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Forbes Field Airport

Topeka, KS

Phone: 785-862-2362
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Attendance: Attended
Military Use: See Flip Ap/1 Supplementary Airport Rmk.Year-round, 7 Days a Week,0545-2200
Tower:Air Traffic Control Tower, 16 hrs/day, everyday, year-roundTower Hrs: 0545-2200Mil Ops Hrs: 0730-1615 TUE-FRI; OCNLY SAT EXCEPT HOL
Elevation:1,077 ft (328.3 m) (Surveyed)
Location:6.00 mi. S of Topeka
Beacon: Present (split-white-green)
Instrument Procedures:ILS, DME, LOC, VOR, RNAV, GPS, NDB, TACAN
Runways:03/21, 13/31
Longest paved runway: 12803 ft
  • METARs
  • TAFs

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  • Satellite
  • Diagram
  • Sectional

Minimum Fuel Prices

100LL$ 5.44  (full serve service)
Jet-A$ 4.03  (full serve service)

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Runway 03/21

Dimensions:7001 x 150ft. / 2133.9 x 45.7mWeight Bearing Cap: Single wheel: 75000 lb
Surface:asphalt, grooved, in excellent conditionRunway Edge Lights:medium
#Elev/HdgTr. Pat.MarkingsApproach LightsTD PointILS/LOCObstructionsComments/Noise
031077.6ft. MSL
35° mag
40° true
0.5% down
non-precisionrunway end identifier: REIL is present
visual glide slope: 4-Box/Left-Side VASI
211043.0ft. MSL
215° mag
220° true
0.5% up
non-precisionrunway end identifier: REIL is present
visual glide slope: 4-Box/Left-Side VASI
Tree, 200 ft Right of center, 36 ft high, 1,850 ft from end, 45:1 clearance slope

Runway 13/31

Dimensions:12803 x 200ft. / 3902.4 x 61.0mWeight Bearing Cap: Single wheel: 75000 lb
Surface:concrete, grooved, in fair conditionRunway Edge Lights:high
#Elev/HdgTr. Pat.MarkingsApproach LightsTD PointILS/LOCObstructionsComments/Noise
131062.9ft. MSL
132° mag
137° true
0.2% down
precisionrunway end identifier: REIL is present
approach: SALS
visual glide slope: 4-Box/Left-Side VASI
Tree, 300 ft Left of center, 35 ft high, 1,750 ft from end, 44:1 clearance slope
311035.8ft. MSL
312° mag
317° true
0.2% up
precisionrunway visual range: Touchdown
approach: 1400ft/Medium-Intensity/Runway Alignment Indicators
visual glide slope: 4-Box/Left-Side VASI
ILS/DMETree, 500 ft Left of center, 59 ft high, 2,900 ft from end, 45:1 clearance slope

Business/Service Information

Name LocationFreq. MonitoredMain Phone
Million Air
  • $5.44
  • $4.03
On field: CTR
ARINC: 129.85785-862-0950
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Services at this airport:

Engine Repair: MajorAirframe Repair: Major
Fuel: 100LL Low-Lead, Jet A
Transportation: Limousine, Public
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    Operations & More Information

    Lat/Long:N38 57.0567' / W95 39.8167'
    Charts:NACO: Kansas City Sectional
    Mag Var:05E (1990)
    ARTCC:Kansas City (ZKC)
    FSS:Wichita (ICT)
    NOTAM Facility:FOE
    Approach/Departure Control Facility
    Pattern Altitude:Light Aircraft: 2078 MSL; Heavy Aircraft: 2578 MSL
    Wind Indicator:Lighted
    Seg. Circle:No
    Lighting:Pilot Activated Lighting:
    • high intensity: 7 clicks in 7 secs
    • medium intensity: 5 clicks in 5 secs
    • low intensity: 3 clicks in 3 secs
    When ATCT Clsd Actvt MIRL Ry 03/21; VASI Rys 03 & 21; HIRL Ry 13/31; MALSR Ry 31 - CTAF

    Aircraft & Activity

    Based GA Aircraft

    Single Engine:6
    Multi Engine:0

    Airport Activity

    GA Local:782
    GA Itinerant:6,044
    Air Taxi:1,105

    (12-month period ending on 10/31/2014)

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    Contact Addresses

    Owner:Airport Manager:
    Metropolitan Topeka Airport AuthorityMr Eric M Johnson
    6510 Se Forbes Ave #16510 Se Forbes Ave #1
    Topeka, KS 66619Topeka, KS 66619
    785-862-2362 (Office) 785-862-2362 (Office)