Castle Airport (MER) Information

Atwater, CA

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  • Castle Airport (MER) - Castle Field Terminal - by Timothy Aanerud by Timothy Aanerud
  • Castle Airport (MER) - I believe those are blast shields behind the planes.In the 70s it was not unusual to see 3or4  B52s flying around  at a time.They were easy to spot,just looked for the trails of  dark smoke and I always gave them a wide berth.What a (impressive) sight! - by S B J by S B J
  • Castle Airport (MER) - Castle Airport from the air.  - by Ted Ziemba by Ted Ziemba
  • Castle Airport (MER) - Twin Engine Aircraft on display at Castle Air Museum, Atwater, CA - July 1989 - by scotch-canadian by scotch-canadian
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Location & QuickFacts

FAA Information Effective:2013-12-12
Airport Identifier:MER
Airport Status:Operational
Longitude/Latitude:120-34-05.5000W/37-22-49.7000N
-120.568194/37.380472 (Estimated)
Elevation:191 ft / 58.22 m (Surveyed)
Land:1360 acres
From nearest city:3 nautical miles NE of Atwater, CA
Location:Merced County, CA
Magnetic Variation:15E (2000)

Owner & Manager

Ownership:Publicly owned
Owner:Merced County
COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Address:2222 M Street
Merced, CA 95340
Phone number:209-385-7686
Manager:Scott C. Malta
Address:1900 Airdrome Entry
Atwater, CA 95301-4180
Phone number:209-385-7686
X4180

Airport Operations and Facilities

Airport Use:Open to public
Wind indicator:Yes
Segmented Circle:Yes
Control Tower:Yes
Lighting Schedule: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 Color:Clear-Green (lighted land airport)
Landing fee charge:No
Sectional chart:San Francisco
Region:AWP - Western-Pacific
Boundary ARTCC:ZOA - Oakland
Tie-in FSS:RIU - Rancho Murieta
FSS on Airport:No
FSS Toll Free:1-800-WX-BRIEF
NOTAMs Facility:MER (NOTAM-d service avaliable)
Federal Agreements:N

Airport Communications

CTAF:118.175
Unicom:122.950 

Airport Services

Fuel available:100LLA
FOR FUEL FM 1800-0900 CALL (209) 725-1455.
Airframe Repair:MINOR
Power Plant Repair:MINOR

Runway Information

Runway 13/31

Dimension:11802 x 150 ft / 3597.2 x 45.7 m
Surface:ASPH-CONC, Good Condition
Weight Limit:Single wheel: 155000 lbs.
Dual wheel: 200000 lbs.
Dual tandem wheel: 415000 lbs.
Dual dual tandem wheel: 720000 lbs.
Edge Lights:High
  Runway 13 Runway 31
Longitude:120-34-51.4498W120-33-19.5014W
Latitude:37-23-35.1045N37-22-04.3758N
Elevation:191.00 ft178.00 ft
Alignment:127127
ILS Type:LOC/GS
Traffic Pattern:LeftRight
Markings:Non-precision instrument, Good ConditionPrecision instrument, Good Condition
Crossing Height:75.00 ft71.00 ft
VASI:4-light PAPI on left side4-light PAPI on left side
Visual Glide Angle:3.00°3.00°
Approach lights:ALSF1ALSF1
ALSF1 RY 13/31 SEQUENCED FLASHING LGTS OTS INDEFLY.
Runway End Identifier:No

Remarks

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.
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.
NO OBJECTIONS

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