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KAFF USAF Academy Airfield
Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 28 MARCH 2019

Location

FAA Identifier: AFF
Lat/Long: 38-58-24.2091N / 104-49-12.1178W
38-58.403485N / 104-49.201963W
38.9733914 / -104.8200327
(estimated)
Elevation: 6576 ft. / 2004.4 m (surveyed)
Variation: 11E (1985)
From city: 10 miles N of COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
Time zone: UTC -6 (UTC -7 during Standard Time)
Zip code: 80840

Airport Operations

Airport use: Private use. Permission required prior to landing
Activation date: 01/1943
Control tower: yes
ARTCC: DENVER CENTER
FSS: DENVER FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: DEN (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: OCT 1 TO FEB 28/29/MON-FRI/SR-SS, ALL SAT 1415Z-2130Z, MAR 1 TO SEP 30 MON-FRI 1245Z++-SS
CLSD SUN & HOL.
CLSD SUN & HOL.
OR SR (WHICHEVER IS LATER)
Wind indicator: yes
Segmented circle: no

Airport Communications

CTAF: 124.15
ATIS: 128.525 269.375
ACADEMY GROUND: 118.125 [1245Z++-SS MON-FRI FR APR 1 TO SEP 20, SR-SS MON-FRI FR SEP 21 TO MAR 31; SAT 1430Z++ OR SR (WHICHEVER IS LATER) TO 2130Z++, CLSD SUN AND HOL.]
ACADEMY TOWER: 124.15 319.25 [1245Z++-SS MON-FRI FR APR 1 TO SEP 20, SR-SS MON-FRI FR SEP 21 TO MAR 31; SAT 1430Z++ OR SR (WHICHEVER IS LATER) TO 2130Z++, CLSD SUN AND HOL.]
EMERG: 121.5 243.0
OPS: 127.15 SKYTRAIN
PMSV METRO: 376.0
PTD: 376.0
WX ASOS at COS (11 nm SE): 125.0 (719-637-9696)
WX AWOS-3PT at FLY (12 nm E): 118.450 (719-683-5371)
WX AWOS-3 at FCS (18 nm S): 125.0 (719-637-9696)
  • WX STATION OP HRS 1030Z++-SS MON-SAT, CLSD SUN AND MOST HOL. FULL SVC DUR AFLD OPR HRS. PMSV METRO CTC RANGE LTD IN ALL DIRECTIONS DUE TO TOPOGRAPHY.

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
BRKr273/8.9BLACK FOREST VOR/DME112.5008E
FCSr338/17.8BUTTS VOR/DME108.8012E

 
NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
IRONHORSE338/18.033512EIHS .. .... ...

Airport Services

Parking: hangars
Airframe service: NONE
Powerplant service: NONE
Bottled oxygen: NONE
Bulk oxygen: NONE

Runway Information

Runway 16R/34L

Dimensions: 4500 x 40 ft. / 1372 x 12 m
Surface: asphalt
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 24 /F/B/W/T
RUNWAY 16R  RUNWAY 34L
Latitude: 38-58.707833N38-57.979167N
Longitude: 104-49.405000W104-49.231667W
Elevation: 6515.0 ft.6502.0 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 158 magnetic, 169 true338 magnetic, 349 true
Markings: numbers onlynumbers only
Runway end identifier lights: nono

Runway 16C/34C

Dimensions: 4480 x 75 ft. / 1366 x 23 m
Surface: asphalt
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 22 /F/A/W/T
RUNWAY 16C  RUNWAY 34C
Latitude: 38-58.713333N38-57.987500N
Longitude: 104-49.350833W104-49.179167W
Elevation: 6526.0 ft.6505.0 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 159 magnetic, 170 true339 magnetic, 350 true

Runway 16L/34R

Dimensions: 3534 x 75 ft. / 1077 x 23 m
Surface: asphalt
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 24 /F/B/W/T
RUNWAY 16L  RUNWAY 34R
Latitude: 38-58.737500N38-58.165000N
Longitude: 104-49.142500W104-49.006667W
Elevation: 6545.0 ft.6534.0 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 159 magnetic, 170 true339 magnetic, 350 true
Markings: numbers onlynumbers only
Runway end identifier lights: nono

Runway 8/26

Dimensions: 2485 x 75 ft. / 757 x 23 m
Surface: asphalt
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 21 /F/B/W/T
RUNWAY 8  RUNWAY 26
Latitude: 38-58.558333N38-58.518667N
Longitude: 104-49.321667W104-48.798667W
Elevation: 6528.0 ft.6576.0 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 085 magnetic, 096 true265 magnetic, 276 true
Markings: numbers onlynumbers only
Runway end identifier lights: nono

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: U.S. Air Force
Owner: USAF
HQS USAF ACADEMY
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80901
Manager: CHIEF AIRFIELD MANAGEMENT
HQS USAF ACADEMY
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80901

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 1
Military aircraft: 1
    

Additional Remarks

MIL USE ONLY NOT FOR PUBLIC SALE.
AARDVARK AUX RWY (39-02-05.84N & 104-50-41.55W) LCTD APRX 3.7 NM N OF ACADEMY AFLD IS CLSD; DO NOT MISTAKE CLSD RWY FOR THE MAIN COMPLEX.
CAUTION: UNMANNED ACFT OPS LIKELY 7200 FT AND BLO IN WEST PATTERN AT AARDVARK, 3.7 NM NORTHE OF KAFF.
RY 16L-34R OVRNS 200' ASPH/300' EARTH, RY 34C OVRN 285' ASPH/215' EARTH, RY 16C, 16R, AND 34L OVRNS 250' ASPH/250' EARTH, RY 08-26 OVRNS 500' EARTH.
PMSV METRO: AUGMENTED AN/FMQ-19 IN USE DUR AFLD OPR HR AND WHEN STATION IS OPR FOR SEV WX. AUTO OBSN WHEN AFLD CLSD. REMOTE WX BRIEFING SVC FR 25 OWS, DAVIS-MONTHAN AFB, AZ DSN 228-6598 C520-228-6598.
CTN-EXTV SAILPLANE TRNG DLY. SAILPLANE STRIP 2200' BY 325' ALIGNED PARALLED AND WEST OF 16R-34L.
FUEL-A++(MIL)
AFLD MGT CANNOT STORE COMSEC, ARRANGEMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE TO STORE COMSEC AT AIRCREW FLIGHT EQUIPMENT (AFE).
CAUTION NUMEROUS NSTD MRKS EXIST ON AFLD; CONSULT AP/1 FOR ADDN INFO.
AARDVARK AUX RWY (39-02-06.6N 104-50-41.9W) LCTD APRX 3.7 NM N OF ACADEMY AFLD IS CLSD; DO NOT MISTAKE CLSD RWY FOR THE MAIN COMPLEX.
SEE SPECIAL NOTICE US AIR FORCE ACADEMY VOLUME FLT TRNG AREAS FOR ADDN INFO.
OFFL BUS ONLY. PPR MUST BE COORD 72 HR IN ADVANCE WITH AFLD MGMT, DSN: 333-2526, C:719-333-2526. AFLD MGMT, DSN: 333-2367 OR C:719-333-2367, MUST APV OTHER OPR.
CAUTION: AERODROME RWY COND CODE NOT REPORTED.
RSTD: NO TKOF PRIOR TO 1300Z++
OFFICIAL BUSINESS ONLY. PPR MUST COORD 72 HR IN ADVANCE WITH AFLD MGMT, DSN 333-2526, OR C: 719-333-2526.
AFLD OPER TO SUPPORT SKED ACADEMY ACTIVITIES DUR DAY VFR ONLY.
PPR. DUR MT WAVE COND EXP SEVERE TURBULENCE IN TFC PAT. EXTV T-41 TFC WITHIN 30 NM.
PARACHUTE DROP ZONE ON FIELD.
AF GND SUPPORT REDUCED. CALL COMMAND POST V478-5144.
10 AUG-31 MAY 1345Z++ -SS MON-SAT, CLSD SUN & HOL.

Instrument Procedures

There are no published instrument procedures at KAFF.

Some nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KCOS - City of Colorado Springs Municipal Airport (11 nm SE)
1V6 - Fremont County Airport (35 nm S)
KAPA - Centennial Airport (36 nm N)
KPUB - Pueblo Memorial Airport (44 nm S)
KBKF - Buckley Air Force Base (44 nm N)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 24-Apr-2019
 Local
(UTC-6)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight05:4311:43
Sunrise06:1112:11
Sunset19:4401:44
Evening civil twilight20:1202:12

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  24-Apr-2019 21:17:51
Local (UTC-6)  24-Apr-2019 15:17:51
 
METAR
KAFF 242058Z AUTO 32007KT 10SM BKN090 BKN110 19/M03 A2998 RMK AO2 SLP105 T01871035 57013
KCOS 
11nm SE 
242054Z 03006KT 10SM BKN095 BKN220 21/M03 A2998 RMK AO2 SLP095 T02111028 56012
KFLY 
12nm E 
242055Z AUTO 02006KT 10SM SCT080 BKN110 20/M04 A3002 RMK AO2 T02011040
KMNH 
17nm NE 
242054Z AUTO 10SM BKN075 16/M01 A3004 RMK AO2
KFCS 
19nm S 
242058Z AUTO 32009KT 10SM BKN110 21/M02 A2996 RMK AO2 SLP121 T02111021 57012 $
TAF
KAFF 241902Z 2419/2601 35010G15KT 9999 FEW100 SCT250 QNH2997INS BECMG 2420/2421 35010G15KT 9999 VCSH BKN080 BKN250 QNH2998INS BECMG 2501/2502 35009KT 9999 NSW SCT020 BKN050 QNH3006INS BECMG 2506/2507 35012G20KT 9999 SCT020 BKN050 QNH3003INS BECMG 2508/2509 35020G30KT 9999 BKN020 OVC050 620353 520009 QNH3005INS BECMG 2515/2516 35012G25KT 9999 FEW020 BKN060 QNH3024INS BECMG 2518/2519 04012KT 9999 VCSH SCT060 BKN100 QNH3019INS BECMG 2521/2522 16012KT 9999 VCTS SCT040 BKN080CB QNH3013INS TX21/2422Z TN06/
KCOS 
11nm SE 
241731Z 2418/2518 03007KT P6SM SCT070 BKN100 FM242300 34008KT P6SM BKN070 FM250900 35017G27KT P6SM VCSH BKN035 FM251600 35012KT P6SM SCT040 SCT070
KFCS 
19nm S 
241305Z 2413/2519 33009KT 9999 FEW250 QNH3000INS BECMG 2416/2417 22009KT 9999 FEW040 SCT150 QNH2994INS BECMG 2501/2502 17012G20KT 9999 BKN100 QNH2996INS BECMG 2511/2512 35009KT 9999 VCSH BKN040 QNH3008INS TX20/2423Z TN01/2413Z
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