Rochester International Airport

Airport Code RST

Rochester Airport

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CONSTRUCTION UPDATES

Rochester International Airport recently completed construction on a $1.4 million dollar airfield lighting project. This project upgraded all direct bury airfield wiring to can and conduit. Some sections of the direct buy wiring had been in place since 1960. In addition, all taxiway lighting will be LED type lighting rather than quarts lighting, allow for better nighttime visibility. Installation of these cost-effective LED lights is expected to generate approximately $36,000 annually in utility savings.

Completed Airport projects can be viewed by clicking on the appropriate links to the left (Helgerson Dr, GA Ramp Rehab and Parking Lot Addition).

Every attempt will be made to issue NOTAMS for all closed areas of RST at least 3 days (72 hours) prior to the portion being closed to traffic. However, unforeseen delays or notification may result in earlier NOTAM issuance. Please check NOTAMS prior to your flight.

Current Airport NOTAMS

U.S. Notam Office

For more information please call Airport Administration at (507) 282-2328.

PILOT INFORMATION

Location

 

FAA Identifier: RST
Lat/Long: 43-54-29.8000N / 092-30-00.1000W
43-54.496667N / 092-30.001667W
43.9082778 / -92.5000278 (estimated)
Elevation: 1317 ft. / 401.4 m (surveyed)
Variation: 01E (2005);
From city: 7 miles SW of ROCHESTER, MN
Time zone: UTC -5 (UTC -6 during Standard Time)
Zip code: 55902

 

Airport Operations

 

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 04/1961
Sectional chart: CHICAGO
Control tower: yes
ARTCC: MINNEAPOLIS CENTER
FSS: PRINCETON FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: RST (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: CONTINUOUS
Wind indicator: lighted
Segmented circle: no
Lights: DUSK-DAWN WHEN ATCT CLSD HIRL RY 13/31 PRESET; TO INCR INTSTY & ACTVT MIRL RY 02/20 & MALSR RY 13/31 – CTAF.
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Fire and rescue: ARFF index B
Airline operations: 24 HR PPR FOR UNSKED ACR OPNS WITH MORE THAN 30 PSGR SEATS BTN 2300-0500; CALL 507-254-1161.
International operations: customs landing rights airport

 

Airport Communications

 

CTAF: 118.3
UNICOM: 122.95
ATIS: 120.5
WX ASOS: PHONE 507-285-0298
ROCHESTER GROUND: 121.9 [0500-2300]
ROCHESTER TOWER: 118.3 257.8 [0500-2300]
ROCHESTER APPROACH: 119.2(310-129) 119.8(130-309) 251.125 [0500-2300]
ROCHESTER DEPARTURE: 119.2(310-129) 119.8(130-309) 251.125 [0500-2300]
BASIC RADAR SVC: 119.2(310-129) 251.125
BASIC RADAR SVC IC: 119.8(130-309)
EMERG: 121.5 243.0
WX AWOS-3 at TOB (16 nm NW): 119.075 (507-374-6369)
WX AWOS-3 at FKA (20 nm SE): 118.550 (507-765-2182)

 

APCH & DEP SERVICE PROVIDED BY MINNEAPOLIS ARTCC ON FREQS 132.35/307.3
(ROCHESTER RCAG) WHEN ROCHESTER APCH CTL CLSD.

 

Nearby radio navigation aids

 

VOR radial/distance VOR name Freq Var
RSTr024/8.6 ROCHESTER VOR/DME 112.00 05E
JAYr039/27.0 AUSTIN VOR/DME 108.20 03E
ONAr253/35.7 WINONA VOR/DME 111.40 01E

 

NDB name Hdg/Dist Freq Var ID
CRESCO 332/36.3 293 02E CJJ

 

Airport Services

 

Fuel available: 100LL JET-A
Parking: hangars
Airframe service: MAJOR
Powerplant service: MAJOR
Bottled oxygen: HIGH/LOW
Bulk oxygen: NONE

RUNWAY INFROMATION

Runway 13/31

 

Dimensions: 9033 x 150 ft. / 2753 x 46 m
Surface: concrete/grooved, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity: Single wheel: 100.0
Double wheel: 175.0
Double tandem: 300.0
Runway edge lights: high intensity

 

RUNWAY 13 RUNWAY 31
Latitude: 43-55.209023N 43-54.211712N
Longitude: 092-30.727680W 092-29.202672W
Elevation: 1268.2 ft. 1304.0 ft.
Gradient: 0.4% 0.4%
Traffic pattern: left left
Runway heading: 131 magnetic, 132 true 131 magnetic, 132 true
Markings: precision, in good condition precision, in good condition
Visual slope indicator: 4-box VASI on left (3.00 degrees glide path) 4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)
RVR equipment: touchdown touchdown RY 13/31 RVR AVBL DURG ATCT HRS OF OPN ONLY.
Approach lights: MALSR: 1,400 foot medium intensity approach lighting system with runway alignment indicator lights MALSR: 1,400 foot medium intensity approach lighting system with runway alignment indicator lights
Centerline lights: yes yes
Touchdown point: yes, lighted yes, lighted
Instrument approach: ILS ILS

 

Runway 2/20

 

Dimensions: 7300 x 150 ft. / 2225 x 46 m
Surface: concrete/wired/combed, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity: Single wheel: 100.0
Double wheel: 175.0
Double tandem: 300.0
Runway edge lights: medium intensity

 

RUNWAY 2 RUNWAY 20
Latitude: 43-53.695708N 43-54.771363N
Longitude: 092-30.415582W 092-29.674780W
Elevation: 1314.6 ft. 1282.0 ft.
Gradient: 0.6% UP 0.7%
Traffic pattern: left left
Runway heading: 025 magnetic, 026 true 025 magnetic, 026 true
Markings: nonprecision, in good condition nonprecision, in good condition
Visual slope indicator: 4-box VASI on left (3.00 degrees glide path) 4-box VASI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)
Runway end identifier lights: yes yes
Touchdown point: yes, no lighted yes, no lighted

 

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

 

Ownership: Publicly-owned
Owner: CITY OF ROCHESTER
CITY HALL
ROCHESTER, MN 55904
Phone 507-282-2328
Manager: STEVEN W LEQVE
HELGERSON DR. SW
ROCHESTER, MN 55902
Phone 507-282-2328

 

Airport Operational Statistics

 

Aircraft based on the field: 63 Aircraft operations: avg 164/day *
Single engine airplanes: 57 transient general aviation
Multi engine airplanes: 4 commercial
Jet airplanes: 2 local general aviation
military
* for 12-month period ending 31 December 2006

 

Additional Remarks

 

  • WHEN ATCT CLSD SNOW REMOVAL EQUIPMENT OPERATORS MONITOR CTAF.
  • WATERFOWL ON & INVOF ARPT.
  • US CUSTOMS AVBL MON-FRI 0830-1700; AFTER HRS & WEEKENDS REQ PRIOR NOTIFICATION; CALL 507-285-5278.

AIR CARGO

Rochester International Airport currently has over 330,000 sq. ft of useable cargo ramp space. Future planned expansion areas include approximately 730,000 sq. ft. of both building and ramp space for cargo operations.

Companies interested in building opportunities within the RST Cargo Facility should contact the Airport Manager at (507) 282-2328.

Current Cargo Operators at RST: FEDEX EXPRESS

Packages can be dropped off at their airport office on Air Commerce Drive

FIXED BASE OPERATIONS

General Aviation aircraft and pilot services are provided by Signature Flight Support, located on the general aviation ramp (see map below for directions to Signature Flight Support)

Signature Flight Support, a BBA Aviation Company, is the world’s largest fixed base operation (FBO) and distribution network for business aviation services. Signature products and services include fueling, hangar and office rentals, ground handling, passenger services, maintenance, fuel purchasing and deicing at strategic domestic and international locations. Headquartered in Orlando, Florida, Signature currently operates at more than 75 locations throughout the United States, Europe, South America, Africa and in Asia.

On-Site Features:

  • 2 Conference room
  • Pilot lounge
  • Shower
  • Hangar(s) 18,000 sq. ft., 20,000 sq. ft. – largest aircraft size G-IV
  • U.S. Customs on airport, phone 507.285.5278

Specialties:

  • Popcorn, cookies
  • Billiards
  • Fireplace
  • Pilot Gift Shop
  • Well lit ramp

Support Services:

  • 3 GPU’s
  • Water and lavatory
  • Oxygen
  • Deicing (Type I only) and preheat
  • Wheelchair and Aisle Chair

Directions to Signature Flight Support

Rochester International Airport Executive Terminal 7300 Brataas Dr SW Rochester, MN 55902 Phone: 507.282.1717 Fax: 507.282.9939

From the North

(US Hwy 52 south) Exit onto US Hwy 63 south. Exit on County Rd. 16. Turn right and follow signs past Rochester International Airport. Turn left on Brataas Dr SW.

South, East or West

(Interstate 90) Exit onto US Hwy 63 north. Exit on County Rd 16. Turn left and follow signs past Rochester International Airport.

AIRPORT ID BADGING

In accordance with Transportation Security Administration regulations and directives, all individuals who require unescorted access onto any secured portion of Rochester International Airport are required to be in possession of an airport issued identification and access badge.

Identification and access badges can be obtained by performing the following steps:

1. Download the RST Badge Application – PDF (Instructions – PDF click HERE) or the RST Badge Renewal Form – PDF.
2. Submit the completed application, along with either 1) a US Passport OR 2) A driver’s license and a) social security card or b) birth certificate, to the Airport Operations office. The Airport Operations office is located adjacent to the Air Traffic Control Tower, directly north of the passenger terminal. Enter the Airport Operations office through the large, glass entry.
3. With the exception of t-hangar and privately owned hangar tenants, you are required to have the “Authorized Signer Information” of the application prior to submitting your application to Airport Operations. Any application that does not contain Authorized Signer information will not be processed.
4. Once the results of any Criminal History Records Check (for Security Identification Display Area (SIDA) badge) or Security Threat Assessment (for Aircraft Operations Area (AOA) badge) are received Airport Administration will contact you to schedule a training date and time.
5. Once training is completed you will receive your RST issued airport identification and access badge.

*If you require a SIDA badge you must schedule a date and time to be fingerprinted prior to submitting your badge application. Please schedule fingerprinting by calling Tiana Rossow at (507) 282-2328. Walk-in fingerprinting will not be conducted.

All airport issued identification media expire every 2 years. Approximately 2-3 months prior to the expiration date you will receive a notice to renew. Once you receive this notice you will need to download the RST Badge Renewal (found here) and submit to airport operations. You do not have to attend training again for the renewal process.

If you have any questions concerning the ID badging process please contact Brian Thompson, Airport Operations Manager, at (507) 282-2328 extension 104 or Tiana Rossow, Administrative Assistant, at (507) 282-2328.

GENERAL AVIATION

Rochester International Airport is home to approximately 75 based general aviation aircraft.

The Southeast Minnesota Flying Club, consisting of 6 aircraft, is based at Rochester Intl Airport and currently has a membership base of approximately 60 members.

The airport owns 6 large t-hangars capable of accommodating approximately 30 aircraft, as well as 1 large box hangar. There are 5 privately owned hangars, not including 3 large corporate hangars owned and operated by Signature Flight Support.

If you would like to inquire about hangar availability please contact Jeff Gillquist, General Manager, at Signature Flight Support (507-282-1717). Signature Flight Support manages all t-hangar lease agreements for the Rochester Airport Company