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

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 13 AUGUST 2020

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 -7 (UTC -8 during Standard 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 1530-0630Z++, ALL SUN 2300-0100Z++
CLSD ALTN FRI. OPEN 1530-2030Z++, CLSD 2030-2300Z++, OPEN 2300-0100Z++ 1ST WORKING/NON-HOL FRI OF THE MONTH. SAT-SUN OPR BY PPR/LCL USE ONLY. SEE FLIP AP/1 SUPPLEMENTARY ARPT INFO.
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 [1530-0630Z++ MON-FRI; CLSD ALTN FRI. 2300-0000Z++ SUN. OPN 1530-2030Z++, CLSD 2030Z++, OPN 2300-0000Z++ 1ST WORKING/ NON-HOL FRI OF THE MONTH. SAT-SUN OPR BY PPR/LCL USE ONLY.]
CHINA LAKE TOWER: 120.15 340.2 [1530-0630Z++ MON-FRI; CLSD ALTN FRI. 2300-0000Z++ SUN. OPN 1530-2030Z++, CLSD 2030Z++, OPN 2300-0000Z++ 1ST WORKING/ NON-HOL FRI OF THE MONTH. SAT-SUN 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 ADZY: 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: PRVDD TO ALL PILOTS OPR WITHIN ADJ R2508. CTC JOSHUA APP.
  • RSTD AFLD HRS SUBJECT TO CHG.

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: concrete
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 111/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.
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: asphalt
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.
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: concrete
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.
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 1530-0630Z++ 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. TWY H IS CLSD, NON-OPERATIONAL.
CAUTION - BIRD HAZ NEAR GOLF CRS, WI CLASS D AIRSPACE, OCT-APR.
CAUTION: TWY B AND TWY G NOT LGTD.
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 from 13 August 2020 at 0901Z to 10 September 2020 at 0900Z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
RNAV (GPS) RWY 32   download (129KB)
HI-TACAN RWY 32   download (241KB)
TACAN RWY 32   download (191KB)
 
Departure Procedures
SALTD SIX   download (135KB)
SALTD SIX   download (135KB)
 
ROSIE THREE (OBSTACLE) (RNAV)   download (110KB)
ROSIE THREE (OBSTACLE) (RNAV)   download (110KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (190KB)

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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 14-Aug-2020
 Local
(UTC-7)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight05:4412:44
Sunrise06:1113:11
Sunset19:4002:40
Evening civil twilight20:0703:07

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  14-Aug-2020 13:41:08
Local (UTC-7)  14-Aug-2020 06:41:08
 
METAR
KNID 
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141256Z 21004KT 10SM 23/07 A2997 RMK AO2 SLP122 T02330072 $
TAF
KNID 
2nm SE 
1323/1423 22014G24KT 9999 VCSH SCT100 BKN160 BKN220 621609 QNH2982INS WND 190V270 BECMG 1402/1404 24008G16KT 9999 NSW FEW120 SCT180 BKN250 600000 QNH2987INS BECMG 1405/1407 26007KT 9999 FEW180 SCT250 QNH2990INS T22/1413Z T42/1422Z LAST NO AMDS AFT 1405 NEXT 1415
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