BIGGS AAF (FORT BLISS)
Latitude: 31-50-58.29 N
Longitude: 106-22-48.14 W
Elevation: 3948 ft.
Variation: 12 E 1965
From city: 5 miles NE of FORT BLISS/EL PASO/, TX
ARTCC: ZAB
Section chart: EL PASO
Time Zone: UTC-7(-6DT)
BIF (KBIF)
FORT BLISS/EL PASO/, TX
UNITED STATES

Data is effective:
04/03/2014 - 05/29/2014
Airport Operations
Airport Status: Operational
Facility use: Private use only
Control Tower: Airport traffic control tower
Tower Hours: 1300-0500Z++ MON-SUN, EXC HOL.
FSS: ALBUQUERQUE FSS (ABQ)
Toll Free: 1-800-WX-BRIEF
NOTAMs Facility: ABQ (ALBUQUERQUE INTL SUNPORT)
Attendance: MON-SUN 1300-0500Z++
EXCP HOL
Segmented Circle: No
Lights: SS-SR
Beacon: Split Clear and Green
SS-SR
Fuel: NONE
Int'l Operations: Not a Landing Rights Airport
Not an Airport of Entry
Airport Contacts
OWNER:
US ARMY AERONAUTICAL SVCS AGENCY
FT BELVOIR, TX 22060
UNITED STATES
MANAGER:
BIGGS AAF
FORT BLISS
EL PASO, TX 79901
UNITED STATES
Phone: 915-744-8088
General Remarks
•  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.
•  TFC PAT: F/W 5000', F/W CAT BCDE TURBO PROP 5500', R/W 4500', JET 6000'.
•  CAUTION: EL PASO INTL RWY 22 2 NM SE CAN BE MISTAKEN FOR RWY 21.
•  CAUTION: COYOTE HAZ.
•  NS ABTMT: VFR WEST ARR/DEP VIA MTN PASS 15 NM NW OF BIGGS AAF. AVOID VFR OVFT OF CITY. FLY 1500' AGL, 1500' HORIZONTAL DIST FM MTN DWELLINGS.
•  BEARING STRENGTH RWY 03-21: ST175 SBTT593 TRT585.
•  SEE FLIP AP/1 SUPPLEMENTARY ARPT RMK.
•  JASU: 4(A/M32A-86) 2(A/M32-95).
•  SERVICE: FUEL - A+ (ATLANTIC AVIATION, DSN 621-8811/8330 C915-744-8811/8330).
•  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.
•  TRANS ALERT: 1300-0500Z++ DLY, EXC HOL.
•  MISC: KBIF MANUAL OBSN AND WX FORECASTER AVBL MON-FRI 1300-0500Z++, CLSD HOL. DSN 621-1215/1214, C915-744-1215/1214, OT 25TH OWS, DAVIS MONTHAN AFB, DSN 228-6598/6599.
•  SERVICE-LGT: WHEN UNATTENDED 3-STEP HIRL RWY 03/21 AND PAPI RWY 03/21-127.9.
•  MISC: INTL GARBAGE CAP LTD. EXP DELAYS UNLESS PLACED IN GARBAGE BAGS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL.
Airport Communications
UNICOM: None  
ATIS: None  
RADAR SERVICE: Approach / Departure  
BIGGS EMERGENCY: 121.5 MHz EMERG  
  243 MHz EMERG  
BIGGS GROUND: 121.6 MHz GND/P  
  237.6 MHz GND/P  
BIGGS TOWER: 127.9 MHz LCL/P  
  342.25 MHz LCL/P  
EL PASO APPROACH: 119.15 MHz APCH/P CLASS C (SOUTH-V16)
  124.25 MHz APCH/P CLASS C IC (NORTH-V16)
  298.85 MHz APCH/P CLASS C IC (NORTH-V16)
  353.5 MHz APCH/P CLASS C (SOUTH-V16)
EL PASO APPROACH/DEPARTURE: 119.15 MHz APCH/P DEP/P  
EL PASO CLERANCE DELIVERY: 125 MHz CD/P  
  379.1 MHz CD/P  
EL PASO DEPARTURE: 121.3 MHz DEP/P  
  263 MHz DEP/P  
Other - (PTD): 122.7 MHz PTD  
Remarks:
•  BLISS RDO OPR 0700Z++ MON-0700Z++ SAT, EXC HOL 121.075 237.2.
•  CLASS C AIRSPACE. CTC PRIOR TO ENTERING CTLZ.
Radio AIDS To Navigation
NAVAIDS:
Type ID Name Frequency Hours Distance Bearing Remarks
VOT ELP EL PASO INTL 111 MHz 24 Hours 2.6 nm 8.2°
•  OPERATIONAL RESTRICTED
•  UNUSBL ON THE WEST SIDE OF HANGERS SOUTH OF THE INTXN OF TWY A & THE CNTRLN OF RY 04/22.
NDB EL VALTR 242 KHz 24 Hours 3.2 nm 258.5°
•  OPERATIONAL IFR
•  NDB UNUSABLE 120-260 BYD 15 NM.
VORTAC ELP EL PASO 115.2 MHz 24 Hours 5.4 nm 292.0°
•  OPERATIONAL RESTRICTED
•  DME & TACAN AZIMUTH UNUSABLE 260-270 BYD 30 NM BLO 11,000 FT; 270-310 BYD 30 NM BLO 10,000 FT.
•  VOR PORTION UNUSABLE 310-070 BYD 25 NM BLO 12,000 FT.
VORTAC EWM NEWMAN 112.4 MHz 24 Hours 8.2 nm 221.8°
•  OPERATIONAL IFR
•  TACAN AZM & DME PORTION UNUSABLE 220-255 BEYOND 25 NM BELOW 12,000 FT.
VOR/DME CJS CIUDAD JUAREZ 116.7 MHz 24 Hours 13.0 nm 10.6°
•  OPERATIONAL IFR
VORTAC HUP HUDSPETH 115 MHz 24 Hours 54.1 nm 288.5°
•  OPERATIONAL IFR
TACAN HMN HOLLOMAN   24 Hours 62.2 nm 192.8°
•  OPERATIONAL RESTRICTED
•  TACAN UNUSABLE 030-120 BEYOND 30 NM BELOW 15,000 FT.
•  TACAN UNMONITORED WHEN RAPCON CLOSED.
•  NO-NOTAM MP: 1200-1400Z++ TUE.
Weather Data Services
ID Type Frequency Phone Distance Remarks
ELP WX ASOS   915-779-6452 2.6 nm
LRU WX AWOS-3 119.025 MHz 575-526-4831 37.8 nm
ALM WX AWOS-3 127.825 MHz 575-439-4112 62.5 nm
Runways
03/21
Dimensions: 13554 ft. x 150 ft.
Surface Type: PEM
Surface Condition:  
Treatment:  
Runway Edge Lights: High Intensity
Weight Limitations  
   PCN: 120/R/C/W/T
   Single Wheel:  
   Double Wheel: 137,000 lbs
   Double Tandem: 345,000 lbs
   Dual Double Tandem: 840,000 lbs
  Runway 03 Runway 21
Traffic Pattern: Left Right
Latitude: 31-50-9.95 N 31-51-46.628 N
Longitude: 106-23-42.603 W 106-21-53.683 W
Elevation: 3910.9 ft. 3947.7 ft.
Threshold Crossing Height: 71 ft. AGL 71 ft. AGL
Visual Glide Path Angle:
Visual Slope Indicator: 4-light PAPI on left 4-light PAPI on left
Approach Lights:   ALSF1: Standard 2400 feet high intensity approach lighting system with sequenced flashers, category 1 configuration
Runway End Identifier Lights: No No
TDZE: 3913 ft. 3948 ft.

Heliports
None