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KSDM Brown Field Municipal Airport
San Diego, California, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 08 SEPTEMBER 2022

Location

FAA Identifier: SDM
Lat/Long: 32-34-20.2000N 116-58-48.6000W
32-34.336667N 116-58.810000W
32.5722778,-116.9801667
(estimated)
Elevation: 526.1 ft. / 160.4 m (surveyed)
Variation: 14E (1980)
From city: 13 miles SE of SAN DIEGO, CA
Time zone: UTC -7 (UTC -8 during Standard Time)
Zip code: 92154

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 03/1948
Control tower: yes
ARTCC: LOS ANGELES CENTER
FSS: SAN DIEGO FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: SDM (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: 0900-1700
Pattern altitude: TPA: RWY 8L-26R 1000'AGL; 8R-26L 600'AGL.
Wind indicator: lighted
Segmented circle: yes
Lights: ACTVT REIL RWY 08L, PAPI RWY 08L & RWY 26R, HIRL RWY 08L/26R, AND MIRL RWY 08R/26L - CTAF.
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.
International operations: international airport of entry
US CUSTOMS USER FEE ARPT.

Airport Communications

CTAF: 128.25
UNICOM: 122.95
ATIS: 132.35
WX ASOS: 132.35 (619-661-8297)
BROWN GROUND: 124.4 [0800-2000]
BROWN TOWER: 128.25 225.4 [0800-2000]
SOCAL APPROACH: 124.35
SOCAL DEPARTURE: 125.15
CLEARANCE DELIVERY: 124.4
CHASR STAR: 124.35
CLASS B: 124.35 ;062-109 SAN 14,000 FT & BLW
CWARD DP: 119.6
PADRZ DP: 119.6
WX ASOS at NRS (7 nm W): PHONE 619-437-9890
WX ASOS at SAN (14 nm NW): PHONE 619-296-8934
WX AWOS-3P at SEE (15 nm N): 125.45 (619-449-1228)
WX ASOS at MYF (17 nm NW): 126.9 (858-576-4337)

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
PGYr167/2.3POGGI VORTAC116.4514E
TIJr312/2.4TIJUANA VOR/DME116.5012E
MZBr120/17.7MISSION BAY VORTAC117.8015E
JLIr195/39.5JULIAN VORTAC114.0015E

Airport Services

Fuel available: 100LL JET-A JET-A+
100LL:FOR FUEL AFT HRS CALL FBO'S AT (619) 671-9222; FEE FOR CALLOUT. MILITARY FUEL AVBL BY CALLING (619) 671-9222.
Parking: tiedowns
Airframe service: MAJOR
Powerplant service: MAJOR
Bottled oxygen: HIGH/LOW
Bulk oxygen: HIGH/LOW

Runway Information

Runway 8L/26R

Dimensions: 7972 x 150 ft. / 2430 x 46 m
Surface: asphalt/concrete, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 43 /F/D/X/T
Single wheel: 107.0
Double wheel: 141.0
Double tandem: 213.0
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 8L  RUNWAY 26R
Latitude: 32-34.427732N32-34.299302N
Longitude: 116-59.605682W116-58.060468W
Elevation: 526.1 ft.507.7 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftright
Runway heading: 082 magnetic, 096 true262 magnetic, 276 true
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 (4.00 degrees glide path)
RWY 26R PAPI UNUSABLE BYD 3 NM.
Runway end identifier lights: yesyes
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights

Runway 8R/26L

Dimensions: 3185 x 75 ft. / 971 x 23 m
Surface: asphalt, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 5 /F/D/Z/U
Single wheel: 12.5, OPERATOR PERMITS ONLY 12500 LBS.
Runway edge lights: medium intensity
RUNWAY 8R  RUNWAY 26L
Latitude: 32-34.295277N32-34.243988N
Longitude: 116-59.060755W116-58.443450W
Elevation: 520.8 ft.506.8 ft.
Traffic pattern: rightleft
Runway heading: 082 magnetic, 096 true262 magnetic, 276 true
Markings: basic, in good conditionbasic, in good condition
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Publicly-owned
Owner: CITY OF SAN DIEGO
1424 CONTINENTAL ST
SAN DIEGO, CA 92154
Phone 619-424-0455
Manager: ANDY SCHWARTZ
1424 CONTINENTAL ST
SAN DIEGO, CA 92154
Phone 619-424-0456

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 159
Single engine airplanes: 127
Multi engine airplanes: 17
Jet airplanes: 7
Helicopters: 8
    
Aircraft operations: avg 275/day *
64% local general aviation
29% transient general aviation
5% military
2% air taxi
* for 12-month period ending 31 December 2020

Additional Remarks

BE ALERT TO ARPT BDRY ONE MILE NORTH FM MEXICAN/USA INTL BORDER.
PARA JUMPING ON AIRPORT AND 3 MILES EAST.
BE ALERT TO HIGH TERRAIN 3,566 FT. MSL SIX MILES EAST OF AIRPORT.
BE ALERT WHEN DEPARTING ON RY 08L AT NIGHT DUE TO RISING TERRAIN TO THE EAST.
NOISE SENSITIVE AREAS APPROX 1 MILE WEST OF AIRPORT, 1/2 MILE NORTHWEST, AND 2 MILES NORTH.
TWY G WEST OF TWY B RESTRICTED TO AIRCRAFT WITH WINGSPANS OF 133 FT OR LESS.
AVOID DCT OVERFLIGHT OF PIO PICO ENERGY CENTER BLO 2000 FT AGL, 3 NM EAST OF AP.
FOR CD WHEN ATCT CLSD CTC SOCAL APCH AT 800-448-3724.
NO ENGINE OPNS ON RAMPS EXCEPT AS NECESSARY FOR ARRIVALS/DEPARTURES.

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 8 September 2022 at 0901Z to 6 October 2022 at 0900Z.

 
STARs - Standard Terminal Arrivals
CHASR TWO (RNAV)   download (207KB)
 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
RNAV (GPS) RWY 08L   download (270KB)
VOR OR TACAN-A   download (329KB)
NOTE: Special Alternate Minimums apply   download (115KB)
 
Departure Procedures
CWARD TWO (RNAV)   download (206KB)
PADRZ TWO (RNAV)   download (236KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (350KB)

Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KNRS - Imperial Beach Naval Outlying Field (Ream Field) (7 nm W)
KNZY - North Island Naval Air Station (Halsey Field) Airport (14 nm NW)
KSAN - San Diego International Airport (14 nm NW)
KSEE - Gillespie Field Airport (15 nm N)
KMYF - Montgomery-Gibbs Executive Airport (17 nm NW)
KNKX - Miramar MCAS (Joe Foss Field) Airport (20 nm NW)
 
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Aerial photo of KSDM (Brown Field Municipal Airport)
Photo by Mark Holtzman
Photo taken 05-Mar-2020
looking east.

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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 29-Sep-2022
 Local
(UTC-7)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:1713:17
Sunrise06:4213:42
Sunset18:3501:35
Evening civil twilight18:5901:59

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  29-Sep-2022 12:49:26
Local (UTC-7)  29-Sep-2022 05:49:26
 
METAR
KSDM 291219Z AUTO 31003KT 1/4SM FG VV001 18/17 A2997 RMK AO2 T01780167
MMTJ 
2nm S 
291224Z 31005KT 1/16SM FG VV001 18/18 A3000 RMK 8////
KNRS 
7nm W 
291153Z AUTO 23005KT 1/4SM FG VV002 18/18 A2997 RMK AO2 SLP149 T01830178 10194 20178 55000
KSAN 
14nm NW 
291234Z 00000KT 3/4SM R09/P6000FT BR OVC002 19/18 A2998 RMK AO2 T01890183
KNZY 
14nm NW 
291152Z 00000KT 1/2SM FG BKN002 OVC007 19/18 A2996 RMK AO2 SLP145 T01890183 10200 20183 53001
KSEE 
15nm N 
291235Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 18/16 A2997 RMK AO2
KMYF 
17nm NW 
291233Z AUTO 32003KT 1/4SM FG VV002 18/18 A2998 RMK AO2 T01830178
KNKX 
19nm NW 
291220Z 33004KT 1/4SM FG VV001 18/18 A2997 RMK AO2 T01780178 $
TAF
MMTJ 
2nm S 
291040Z 2912/3018 00000KT 5SM HZ SKC TX30/2921Z TN18/2912Z TEMPO 2912/2915 3SM BR BKN008 FM291600 30010KT P6SM SKC FM300300 30005KT 5SM HZ BKN010 TEMPO 3010/3014 2SM BR BKN003 FM301600 30010KT P6SM SKC
KSAN 
14nm NW 
291137Z 2912/3018 00000KT 1/2SM FG OVC002 FM291430 VRB04KT 1 1/2SM BR VCFG OVC003 FM291600 19004KT 4SM HZ BKN007 FM291830 25008KT P6SM FEW010 FM300200 30005KT P6SM BKN010 FM300800 VRB03KT 6SM BR OVC007
KNZY 
14nm NW 
2910/3007 VRB04KT 3200 BR BKN005 OVC007 QNH2991INS TEMPO 2910/2915 0200 FG VV002 BECMG 2917/2919 21008KT 9999 NSW SCT008 SCT050 BKN250 QNH2985INS TEMPO 2919/2923 8000 HZ BKN007 FM300300 VRB06KT 9999 SCT010 SCT030 QNH2990INS TEMPO 3003/3006 4800 BR BKN050 T18/2914Z T23/2921Z AMD 1022 FS30186
KNKX 
19nm NW 
2909/3009 VRB05KT 9999 FEW008 QNH2996INS FM291000 VRB05KT 2400 BR BKN005 QNH2996INS TEMPO 2910/2915 0400 FG VV002 BECMG 2917/2919 27008KT 9999 SKC QNH2987INS FM300330 VRB05KT 9999 SKC QNH2990INS BECMG 3005/3007 VRB05KT 9999 BKN008 QNH2989INS T17/2914Z T29/2921Z
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FBO, Fuel Providers, and Aircraft Ground Support

  
 Business Name 
 
 Contact 
 
 Services / Description 
 
Fuel Prices
 
Comments
  
 San Diego Jet Center
619-671-9222
toll-free 866-736-5382
[web site]
[email]
The only full service FBO at KSDM dedicated to providing excellent service at a competitive price.
 
U.S. Government Contract Fuel   U.S. Customs Service   AVTRIP   Hertz  
 
More info about San Diego Jet Center
Avfuel
100LL Jet A
FS $6.49 $5.79 
SS $5.45 --- 
 Updated 14-Sep-2022
 
   1 read write
First Flight 619-661-6522
[web site]
[email]
Aviation fuel, Oxygen service, Aircraft parking (ramp or tiedown), GPU / Power cart, Flight training, Aircraft rental, Aerial tours / aerial sightseeing, ...
 
Phillips 66® Aviation Contract Fuel  
 
More info about First Flight
Phillips 66
100LL Jet A
FS --- $5.25 
SS $5.25 --- 
GUARANTEED
 
   5 read write
Alternatives at nearby airports
IMPORTANT: Note that the FBOs below are NOT at KSDM but at other nearby airports. Do not expect services from these FBOs to be available at KSDM.
Located at KSBD
Luxivair SBD
UNICOM 122.975
909-382-6068
[web site]
[email]

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At KSBD (San Bernardino International Airport), 92 miles N

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Located at KSBD
Titan
100LL Jet A
FS $6.80 $6.45 
SS $6.10 --- 
 Updated 27-Sep-2022
 
   5 read write
FS=Full service
SS=Self service
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