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Barksdale Air Force Airport Code BAD

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Airport coordinates

LAT / LON 32°30'6"N / -93°-39'-45"W


Weather Observations

Station ID: KBAD
Observation Time: 16/03/2021 7:00 am

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About Barksdale Air Force Airport Code

Barksdale Air Force Airport Code is BAD. This three-letter IATA code is based on the name of the airport. This United States Air Force base is located at a height of 50.2 meters above sea level. 

About Barksdale Air Force Base Airport

Located in the heart of Louisiana, Barksdale Air Force Base Airport (BAD) is an award-winning base that hosts over 15,000 active-duty and Air Force Reserve members on an area of 22,000 acres. This facility boasts 44 B-52H Stratofortress bombers and is home to Air Force Global Strike Command and Air Force Reserve Command Boeing B-52 Stratofortress crew. 

Established in 1942, it was originally called Barksdale field. It got its name from Eugene Hoy Barksdale who was a World War I aviator. This facility earns a reputation for a number of reasons including its oldest bomb wing the 2d Bomb Wind (2 BW). Major units that are assigned to this facility are: Headquarters, Eighth Air Force, 307th Bomb Wing, 49th Test and Evaluation Squadron, Det 13 ACC TRSS, 8th Information Warfare Flight, and 26th Operational Weather Squadron. 

Barksdale Air Force Base Airport (BAD) Runways

This facility is serviced by a single runway called 15/33. It is 3,583 meters in length. 

Nearest Airports to Barksdale Air Force Base (BAD)

Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport  : 215 miles 

George Bush Intercontinental Airport : 235 miles

Runway Data

Name Length Width Surface Lighted
15-33 11,756 ft 300 ft Partially concrete, asphalt or bitumen-bound macadam Yes

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When should I reach the airport to board a flight on time?
    You should reach 90 minutes in advance before the departure of your domestic flight and 3 hours before the departure of an international flight.
  • Yes. You can use the free Wi-Fi facility at the airport.
  • The airport features luxury lounges, duty-free shops, ATMs, onsite parking, multi-cuisine restaurants, and currency exchange counters among other facilities.
  • You must check with the Materials Management Department as all unclaimed properties found at the airport and its vicinity are deposited here.
  • Yes. You need to carry a copy of your boarding ticket along with a government-issued picture ID.
  • Yes. The airport has a 24*7 medical center helmed by well-trained doctors and paramedics. In the event of a medical emergency, ambulances are also provided.
  • Kindly get in touch with your respective airline.
  • Kindly refer to your respective airline’s guidelines should you wish to carry medicines on board. It is advised that you carry your doctor’s prescription as well.
  • For the safety of our passengers, we request them to not handle any unattended items. They are advised to inform about the same to the airport staff or security personnel.

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