Pilot Information/Landing Fees

Vector Airport Systems

Vector handles the billing and payments for the Landing Fee Program on behalf of the Battle Creek Executive Airport. Vector’s system and technologies are able to provide the exact data for the Program.

Payments & Account Management:

Self-Service Portal: Vector’s self-service payment portal (http://payment.planepass.com) allows operators to

1) process credit card payments 2) view account history 3) request copies of invoices via email or download invoices to Excel 4) enroll in electronic invoicing, and 5) update contact information.

To log into the portal, please use the operator ID and invoice number shown on the invoice. Vector accepts credit cards, checks and ACH/Wire Payments.

Payment Details:

  • Credit Cards Accepted: American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover are accepted. There is a service provider processing fee of 3% of the total amount paid.
  • Checks can be mailed to the remittance address shown in the upper left corner of this invoice and MUST include the Invoice Number or Operator ID. Since Vector handles the billing for multiple airports, please make sure your payment is mailed to the airport payment address shown on this invoice.
  • ACH/Wire Payments – Please email [email protected] to get banking details. Remittance information should also be sent to this email address.

Contact Vector: For payment or billing inquiries, Vector can be reached at 888-588-0028 (Option 1) or by email at  [email protected] Their office hours are Monday through Friday 9 am to 5pm EST with most federal holidays observed as well as Christmas Eve and the Friday after Thanksgiving.

Authority to Bill: To view Vector’s Authority to Bill, please visit this link: Authority To Bill

BTL Landing Fee Structure:  Landing fees are charged to any transient aircraft over and including 8,000 pounds. Effective July 1, 2024.

Aircraft will be charged landing fees as follows:

  • 8,000 to 12,500 lbs.: $56.00
  • 12,501 to 24,999 lbs.: $88.00
  • 25,000 to 54,999 lbs.: $148.00
  • 55,000 to 89,999 lbs.: $200.00
  • 90,000 to 129,999 lbs.: $300.00

Over 130,000 lbs.:  $2.70 per each 1,000 pounds rounded to the nearest 1,000 lbs.

Pilot Information/Notice to Airmen (NOTAMs)

To check NOTAMs for closures or other information, click here, then type BTL in the “Locations” box and click “View NOTAMs”. [Airport Map]Airfield Information

Battle Creek Executive Airport  15551 S Airport Rd, Battle Creek, MI 49015
Identifier BTL
Part 139 No
Prior Permission Required (PPR) Call 269-966-3470
Elevation 952′ MSL
Landing Fees Yes
Location 3 miles west of downtown Battle Creek
ATC Tower Operations Class D: 7:00am to 11:00pm Daily (Eastern); otherwise Class G
Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting No
Runway 5L-23R 10,004′ x 150′; Asphalt Grooved
Gross Weight (in thousands): S-100; D-200; 2D-400; 2D/2D2-900
PCN: 27 /F/B/X/T
High Intensity Runway Lights (HIRL)
Precision Instrument Runway Markings
Runway 5L: VASI to PAPI
Runway 23R: MALSR, PAPI, RVR-Touchdown zone; Right traffic pattern when Tower closed
Runway 5R-23L 4,100′ x 75′; Asphalt
Gross Weight (in thousands): S-12.5
PCN: 13 /F/C/X/T
Medium Intensity Runway Lights (MIRL)
Non-Precision Instrument Runway Markings
Runway 5R: PAPI, REIL; Right traffic pattern when Tower closed
Runway 23L: PAPI, REIL
Runway 13-31 4,835′ x 100′; Asphalt Grooved
Gross Weight (in thousands): S-40; D-65; 2D-100
PCN: 15 /F/C/X/T
Medium Intensity Runway Lights (MIRL)
Non-Precision Runway Markings
Runway 13: PAPI, REIL
Runway 31: PAPI, REIL
Traffic Pattern Altitude Small (Single Engine Land and Multi Engine Land): 1952′ MSL (1,000′ AGL)
Turbine: 2452′ MSL (1,500′ AGL)
Land and Hold Short Operations Runway 5L: Hold short point is Runway 13-31, Landing distance available is 7,000′
ILS Runway 23R – CAT I
Pilot Control Lighting 11:00pm to 7:00am. Daily (Eastern)
MALSR: Runway 23R
HIRL: Runway 5L-23R
MIRL: Runway 5R-23L; Runway 13-31
REIL: Runways 5L, 5R, 23L, 13, 31
VASI: Runway 5L
PAPI: Runways 23R, 23L, 5R, 13, 31
Communications Ground: 121.7
Tower: 126.825
CTAF: 126.825, between 11:00pm and 7:00am (Eastern)
ATIS: 128.325
UNICOM: 122.95
ASOS: 269-964-0283
Great Lakes Approach/Departure: 119.2, for radar services between 5:30 AM -11:59 PM(Eastern)
Chicago Center: 127.55, for radar services between 12:00 AM – 5:30 AM(Eastern)
Fuel Jet A, 100LL
Fixed Based Operators Duncan Aviation, 269-969-8400
Centennial Aircraft Services, 269-565-3200
Flight Service Station Lansing Radio – RCO: 122.2; 1-800-WX-BRIEF

Related Links
FAA Chart Supplement
FAA Terminal Procedures and Airport Diagram
AirNav.com: BTL

Pilot Information