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Athens/Ben Epps Airport

Athens, GA

Phone: 706-613-3416
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Attendance: Attended
Year-round, 7 Days a Week,0600-2200
Tower:Air Traffic Control Tower, 12 hrs/day, everyday, year-roundTower Hrs: 0800-2000
Elevation:812 ft (247.5 m) (Surveyed)
Location:3.00 mi. E of Athens
Beacon: Present (white-green)
Instrument Procedures:ILS, DME, LOC, VOR, RNAV, GPS
Runways:02/20, 09/27
Longest paved runway: 6122 ft
Fees:Ramp, Tiedown, Hangar, Parking, Landing
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Minimum Fuel Prices

100LL$ 4.69  (full serve service)
Jet-A$ 4.29  (full serve service)

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Runway 02/20

Dimensions:3995 x 100ft. / 1217.7 x 30.5mWeight Bearing Cap: Single wheel: 40000 lb
Surface:asphalt, no surface treatment, in good conditionRunway Edge Lights:medium
#Elev/HdgTr. Pat.MarkingsApproach LightsTD PointILS/LOCObstructionsComments/Noise
02774.6ft. MSL
27° mag
21° true
0.7% up
non-precisionvisual glide slope: 4-Box/Left-Side VASI
Trees, 150 ft Left of center, 72 ft high, 1,500 ft from end, 20:1 clearance slope
Ry 02 Slope 0.7% Up NE
20803.3ft. MSL
207° mag
201° true
0.7% down
non-precisionvisual glide slope: 4-Light/Left-Side PAPI
Trees, 250 ft Right of center, 63 ft high, 1,475 ft from end, 20:1 clearance slope
Ry 20 Slope 0.7% Down SW

Runway 09/27

Dimensions:6122 x 100ft. / 1866.0 x 30.5mWeight Bearing Cap: Single wheel: 65000 lb
Surface:asphalt, grooved, in good conditionRunway Edge Lights:medium
#Elev/HdgTr. Pat.MarkingsApproach LightsTD PointILS/LOCObstructionsComments/Noise
09755.1ft. MSL
94° mag
88° true
0.9% up
non-precisionvisual glide slope: 4-Light/Left-Side PAPI
Ry 09 Slope 1.0% Up E
27812.5ft. MSL
274° mag
268° true
0.9% down
precisionvisual glide slope: 4-Light/Left-Side PAPI
approach: 1400ft/Medium-Intensity/Sequenced Flashers
runway end identifier: REIL is present
LOC/GSRy 27 Slope 1.0% Down W

Noise Abatement

RunwayApplies toApproach/DepartureText
See TextSee TextSee TextMilutary actt opns in tfc pattern remain N of ry 9-27

Business/Service Information

Name LocationFreq. MonitoredMain Phone
Athens Flight Center
  • $4.69
  • $4.29
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On field: CTR
UNICOM: 122.95
Falcon Aviation Academy
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On field: N
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    Services at this airport:

    Engine Repair: MajorAirframe Repair: Major
    Fuel: 100LL Low-Lead, Jet A, Jet A1
    Transportation: Courtesy Car, Limousine
    Rental Cars: 
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    Activities: Intensive Flight Training

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    Operations & More Information

    Lat/Long:N33 56.9183' / W83 19.5550'
    Charts:NACO: Atlanta Sectional
    Mag Var:06W (2020)
    ARTCC:Atlanta (ZTL)
    FSS:Macon (MCN)
    NOTAM Facility:AHN
    Approach/Departure Control FacilityA80
    Pattern Altitude:
    Tpa for Light Acft 992 Ft Agl; Tpa for Jets 1492 Ft AGL
    Heavy Aircraft2300
    Light Aircraft1800
    Turbine Aircraft2300
    Wind Indicator:Present (unlit)
    Seg. Circle:Yes
    Lighting:Pilot Activated Lighting:
    • high intensity: 7 clicks in 5 secs
    • medium intensity: 5 clicks in 5 secs
    • low intensity: 3 clicks in 5 secs
    Actvt PAPI Rys 09 & 20,MALSF Ry 27 - CTAF. When ATCT Clsd MIRL Ry 09/27 Preset Low Intst; to Increase Intst Actvt - CTAF

    Aircraft & Activity

    Based GA Aircraft

    Single Engine:70
    Multi Engine:7

    Airport Activity

    GA Local:10,326
    GA Itinerant:17,915
    Air Taxi:2,147

    (12-month period ending on 6/30/2016)

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    Contact Addresses

    Owner:Airport Manager:
    Clarke CountyTim Beggerly
    Po Box 448, Co Courthouse1010 Ben Epps Drive
    Athens, GA 30601Athens, GA 30605
    706-613-3420 (Office) 706-613-3416 (Office)