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KBIF Biggs Army Airfield (Fort Bliss)
Fort Bliss (El Paso), Texas, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 08 OCTOBER 2020

Location

FAA Identifier: BIF
Lat/Long: 31-50-58.3050N 106-22-48.1900W
31-50.971750N 106-22.803167W
31.8495292,-106.3800528
(estimated)
Elevation: 3946.6 ft. / 1203 m (estimated)
Variation: 08E (2020)
From city: 5 miles NE of central business district of the associated city
Time zone: UTC -6 (UTC -7 during Standard Time)
Zip code: 79908

Airport Operations

Airport use: Private use. Permission required prior to landing
Control tower: yes
ARTCC: ALBUQUERQUE CENTER
FSS: ALBUQUERQUE FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: ABQ (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: MON-SUN 1500-0700Z++, EXCP HOL
Segmented circle: no
Lights: SERVICE-LGT: WHEN UNATTENDED ACTVT ALSF-1 RWY 22; PAPI RWY 22; 3-STEP HIRL RWY 04/22 - 127.9.
Beacon: white-white-green (lighted military airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.

Airport Communications

BIGGS GROUND: 121.6 251.125 [1500-0700Z++ MON-SUN, EXC HOL.]
BIGGS TOWER: 127.9 342.25 [1500-0700Z++ MON-SUN, EXC HOL.]
EL PASO APPROACH: 119.15 ;SOUTH-V16 124.25 ;NORTH-V16
EL PASO DEPARTURE: 121.3
CLEARANCE DELIVERY: 125.0
CLASS C: 119.15 ;SOUTH-V16 124.25 ;NORTH-V16
EMERG: 121.5 243.0
IC: 124.25 ;NORTH-V16
OPS: 134.1 ;BLISS RDO 237.2 ;BLISS RDO
PMSV METRO: 373.7
PTD: 126.2
WX ASOS at ELP (2.5 nm S): PHONE 915-774-9497
WX AWOS-3PT at DNA (17 nm W): 124.175 (575-589-2643)
  • CLASS D AIRSPACE. CTC PRIOR TO ENTERING CTLZ.
  • BLISS RDO 1500-0700Z++, EXC HOL. 134.1 237.2.

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
ELPr280/5.4EL PASO VORTAC115.2012E
EWMr210/8.2NEWMAN VORTAC112.4012E
CJSr360/13.0CIUDAD JUAREZ VOR/DME116.7011E

 
NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
VALTR250/3.224208EEL . .-..

Airport Services

Runway Information

Runway 4/22

Dimensions: 13557 x 150 ft. / 4132 x 46 m
Surface: PEM, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 85 /R/C/W/T
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 4  RUNWAY 22
Latitude: 31-50.166167N31-51.777333N
Longitude: 106-23.710833W106-21.895500W
Elevation: 3909.9 ft.3946.6 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftright
Markings: nonprecision, in good conditionnonprecision, in good condition
Visual slope indicator: 4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)
Approach lights: ALSF1: standard 2,400 foot high intensity approach lighting system with centerline sequenced flashers (category I)
Runway end identifier lights: nono
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: U.S. Army
Owner: US ARMY AERONAUTICAL SVCS AGENCY
FT BELVOIR, VA 22060
Manager: BIGGS AAF, FORT BLISS
EL PASO, TX 79901
Phone 915-744-8088

Additional Remarks

A30A-22 APCH END RWY 22, FIRST 1500 FT HAS PCN 85 R/C/W/T, RMNG 12054 FT HAS PCN 96 OR ABV R/C/W/T.
E60-22 BAK-14 BAK-12B(B) (2100').
E60-04 BAK-14 BAK-12B(B) (1500').
RSTD: PPR ALL ACFT 24 HR PN CTC AIRFIELD OPS DSN 621-8811/8330, C915-744-8811/8330. TWR AND SVCS AVBL FOR ALL ACFT WITH PPR. PPR TIME VALID +/-1 HR. ALL ACFT CTC AFLD OPNS VIA PTD 30 MIN PRIOR TO ARR. TWR & SVCS UNAVBL BFR 1 HR PRIOR TO PPR SKED ARR.
JASU: 4(A/M32A-86) 2(A/M32-95).
SERVICE: FUEL - A+, TRUCK REFUEL ONLY (ATLANTIC AVN, 1500-0700Z++ MON-SUN, C915-779-2831, 1 HR PN, AFTER HR CALL OUT FEE $100).
FLUID: SP.
MISC: APVL RQR FOR ACCESS TO RAMP.
MISC: TMPRY STOR OF CLASSIFIED MATERIAL AVBL AT AIRFIELD OPS.
MISC: HGR SPACE EXTREMELY LTD FOR TRAN ACFT.
TRAN ALERT - 1300-0700Z++ MON-FRI, 1500-0700Z++ SAT & SUN, EXC HOL.
TFC PAT: F/W 5000', TURBO PROP 5500', R/W 4500', JET 6000'.
MISC: KBIF AUTO OBSN AND BAAF USAF WX AVBL 24/7, DSN 621-1215/1214, C915-744-1215/1214. OT 25TH OWS, DAVIS-MONTHAN AFB, DSN 228-6598-6599. CLASS D AIRSPACE EFF 1500-0700Z++ MON-SUN, EXC HOL. OT CLASS E INTL GARBAGE CAP LTD. MUST BE BAGGED PRIOR TO ARR.
MISC: INTL GARBAGE CAP LTD. EXP DELAYS UNLESS PLACED IN GARBAGE BAGS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL.
CAUTION-EL PASO INTL. ADD-ALL AFLD RWY LIGHTING IS NSTD, RWYS 04/22 EDGE LGTS ARE SPACED 70 FT WIDER FROM CTR THAN RQRD. NSTD PAPI LGTS OFFSET WIDER THAN RQRD. NSTD REIL RWY 04 OFFSET WIDER THAN RQRD. NSTD THRESHOLD LGTS WIDER THAN RQRD. NSTD RWY DISTANCE REMAINING LGTS OFFSET WIDER THAN RQRD.
MISC: NUMEROUS AIRFIELD MANDATORY AND SUPPLEMENTAL GUIDANCE SIGNS HAVE NON-STANDARD CONFIGURATION. CONTACT BAAF ATC TOWER FOR CLARIFICATION, IF NECESSARY.
SERVICE - LGT -1000 FT ALSF-1 LIGHT BAR EXCEEDS FRANGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS.
COMMUNICATIONS: PMSV 373.7.
CAUTION: EL PASO INTL RWY 22, 2 NM SE CAN BE MISTAKEN FOR BIGGS AAF RWY 22. COYOTE HAZ.
NS ABTMT: VFR WEST ARR/DEP VIA MTN PASS 15 NM NW OF BIGGS AAF. AVOID VFR OVFT OF CITY. FLY 1500 FT AGL, 1500 FT HORIZONTAL DIST FM MTN DWELLINGS.
BEARING STRENGTH RWY 04/22: ST175 SBTT593 TRT585.
SEE FLIP AP/1 SUPPLEMENTARY ARPT RMK.

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 08 October 2020 at 0901Z to 05 November 2020 at 0900Z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
RNAV (GPS) RWY 22   download (166KB)
VOR OR TACAN RWY 22   download (188KB)
Radar Approach Procedures available   download (196KB)
NOTE: Special Alternate Minimums apply   download (147KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download

Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KELP - El Paso International Airport (3 nm S)
KDNA - Dona Ana County International Jetport Airport (17 nm W)
KLRU - Las Cruces International Airport (38 nm NW)
KHMN - Holloman Air Force Base (62 nm N)
KALM - Alamogordo-White Sands Regional Airport (63 nm N)
 
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Aerial photo
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Aerial photo of KBIF (Biggs Army Airfield (Fort Bliss))
Photo by Rommel S. Dorado
Photo taken 16-Jul-2006
Photo from the north looking south. The airport in the foreground if KBIF. The runway partially visible in the background (top left of the image) is runway 4/22 at KELP. Yes, the two airports are that close together.

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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 24-Oct-2020
 Local
(UTC-6)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:5312:53
Sunrise07:1713:17
Sunset18:2200:22
Evening civil twilight18:4700:47

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  24-Oct-2020 13:07:10
Local (UTC-6)  24-Oct-2020 07:07:10
 
METAR
KBIF 241258Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 11/01 A3014 RMK AO2 SLP168 T01090012 $
KELP 
2nm S 
241251Z 00000KT 10SM FEW250 11/02 A3014 RMK AO2 SLP163 T01110017
MMCS 
14nm S 
241241Z 00000KT 10SM SKC 10/01 A3017 RMK CI RTS
KDNA 
17nm W 
241255Z AUTO 13007KT 10SM 11/02 A3014 RMK AO2
TAF
KBIF 240603Z 2406/2512 VRB06KT 9999 SKC 510023 QNH3007INS BECMG 2420/2421 26010G20KT 9999 SKC 510013 QNH2993INS BECMG 2501/2502 VRB06KT 9999 SKC QNH2993INS TX27/2422Z TN08/2413Z
KELP 
2nm S 
241120Z 2412/2512 14007KT P6SM FEW250 FM241800 25010KT P6SM SCT250
MMCS 
14nm S 
240521Z 2406/2506 08008KT P6SM SCT250 FM241600 16010KT P6SM SCT250 FM250200 30005KT P6SM SCT250
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