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

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 31 JANUARY 2019

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 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: 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 from 31 January 2019 at 0901Z to 28 February 2019 at 0900Z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
RNAV (GPS) RWY 32   download (97KB)
HI-TACAN RWY 32   download (296KB)
TACAN RWY 32   download (285KB)
 
Departure Procedures
SALTD SIX   download (106KB)
SALTD SIX   download (106KB)
 
ROSIE THREE (OBSTACLE) (RNAV)   download (51KB)
ROSIE THREE (OBSTACLE) (RNAV)   download (51KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (190KB)

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KEDW - Edwards Air Force Base (48 nm S)
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 19-Feb-2019
 Local
(UTC-8)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:0814:08
Sunrise06:3414:34
Sunset17:3501:35
Evening civil twilight18:0102:01

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  20-Feb-2019 00:14:42
Local (UTC-8)  19-Feb-2019 16:14:42
 
METAR
KNID 
2nm SE 
192356Z 20009KT 10SM CLR 11/M09 A3002 RMK AO2 SLP175 T01061094 10106 20067 56019 $
KIYK 
6nm W 
SuperAWOS
192255Z AUTO 14008KT 10SM 09/M11 A3001
TAF
KNID 
2nm SE 
1923/2023 VRB05KT 9999 SKC QNH2982INS WND 23006KT AFT 2003 BECMG 2014/2015 24012KT 9999 FEW120 SCT180 QNH2968INS BECMG 2017/2019 21017G28KT 9999 FEW060 SCT100 BKN160 BKN220 611009 530009 520909 QNH2958INS TEMPO 2021/2023 21022G33KT 9999 SCT060 BKN100 OVC160 TM01/2014Z T11/2021Z LAST NO AMDS AFT 2006 NEXT 2015
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