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KEDW Edwards Air Force Base
Edwards, California, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 21 MAY 2020

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 -7 (UTC -8 during Standard 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

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 FUEL AVBL THRU PRIOR ARNGMT WITH AERO CLUB ONLY DSN 527-2376, C661-275-2376.
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)4-light PAPI on left (2.50 degrees glide path)
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 48 /R/B/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 ARRIVALS/DEPARTURES FROM RWY 05L/23R, SOUTH BASE RWY 07/25, THE ROGERS/ROSAMOND LAKEBED RUNWAY COMPLEX AND WITHIN R-2515. CONTACT ATC FOR UAS FLIGHT ACTIVITIES.
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.
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 21 May 2020 at 0901Z to 18 June 2020 at 0900Z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
HI-ILS OR LOC/DME Z RWY 23L   download (94KB)
ILS OR LOC/DME Y RWY 23L **NEW**   download (220KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 05R   download (106KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 23L   download (100KB)
VOR/DME OR TACAN RWY 05L **CHANGED**   download (224KB)
VOR/DME OR TACAN RWY 23R   download (220KB)
VOR/DME OR TACAN Y RWY 05R **NEW**   download (228KB)
VOR/DME OR TACAN Y RWY 23L **NEW**   download (86KB)
HI-TACAN Z RWY 05R   download (261KB)
HI-TACAN Z RWY 23L   download (88KB)
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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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 03-Jun-2020
 Local
(UTC-7)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight05:1012:10
Sunrise05:3912:39
Sunset20:0103:01
Evening civil twilight20:3003:30

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  04-Jun-2020 02:24:05
Local (UTC-7)  03-Jun-2020 19:24:05
 
METAR
KEDW 
2nm SE 
040110Z 28020G26KT 70SM FEW150 SCT250 37/06 A2983 RMK SLP076
K9L2 
5nm N 
040158Z AUTO 29014G21KT 8SM CLR 35/07 A2986 RMK AO2 SLP087 T03500066 $
KMHV 
16nm NW 
040140Z AUTO 30021G28KT 10SM CLR 32/10 A2991 RMK A01
KPMD 
19nm SW 
040153Z AUTO 27018G25KT 10SM CLR 34/03 A2990 RMK AO2 PK WND 28026/0055 SLP095 T03440033
KWJF 
20nm SW 
040156Z 31015KT 10SM CLR 34/06 A2988 RMK AO2 SLP099 T03440056
TAF
KEDW 
2nm SE 
032100Z 0321/0503 26010G15KT 9999 SCT200 BKN250 QNH2987INS BECMG 0322/0323 27012G20KT 9999 FEW200 BKN250 QNH2985INS BECMG 0402/0403 VRB06KT 9999 FEW200 SCT250 QNH2984INS TX38/0322Z TN15/0413Z
KPMD 
19nm SW 
040002Z 0400/0424 26015KT P6SM SCT150 FM040200 29010KT P6SM SKC FM041000 20008KT P6SM SKC FM041500 VRB03KT P6SM SKC FM042000 23016KT P6SM SKC
KWJF 
20nm SW 
040002Z 0400/0424 27016KT P6SM SCT150 FM040400 29010KT P6SM SKC FM041200 VRB03KT P6SM SKC FM042000 23018KT P6SM SKC
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