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79J South Alabama Regional Airport at Bill Benton Field
Andalusia, Alabama, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 09 SEPTEMBER 2021

Location

FAA Identifier: 79J
Lat/Long: 31-18-30.1000N 086-23-32.0000W
31-18.501667N 086-23.533333W
31.3083611,-86.3922222
(estimated)
Elevation: 310.2 ft. / 94.5 m (surveyed)
Variation: 02W (2005)
From city: 4 miles E of ANDALUSIA, AL
Time zone: UTC -5 (UTC -6 during Standard Time)
Zip code: 36420

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 04/1940
Control tower: no
ARTCC: JACKSONVILLE CENTER
FSS: ANNISTON FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: 79J (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: SAT 0800-1630, ALL MON - FRI 0700-0000
AFT HRS SVC CALL 334-222-0638/334-427-0733
Wind indicator: lighted
Segmented circle: yes
Lights: ACTVT PAPI RWY 11 & 29; MIRL RWY 11/29 - CTAF.
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.

Airport Communications

CTAF/UNICOM: 122.8
WX ASOS: 134.875 (334-222-9770)
CAIRNS APPROACH: 133.45
CAIRNS DEPARTURE: 133.45
  • APCH/DEP SVC PRVDD BY JACKSONVILLE ARTCC ON FREQS 134.3/353.5 (DOTHAN RCAG) WHEN CAIRNS APCH/DEP CLSD.

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
EDNr275/(25.1)ENTERPRISE VOR116.6003W
CEWr024/32.5CRESTVIEW VORTAC115.9003E
OZRr277/34.2CAIRNS VOR/DME111.2003W
HEYr267/(38.1)HANCHEY VOR110.6003W

 
NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
JUDDat field26402WJUY .--- ..- -.--
BOLL WEEVIL268/21.135203WBVG -... ...- --.
LOWE268/33.426903WLOR .-.. --- .-.
BLOOD209/34.636504WTOI - --- ..
HANCHEY267/38.122103WHYE .... -.-- .

Airport Services

Fuel available: 100LL JET-A+
100LL:100LL SELF SERVE AVBL 24 HRS.
A+:MILITARY CONTRACT FUEL AVBL MON-FRI 0700-2400, OTHER TIMES CALL (334) 222-0638
Parking: tiedowns
Airframe service: MAJOR
Powerplant service: MAJOR
Bottled oxygen: NONE
Bulk oxygen: NONE

Runway Information

Runway 11/29

Dimensions: 6000 x 100 ft. / 1829 x 30 m
Surface: asphalt, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
Single wheel: 98.0
Double wheel: 160.0
Double tandem: 275.0
Runway edge lights: medium intensity
Runway edge markings: MARKINGS FAIR DUE TO FADING
RUNWAY 11  RUNWAY 29
Latitude: 31-18.642895N31-18.359393N
Longitude: 086-24.085857W086-22.981555W
Elevation: 309.9 ft.299.9 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 109 magnetic, 107 true289 magnetic, 287 true
Markings: nonprecision, in fair conditionnonprecision, in good condition
Visual slope indicator: 4-light PAPI on right (3.00 degrees glide path)4-light PAPI on left (3.50 degrees glide path)
Runway end identifier lights: yesyes
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Obstructions: 66 ft. tree, 1994 ft. from runway, 3 ft. right of centerline, 27:1 slope to clear82 ft. tree, 2404 ft. from runway, 55 ft. left of centerline, 26:1 slope to clear

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Publicly-owned
Owner: ANDALUSIA ARPT AUTH
21861 BILL BENTON LANE
ANDALUSIA, AL 36421
Phone 334-222-6598
Manager: JED BLACKWELL
21861 BILL BENTON LANE
ANDALUSIA, AL 36421
Phone 334-222-6598
JED BLACKWELL

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 18
Single engine airplanes: 14
Multi engine airplanes: 1
Jet airplanes: 1
Helicopters: 2
    
Aircraft operations: avg 172/day *
81% military
16% transient general aviation
3% local general aviation
* for 12-month period ending 01 February 2018

Additional Remarks

FOR CD CTC CAIRNS APCH AT 334-255-8402, WHEN APCH CLSD CTC JACKSONVILLE ARTCC AT 904-845-1592.

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 09 September 2021 at 0901Z to 07 October 2021 at 0900Z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
RNAV (GPS) RWY 11   download (248KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 29   download (260KB)
NDB-A   download (179KB)
COPTER NDB RWY 29   download (173KB)
NOTE: Special Alternate Minimums apply   download (153KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (480KB)

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KEDN - Enterprise Municipal Airport (25 nm E)
33J - Geneva Municipal Airport (31 nm SE)
KCEW - Bob Sikes Airport (32 nm S)
KLOR - Lowe Army Heliport (Fort Rucker) (33 nm E)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 21-Sep-2021
 Local
(UTC-5)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:1011:10
Sunrise06:3411:34
Sunset18:4323:43
Evening civil twilight19:0700:07

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  22-Sep-2021 03:57:32
Local (UTC-5)  21-Sep-2021 22:57:32
 
METAR
K79J 220256Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM BKN075 27/23 A3002 RMK AO2 SLP161 T02670228 51014
K0J4 
16nm S 
220158Z AUTO 24003KT 10SM CLR 26/23 A3004 RMK AO2 SLP166 T02560228
TAF
KOZR 
35nm E 
220000Z 2200/2306 24007KT 9999 FEW025 FEW050 SCT080 QNH2994INS TEMPO 2204/2208 4800 BR BKN007 OVC012 BECMG 2208/2209 23006KT 9999 SCT005 BKN015 QNH2992INS TEMPO 2210/2214 3200 BR BKN007 OVC015 FM221500 23006KT 9999 SCT012 BKN020 QNH2990INS FM221800 30011KT 9999 VCSH SCT025 BKN040 QNH2987INS FM222100 33015G20KT 9999 VCTS SCT025 BKN040 QNH2987INS FM230000 33010KT 9999 NSW SKC QNH2990INS TX30/2221Z TN23/2211Z
KTOI 
38nm NE 
211739Z 2118/2218 VRB03KT P6SM VCSH BKN040 FM220800 VRB03KT P6SM VCSH BKN009 FM221200 30006KT P6SM SCT008 BKN014 PROB30 2212/2216 4SM SHRA BR BKN008 FM221600 32009KT P6SM SCT010 BKN025
KEGI 
41nm S 
220100Z 2201/2307 22009KT 9999 SCT025 SCT040 QNH3000INS TEMPO 2202/2205 15012G18KT 4800 -TSRA BKN025CB BECMG 2209/2210 30006KT 8000 BR OVC006 QNH2990INS BECMG 2211/2212 32011KT 9999 NSW BKN020 QNH2992INS BECMG 2215/2216 35012G18KT 9999 VCSH BKN025 BKN100 QNH2992INS TEMPO 2216/2218 33015G20KT 8000 -SHRA VCTS SCT015CB BKN020 BKN100 BECMG 2217/2218 33012G18KT 9999 NSW SCT025 QNH2995INS TX30/2220Z TN21/2213Z
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South Alabama Regional Airport 334-222-6598
334-222-0638
[email]
Airport management, Aviation fuel, Aircraft ground handling, Aircraft parking (ramp or tiedown), Hangars, Hangar leasing / sales, GPU / Power cart, ...
 
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SS $4.39 --- 
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