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MER

Castle
Atwater, California

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FAA Identifier: MER
Latitude/Longitude: 37-22-49.7000N / 120-34-05.5000W
37.3803 / -120.5681
Elevation: 190 feet MSL (Surveyed)
Magnetic Variation: 15E (2000)
Land Area Covered: 1360 acres
From City: 3 nautical miles NE of Atwater, CA
County/Parish: Merced, CA
Airport Operations:
Airport Use: Public
Activiation Date: 7/1/1942 12:00:00 AM
Sectional Chart: San Francisco
Control Tower: Yes
ARTCC: Oakland Center (ZOA)
FSS: Rancho Murieta Flight Service Station ()
Attendance: ALL/ALL/0900-1800
Wind Indicator: Yes - Lighted
Segmented Circle: Yes
Lights: See Rmk
Beacon: White-Green (lighted land airport)
International Operations: No
Landing Fee: No
Communications:
Unicom: 122.95
CTAF: 118.175
LCL/P 118.175
LCL/P 235.775
GND/P 133.575
ATIS 124.475
ATCT OPERATED BY SERCO, INC.
Services:
Fuel available: 100LL Jet-A
Airframe Repair: Minor
Power Plant Repair: Minor
Runway Information:
Runway: 13/31
Dimensions: 11802 x 150 ft.
Surface: Asphalt - in poor conditionortland cement concrete
Weight Bearing Capacity:
Single wheel: 155 K lbs.
Double wheel: 200 K lbs.
Double tandem: 415 K lbs.
Runway Edge Lights: High intensity
Airport Ownership and Management:
Ownership: Publicly Owned
Owner: Merced County
2222 M Street
Merced, CA 95340
209-385-7686
Manager: Scott C. Malta
1900 Airdrome Entry
Atwater, CA 95301-4180
209-385-7686
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Remarks:
  • COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
  • THIS AIRPORT HAS BEEN SURVEYED BY THE NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY.
  • 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.
  • FOR CD WHEN ATCT IS CLSD CTC NORCAL APCH AT 916-361-0516.
  • TWY B CLSD TO ACFT GTR THAN 30000 LBS.
  • 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.
  • X4180
  • 1,000 FT PAVED BLAST PAD BOTH ENDS OF RY.
  • ALSF1 RY 13/31 SEQUENCED FLASHING LGTS OTS INDEFLY.
  • FOR FUEL FM 1800-0900 CALL (209) 725-1455.
  • 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.
  • NO OBJECTIONS
  • TPA 1000 FT AGL; TURBINE & LARGE ACFT 1500 FT AGL.
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