CASTLE
Latitude: 37-22-49.7 N
Longitude: 120-34-5.5 W
Elevation: 191 ft.
Variation: 15 E 2000
From city: 3 miles NE of ATWATER, CA
ARTCC: ZOA
Section chart: SAN FRANCISCO
Time Zone: UTC-8(-7DT)
MER (KMER)
ATWATER, CA
UNITED STATES

Data is effective:
04/03/2014 - 05/29/2014
Airport Operations
Airport Status: Operational
Facility use: Open to the public
Control Tower: Airport traffic control tower
Tower Hours: 0700-2100
FSS: RANCHO MURIETA FSS (RIU)
Toll Free: 1-800-WX-BRIEF
NOTAMs Facility: MER (CASTLE)
Attendance: 0900-1800
Wind Indicator: Lighted
Segmented Circle: Yes
Lights: SEE RMK
WHEN ATCT CLSD ACTVT HIRL RY 13/31; ALSF1 RYS 13 & 31 FREQ 123.00; 3 CLICKS ON, 5 CLICKS INCREASE INTENSITY, 7 CLICKS OFF. PAPI RYS 13 & 31 OPER CONT.
Beacon: Clear and Green
SS-SR
Landing Fee: No
Fuel: 100LL, A
Int'l Operations: Not a Landing Rights Airport
Not an Airport of Entry
Airport Contacts
OWNER:
MERCED COUNTY
COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
2222 M STREET
MERCED, CA 95340
UNITED STATES
Phone: 209-385-7686
MANAGER:
SCOTT C. MALTA
1900 AIRDROME ENTRY
ATWATER, CA 95301-4180
UNITED STATES
Phone: 209-385-7686
X4180
General Remarks
•  RY 13/31 180 DEGREE TURNS PROHIBITIED.
•  FOR AIRPORT INFO 209-385-7686.
•  RY 31 WILL BE THE DESIGNATED CALM WIND RY (WIND 5 KNOTS OR LESS).
•  OPPOSITE END OF RY NOT VISIBLE ON TKOF. WHEN ATCT CLSD OPPOSITE DIRECTION TAKEOFFS AND LANDINGS ARE NOT AUTHORIZED.
•  CIVILIAN AND MILITARY TRAINING MAY OCCASIONALLY CAUSE PATTERN CONGESTION.
•  WHEN ATCT CLSD MAXIMUM OF 5 AIRCRAFT PERMITTED IN VFR TRAFFIC PATTERN AT ANY ONE TIME AND 2,000 FT CEILING AND 3 MILES VISIBILITY RECOMMENDED.
Airport Communications
UNICOM: 122.95 MHz  
ATIS: 124.475 MHz  
RADAR SERVICE: Approach / Departure  
CASTLE GROUND: 133.575 MHz GND/P  
CASTLE TOWER: 118.175 MHz LCL/P  
  235.775 MHz LCL/P  
NORCAL APPROACH/DEPARTURE: 120.95 MHz APCH/P DEP/P  
  269.45 MHz APCH/P DEP/P  
Radio AIDS To Navigation
ILS/DME:
Rwy End Type ID Frequency Channel Remarks
Rwy 31 ILS I-MER 109.5 MHz  
•  LOCALIZER UNUSABLE BYD 25 DEG BOTH SIDES OF COURSE.
•  ILS UNMONITORED 2100-0700 DAILY.


NAVAIDS:
Type ID Name Frequency Hours Distance Bearing Remarks
VOR/DME HYP EL NIDO 114.2 MHz 24 Hours 12.6 nm 320.4°
•  OPERATIONAL RESTRICTED
VORTAC PXN PANOCHE 112.6 MHz 24 Hours 41.1 nm 14.1°
•  OPERATIONAL RESTRICTED
•  VOR UNUSBL 230-280 BYD 7NM BLO 9,000 FT.
NDB TCY TRACY 203 KHz 24 Hours 45.8 nm 113.9°
•  OPERATIONAL IFR
•  UNMONITORED.
Weather Data Services
ID Type Frequency Phone Distance Remarks
MER WX AWOS-3 124.475 MHz 209-725-0104 0.7 nm
LSN WX AWOS-3 118.675 MHz 209-827-7084 23.9 nm
MPI WX AWOS-3 135.6 MHz 209-966-2912 26.4 nm
O22 WX AWOS-3 124.65 MHz 209-536-9384 39.6 nm
SCK WX ASOS   209-982-4270 44.4 nm
Runways
13/31
1,000 FT PAVED BLAST PAD BOTH ENDS OF RY.
Dimensions: 11802 ft. x 150 ft.
Surface Type: ASPH-CONC
Surface Condition: GOOD
Treatment:  
Runway Edge Lights: High Intensity
Weight Limitations  
   PCN:  
   Single Wheel: 155,000 lbs
   Double Wheel: 200,000 lbs
   Double Tandem: 415,000 lbs
   Dual Double Tandem: 720,000 lbs
  Runway 13 Runway 31
True Alignment: 141° 321°
Traffic Pattern:   Right
Markings: Non-precision instrument Precision instrument
Markings Condition: Good Good
Latitude: 37-23-35.1045 N 37-22-4.3758 N
Longitude: 120-34-51.4498 W 120-33-19.5014 W
Elevation: 190.6 ft. 177.9 ft.
Threshold Crossing Height: 75 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 ALSF1: Standard 2400 feet high intensity approach lighting system with sequenced flashers, category 1 configuration
ALSF1 RY 13/31 SEQUENCED FLASHING LGTS OTS INDEFLY.
Runway End Identifier Lights: No No
TDZE: 191 ft. 181 ft.

Heliports
None