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KNJK El Centro NAF Airport (Vraciu Field)
El Centro, California, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 02 JANUARY 2020

Location

FAA Identifier: NJK
Lat/Long: 32-49-35.8746N 115-40-06.8161W
32-49.597910N 115-40.113602W
32.8266318,-115.6685600
(estimated)
Elevation: -41.5 ft. / -12.6 m (surveyed)
Variation: 11E (2015)
From city: 6 miles NW of EL CENTRO, CA
Time zone: UTC -8 (UTC -7 during Daylight Saving Time)
Zip code: 92243

Airport Operations

Airport use: Private use. Permission required prior to landing
Activation date: 02/1973
Control tower: yes
ARTCC: LOS ANGELES CENTER
FSS: SAN DIEGO FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: NJK (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: MON-THU 1500-0700Z++, ALL FRI 1500-0200Z++, ALL SAT 1500-2300Z++
CLSD SUN AND HOL.
Segmented circle: no
Lights: AVBL ONLY DURING HRS OF OPERATION.
Beacon: white-white-green (lighted military airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.

Airport Communications

ATIS: 269.275
EL CENTRO GROUND: 121.9 254.35 [1500-0700Z++ MON-THU; 1500-0200Z++ FRI; 1500-2300Z++ SAT; CLSD SUN AND HOL.]
EL CENTRO TOWER: 119.1 360.2 [1500-0700Z++ MON-THU; 1500-0200Z++ FRI; 1500-2300Z++ SAT; CLSD SUN AND HOL.]
CLEARANCE DELIVERY: 340.2
EMERG: 121.5 243.0
PMSV METRO: 348.3
WX ASOS at IPL (5 nm E): 132.175 (760-355-2851)

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
IPLr286/9.3IMPERIAL VORTAC115.9014E

Airport Services

Bottled oxygen: HIGH/LOW
Bulk oxygen: HIGH/LOW

Runway Information

Runway 8/26

Dimensions: 9503 x 200 ft. / 2897 x 61 m
Surface: PEM
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 62 /R/C/W/T
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 8  RUNWAY 26
Latitude: 32-49.747908N32-49.749453N
Longitude: 115-41.226315W115-39.370173W
Elevation: -47.9 ft.-46.4 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 079 magnetic, 090 true259 magnetic, 270 true
Markings: nonprecision, in fair conditionnonprecision, in fair condition
Approach lights: OLSOLS
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights

Runway 12/30

Dimensions: 6824 x 200 ft. / 2080 x 61 m
Surface: PEM
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 35 /R/D/W/T
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 12  RUNWAY 30
Latitude: 32-49.786788N32-48.989150N
Longitude: 115-40.326585W115-39.386233W
Elevation: -46.8 ft.-42.3 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 124 magnetic, 135 true304 magnetic, 315 true
Markings: nonprecision, in fair conditionnonprecision, in fair 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

Additional Remarks

E60-08 HOOK E28(B) (1485')
E60-30 HOOK E28(B) (1246')
E60-26 HOOK E28(B) (1500')
E60-12 HOOK E28(B) (1570')
SERVICE - LGT - CARRIER DECK LGT AVBL RWY 08-26 AND 30.
JASU - 1(RCPT-105) 1(NC8) (WELLS AIR START SYS).
FUEL - TRAN PILOTS EXP UP TO 2 HR DELAY WO PRIOR ARNG DSN 658-2425, C760-339-2425. - HOT REFUEL AVBL MOST ACFT 1630-0430Z++ MON-THU; 1600-0200Z++ FRI; 1630-2300Z++ SAT; CLSD SUN AND HOL. HOT REFUL HR SUBJ TO SHORT NTC CHG, REFER TO NOTAM. J8
FLUID - HPOX LOX
OIL - O-128-156
TRAN ALERT- NO TRAN SVC 0700-1500Z++. TRAN MAINT EXTREMELY LTD. TRAN ACFT INBD WITH ORDNANCE ADV TWR ON INITIAL CTC. TRAN ACFT INBD WITH ORDNANCE FOR HOT REFUL MUST SAFE THEIR ACFT PRIOR TO HOTPITTING, T-LINE CANNOT SAFETY OR PIN TRAN ACFT. LTD SVC AVBL FOR LARGE PAX ACFT RQR 48 HR NTC DSN 658-2655.
CAUTION - INBD ACFT USE EXTREME CAUTION TO AVOID R2510 LCTD 5 NM NW DUE TO A/G WEAPONS OPR AND PRCHT DROPS. EXTREME MID-AIR POTENTIAL DUE TO HI DENSITY VFR GEN AVN TFC AND CROP DUSTERS IN VCNTY. AVOID IMPERIAL CO ARPT 4.5 NM E UNCTL, BLW 3000' AGL.
CAUTION - BIRD ACT MID DEC TO MID MAR SR-SS WITHIN THE ADJ FLD LCTD E AND W OF THE ARPT. PJE ARE CONDUCTED ON REG BASIS OFF NJK TACAN 170/10 OR IPL VORTAC 240/12.
TFC PAT - DENSE FLD CARRIER LDG PRACTICE TFC ALL HR. REDUCED RWY SEPARATION STD IN EFF USN/USMC ACFT.
NS ABTMT - AVOID OVFT HSG LCTD SW OF TWR AND FUEL FARM LCTD IMMED SW APCH END RWY 30. AVOID OVFT TOWN OF EL CENTRO APRX 5 NM E, BLW 5000' AGL. NUMEROUS CATTLE FEED LOTS LCTD THRU-OUT AREA, AVOID OVFT AT LO ALT.
MISC - ACFT INBD MAKE INITIAL CTC WITH TWR 15 NM OR SOONER. ATCT IN A NON-RADAR ENVIRONMENT WITH HI VOLUME OF AIR TFC. IMPROVED FRESNEL LENS OLS AVBL RWY 08 AND 26.
RSTD: ALL CIV ACFT AND ALL ACFT THAT INTEND TO RON REQUIRE 72 HR PPR, DSN 658-2601, C760-339-2601 DUR SKED FIELD HRS.
FUEL - JAA/F24 AVBL

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 02 January 2020 at 0901Z to 30 January 2020 at 0900Z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
RNAV (GPS) RWY 26   download (98KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 30   download (108KB)
VOR/DME RWY 30   download (113KB)
TACAN-A   download (88KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (209KB)

Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KIPL - Imperial County Airport (5 nm E)
KBWC - Brawley Municipal Airport (13 nm NE)
KCLR - Cliff Hatfield Memorial Airport (20 nm N)
L08 - Borrego Valley Airport (42 nm NW)
KTRM - Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport (54 nm NW)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 18-Jan-2020
 Local
(UTC-8)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:1914:19
Sunrise06:4614:46
Sunset17:0101:01
Evening civil twilight17:2701:27

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  18-Jan-2020 21:32:52
Local (UTC-8)  18-Jan-2020 13:32:52
 
METAR
KNJK 182056Z 03005KT 10SM CLR 21/M11 A3024 RMK AO2 SLP255 T02061106 58025 $
KIPL 
4nm E 
182053Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 20/M06 A3022 RMK AO2 SLP232 T02001056 58026
TAF
KNJK 1815/1915 VRB06KT 9999 FEW250 QNH3018INS FM190400 28009KT 9999 SCT250 QNH3015INS T20/1823Z T05/1914Z FS30137
KIPL 
4nm E 
181720Z 1818/1918 31005KT P6SM FEW250 FM190400 27004KT P6SM SCT250
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