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IS78 Early - Merkel Field Airport
Pecatonica, Illinois, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 01 DECEMBER 2022

Location

FAA Identifier: IS78
Lat/Long: 42-21-58.5520N 089-14-06.3250W
42-21.975867N 089-14.105417W
42.3662644,-89.2350903
(estimated)
Elevation: 794 ft. / 242 m (estimated)
Variation: 01W (1995)
From city: 7 miles NE of PECATONICA, IL
Time zone: UTC -6 (UTC -5 during Daylight Saving Time)
Zip code: 61063

Airport Operations

Airport use: Private use. Permission required prior to landing
Activation date: 05/1999
Control tower: no
ARTCC: CHICAGO CENTER
FSS: KANKAKEE FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
Attendance: UNATNDD
Wind indicator: yes
Segmented circle: no

Airport Communications

WX ASOS at RFD (12 nm SE): PHONE 815-484-6229
WX AWOS-3 at FEP (17 nm SW): 120.525 (815-233-4472)
WX AWOS-3 at JVL (17 nm NE): PHONE 608-758-1723

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
JVLr204/12.9JANESVILLE VOR/DME114.3003E
PLLr025/27.3POLO VOR/DME111.2003E

Airport Services

Runway Information

Runway 15/33

Dimensions: 2400 x 70 ft. / 732 x 21 m
Surface: turf
RUNWAY 15  RUNWAY 33
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Obstructions: none60 ft. tree, 875 ft. from runway

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Privately-owned
Owner: DANIEL & ANDREA REZICH
10075 CEMETERY RD
PECATONICA, IL 61063-8021
Phone 815-378-9128
Manager: DANIEL REZICH
10075 CEMETERY RD
PECATONICA, IL 61063-8021
Phone 815-378-9128

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 4
Single engine airplanes: 4
    

Additional Remarks

FOR CD CTC CHICAGO ARTCC AT 630-906-8921.

Instrument Procedures

There are no published instrument procedures at IS78.

Some nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KRFD - Chicago/Rockford International Airport (12 nm SE)
44C - Beloit Airport (14 nm NE)
KFEP - Albertus Airport (17 nm SW)
KJVL - Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport (17 nm NE)
C77 - Poplar Grove Airport (18 nm E)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 04-Dec-2022
 Local
(UTC-6)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:3912:39
Sunrise07:1113:11
Sunset16:2422:24
Evening civil twilight16:5522:55

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  05-Dec-2022 00:38:33
Local (UTC-6)  04-Dec-2022 18:38:33
 
METAR
KRFD 
12nm SE 
042354Z 17005KT 10SM FEW250 M01/M09 A3003 RMK AO2 SLP179 T10061094 10039 21033 56015 $
KFEP 
17nm SW 
050015Z AUTO 22009KT 10SM CLR 01/M06 A3002 RMK AO2 T00051062
KJVL 
18nm NE 
042345Z 22005KT 10SM CLR M01/M09 A3000
KEFT 
21nm NW 
050015Z AUTO 22008KT 10SM CLR M02/M08 A2997 RMK AO2 T10161082
TAF
KRFD 
12nm SE 
042055Z 0421/0518 22009KT P6SM FEW250 FM050200 21008KT P6SM SCT250 WS010/24035KT FM051200 20011G17KT P6SM BKN100
KJVL 
18nm NE 
042039Z 0421/0518 22011KT P6SM SKC FM051500 23010KT P6SM SCT080
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