CASTLE AIRPORT (IATA: MER, ICAO: KMER, FAA LID: MER) is a public airport located seven miles (11 km) northeast of the central business district of Merced, in Merced County, California.

 

Castle Airport has the sixth longest runway in California (11,800 feet long, 150 feet wide) and is open 24/ 7 for general aviation operations.

 

Gemini Flight Support services are open 9AM to 6PM seven days a week to assist Castle Airport's general aviation pilots and visitors.

 

 

 

FAA IDENTIFIER: MER
Lat/Long: 37-22-49.7300N / 120-34-05.4800W
37-22.828833N / 120-34.091333W
37.3804806 / -120.5681889 (estimated)
Elevation: 189 ft. / 58 m (estimated)
Variation: 15E (2000)

Control Tower: Tower and Class D Airspace Information
From city: 7 miles NW of MERCED, CA
Time zone: UTC -7 (UTC -8 during Standard Time)
Zip code: 95301

 

 

SERVICES, FACILITIES & AMENITIES
• Aviation fuel
• Aircraft parking (ramp or tie down)
• Passenger terminal and lounge
• Catering
• Pilot supplies
• Rental cars
• Courtesy transportation
• Courtesy cars (free for pilots to use in the local area)
• Pilots lounge / snooze room
• Public telephone
• Internet access
• Restrooms

 

 

AVIATION FUEL SERVICES

Fuel: 100LL JET-A ( For fuel FM 1800-0900 CALL (209) 725-1455)
Brand: airbp
Fueling hours: 7 days a week, 9am - 6pm
No-fee on-call 24 hours a day

 

 

 

RUNWAY INFORMATION
Runway 13/31
Dimensions: 11802 x 150 ft. / 3597 x 46 m
1000 FT PAVED STOPWAY BOTH ENDS OF RWY.
Surface: asphalt/concrete, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity: Single wheel: 155.0
Double wheel: 200.0
Double tandem: 415.0
Dual double tandem: 720.0
Runway edge lights: high intensity


Runway 13
Latitude: 37-23.585000N
Longitude: 120-34.857500W
Elevation: 188.5 ft.
Traffic pattern: left
Runway heading: 126 magnetic, 141 true
Markings: non precision, in good condition
Visual slope indicator: 4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)
Approach lights: ALSF1: standard 2,400 foot high intensity approach lighting system with centerline sequenced flashers (category I)

Runway end identifier lights: no
Touchdown point: yes, no lights

 

Runway 31
Latitude: 37-22.072667N
Longitude: 120-33.325167W
Elevation: 175.8 ft.
Traffic pattern: right
Runway heading: 306 magnetic, 321 true
Markings: precision, in good condition
Visual slope indicator: 4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)
Approach lights: ALSF1: standard 2,400 foot high intensity approach lighting system with centerline sequenced flashers (category I)
ALSF1 RY 31 SEQUENCED FLASHING LIGHTS OTS INDEFLY.

Runway end identifier lights: no
Touchdown point: yes, no lights
Instrument approach: LOC/GS (courtesy AirNav.com)