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KVBG Vandenberg Air Force Base
Lompoc, California, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 15 JULY 2021

Location

FAA Identifier: VBG
Lat/Long: 34-44-14.4120N 120-35-03.5252W
34-44.240200N 120-35.058753W
34.7373367,-120.5843126
(estimated)
Elevation: 368 ft. / 112.2 m (surveyed)
Variation: 12E (2020)
From city: 7 miles NW of LOMPOC, CA
Time zone: UTC -7 (UTC -8 during Standard Time)
Zip code: 93437

Airport Operations

Airport use: Private use. Permission required prior to landing
Control tower: yes
ARTCC: LOS ANGELES CENTER
FSS: HAWTHORNE FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
FSS-HAWTHORNE HHR-NOTAM KVBG
NOTAMs facility: HHR (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: 1600-0100Z++
CLSD SAT, SUN AND HOL.
Pattern altitude: TFC PAT: OVERHEAD 2400, RECTANGULAR 1400 FT, LGT ACFT/COPTER 900 FT.
Wind indicator: yes
Segmented circle: no
Lights: WHEN ATCT CLSD ACTVT ALS RWY 30; SFL RWY 30; PAPI RWY 12 & 30; HIRL 12/30 - CTAF. RWY 12 ALS UNAVBL; USE NO APCH LIGHT MINS.
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.

Airport Communications

CTAF: 124.95
VANDENBERG GROUND: 121.75 275.8 [0800-1700 EXCPT SAT-SUN & HOLIDAYS]
VANDENBERG TOWER: 124.95 326.2 [0800-1700 EXCPT SAT-SUN & HOLIDAYS]
SANTA BARBARA APPROACH: 124.15
SANTA BARBARA DEPARTURE: 124.15
CLEARANCE DELIVERY: 121.75 275.8
COMD POST: 126.2 311.0 321.0
D-ATIS: 133.125 257.975
EMERG: 121.5 243.0
PMSV METRO: 342.4
PTD: 126.2 372.2
RANGE CTL: 121.4 256.0 266.0
WX AWOS-3PT at LPC (7 nm SE): 133.875 (805-735-3075)
WX ASOS at SMX (12 nm NE): 121.15 (805-928-0384)
  • APCH/DEP CTL SVC PRVDD BY LOS ANGELES ARTCC (ZLA) ON FREQS 119.05/269.5 (SAN LUIS OBISPO RCAG) WHEN SANTA BARBARA APCH CTL (SBA) CLSD.
  • TWR (E) 124.95 326.2 REMARKS: SVC NOT PRVDD TO LOMPOC.
  • (ATIS PHONE NR) C805-605-2847.
  • WX SVC AVBL 24 HR AT DSN 276-8022, C805-606-8022. AN/FMQ-23 AUTOMATED OBS SYS IN USE, AUGMENTED BY HUMAN WHEN NEC. DRG WX FLT CLOSURE OR EVAC, REMOTE BRIEFING SVC AVBL FM 25 OWS DSN 228-6598/6599/6588, C520-228-6598/6599/6588. RVR INFO.

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
GLJr177/(13.3)GUADALUPE VOR111.0016E
GVOr281/27.3GAVIOTA VORTAC113.8016E
MQOr148/32.1MORRO BAY VORTAC112.4016E

Airport Services

Fuel available: 115 JET-B+
Airframe service: MAJOR
Powerplant service: MAJOR
Bottled oxygen: NONE
Bulk oxygen: NONE

Runway Information

Runway 12/30

Dimensions: 15000 x 200 ft. / 4572 x 61 m
Surface: concrete, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 53 /R/B/W/T
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 12  RUNWAY 30
Latitude: 34-45.137462N34-43.342938N
Longitude: 120-36.089193W120-34.028315W
Elevation: 238.0 ft.368.0 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 125 magnetic, 137 true305 magnetic, 317 true
Markings: precision, in good conditionprecision, 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: ALSF2: standard 2,400 foot high intensity approach lighting system with centerline sequenced flashers (category II or III)ALSF2: standard 2,400 foot high intensity approach lighting system with centerline sequenced flashers (category II or III)
RY 30 APPROACH LIGHTING SYSTEM ARE NON-STANDARD ALSF2 CONFIGURATION. THRESHOLD LIGHTS ARE 17 FEET FROM THE USABLE PAVEMENT SURFACE.
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Instrument approach: ILSILS

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: U.S. Air Force
Owner: USAF
VANDENBERG AFB
LOMPOC, CA 93437
Manager: BASE OPERATIONS
VANDENGERG AFB
LOMPOC, CA 93437
Phone 805-606-4129
DSN 276-4129

Additional Remarks

RSTD - ACTIVATION OF AN/APS 145 RADAR OR SIMILAR RADAR SYSTEMS IS PROH WHILE IN R2516, R2517, R2534A AND R2534B. CTC TWR ON GND PRIOR TO ENG START, ENG START OR AFLD OPR NOT AUTH TIL CTC WITH TWR IS MADE. NO INT DEP BTN OFFL SS-SR.
CAUTION - UNCTL CIV ARPT TFC 7 NM SE. WHEN ARPT IS VMC ACFT WILL NOT EXCEED 1900' TIL CROS DEP END OF RWY TO AVOID OVERHEAD TFC PAT. HVY AND LARGE ACFT ARE REQ TO USE MIN TAXI PWR AND SHUT DOWN OR IDLE OUTBOARD ENG TO AVOID BLOWING FOREIGN OBJECT ONTO PAVEMENT.
CAUTION - PRK RAMP IS NOT MRK FOR C-17 ACFT.
REMARKS - FOR BASH INFO, SEE FLIP AP/1 SUPPLEMENTARY ARPT RMK.
FUEL - A++, FUEL SVC BY TRUCK ONLY. EXP SVC DELAYS.
RWY-LGTS: RWY 12 - SF.
RSTD: PPR AT LEAST 24 HR IN ADVANCE, BUT NO EARLIER THAN 5 DAYS IN ADVANCE. SEND EMAIL TO 30OSS_OSAA-AIRFIE@US.AF.MIL FOR PPR REQ FORM. AM OPS DSN 276-6941 OR C805-606-6941/6942 FAX EXTN 6664. ACFT OPS OUTSIDE OF PUBL AFLD OPERATING HRS MUST BE APV AT LEAST 48 HRS IN ADV THRU AFLD MGMT. GRD SUPPORT SVC UNAVBL FOR ARR/DEP OPS OUTSIDE OF PUBL OR SKED AFLD OPERATING HRS.
TRAN ALERT: LTD FLEET SVC AVBL, CTC AM OPS.
MISC: ALL ACFT REQ FULL STOP AT VBG OR SUPPORTING VBG VIP MOVEMENT, CTC PTD (OT COMD POST) 30 MIN PRIOR TO LDG. ALTN AFLD RQR. AM OPS DSN 276-6941/42, C805-606-6941/42 FAX EXTN 6664. RWY 12-30 GROOVED.
MISC: EARLY/LATE ACFT ARR/DEP BEFORE/AFTER PUBL OR SKED AFLD OPERATING HRS SHALL EXP HOLDING WITH APCH CTL OR ARTCC TIL AFLD IS OPEN OR RON IF DEP. ACFT SHALL CTC COMD POST AT DSN 276-9961 PRIOR TO DEP WITH UPDATED ARR TIME. ENSURE PILOTS CK NOTAMS PRIOR TO DEP AS NOTAM WILL REFLECT AFLD HRS BASED ON APPROVED AFTER HRS REQ. CTC COMD POST 30 MIN OUT OR EARLIER.
TRAN ALERT: POTABLE WATER SVC UNAVBL.
CAUTION: TACAN GND CK PTS AT INT OF TWY A AND TWY D, AND INT TWY A AND RWY 30 RUN-UP AREA UNSVC.
SERVICE-LGT: RWY 12 ILS AND PAPI GS NOT COINCIDENTAL.
RWY-LGTS: RWY 30 - SF.
TOW CPBLTY AVBL FOR C-130 AND SMLR ACFT.
LTD TOW CPBLTY FOR KC-135; CTC AIRFIELD MGMT FOR SPECIFICS.
ALL OTHER ACFT TOW CPBLTY UNAVBL.
CAUTION: MKGS ON PRKG APRON FADED AND NON-RETROREFLECTIVE.
RSTD: ALPHA ROW ENG RUN-UP AREA UNAVBL.
CSTMS/AG/IMG: CUSTOMS UNAVBL.
CAUTION: ALTN HAZ CARGO PAD DOES NOT HAVE TIE DOWNS.
MISC: ANY CHANGE TO ARR/DEP TIME MUST BE COORD THRU COMD POST, RE-APVL IS RQR IF NEW ETA/ETD IS OUTSIDE OF AFLD HRS OF OPR.
BEARING STRENGTH RWY 12/30: S81 T110 ST175 SBTT590 TT333 TDT800 DDT857 TRT510.
CAUTION: OBST LGT ON WATER TWR LCTD 1.3 SM SW OF RWY 30 THLD O/S.
CAUTION: ACFT TIE-DOWNS UNAVBL.
RSTRD: FTR ACFT RSTRD FM TAX ON TWY A SOUTH OF TWY B.
FTR ACFT RSTRD FROM PRKG ON BRAVO 2 AND ROW A ON SOUTH END OF PRKG APN.
RSTD: PPR RQRD FOR PRACTICE APCH. CTC AMOPS C805-606-6941.
MISC: COMSEC MTRL MUST BE STORED AT 30 SW COMD POST, DSN 276-9961, C805-606-9961.
JASU - 4(A/M32A-86) 2(AM32-95).
FLUID - SP PRESAIR LPOX LOX LHNIT.
OIL - O-148-156.

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 15 July 2021 at 0901Z to 12 August 2021 at 0900z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
HI-ILS OR LOC/DME RWY 12   download (132KB)
HI-ILS OR LOC/DME RWY 30   download (136KB)
ILS OR LOC/DME RWY 12   download (130KB)
ILS OR LOC/DME RWY 30   download (136KB)
HI-TACAN RWY 12   download (118KB)
HI-TACAN RWY 30   download (122KB)
TACAN RWY 12   download (112KB)
TACAN RWY 30   download (121KB)
 
Departure Procedures
GAVIOTA THREE   download (78KB)
VANDENBERG THREE   download (78KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (293KB)

Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KLPC - Lompoc Airport (7 nm SE)
KSMX - Santa Maria Public Airport/Capt G Allan Hancock Field (12 nm NE)
KIZA - Santa Ynez Airport (26 nm E)
KSBP - San Luis County Regional Airport (30 nm N)
KSBA - Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (41 nm SE)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 28-Jul-2021
 Local
(UTC-7)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight05:4212:42
Sunrise06:1013:10
Sunset20:0703:07
Evening civil twilight20:3503:35

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  28-Jul-2021 08:36:38
Local (UTC-7)  28-Jul-2021 01:36:38
 
METAR
KVBG 
6nm S 
280358Z AUTO 35004KT 7SM OVC003 15/14 A3002 RMK AO2 SLPNO T01510143 $
KLPC 
7nm SE 
280756Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM OVC007 16/14 A3002 RMK AO2 SLP166 T01610144 402330122
KSMX 
12nm NE 
280751Z AUTO 00000KT 7SM OVC006 15/13 A3003 RMK AO2 SLP168 T01500133 402440133 $
TAF
KVBG 
6nm S 
280059Z 2800/2904 26006KT 9999 BKN007 QNH3001INS BECMG 2801/2802 31006KT 9999 BKN005 QNH3000INS BECMG 2803/2804 VRB06KT 4800 BR OVC003 QNH3000INS BECMG 2805/2806 VRB06KT 0400 FG VV001 QNH3002INS BECMG 2816/2817 28006KT 4800 BR OVC004 QNH3003INS BECMG 2818/2819 32009KT 9999 NSW SCT006 QNH3005INS BECMG 2821/2822 31012KT 9999 SCT010 QNH3002INS BECMG 2900/2901 29009KT 9999 BKN009 QNH3001INS TX19/2821Z TN13/2813Z LAST NO AMDS AFT 2801 NEXT 2814
KSMX 
12nm NE 
280531Z 2806/2906 32006KT P6SM OVC005 FM280900 VRB03KT 2SM BR OVC003 FM281500 VRB03KT 5SM BR OVC005 FM281800 30006KT P6SM SCT010 FM282100 32012KT P6SM SKC FM290300 30006KT P6SM OVC007
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