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Brooks County Airport
Falfurrias, Texas

FAA INFORMATION
EFFECTIVE 06 FEBRUARY 2014
 

 
Falfurrias, TX 78355
Phone:(361) 325-2909
 

Photo by Bond Cosby

 

 

Location:

FAA Identifier: BKS
Lat/Long: 
27-12-21.6868N / 098-07-15.7352W
27-12.361447N / 098-07.262253W
27.2060241 / -98.1210376 (estimated)
Elevation: 113 ft. / 34 m (estimated)
Variation: 06E (2000)
From city: 2 miles SE of FALFURRIAS, TX
Time zone: UTC -6 (UTC -5 during Daylight Saving Time)
Zip code: 78355
 

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 09/1949
Sectional chart: BROWNSVILLE
Control tower: no
ARTCC: HOUSTON CENTER
FSS: SAN ANGELO FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: BKS (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: MAR-OCT MON-FRI 0900-1600, NOV-FEB DAYLIGHT HOURS
FOR ATTENDANT AFT HRS CALL 361-325-2909.
Wind indicator: lighted
Segmented circle: yes
Lights: MIRL RY 17/35 PRESET LOW INTST, TO INCR INTST & ACTVT PAPI RYS 17 & 35 - CTAF.
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport) Operates sunset to sunrise.
 

Airport Communications

CTAF/UNICOM: 122.8
WX AWOS-3: 118.125 (361-325-4055)
KINGSVILLE APPROACH: 119.9
KINGSVILLE DEPARTURE: 119.9
  • APCH/DEP SERVICE PROVIDED BY HOUSTON ARTCC ON FREQS 128.15/350.3 (KINGSVILLE RCAG) WHEN KINGSVILLE APCH CTL CLSD.

 

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance VOR name Freq   Var
ALIr183/(32.5) ALICE VOR 114.50 06E

 

NDB name Hdg/Dist Freq Var ID  
BROOKS COUNTY at field 353 06E BKS  -... -.- ...
KLEBERG COUNTY
178/24.1 347 06E TKB  - -.- -...
HEBBRONVILLE 099/34.4 266 07E HBV  .... -... ...-
SANTA ELENA 033/38.1 260 07E SNE  ... -. .

 

Airport Services

 
Fuel available: 100LL JET-A
Parking: tiedowns
Airframe service: NONE
Powerplant service: NONE
Bottled oxygen: NONE
Bulk oxygen: NONE
 

Runway Information

 

RUNWAY 17/35

Dimensions: 6002 x 75 ft. / 1829 x 23 m
Surface: asphalt, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity: Single wheel: 
52.0, GROSS ENGINEERING WEIGHT 60000 LBS. (PER AMGR)
Double wheel: 80.0
Runway edge lights: medium intensity
 

RUNWAY 17

Latitude: 27-12.876970N
Longitude: 098-07.207532W
Elevation: 111.9 ft.
Traffic pattern: left
Runway heading: 174 magnetic, 180 true
Markings: nonprecision, in good condition
Visual slope indicator: 4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)
Runway end identifier lights: yes
Touchdown point: yes, no lights
Obstructions: 34 ft. tree, 1024 ft. from runway, 24:1 slope to clear
 

RUNWAY 35

Latitude: 27-11.885917N
Longitude: 098-07.205567W
Elevation: 111.7 ft.
Traffic pattern: left
Runway heading: 354 magnetic, 360 true
Markings: nonprecision, in good condition
Visual slope indicator: 4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)
Touchdown point: yes, no lights
Obstructions: none
 

RUNWAY 14/32

Dimensions: 3071 x 60 ft. / 936 x 18 m
Surface: asphalt, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity: Single wheel: 4.0
 

RUNWAY 14

Latitude: 27-12.540675N
Longitude: 098-07.515115W
Elevation: 108.8 ft.
Traffic pattern: left
Runway heading: 143 magnetic, 149 true
Markings: basic, in good condition
Touchdown point: yes, no lights
Obstructions: 16 ft. tree, 230 ft. from runway, 120 ft. right of centerline, 1:1 slope to clear
+10 FT TREES 100-185 FT FROM THLD 100 FT RIGHT OF CENTERLINE.
 

RUNWAY 32

Latitude: 27-12.104055N
Longitude: 098-07.227130W
Elevation: 111.6 ft.
Traffic pattern: left
Runway heading: 323 magnetic, 329 true
Markings: basic, in good condition
Touchdown point: yes, no lights
Obstructions: none
 

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Publicly-owned
Owner:
BROOKS COUNTY
CO COMMISSIONERS COURT
FALFURRIAS, TX 78355
Phone 361-325-5604
OR 361-325-5676.
 
Manager: 
BOND COSBY
PO BOX 556
FALFURRIAS, TX 78355
Phone 361-325-2909
 

Airport Operational Statistics

 
Aircraft based on the field: 4
Aircraft operations: avg 98/week *
 
Single engine airplanes: 3
88% transient general aviation
 
Helicopters: 1
12% local general aviation
* for 12-month period ending 20 March 2011
 

Additional Remarks

  • 9 FT FENCE LCTD APRXLY 900 FT NORTH OF RY 17.
  • EXTREME NOISE SENSITIVE AREAS TO THE NORTH, WEST AND SW OF ARPT ALONG LAKE/RESIDENCE AREA.
 
NOTE: All procedures below are presented as PDF files. If you need a reader for these files, you should download the free Adobe Reader.
 
NOT FOR NAVIGATION. Please procure official charts for flight.
FAA instrument procedures published for use between 6 March 2014 at 0901Z and 3 April 2014 at 0900Z.
 

IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures

  • RNAV (GPS) RWY 17
    download (181KB)
  • RNAV (GPS) RWY 35
    download (184KB)
  • NDB RWY 35
    download (164KB)
  • NOTE: Special Alternate Minimums apply
    download (20KB)
  • NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply
    download (105KB)
 
FBO, Fuel Providers, and Aircraft Ground Support
Business Name:
Mabo, Inc.
361-325-2909
 
Fuel Prices:
100LL Jet A
FS $5.99 $5.15 
Updated 10-Mar-2014