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L17 Taft-Kern County Airport
Taft, California, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 21 JUNE 2018

Location

FAA Identifier: L17
Lat/Long: 35-08-29.9691N / 119-26-16.2251W
35-08.499485N / 119-26.270418W
35.1416581 / -119.4378403
(estimated)
Elevation: 858.2 ft. / 261.6 m (surveyed)
Variation: 14E (1985)
From city: 1 mile E of TAFT, CA
Time zone: UTC -7 (UTC -8 during Standard Time)
Zip code: 93268

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 04/1940
Control tower: no
ARTCC: LOS ANGELES CENTER
FSS: RANCHO MURIETA FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: RIU (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: SAT-SUN 1000-1600, ALL MON-FRI 0800-1600
Pattern altitude: 1658.2 ft. MSL
Wind indicator: lighted
Segmented circle: yes
Lights: MIRL RY 07/25 AND PAPI RY 25 NIGHT USE ONLY ACTVT- CTAF.
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.

Airport Communications

CTAF/UNICOM: 122.8

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
FLWr066/21.2FELLOWS VOR/DME117.5016E
EHFr205/26.5SHAFTER VORTAC115.4014E
GMNr290/34.8GORMAN VORTAC116.1016E

Airport Services

Parking: tiedowns
Airframe service: MINOR
Powerplant service: MINOR
Bottled oxygen: NONE
Bulk oxygen: NONE

Runway Information

Runway 7/25

Dimensions: 3283 x 60 ft. / 1001 x 18 m
Surface: asphalt, in fair condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
Single wheel: 4.0
Runway edge lights: medium intensity
Runway edge markings: MKD WITH X'S NO LDGS TKOF ONLY.
Gradient: WEST
RUNWAY 7  RUNWAY 25
Latitude: 35-08.450232N35-08.548737N
Longitude: 119-26.594825W119-25.946012W
Elevation: 858.2 ft.759.2 ft.
Gradient: 2.2%3.0% UP
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 066 magnetic, 080 true246 magnetic, 260 true
Markings: NSTDbasic, in fair condition
Visual slope indicator: 2-light PAPI on left (3.50 degrees glide path)
Runway end identifier lights: nono
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Obstructions: 25 ft. pole, 385 ft. from runway, 100 ft. left of centerline, 7:1 slope to clearnone
RY 25 +4 FT BRUSH 150 FT FM EOR 50 FT RIGHT.

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Publicly-owned
Owner: COUNTY OF KERN DEPT OF AIRPORTS
3701 WINGS WAY, SUITE 300
BAKERSFIELD, CA 93308-7026
Phone 661-391-1800
Manager: RON BREWSTER
3701 WINGS WAY, SUITE 300
BAKERSFIELD, CA 93308-7026
Phone (661) 391-1824
CELL PHONE: (661) 747-4053 24 HRS: (661) 393-3868 FAX: (661) 391-1801 EMAIL: BREWSTERR@CO.KERN.CA.US

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 15
Single engine airplanes: 13
Multi engine airplanes: 2
    
Aircraft operations: avg 27/day *
75% local general aviation
20% transient general aviation
5% air taxi
* for 12-month period ending 06 February 2018

Additional Remarks

RY 25 STEEP UPHILL GRADE (2.2%).
BE ALERT TO LGTD CRANES WITHIN 5 NMR 200' AGL AND BELOW.
RY 07/25 HAS A DRY STREAMBED NE END.
RY 07 NO TKOF WITH TAILWINDS.
NO STUDENT SOLO FLIGHTS PERMITTED.
FOR ARPT INFORMATION CALL (661) 393-7990.

Instrument Procedures

There are no published instrument procedures at L17.

Some nearby airports with instrument procedures:

L45 - Bakersfield Municipal Airport (24 nm NE)
KMIT - Shafter Airport-Minter Field (25 nm NE)
KBFL - Meadows Field Airport (26 nm NE)
KDLO - Delano Municipal Airport (38 nm N)
KIZA - Santa Ynez Airport (45 nm SW)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 25-Jun-2018
 Local
(UTC-7)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight05:1612:16
Sunrise05:4612:46
Sunset20:1503:15
Evening civil twilight20:4503:45

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  25-Jun-2018 20:20:28
Local (UTC-7)  25-Jun-2018 13:20:28
 
METAR
KBFL 
26nm NE 
251954Z 30007KT 10SM CLR 33/13 A2989 RMK AO2 SLP112 T03330128
KDLO 
38nm N 
251955Z AUTO 02003KT 10SM CLR 29/10 A2990 RMK AO2 T02900104
2CN4 
39nm NW 
SuperAWOS
251955Z AUTO 00000KT 32/11 A2994
KSDB 
43nm SE 
251953Z AUTO 18014KT 10SM CLR 28/06 A3012 RMK AO2 SLP139 T02780061
KIZA 
45nm SW 
251955Z AUTO 25008KT 10SM CLR 23/13 A2998 RMK AO2
KSBA 
47nm SW 
251953Z 25011KT 10SM FEW014 BKN021 20/14 A3000 RMK AO2 SLP157 T02000144
KTSP 
49nm E 
251955Z AUTO 32013KT 10SM CLR 30/10 A3007 RMK AO2
TAF
KBFL 
26nm NE 
251727Z 2518/2618 VRB04KT P6SM SKC FM251900 32011G17KT P6SM SKC FM260400 35007KT P6SM SKC
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CB & RR, LLC 661-765-5330
[email]
Aviation fuel, Aircraft parking (ramp or tiedown), Restrooms, Showers

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