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Castle Airport

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Atwater Weather (°F)

KMER (0.8 NM at True Heading of 328)
METAR: KMER 140355Z AUTO 00000KT 5SM CLR 23/13 A2980 RMK AO1
TAF: KMER 132320Z 1400/1424 33006KT P6SM SKC

Location

Latitude: 
37-22-49.7440N (37.380484)
Longitude: 
120-34-05.4710W (-120.568186)
Elevation: 
190.4 feet MSL (58 m MSL)
Magnetic Variation: 
12.9 E (as of September 2021 from WMM2020 model)
Time Zone: 
UTC -8.0 (Standard Time)
UTC -7.0 (Daylight Savings Time)
From City: 
03 N.M. NE of Atwater, California
Found On: 
San Francisco Chart
FAA Region: 
AWP

Contacts

Manager: 
Publicly owned: 
MARK MIMMS
2222 M STREET
MERCED, CA 95340-4180
209-385-7686
MERCED COUNTY
2222 M STREET
MERCED, CA 95340
209-385-7686

Operations

Airport Status: 
Operational
Facility Use: 
Public
Type: 
Airport
Activation Date: 
07/1942
Control tower: 
Yes
Attendance (Months/Days/Hours): 
Months/Days/Hours
ALL/ALL/0900-1800
Boundary ARTCC: 
ZOA (Oakland)
Responsible ARTCC: 
ZOA (Oakland)
Lighting Schedule: 
SEE RMK
Segmented Circle Indicator: 
Yes
Beacon Color: 
White-Green (Lighted Land Airport)
Traffic Pattern Altitude: 
1190 feet (363 m)
NOTAMs Facility: 
MER
NOTAM-D Service: 
Yes
International Airport of Entry: 
No
Customs Landing Rights: 
No
Military Landing Rights: 
Yes

Based Aircraft

Single Engine:  53
Multi Engine:  16
GA Helicopters:  2

Annual Operations (as of 05/30/2019)

Total Operations:  103363
Air Taxi:  51 0.0%
GA Local:  54884 53.1%
GA Itinerant:  47504 46.0%
Military Aircraft:  924 0.9%

Communications

CTAF:  118.175
Unicom:  122.950
Tower:  CASTLE
118.175
235.775
Hrs: 0700-2100
Ground:  133.575
Approach:  NORCAL
120.95
Departure:  NORCAL
120.95
ATIS:  124.475
Hrs: 24 HRS.
AWOS-3:  (209-725-0104)

  • ATCT OPERATED BY SERCO, INC.
   

Fixed Based Operators (FBOs) & Fuel

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Area Code: 209

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Flight Service Stations

Primary Alternate
FSS on Field:  N
FSS Name (ID):  Rancho Murieta(RIU)
Frequency: 
Toll Free Phone:  1-800-WX-BRIEF

Instrument Procedures / Charts


FAA Terminal Procedures valid from 0901Z 09/09/21 to 0901Z 10/07/21.

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HOT - Hot Spots
IAP - Instrument Approach Procedure Charts
MIN - Minimums
STAR - Standard Terminal Arrival Charts
Page Type Page Name Volume Action Since
Last Cycle
APD AIRPORT DIAGRAM SW-2
HOT HOT SPOT SW-2
IAP ILS OR LOC RWY 31 SW-2
IAP RNAV (GPS) RWY 13 SW-2
IAP RNAV (GPS) RWY 31 SW-2
MIN ALTERNATE MINIMUMS SW-2
MIN TAKEOFF MINIMUMS SW-2
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Navigation Aids (Navaids) near MER

Navigational Aid (NAVAID) distances from the airport are listed in Nautical Miles (NM).

Nearby Airports with Fuel

Dist (NM) Name (Airport IDs) True Hdg Mag Hdg Fuel Grade
6.3 Merced Regional/Macready Field Airport
(MCE KMCE MCE)
155 142 100LL, Jet A
8.7 Turlock Municipal Airport
(O15)
315 302 100LL
20.2 Gustine Airport
(3O1)
249 236 100LL
23.6 Modesto City-County-Harry Sham Field Airport
(MOD KMOD MOD)
308 295 100LL, Jet A, Jet A-1+
23.8 Los Banos Municipal Airport
(LSN KLSN LSN)
217 204 100LL, Jet A
25.1 Oakdale Airport
(O27)
333 320 100LL
26.4 Mariposa-Yosemite Airport
(KMPI MPI)
72 59 100LL, Jet A
32.1 Madera Municipal Airport
(MAE KMAE MAE)
137 124 100LL, Jet A
34.3 Pine Mountain Lake Airport
(E45)
32 19 100LL
38.5 William Robert Johnston Municipal Airport
(M90)
165 152 100LL
39.7 Columbia Airport
(COA O22)
10 357 100LL, Jet A
44.3 Stockton Metro Airport
(SCK KSCK SCK)
314 301 100, 100LL, Jet A
45.5 Tracy Municipal Airport
(KTCY TCY)
294 281 100LL, Jet A
46.1 Calaveras County-Maury Rasmussen Field Airport
(KCPU CPU)
355 342 100LL
49.8 Hollister Municipal Airport
(HLI KCVH CVH)
234 221 100LL, Jet A
52.3 San Martin Airport
(E16)
250 237 100LL, Jet A
52.9 Fresno Chandler Exec Airport
(FCH KFCH FCH)
137 124 100LL
54.5 Fresno Yosemite International Airport
(FAT KFAT FAT)
131 118 100, Jet A, Jet A++
56.8 Kingdon Airpark Airport
(O20)
318 305 100LL
57.0 Byron Airport
(C83)
298 285 100LL

Notices to Airmen (NOTAMS)

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Remarks

A11 COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
A110-10 WHEN ATCT CLSD MAX OF 5 ACFT PMTD IN VFR TFC PAT AT ANY ONE TIME AND 2000 FT CIG AND 3 MIS VIS RCMDD.
A110-11 FOR CD WHEN ATCT IS CLSD CTC NORCAL APCH AT 916-361-0516.
A110-12 TWY B CLSD TO ACFT GTR THAN 30000 LBS.
A110-2 RY 13/31 180 DEGREE TURNS PROHIBITIED.
A110-3 FOR AIRPORT INFO 209-385-7686.
A110-4 RY 31 WILL BE THE DESIGNATED CALM WIND RY (WIND 5 KNOTS OR LESS).
A110-7 OPPOSITE END OF RY NOT VISIBLE ON TKOF. WHEN ATCT CLSD OPPOSITE DIRECTION TAKEOFFS AND LANDINGS ARE NOT AUTHORIZED.
A110-9 CIVILIAN AND MILITARY TRAINING MAY OCCASIONALLY CAUSE PATTERN CONGESTION.
A16 EXT 4180
A30-13/31 1,000 FT PAVED BLAST PAD BOTH ENDS OF RY.
A49-31 ALSF1 RY 13/31 SEQUENCED FLASHING LGTS OTS INDEFLY.
A70-FUEL-10 0LL FOR FUEL FM 1800-0900 CALL (209) 725-1455.
A81-APT 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.
E111 NO OBJECTIONS

Runways

Runway Summary

Runways: 13/31
Longest Runway: 13/31 is 11802 ft (3597 m) long
Runways with an Instrument Approach: 31

MER Airport Runway Details

Runway 13/31  11802 ft x 150 ft (3597 m x 46 m)
Runway Length Source:  3RD PARTY SURVEY as of 03/18/2018
Surface:  Asphalt/Concrete - Good condition -
Runway Pavement Class: 
Runway Edge Lights:  High Intensity

Runway Weight Bearing Capacity (in thousands of pounds) 
Single Wheel Landing Gear:  155.0
Dual Wheel Landing Gear:  200.0
Dual Tandem Wheel Landing Gear:  415.0
Dual Dual Tandem Wheel Landing Gear:  720.0

Runway 13

Runway 31

Elevation: 
190.4 177.7
Latitude: 
37-23-35.1052N 37-22-04.3785N
Longitude: 
120-34-51.4520W 120-33-19.5055W
True Magnetic Hdg.: 
141 321
ILS Type: 
LOC/GS
Glide Path Angle: 
3.0 degrees 3.0 degrees
Traffic Pattern: 
Right
Runway Markings Type: 
Nonprecision Instrument Precision Instrument
Runway Markings Condition:
Good Good
Arresting Device: 
Object at End: 
Object Height: 
Object Marked/Lighted?: 
Distance from End: 
Object Centerline Offset: 
Visual Glide Slope Indicators: 
4-Light PAPI On Left Side Of Runway 4-Light PAPI On Left Side Of Runway
Runway Visual Range (RVR): 
Approach Light System: 
Standard 2,400 Foot High Intensity Approach Lighting System With Sequenced Flashers, Cat. I Config. Standard 2,400 Foot High Intensity Approach Lighting System With Sequenced Flashers, Cat. I Config.
REIL: 
No
Touchdown Lights: 
Centerline Lights: 
Threshold Crossing Height: 
75 71
Threshold Elevation: 
Displaced Threshold: 
Threshold Latitude: 

Threshold Longitude: 

Declared Distances
Take Off Run Avbl. (TORA): 
Take Off Distance Avbl. (TODA): 
Actual Stop Dist. Avbl. (ASDA): 
Landing Dist. Avbl. (LDA): 

Services

Fuel Available: 
100LL
Other Services: 
Skydiving instruction

Maps & Diagrams

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