true227 magnetic, 222 true
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: SALSFALSF1: standard 2,400 foot high intensity approach lighting system with centerline sequenced flashers (category I)
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights

Runway 14/32

Dimensions: 8001 x 200 ft. / 2439 x 61 m
Surface: PEM
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 64 /R/D/W/T
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 14  RUNWAY 32
Latitude: 32-29.076000N32-28.138037N
Longitude: 080-43.883237W080-42.788513W
Elevation: 32.2 ft.23.1 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Visual slope indicator: 4-light PAPI on right (3.00 degrees glide path)4-light PAPI on right (3.00 degrees glide path)
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: U.S. Navy
Owner: US NAVY
OCEANOGRAPHIC OFC-CODE 3142
WASHINGTON, DC 20373
Manager: COMMANDING OFFICER
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION
BEAUFORT, SC 29902

Additional Remarks

E60-32 HOOK E28(B) (1250')
E60-05 HOOK E28(B) (2050')
E60-23 HOOK E28(B) (1900')
E60-14 HOOK E28(B) (1249')
TRAN ALERT: TRANS SVC AVBL 1200-2300Z++ MON-FRI ONLY, CLSD NATL HOL. (SEE RTSD FOR ADDNL TRAN ACFT INFO) TRAN ACFT EXP TRUCK REFUEL. TRAN ACFT MAINT UNAVBL. TRAN AVN ORDNANCE SVC AVBL. LAVATORY SVC UNAVBL. JASU, FLUID, AND OIL UNAVBL.
RSTD: PPR FOR ALL TRAN ACFT AND TRANSCOM/JOSAC/NALO ARE RQR TO COORD WITH BASE OPS DSN 335--7301, C843-228-7301. HIGH VISIBILITY EVENTS (VIP CODE 7 AND ABOVE, MEDEVAC, OIF/OEF HOMECOMING, HR/ANGEL FLIGHTS, ETC) ARE RQR TO NOTIFY BASE OPS 30 MIN PRIOR TO ARR DUE TO STATION CO COORD.
A-GEAR: E-28 ON ALL RYS AND IN RAISED POSITION, EXCP ON LDG RY.
FUEL: J5
RSTD: RWY 10-28.
CAUTION: SEVERE BIRD ACT OCT-APR. WILDLIFE ON RWY DUR PERIODS OF DARKNESS. CK ATIS FOR BASH UPDATES.
TFC PAT: OVERHEAD 1500', CONVL 800', COPTER CALL ENTERING CLASS D AIRSPACE BLW 800'. MULTI APCH RWY 32 NOT AUTH. REDUCED RWY SEPARATION STD IN EFF USN/USMC ACFT. TOUCH AND GO DUTY RWY ONLY.
CSTMS/AG/IMG: LTD CSTMS/AG AVBL MIL ACFT ONLY, 24 HR PN RQR. CTC CSTMS DSN 335-6161, C843-228-6161.
MISC: ALL ACFT WITH PAX, CARGO, VIP CTC PTD 20 MIN PRIOR TO LDG. ALCE TEAM RQR FOR ALL AMC MSN. CLASS D AIRSPACE EFF 1200-0400Z++ MON-THU; 1200-2300Z++ FRI; OT BY NOTAM FOR SPL OPS; CLSD NATL HOL. OT CLASS E.

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 23 May 2019 at 0901Z to 20 June 2019 at 0900Z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
RNAV (GPS) RWY 05   download (145KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 14   download (118KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 23   download (188KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 32   download (141KB)
HI-TACAN X RWY 23   download (126KB)
HI-TACAN Y RWY 14   download (124KB)
HI-TACAN Y RWY 23   download (128KB)
HI-TACAN Z RWY 14   download (125KB)
HI-TACAN Z RWY 23   download (127KB)
TACAN RWY 05   download (117KB)
TACAN RWY 14   download (116KB)
TACAN RWY 23   download (121KB)
Radar Approach Procedures available **CHANGED**   download (74KB)

Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KARW - Beaufort County Airport (6 nm SE)
KHXD - Hilton Head Airport (15 nm S)
KRBW - Lowcountry Regional Airport (27 nm N)
KSAV - Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (32 nm SW)
KSVN - Hunter Army Airfield (36 nm SW)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 23-May-2019
 Local
(UTC-4)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight05:5309:53
Sunrise06:2110:21
Sunset20:1800:18
Evening civil twilight20:4600:46

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  23-May-2019 05:56:09
Local (UTC-4)  23-May-2019 01:56:09
 
METAR
KNBC 230531Z AUTO 15005KT 10SM BKN017 BKN025 26/24 A3021 RMK AO2 T02610239
KARW 
6nm SE 
230535Z AUTO 16006KT 7SM SCT019 SCT032 SCT041 25/22 A3020 RMK AO2
KHXD 
15nm S 
230535Z AUTO 16008G15KT 130V190 10SM BKN023 BKN033 26/22 A3021 RMK AO2
TAF
KNBC 2303/2403 11010G15KT 9999 FEW010 SCT020 BKN025 QNH30015INS BECMG 2310/2311 13006KT 9999 SCT040 QNH3019INS BECMG 2314/2315 12009KT 9999 SKC QNH3015INS T24/2309Z T34/2319Z
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