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KRDR Grand Forks Air Force Base
Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 26 JANUARY 2023

Location

FAA Identifier: RDR
Lat/Long: 47-57-40.6000N 097-24-02.9300W
47-57.676667N 097-24.048833W
47.9612778,-97.4008139
(estimated)
Elevation: 911.3 ft. / 278 m (estimated)
Variation: 06E (1995)
From city: 13 miles W of GRAND FORKS, ND
Time zone: UTC -6 (UTC -5 during Daylight Saving Time)
Zip code: 58204

Airport Operations

Airport use: Private use. Permission required prior to landing
Control tower: yes
ARTCC: MINNEAPOLIS CENTER
FSS: GRAND FORKS FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: GFK (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: CONTINUOUS
Pattern altitude: 2411.3 ft. MSL
HVY, LRG, AND HI PER ACFT: OVHD 2500 FT MSL; RECTANGULAR 2000 FT MSL; LGT ACFT AND HEL 1500 FT MSL.
Wind indicator: yes
Segmented circle: no
Beacon: white-white-green (lighted military airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.

Airport Communications

RED RIVER GROUND: 119.15 275.8 [OPR 1100-0430Z++; CLSD HOL.]
RED RIVER TOWER: 124.9 349.0 [OPR 1100-0430Z++; CLSD HOL.]
GRAND FORKS APPROACH: 118.1 318.1 [1100-0430Z++; CLSD HOL. OT CTC MINNEAPOLIS CENTER.]
GRAND FORKS DEPARTURE: 118.1 318.1 [1100-0430Z++; CLSD HOL. OT CTC MINNEAPOLIS CENTER.]
CLEARANCE DELIVERY: 119.15 360.7
ARR: 121.1 ;GRAND FORKS 126.6 ;RED RIVER
COMD POST: 311.0 321.0
D-ATIS: 273.45
EMERG: 121.5 243.0
PMSV METRO: 343.5
PTD: 372.2
WX ASOS at GFK (9 nm E): PHONE 701-772-3486
  • APCH/DEP SVC PRVDD BY MINNEAPOLIS ARTCC (ZMP) ON FREQ 132.15/269.6 (GRAND FORKS RCAG) WHEN GRAND FORKS (RDR) APCH CTL CLSD.
  • (ATIS DESCRIPTION) DIGITAL-ATIS, DATA LINK ENABLED.

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
GFKr264/8.7GRAND FORKS VOR/DME114.3009E

 
NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
HISER302/11.234506EGF --. ..-.

Airport Services

Oil available: OIL AVBL IN PACKAGE PRODUCT ONLY, HAND TRANSFER RQR.
Parking: hangars
Airframe service: MAJOR
Powerplant service: MAJOR
Bottled oxygen: NONE
Bulk oxygen: LOW

Runway Information

Runway 17/35

Dimensions: 12351 x 150 ft. / 3765 x 46 m
RWY: FIRST/LAST 1100 FT OF RWY 17/35 IS CONCRETE; MIDDLE 10150 FT OF RWY 17/35 IS ASPHALT.
Surface: asphalt/grooved, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 125/R/B/W/T
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 17  RUNWAY 35
Latitude: 47-58.692480N47-56.661075N
Longitude: 097-24.048745W097-24.048813W
Elevation: 896.2 ft.911.1 ft.
Traffic pattern: rightleft
Runway heading: 174 magnetic, 180 true354 magnetic, 000 true
Markings: precision, in poor conditionprecision, in poor condition
Visual slope indicator: 4-light PAPI on left (2.60 degrees glide path)4-light PAPI on left (2.60 degrees glide path)
Approach lights: ALSF1: standard 2,400 foot high intensity approach lighting system with centerline sequenced flashers (category I)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
Instrument approach: LOC/GSILS

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: U.S. Air Force
Owner: USAF
GRAND FORKS AFB
GRAND FORKS, ND 58201
Phone 701-747-4409
Manager: BASE OPERATIONS
GRAND FORKS AFB
GRAND FORKS, ND 58201
Phone 701-747-4409

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 12
Single engine airplanes: 4
Jet airplanes: 8
    
Aircraft operations: avg 82/day
100% military

Additional Remarks

JASU: (AM32A-86) (AM32-95)
CAUTION: UNCTL VEH TFC ON TWY AND RAMPS.
RSTD: ALL INBD PAX/CARGO ACFT MUST CTC COMD POST NO LATER THAN 30 MIN PRIOR TO LDG. ACFT WITH DGR MATERIALS CTC PTD 30 MIN PRIOR TO ETA.
FUEL: J8
OIL: OIL AVBL IN PACKAGE PRODUCT ONLY, HAND TRANSFER RQR. O-133-148
MISC: ACFT WITH VHF RDO EQPT ONLY MAY CTC AM OPS THRU ATC. NO HGR SPACE. ALL ACFT WITH DV ON BOARD CTC COMD POST 60 NM PRIOR LDG.
TRAN AIRCREWS WHO RON, CTC WARRIOR INN DSN 362-7200 PRIOR TO ARR.
CAUTION: UAV OPS WITHIN 11 DME HALF CIRCLE RDR R-180 THRU RDR R-360 W OF GRAND FORKS AFB, SFC TO FL 180.UAV OPS ENTIRE CLASS D AIRSPACE.
SERVICE: TRAN ALERT: OPR 1200Z-0000Z ++ MON-FRI, 1300-2200Z ++ SAT AND SUN. NO NML OPR ON FED HOL.
AFTER HRS REQ MUST HAVE APVL OF RW/CV.
RSTD: PPR ALL TRAN ACFT, CONTACT AM OPS DSN 362-4409, C701-747-4409 FAX EXTN 4217.
RSTD: LTD CLASSIFIED STOR FOR TRAN AIRCREWS.
MISC: WX SVC AVBL H24 AT DSN 362-4396, C701-747-4396. AN/FMQ-19 AUTOMATED OBSERVING SYS IN USE; AUGMENTED BY HUMAN OBSN WHEN NEC. CTC 15 OWS SCOTT AFB DSN 576-9755, C 618-256-9755 DUR WX FLT CLOSURE OR EVAC. BLDG OBSTN MAY IMPACT PREVAILING VIS 010--220-.
MISC: RWY COND CODE & FICON NOT RPT.
RSTD: BASH PHASE I, DEC-MAR & JUN-AUG, PHASE II, MAR-MAY & SEP-NOV.
BEARING STRENGTH RWY 17-35: ST175, SBTT620, TT470, SWL65 & PSI650.

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 26 January 2023 at 0901Z to 23 February 2023 at 0900z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
ILS OR LOC RWY 17   download
ILS OR LOC RWY 35   download
RNAV (GPS) RWY 17   download
RNAV (GPS) RWY 35   download
TACAN RWY 17   download
TACAN RWY 35   download

Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KGFK - Grand Forks International Airport (9 nm E)
4V4 - Northwood Municipal Airport-Vince Field (16 nm SW)
KGAF - Hutson Field Airport (27 nm N)
D37 - Warren Municipal Airport (31 nm NE)
KCKN - Crookston Municipal Airport - Kirkwood Field (32 nm E)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 28-Jan-2023
 Local
(UTC-6)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight07:3013:30
Sunrise08:0314:03
Sunset17:2223:22
Evening civil twilight17:5623:56

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  29-Jan-2023 02:14:23
Local (UTC-6)  28-Jan-2023 20:14:23
 
METAR
KRDR 290155Z AUTO 27007KT 10SM CLR M23/M27 A3037 RMK AO2 SLP325 T12351271 $
KGFK 
9nm E 
290153Z 26006KT 10SM CLR M24/M28 A3039 RMK AO2 SLP326 T12441283 $
TAF
KRDR 280328Z 2803/2908 33009KT 6000 -SN OVC010 620109 QNH3002INS BECMG 2805/2806 VRB06KT 9999 NSW SCT015 QNH3024INS TXM19/2803Z TNM32/2813Z LAST NO AMDS AFT 2803 NEXT 3010
KGFK 
9nm E 
281939Z 2820/2918 31004KT P6SM SCT250 FM290000 27007KT P6SM SCT250 FM291600 27009KT P6SM BKN050
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