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Castle Airport

Atwater, CA

Phone: 209-385-7686
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Attendance: Attended
Year-round, 7 Days a Week,0900-1800
Tower:Air Traffic Control Tower, 12 hrs/day, everyday, year-roundTower Hrs: 0700-2100
Elevation:191 ft (58.2 m) (Surveyed)
Location:3.00 mi. NE of Atwater
Beacon: Present (white-green)
Instrument Procedures:ILS, DME, LOC, VOR, RNAV, GPS
Runway length: 11802 ft
Fees:Tiedown, Landing, Parking, Hangar
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Minimum Fuel Prices

100LL$ 5.44  (full serve service)
Jet-A$ 4.48  (full serve service)

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Runway 13/31

Dimensions:11802 x 150ft. / 3597.2 x 45.7mWeight Bearing Cap: Single wheel: 155000 lb
Surface:asphalt, concrete, no surface treatment, in good conditionRunway Edge Lights:high
#Elev/HdgTr. Pat.MarkingsApproach LightsTD PointILS/LOCObstructionsComments/Noise
13190.6ft. MSL
126° mag
141° true
0.1% down
No Datanon-precisionapproach: 2400ft/High-Intensity/Sequenced Flashers, Cat-I Config.
visual glide slope: 4-Light/Left-Side PAPI
31177.9ft. MSL
306° mag
321° true
0.1% up
precisionapproach: 2400ft/High-Intensity/Sequenced Flashers, Cat-I Config.
visual glide slope: 4-Light/Left-Side PAPI
LOC/GSAlsf1 Ry 13/31 Sequenced Flashing Lgts Out of Service Indefly

Business/Service Information

Name LocationFreq. MonitoredMain Phone
Gemini Flight Support
  • $5.44
  • $4.48
On field: CTR
UNICOM: 122.95
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Services at this airport:

Engine Repair: MinorAirframe Repair: Minor
Fuel: 100LL Low-Lead, Jet A
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    Operations & More Information

    Lat/Long:N37 22.8283' / W120 34.0917'
    Charts:NACO: San Francisco Sectional
    Mag Var:15E (2000)
    ARTCC:Oakland (ZOA)
    FSS:Rancho Murieta (RIU)
    NOTAM Facility:MER
    Approach/Departure Control FacilityNCT
    Pattern Altitude:Tpa 1000 Ft Agl; Turbine & Large Acft 1500 Ft AGL Light Aircraft: 1189 MSL; Turbine Aircraft: 1689 MSL
    Wind Indicator:Lighted
    Seg. Circle:Yes
    Lighting: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

    Aircraft & Activity

    Based GA Aircraft

    Single Engine:65
    Multi Engine:11

    Airport Activity

    GA Local:54,884
    GA Itinerant:47,504
    Air Taxi:51

    (12-month period ending on 2/11/2015)

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    Contact Addresses

    Owner:Airport Manager:
    Merced CountyScott C. Malta
    2222 M Street1900 Airdrome Entry
    Merced, CA 95340Atwater, CA 95301-4180
    209-385-7686 (Office) 209-385-7686 (Office)
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