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KNID China Lake Naval Air Weapons Station (Armitage Field)
China Lake, California, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 09 NOVEMBER 2017

Location

FAA Identifier: NID
Lat/Long: 35-41-08.5216N / 117-41-31.5941W
35-41.142027N / 117-41.526568W
35.6857004 / -117.6921095
(estimated)
Elevation: 2284 ft. / 696.2 m (surveyed)
Variation: 14E (2000)
From city: 3 miles NW of CHINA LAKE, CA
Time zone: UTC -8 (UTC -7 during Daylight Saving Time)
Zip code: 93555

Airport Operations

Airport use: Private use. Permission required prior to landing
Activation date: 05/1952
Control tower: yes
ARTCC: LOS ANGELES CENTER
FSS: RIVERSIDE FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: NID (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: MON-FRI 1430-0630Z++, ALL SUN 2200-0000Z++
CLSD ALTN FRI. OPN 1430-0000Z++ 1ST WORKING/NON-HOL FRI OF THE MONTH. SAT OPR BY PPR/LCL USE ONLY.
Pattern altitude: TFC PAT - REDUCED RWY SEPARATION STD IN EFF USN/USMC ACFT. NS ABTMT - DEP AVOID OVFT CHINA LAKE AND CITY OF RIDGECREST 2 NM SSE.
Segmented circle: no
Lights: AVBL ONLY DURING HRS OF OPERATION.
Beacon: white-white-green (lighted military airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.

Airport Communications

ATIS: 322.375
CHINA LAKE GROUND: 360.2 [1430-0630Z++ MON-FRI, 2200-0000Z++ SUN; CLSD ALTN FRI. OPN 1430-0000Z++ 1ST WORKING/NON-HOL FRI OF THE MONTH. SAT OPR BY PPR/LCL USE ONLY.]
CHINA LAKE TOWER: 120.15 340.2 [1430-0630Z++ MON-FRI, 2200-0000Z++ SUN; CLSD ALTN FRI. OPN 1430-0000Z++ 1ST WORKING/NON-HOL FRI OF THE MONTH. SAT OPR BY PPR/LCL USE ONLY.]
JOSHUA APPROACH: 133.65
JOSHUA DEPARTURE: 133.65
CLEARANCE DELIVERY: 274.7
EMERG: 121.5 234.0
PMSV METRO: 343.15
VFR ADVSY SVC: 126.55 127.5 133.65 291.6 348.7
  • VFR ADVSY SVC - (E) 133.65 126.55 127.5 291.6 348.7 REMARKS: PROVIDED TO ALL PILOTS OPR WITHIN ADJ R2508. CTC JOSHUA APP.

Airport Services

Airframe service: NONE
Powerplant service: NONE
Bottled oxygen: NONE
Bulk oxygen: NONE

Runway Information

Runway 3/21

Dimensions: 10001 x 200 ft. / 3048 x 61 m
Surface: PEM
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 11 /R/B/W/T
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 3  RUNWAY 21
Latitude: 35-40.537685N
HORIZONTAL DATUM WGS84.
35-41.757373N
HORIZONTAL DATUM WGS84.
Longitude: 117-42.504565W117-41.145702W
Elevation: 2284.0 ft.2201.0 ft.
Gradient: 0.8% DOWN0.8% UP
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 028 magnetic, 042 true208 magnetic, 222 true
Markings: nonprecision, in good conditionnonprecision, in good condition
Visual slope indicator: 4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)
Approach lights: OLS
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights

Runway 14/32

Dimensions: 9014 x 200 ft. / 2747 x 61 m
Surface: PEM
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 16 /R/B/W/T
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 14  RUNWAY 32
Latitude: 35-41.925458N
HORIZONTAL DATUM WGS84.
35-40.588667N
HORIZONTAL DATUM WGS84.
Longitude: 117-41.591890W117-40.797558W
Elevation: 2203.2 ft.2240.9 ft.
Gradient: 0.4% UP0.4% DOWN
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 140 magnetic, 154 true320 magnetic, 334 true
Markings: nonprecision, in good conditionnonprecision, in good condition
Visual slope indicator: 4-light PAPI on right (3.00 degrees glide path)4-light PAPI on right (3.00 degrees glide path)
Approach lights: OLSOLS
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights

Runway 8/26

Dimensions: 7111 x 75 ft. / 2167 x 23 m
Surface: PEM
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 59 /R/B/W/T
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 8  RUNWAY 26
Latitude: 35-40.996420N
HORIZONTAL DATUM WGS84.
35-40.980513N
HORIZONTAL DATUM WGS84.
Longitude: 117-42.245477W117-40.809032W
Elevation: 2260.6 ft.2226.3 ft.
Gradient: 0.4% DOWN0.4% UP
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 076 magnetic, 090 true256 magnetic, 270 true
Markings: nonprecision, in good conditionnonprecision, in good condition
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
NAVAL AIR FACILITY
CHINA LAKE, CA 93555

Additional Remarks

E60-32 HOOK E28(B) (1199 FT).
E60-21 HOOK E28(B) (2793 FT).
E60-03 HOOK E28(B) (1657 FT).
E60-14 HOOK E28(B) (1501 FT).
TRAN ALERT - EXP SVC DELAY. LTD TRAN SVC AVBL 1530-0300Z++ MON-FRI.
RSTD - PPR DSN 437-5301. ALL PPR ISSUED 1430-0630Z++ WEEKDAYS ONLY.
CSTMS/AG/IMG - CSTMS NOT AVBL. ACFT ENTERING FR FOREIGN COUNTRIES MUST CLEAR CSTMS PRIOR ARR.
MISC - TRAN ACFT TO/FR CHINA LAKE NID MUST CTC R2508 COMPLEX CONTROL BOARD FOR SKED/BRIEF PRIOR TO OBTAINING A PPR. PORTIONS OF APCH END RWY 26 AND ADJ TWY NOT VISIBLE FR TWR.
MISC: LTD PAX SVC AVBL.
SERVICE LGT: RWY 08/26 MRKD AND LGTD 75 FT WIDE. RWY 03/21 AND 14/32 MRKD AND LGTD 200 FT WIDE.
RSTD: PPR CIVIL ACFT OFFL BUS. RSTD AFLD HRS SUBJ CHG. PILOTS FILING KNID CHINA LAKE AS AN ALTN OR EMERG DIV ARE ADVD TO CALL BASE OPS DSN 437-5475 TO VFY OPERG HRS.
CAUTION - BIRD HAZ NEAR GOLF CRS, WI CLASS D AIRSPACE, OCT-APR.
JASU - 3(GTC-85), 5(NC-10A1), 1(NC-10B), 1(NC-10C), 7(AM32A-108), 4(A/M47A-4), 4(MSU-200).
FUEL - F24- AVBL 1400-0700Z++ MON-THU; 1400-0430Z++ ALT THU-FRI; 2200-0700Z++ SUN
OIL - O-133-156.

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 between 9 November 2017 at 0901Z and 7 December 2017 at 0900Z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
RNAV (GPS) RWY 32 **CHANGED**   download (77KB)
HI-TACAN RWY 32 **CHANGED**   download (322KB)
TACAN RWY 32 **CHANGED**   download (241KB)
 
Departure Procedures
SALTD SIX   download (105KB)
SALTD SIX   download (105KB)
 
ROSIE THREE (OBSTACLE) (RNAV)   download (40KB)
ROSIE THREE (OBSTACLE) (RNAV)   download (40KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (215KB)

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KMHV - Mojave Air and Space Port (44 nm SW)
KEDW - Edwards Air Force Base (48 nm S)
KWJF - General Wm J Fox Airfield (62 nm SW)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 25-Nov-2017
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(UTC-8)
 Zulu
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Morning civil twilight06:1014:10
Sunrise06:3814:38
Sunset16:3800:38
Evening civil twilight17:0601:06

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  25-Nov-2017 11:29:22
Local (UTC-8)  25-Nov-2017 03:29:22
 
METAR
KNID 
2nm SE 
251056Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 07/M03 A3006 RMK AO2 SLP172 T00671033 $
KIYK 
6nm W 
SuperAWOS
251055Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM 11/M02 A3004
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