This briefing is advisory in nature and does not replace the responsibility of the pilot in command obligation to use sound judgment regarding skill level, experience and aircraft suitability.
The RAF makes no warranty for the condition of the runway surface or suitability of the airstrip environment.
Blackwater Airfield, Florida
Coordinates: 30°52'25.77"N 86°51'14.71"W
Runway profile, orientation, elevation
Runway Length: 2500’ x 50’ grass strip
Displaced Threshold: 18 700' and 36 1000'
Runway Elevation: 200 msl
Special Considerations or Operations
User Permit required: call 5 days prior, between 8 & 5 weekdays, 890-957-6140. Enter 0 for dispatch, request Airfield User Permit Application.
Caution- Be aware of the following items
Blackwater Airfield requires prior permission, see above. Intense helicopter and fixed wing Navy training area. Study New Orleans Sectional, use VFR corridors where necessary, contact Eglin or Pensacola Approach when entering this area of the Panhandle. Beware of Florida afternoon T-storms, frontal winds during winter, occasional morning or evening fog.
The airstrip is marked turf. Useable area is the middle 2,500’, see diagram. Edges and ends are marked. Runway hazards include depressions, ant hills, gopher holes, deer and turkey on the runway. Wind sock south of marked airstrip, but difficult to see from the air. CEW’s ASOS (119.275 MHz) for local conditions. Field drainage is good. Bring tie downs.
Airstrip Communication Frequency
Left hand pattern for Runway 36.
Right hand pattern for Runway 18.
Standard departure procedures.
Camping on south end of field. Restrooms and showers adjacent to field in Krul Recreation Area campgrounds One is open all year, two are seasonal. Dumpster on road between campgrounds. 6.5 acre spring-fed swimming lake near airfield. Forest Service Fees apply. Payment slips at “Iron Rangers”, by restrooms. Fuel available at Brewton 12J, Prince 2R4 and Sikes CEW.
Adhere to the RAF Code of Conduct at all times.
Fly out all trash and leave the facilities cleaner than you found it.
Local emergency dial 911. Blackwater Forest Center, 11650 Munson Hwy., Milton, FL 32570. Phone 850-957-6140; ‘0’ for dispatch. After 10 pm: Santa Rosa County Sheriff 850-983-1100
Airstrip contact name and phone numbers:
Manager: Brian Mckee 850-681-5980
User Permit Phone Number: 850-957-6140
Print a copy of this brief and take it with you to Blackwater Airfield.
Briefing Date: 12/2016 (revision good for one year)
Have a great visit!