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Beale Air Force Base Airport Code BAB

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Airport coordinates

LAT / LON 39°8'9"N / -121°-26'-13"W


Weather Observations

Station ID: KBAB
Observation Time: 16/03/2021 5:15 am

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About Beale Air Force Base Airport Code

Beale Air Force Base Airport Code is BAB. 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 34 meters above sea level. 

About Beale Air Force Base Airport (BAB)

Beale Air Force Base (BAB) is nestled in the heart of Marysville. Established in 1942, it  is home to the 9th Reconnaissance Wing (9 RW) considered one of the most critical units to the national defense as it works on intelligence essential for Presidential and Congressional decisions. For this mission, the unit is all geared with a fleet of U-2 Dragon Lady, RQ-4 Global Hawk, and other support equipment. 

Beale Air Force Base (BAB) is named after a former lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Edward Fitzgerald Beale. He is also remembered for his role as a Brigadier General in the California Militia. It is spread across an area of 23,000 acres rich in natural resources, cultural, and historical heritage. There are five gates on the base accessed by nearly 4,000 military personnel. 

Beale Air Force Base (BAB) Runway

This facility is serviced by a single concrete runway called 15/33. It is 3,658 meters in length.

Nearest Airports to Beale Air Force Base (BAB)

Sacramento International Airport : 44 miles 

Chico Municipal Airport : 62 miles 

Stockton Metropolitan Airport : 100 miles 

Reno-Tahoe International Airport : 121 miles 

Redding Municipal Airport : 126 miles 

Oakland International Airport : 134 miles

Runway Data

Name Length Width Surface Lighted
15-33 12,000 ft 300 ft Concrete 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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