Brooks County Airport 
Falfurrias, Texas

FAA INFORMATION
EFFECTIVE 06 FEBRUARY 2014
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: tie-downs
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 the 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 the 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 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.

Fuel Prices:
100LL Jet A
FS $5.99 $5.15
Updated 10-Mar-2014