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KEDW Edwards Air Force Base
Edwards, California, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 02 DECEMBER 2021

Location

FAA Identifier: EDW
Lat/Long: 34-54-29.1182N 117-53-07.9027W
34-54.485303N 117-53.131712W
34.9080884,-117.8855285
(estimated)
ESTIMATED ARP CALCULATED BASED ON RY 05L/23R & 05R/23L ONLY.
Elevation: 2311 ft. / 704 m (estimated)
Variation: 12E (2015)
From city: 6 miles SW of EDWARDS, CA
Time zone: UTC -8 (UTC -7 during Daylight Saving Time)
Zip code: 93516

Airport Operations

Airport use: Private use. Permission required prior to landing
Control tower: yes
ARTCC: LOS ANGELES CENTER
FSS: RIVERSIDE FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: EDW (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: MON-FRI 1400 0600Z++
CLSD WKEND, HOL, AND AFMC FAMILY DAYS.
BASED ON MSN RQMNTS, AFLD MAY CLOSE AFTER SKED LAST LDG. NOTAM WILL BE ISSUED ADVERTISING EARLY AFLD CLOSURES.
Wind indicator: yes
Segmented circle: no
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.

Airport Communications

CTAF: 120.7
ATIS: 127.425 269.9
EDWARDS GROUND: 121.8 225.4 [OPR 1400-0600Z++MON-FRI, 1400-2200Z++ SAT, CLSD SUN AND HOL.]
EDWARDS TOWER: 120.7 318.1 353.6 [OPR 1400-0600Z++MON-FRI, 1400-2200Z++ SAT, CLSD SUN AND HOL.]
COMD POST: 304.0
EMERG: 121.5 243.0
NASA OPS: 135.825 373.15
PMSV METRO: 342.4
PTD: 372.2
WX AWOS-3 at MHV (16 nm NW): 132.225 (661-824-5218)
WX AWOS-1 at L71 (16 nm NW): 120.875 (760-373-7670)
WX ASOS at WJF (19 nm SW): PHONE 661-949-2840
WX ASOS at PMD (19 nm SW): PHONE 661-272-3798
  • VFR TFC ADZY SVC PRVDD ACFT WITHIN AND ADJ TO R2508 ON FREQS 133.65 126.55 127.5 291.6 348.7.
  • ARMY AVIATION: AIRWORTHINESS QUALIFICATION TEST DIRECTORATE 141.1 339.9.
  • REMOTE BRIEFING SVC AVBL CTC MARCH METRO - 239.8 OR CALL V947-2463.
  • SEE FLIP AP/1, FLT HAZ AND SUPPLEMENTARY ARPT RMK.
  • RSTD- CTC NASA FLT OPS POC C661-276-3213, EXCEPT FOR PPR.
  • REMARKS: CONFORM
  • AFTER HR WX BRIEFINGS/UPDATES AVBL FR THE 25 OWS AT DSN 228-6958/6599/6588 OR C520-228-6958/6599/6588.

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
EDWr227/8.7EDWARDS VORTAC116.4012E
PMDr013/18.8PALMDALE VORTAC114.5015E
VCVr294/30.8VICTORVILLE VOR/DME109.0514E
LHSr053/36.6LAKE HUGHES VORTAC114.3515E

Airport Services

Fuel available: 100LL J8
100LL:100LL FUEL AVBL THRU PRIOR ARNGMT WITH AERO CLUB ONLY DSN 527-2376, C661-275-2376.
Oil available: UHF 318.1
Airframe service: NONE
Powerplant service: NONE
Bottled oxygen: LOW
Bulk oxygen: HIGH/LOW

Runway Information

Runway 5R/23L

Dimensions: 15024 x 300 ft. / 4579 x 91 m
Surface: concrete
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 84 /R/B/W/T
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 5R  RUNWAY 23L
Latitude: 34-53.673588N34-54.977463N
Longitude: 117-54.300718W117-51.745132W
Elevation: 2302.8 ft.2281.9 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 046 magnetic, 058 true226 magnetic, 238 true
Visual slope indicator: 4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)
UNUSBL BYD 7 DEG RIGHT OF RWY CNTRLN.
4-light PAPI on left (2.50 degrees glide path)
UNUSBL BYD 7 DEG RIGHT OF RWY CNTRLN.
Runway end identifier lights: noyes
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Instrument approach: LOC/GS

Runway 5L/23R

Dimensions: 12000 x 200 ft. / 3658 x 61 m
Surface: asphalt
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 41 /F/A/W/T
RUNWAY 5L  RUNWAY 23R
Latitude: 34-54.164597N34-55.206092N
Longitude: 117-54.288533W117-52.247292W
Elevation: 2310.5 ft.2287.4 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights

Runway 7/25

Dimensions: 8000 x 50 ft. / 2438 x 15 m
Surface: concrete
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 22 /R/C/W/T
RUNWAY 7  RUNWAY 25
Traffic pattern: leftleft

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: U.S. Air Force
Owner: USAF
EDWARDS AFB
EDWARDS, CA 93523
Manager: BASE OPERATIONS
EDWARDS AFB
EDWARDS, CA 93523
Phone 661-277-3808

Additional Remarks

E60-05R HOOK BAK-12B(B)(1518')
E60-23L HOOK BAK-12B(B) (1559')
A-GEAR - BAK-12B(B) IN RAISED POSN ON DEP END OF ACT RWY. BAK-12B(B) RQR 20 MIN PN FOR APCH END ENGAGEMENT. WHEN AFLD CLSD BAK-12B(B) IN RAISED POSN DEP END RWY 23, REMOVED APCH END RWY 23. 8 PT TIE-DOWNS ON ALL BAK-12B IN RAISED POSN.
JASU: (A/M32C-10D) (MA-3D) 2(A/M32A-86D) (MC-5 LO-PACK) (SGNSC) (PMU-29E) 2(A/M32A-60A).
FUEL: 1 HR REFUEL DELAY CAN BE EXP.
FLUID: JOAP SOAP SP PRESAIR LHOX LOX.
OIL: O-156, 0-147, O-148
MISC - ACFT WITH DV INBD CTC PTD 40 NM OUT. NO COMSEC AVBL; AIRCREW LTD TO OWN RESOURCES ON ARR OR IN CASE OF EXTV DELAY. UHF EQPT ACFT MUST USE UHF (NOT VHF) IN PAT. NO RVR CAPABILITIES.
4. RSTD - SOUTH BASE RWY 07/25 IS LIMITED TO LIGHT AIRCRAFT (12,500 POUNDS GROSS WEIGHT OR LESS), NO TURBOJETS.
MISC: TSNT ACFT MAY EXP IFR SEPN DLYS ENTERING R2508 COMPLEX. TSNT ACFT EXP EXTV RFL DLYS.
NS ABTMT - RWY 23L & RWY 23R: ALL IFR DEP EXC LO PERFORMANCE ACFT (C12, T1, ETC) WHOSE INITIAL TURN IS SW-N, FLY RWY HDG TIL 12 DME BEFORE TURNING ON CRS.
MISC: CARGO AIRCRAFT REQUIRING SUPPORT MUST ARRIVE PRIOR TO 0200Z++. NO SPACE A PASSENGER SUPPORT AVAILABLE.
1. RSTD - OFFL BUS ONLY, PPR ALWAYS. CTC BASE OPS DSN 527-2222/4185, C661-277-2222/4185 OR PREFERABLY E-MAIL PPR REQ FORM TO 412OSS.OSAM@EDWARDS.AF.MIL FOR PPR NR. PPR AND AIRSPACE BRIEFING RQR FOR ALL ACFT (NO EXC), EDWARDS PPR BRIEFING LCTD AT WWW.EDWARDS.AF.MIL/R-2515-AIRSPACE, TRNS THRU ASP MUST BE PRIOR COORD WITH AIRSPACE MGR DSN 527-2515.
2. RSTD-TRAN SHOULD BE PRIOR COORD IN ADVANCE WITH AIRSPACE MGR DSN 527-2446 OR SPORT RCF DSN 527-3928. ALL PPR RQR MIN 24 HR PRIOR NOTICE, NO SAME DAY PPR AVBL. PPR WILL NOT BE ISSUED MORE THAN 5 DAYS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL. ALL PPR VALID +/- 30 MIN PPR TIME; PPR THAT FAIL TO ARR WITHIN 30 MIN OF ORIG ETA INTO EDWARDS WILL BE CONSIDERED CNL UNLESS PRIOR COORD HAS BEEN MADE. FONE COORD RQR FOR PPR OUTSIDE OF BLOCK TIME.
3. RSTD - PRACTICE APCH TO EDWARDS AFB MAIN BASE RWY, NORTH BASE RWY AND LAKE BED RWY PROH WHEN TWR CLSD. CTC NASA FLT OPS C661-276-3213 EXC FOR PPR. NON-NASA REGISTERED ACFT MUST CONTACT NASA TO PARK ON NASA RAMP. S BASE RWY 07-25 CLSD OFFL SS-SR.
CAUTION: USE CAUTION FOR UAS ARR/DEP FROM RWY 05L/23R, SOUTH BASE RWY 07/25, NORTH BASE RWY 06/24, THE ROGERS/ROSAMOND LAKEBED RUNWAY COMPLEX AND WITHIN R-2515. CTC ATC FOR UAS FLT ACT.
CAUTION - VFR INITIAL FLOWN 1500 FT N OF RWY CNTRLN DUE TO STEEP STRAIGHT IN SIMULATED FLAME OUT AND SHUTTLE APCH TO RWY.
CAUTION: CAUTION - PAY CAREFUL ATTN TO ACFT ALIGNMENT ON FINAL TO PRECLUDE INADVERTENT LDG ON S BASE RWY 25. NUMEROUS UNMRK/UNLGTD OBST SUR ARPT.
CAUTION - OBSERVER VIS RSTD SW-N DUE BLDG OBST VISION.
RSTD: RWY 05L-23R DAYLT ONLY OPS.
SERVICE-LGT: ILS AND PAPI NOT COINCIDENTAL.
TSNT ALERT SVC AVBL 1400-0600Z++ WKD. TSNT SVC UNAVBL FOR MULT ACFT TURNS/SORTIES. TRANSPORTATION SVC AVBL 1400-2330Z++ WKD. LTD FLEET SVC AVBL. NO PRIORITY BASIS.
CAUTION: OCNL WX BALLOON LAUNCHES 1 1/4NM NORTH WEST (APPROX 290 DEG) FROM ATCT.
MISC: NON-PARTICIPATING ACFT MAY EXP SIGNIFICANT DELAYS WHILE SPECIAL USE AIRSPACE IS SANITIZED TO ALLOW FOR TRANSIT UNDER IFR. NON-PARTICIPATING ACFT PLAN TO ARR/DEP 0200-0600Z++, 1400-1700Z++ AND 1900-2100Z++. ADVANCED COORD AND APVL RQR OUTSIDE ABV TIMES.
BASH PHASE II IN EFF 1 MAR - 30 APR AND 15 SEP - 15 NOV (SEE NOTAMS FOR SPECIFIC DATES).
CSTMS/AG/IMG - NOT TO BE USED AS AOE. NO CSTMS OR AG INSPN AVBL.
5. RSTD: UNAVBL AS A PRIM OR DIVERT LCTN AFTER PUBL AFLD HRS. AFLD HRS SUBJECT TO CHG NEAR FEDERAL HOL; UPDATES POSTED VIA NOTAM. CALL EDWARDS AFB BOPS FOR MOST CURRENT ALFD HRS.
RWY COND CODE (RWYCC) NOT RPTD.
RSTD: AIRCREW REQ TO USE KEDW AS ALTN LCTN MUST PRE-COORD WITH AFLD MGMT PRIOR TO MSN LAUNCH TO ENSURE AFLD WILL BE OPEN.
MISC: BASE OPS DSN 527-2222/3197, C661-277-2222/3197; FAX DSN 527-5544/8787, C661-277-5544/8787.
CAUTION: SOUTH BASE RWY 07/25 HAS POTENTIAL FOR HYDROPLANING DUR AND AFTER RAINFALL EVENTS. PILOTS USE CTN WHEN BRKG DUR WET RWY COND.
CAUTION: RWY 05L/23R AND 05R/23L HAVE POTENTIAL FOR HYDROPLANING DUR AND AFTER RAINFALL EVENTS. PILOTS USE CTN WHEN BRKG DUR WET RWY COND.
BEARING STRENGTH RWY 05/23: S160 T200 ST175 TT560.

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 December 2021 at 0901Z to 30 December 2021 at 0900Z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
HI-ILS OR LOC/DME Z RWY 23L   download (91KB)
ILS OR LOC/DME Y RWY 23L **CHANGED**   download (226KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 05R   download (95KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 23L   download (91KB)
VOR/DME OR TACAN RWY 05L   download (229KB)
VOR/DME OR TACAN RWY 23R   download (222KB)
VOR/DME OR TACAN Y RWY 05R   download (233KB)
VOR/DME OR TACAN Y RWY 23L   download (91KB)
HI-TACAN Z RWY 05R   download (265KB)
HI-TACAN Z RWY 23L   download (92KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (343KB)

Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KMHV - Mojave Air and Space Port (16 nm NW)
L71 - California City Municipal Airport (16 nm NW)
KWJF - General Wm J Fox Airfield (19 nm SW)
KPMD - Palmdale USAF Plant 42 Airport (19 nm SW)
KVCV - Southern California Logistics Airport (31 nm SE)
 
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Aerial photo of KEDW (Edwards Air Force Base)
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Photo taken 08-Nov-2015
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 07-Dec-2021
 Local
(UTC-8)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:1914:19
Sunrise06:4714:47
Sunset16:3900:39
Evening civil twilight17:0701:07

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  08-Dec-2021 02:01:45
Local (UTC-8)  07-Dec-2021 18:01:45
 
METAR
KEDW 
2nm SE 
080058Z 03018KT 40SM BKN120 17/01 A2996 RMK AO2A SLP137 T01670008
K9L2 
5nm N 
080158Z AUTO 02008KT 10SM OVC130 15/03 A2999 RMK AO2 SLP148 T01470029 $
KMHV 
16nm NW 
080140Z AUTO 04015KT 10SM FEW090 OVC120 15/02 A3001 RMK A01
KPMD 
19nm SW 
080153Z 07006KT 10SM OVC110 14/00 A2999 RMK AO2 SLP147 T01440000
KWJF 
20nm SW 
080156Z AUTO 08010KT 10SM SCT110 16/M01 A2999 RMK AO2 SLP153 T01561006 $
TAF
KEDW 
2nm SE 
072200Z 0722/0904 VRB06KT 9999 BKN250 620129 QNH2990INS BECMG 0800/0801 VRB06KT 9999 BKN150 620129 QNH2991INS BECMG 0802/0803 VRB06KT 9999 BKN150 QNH2991INS BECMG 0816/0817 VRB06KT 9999 FEW250 QNH3000INS BECMG 0821/0822 24015G25KT 9999 FEW250 QNH2994INS TX18/0821Z TN04/0812Z
KPMD 
19nm SW 
072359Z 0800/0824 04010KT P6SM SCT100 FM080700 16005KT P6SM SCT100 FM081800 25010KT P6SM SKC FM082200 25015G20KT P6SM SKC
KWJF 
20nm SW 
072359Z 0800/0824 06012KT P6SM BKN100 FM080300 28006KT P6SM SCT100 FM081900 24010KT P6SM SKC FM082200 24015G20KT P6SM SKC
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