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KDCA Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
Washington, District of Columbia, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 28 MARCH 2019

Location

FAA Identifier: DCA
Lat/Long: 38-51-05.2000N / 077-02-15.8000W
38-51.086667N / 077-02.263333W
38.8514444 / -77.0377222
(estimated)
Elevation: 14.1 ft. / 4.3 m (surveyed)
Variation: 11W (2020)
From city: 3 miles S of WASHINGTON, DC
Time zone: UTC -4 (UTC -5 during Standard Time)
Zip code: 22202

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 03/1941
Control tower: yes
ARTCC: WASHINGTON CENTER
FSS: LEESBURG FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: DCA (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: CONTINUOUS
Wind indicator: lighted
Segmented circle: no
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.
Landing fee: yes
Fire and rescue: ARFF index C
International operations: customs landing rights airport

Airport Communications

UNICOM: 122.95
WX ASOS: 132.65 (703-412-8140)
WASHINGTON GROUND: 121.7 257.6
WASHINGTON TOWER: 119.1 134.35(HELICOPTERS) 257.6
POTOMAC APPROACH: 119.85(WEST/SOUTH) 124.2(EAST)
POTOMAC DEPARTURE: 118.95(WEST) 125.65(EAST)
CLEARANCE DELIVERY: 128.25
PRE-TAXI CLEARANCE: 128.25
BOOCK DP: 125.65
CAPSS STAR: 119.85
CLASS B: 119.85(WEST/SOUTH) 124.2(EAST)
CLIPR STAR: 128.7
CLTCH DP: 118.95
D-ATIS: 132.65(703-419-3917)
DEALE STAR: 124.55
DOCTR DP: 125.65
EMERG: 121.5 243.0
FINAL APCH: 124.7
FRDMM STAR: 118.675
HORTO DP: 118.95
IRONS STAR: 119.85(DCA ONLY)
JDUBB DP: 118.95
NATIONAL DP: 118.95 125.65
NUMMY STAR: 118.675
REBLL DP: 118.95
SCRAM DP: 118.95
SKILS STAR: 128.7
SOOKI DP: 125.65
TIKEE STAR: 120.45
TRUPS STAR: 118.675
WYNGS DP: 118.95
WX AWOS-3 at CGS (9 nm NE): 121.225 (301-864-5497)
WX AWOS-3 at FME (19 nm NE): 123.925
WX AWOS-3PT at GAI (20 nm N): 128.275 (301-977-2971)
  • ASR ELEV 12.8 CPME#1 38-51-53.0092N 77-02-22.4451W CPME#2 38-51-16.4933N 77-02-37.2478W MTI#1 38-50-00.7300N 77-02-09.4635W MTI#2 38-51-53.6491N 77-02-20.6812W FEED HORN ELEV. 78.1.
  • ARRIVALS MAY BE EXTENDED OUTSIDE OF CLASS B.

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
DCA at fieldWASHINGTON VOR/DME111.0009W
ADWr298/8.4ANDREWS VORTAC113.1010W
OTTr313/16.3NOTTINGHAM VORTAC113.7010W
AMLr112/20.6ARMEL VOR/DME113.5008W
BALr233/26.0BALTIMORE VORTAC115.1011W
BRVr035/34.3BROOKE VORTAC114.5009W
FDKr163/(37.1)FREDERICK VOR109.0008W
EMIr192/38.7WESTMINSTER VORTAC117.9008W

 
NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
OXONN006/5.233211WDCA -.. -.-. .-
GEORGETOWN148/6.232309WGTN --. - -.
DAVEE026/11.922309WDAA -.. .- .-
ELLICOTT216/28.837111WFND ..-. -. -..

Airport Services

Fuel available: A
Parking: hangars and tiedowns
Airframe service: MINOR
Powerplant service: MINOR
Bottled oxygen: NONE
Bulk oxygen: NONE

Runway Information

Runway 1/19

Dimensions: 7169 x 150 ft. / 2185 x 46 m
Surface: asphalt/grooved, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 57 /F/B/X/T
Single wheel: 110.0
Double wheel: 200.0
Double tandem: 360.0
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 1  RUNWAY 19
Latitude: 38-50.494092N38-51.671555N
Longitude: 077-02.204907W077-02.323422W
Elevation: 11.4 ft.12.1 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftright
Runway heading: 007 magnetic, 356 true186 magnetic, 175 true
Declared distances: TORA:6869 TODA:6869 ASDA:6869 LDA:6869TORA:6869 TODA:6869 ASDA:6869 LDA:6869
Markings: precision, in good conditionprecision, in good condition
Visual slope indicator: 4-light PAPI on right (3.00 degrees glide path)12-box VASI (3.00 degrees glide path)
RWY 19 VASI (V12) CONSISTS OF TWO (2) VASI-V6 SYSTEMS (L/R). RWY 19 V6R IS ROTATED 20 DEGS TO R AND EXTDS COVERAGE TO 24 DEGS R OF CNTRLN. THE ROTATED VASI-V6R SYSTEM SUPPORTS VISUAL AND INSTR APCHS TO RWY 19.
RVR equipment: touchdown, rollouttouchdown, rollout
Approach lights: ALSF2: standard 2,400 foot high intensity approach lighting system with centerline sequenced flashers (category II or III)MALSF: 1,400 foot medium intensity approach lighting system with sequenced flashers
Runway end identifier lights: no
Centerline lights: yesyes
Touchdown point: yes, lightedyes, no lights
Instrument approach: ILS/DMELDA/DME
Obstructions: 180 ft. tower, lighted, 7700 ft. from runway, 1600 ft. left of centerline, 41:1 slope to clearnone
+10 FT BLDG (L/M) +120 FT FROM AER 300 FT LEFT.

Runway 15/33

Dimensions: 5204 x 150 ft. / 1586 x 46 m
Surface: asphalt/grooved, in excellent condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 57 /F/B/X/T
Single wheel: 110.0
Double wheel: 200.0
Double tandem: 360.0
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 15  RUNWAY 33
Latitude: 38-51.669687N38-50.988243N
Longitude: 077-02.597818W077-01.932547W
Elevation: 14.0 ft.10.3 ft.
Gradient: 0.1%0.1%
Traffic pattern: rightleft
Runway heading: 154 magnetic, 143 true334 magnetic, 323 true
Declared distances: TORA:5204 TODA:5204 ASDA:5204 LDA:5204TORA:5204 TODA:5204 ASDA:5204 LDA:5204
Markings: nonprecision, in good conditionnonprecision, in good condition
Visual slope indicator: 4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)
RWY 15 PAPI UNUSBL BYD 3 DEGS L OF RCL.
4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)
Runway end identifier lights: yesyes
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Obstructions: 8 ft. fence, lighted, 200 ft. from runway
RY 15 +8' BLAST FENCE 120 FT FM AER 250 FT RIGHT.
253 ft. trees, 9600 ft. from runway, 37:1 slope to clear

Runway 4/22

Dimensions: 5000 x 150 ft. / 1524 x 46 m
Surface: asphalt/grooved, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 57 /F/B/X/T
Single wheel: 110.0
Double wheel: 200.0
Double tandem: 360.0
Runway edge lights: medium intensity
RUNWAY 4  RUNWAY 22
Latitude: 38-50.467573N38-51.210660N
Longitude: 077-02.487285W077-02.032847W
Elevation: 11.4 ft.11.0 ft.
Gradient: 0.1%0.1%
Traffic pattern: leftright
Runway heading: 037 magnetic, 026 true217 magnetic, 206 true
Displaced threshold: 200 ft.no
Declared distances: TORA:5000 TODA:5000 ASDA:5000 LDA:4800TORA:4540 TODA:4540 ASDA:4400 LDA:4400
Markings: nonprecision, in good conditionnonprecision, in good condition
Visual slope indicator: 4-light PAPI on left (3.25 degrees glide path)4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)
Runway end identifier lights: yesyes
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Obstructions: 15 ft. pole, lighted, 900 ft. from runway, 46:1 slope to clear
THREE OBSTRUCTION LGTS POLES--ONE 600 FEET LEFT, ONE ON CENTERLINE, ONE 600 FEET RIGHT.
2 ft. gnd, 220 ft. from runway, 10:1 slope to clear

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Publicly-owned
Owner: METRO WASH ARPT AUTHORITY
1 AVIATION CIRCLE
WASHINGTON, DC 20001-6000
Phone 703-417-8600
Manager: PAUL MALANDRINO, JR.
1 AVIATION CIRCLE
WASHINGTON, DC 20001-6000
Phone 703-417-8050

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft operations: avg 813/day *
79% commercial
19% air taxi
1% transient general aviation
1% military
* for 12-month period ending 31 December 2018

Additional Remarks

A30-19X THIS RY EXISTS TO SUPPORT THE DCA LDA ASSOCIATED WITH THE ILS.
E60-33 ENGINEERED MATERIALS ARRESTING SYSTEM (EMAS) 332 FT IN LENGTH BY 170 FT IN WIDTH LCTD AT THE DER 33.
E60-04 ENGINEERED MATERIALS ARRESTING SYSTEM (EMAS) 336 FT IN LENGTH BY 170 FT IN WIDTH LCTD AT THE DER 04.
E60-15 ENGINEERED MATERIALS ARRESTING SYSTEM (EMAS) 142 FT IN LENGTH BY 170 FT IN WIDTH LCTD AT THE DER 15.
TWY K ENDS AT GATE 5.
FLOCKS OF BIRDS ON & INVOF ARPT; FQT SEAGULL & GEESE & DUCK POPULATIONS AIRBORNE OVER ADJ RIVER AREAS.
TRNG FLIGHTS THAT INCLUDE MULTIPLE APCHS AND/OR TOUCH & GO OPNS REQUIRE PRIOR PERMISSION FM THE ARPT MGR.
LEFT-HAND TURN-OFFS FROM RY 33 TO TWY 'K' PROHIBITED.
ACFT ARRIVING/DEPARTING THE GA PARKING AREA ARE PROHIBITED FM TAXING BTN ACR PUSHBACK OPNS & THE GATES.
BE ADVISED SOME AIRCREWS MISTAKE RY 15 FOR RY 19.
ASDE-X IN USE. OPERATE TRANSPONDERS WITH ALTITUDE REPORTING MODE AND ADS-B (IF EQUIPPED) ENABLED ON ALL AIRPORT SURFACES.
RONALD REAGAN WASHINGTON NATIONAL ARPRT (KDCA) IS AN EMERGENCY USE ONLY FIELD FOR ALL DOD OWNED AND OPERATED ACFT.
LGTG FM VEHICLE PARKING LOT LCTD 1000 FT SW OF RY 01 COULD GIVE FALSE INDICATIONS OF BEING PART OF RY 01 APCH LGTG SYS DURG PERIODS OF REDUCED VSBY & LOW CEILINGS.
FORM 150R CREDIT CARD FOR ALL RQRD SVCS. NO MIL FACS.
HOLD BLOCK FOR RY 04 CLSD FOR ACFT PARKING 2100-0830.

Instrument Procedures

NOTE: All procedures below are presented as PDF files. If you need a reader for these files, you should download the free Adobe Reader.

NOT FOR NAVIGATION. Please procure official charts for flight.
FAA instrument procedures published for use from 28 March 2019 at 0901Z to 25 April 2019 at 0900Z.

 
STARs - Standard Terminal Arrivals
CAPSS THREE (RNAV)   download (261KB)
CLIPR TWO (RNAV)   download (179KB)
DEALE THREE (RNAV)   download (236KB)
FRDMM FOUR (RNAV)   2 pages: [1] [2] (439KB)
IRONS SEVEN   download (215KB)
NUMMY TWO   download (288KB)
SKILS FOUR (RNAV)   download (198KB)
TIKEE THREE (RNAV)   download (213KB)
TRUPS FOUR (RNAV)   2 pages: [1] [2] (463KB)
 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
ILS OR LOC RWY 01   download (284KB)
ILS RWY 01 (SA CAT I)   download (246KB)
ILS RWY 01 (CAT II)   download (234KB)
RNAV (RNP) RWY 01   download (241KB)
RNAV (RNP) RWY 19   download (235KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 15   download (271KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 33   download (236KB)
LDA Y RWY 19   download (268KB)
LDA Z RWY 19   download (257KB)
COPTER ILS OR LOC/DME RWY 01   download (264KB)
MOUNT VERNON VISUAL RWY 01   download (161KB)
RIVER VISUAL RWY 19   download (171KB)
NOTE: Special Alternate Minimums apply   download (44KB)
 
Departure Procedures
BOOCK THREE (RNAV)   2 pages: [1] [2] (336KB)
CLTCH TWO (RNAV)   2 pages: [1] [2] (325KB)
DOCTR FOUR (RNAV)   2 pages: [1] [2] (395KB)
HORTO THREE (RNAV)   2 pages: [1] [2] (308KB)
JDUBB TWO (RNAV)   2 pages: [1] [2] (336KB)
NATIONAL SEVEN   2 pages: [1] [2] (535KB)
REBLL FOUR (RNAV)   2 pages: [1] [2] (308KB)
SCRAM FOUR (RNAV)   2 pages: [1] [2] (322KB)
SOOKI FOUR (RNAV)   2 pages: [1] [2] (343KB)
WYNGS FOUR (RNAV)   2 pages: [1] [2] (305KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (264KB)

Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KVKX - Potomac Airfield (7 nm SE)
W32 - Washington Executive Airport/Hyde Field (8 nm SE)
KADW - Joint Base Andrews (8 nm E)
KCGS - College Park Airport (9 nm NE)
KDAA - Davison Army Airfield (11 nm SW)
W00 - Freeway Airport (14 nm NE)
2W5 - Maryland Airport (15 nm S)
KFME - Tipton Airport (19 nm NE)
KGAI - Montgomery County Airpark (20 nm N)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 19-Apr-2019
 Local
(UTC-4)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight05:5909:59
Sunrise06:2710:27
Sunset19:4823:48
Evening civil twilight20:1500:15

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  19-Apr-2019 21:20:26
Local (UTC-4)  19-Apr-2019 17:20:26
 
METAR
KDCA 192103Z 16015G22KT 10SM SCT024 BKN036 OVC130 23/19 A2961 RMK AO2 T02280189
KVKX 
7nm SE 
SuperAWOS
192055Z AUTO VRB06KT 10SM 22/19 A2961
KADW 
8nm E 
192056Z AUTO 15012G18KT 10SM FEW014 SCT021 SCT200 22/20 A2961 RMK AO2 RAE11DZB11E13 SLP032 P0000 60029 T02170196 57030 $
KCGS 
9nm NE 
192044Z AUTO 15006KT 10SM SCT015 BKN025 OVC032 21/19 A2963 RMK AO1 T02110189
KDAA 
10nm SW 
192056Z AUTO 15011G16KT 10SM FEW018 SCT038 SCT130 22/20 A2960 RMK AO2 SLP026 60024 T02240195 57030
KFME 
19nm NE 
192042Z AUTO 16007KT 7SM BKN110 20/18 A2966 RMK AO1
KIAD 
20nm W 
192052Z 15013G21KT 10SM FEW015 BKN024 OVC080 22/19 A2957 RMK AO2 RAE11 SLP011 P0000 60058 T02220189 58038
KGAI 
20nm N 
192056Z AUTO 14013KT 10SM BKN015 OVC022 21/19 A2962 RMK AO2 RAE29 SLP051 P0000 60023 T02110189 58031
TAF
KDCA 191941Z 1920/2024 17012G24KT 5SM -SHRA BKN025 OVC050 FM192300 17015G25KT 5SM -SHRA VCTS BKN015CB OVC050 FM200400 15013G25KT 5SM -SHRA BKN015 OVC025 FM200900 16012G25KT P6SM BKN015 OVC025 FM201200 19013G25KT P6SM SCT025 BKN110
KADW 
8nm E 
192022Z 1920/2023 16012G18KT 9000 -SHRA OVC020 510003 QNH2957INS TEMPO 1920/1922 20020G35KT 4800 TSRA BKN015CB BECMG 1923/1924 20020G30KT 8000 -SHRA OVC015 510003 QNH2954INS TEMPO 2001/2004 4800 -TSRA OVC009CB BECMG 2004/2005 16015G25KT 8000 -SHRA OVC009 510003 QNH2950INS BECMG 2011/2012 18015G25KT 8000 -DZ OVC009 510003 QNH2956INS BECMG 2016/2017 17015G25KT 9999 NSW BKN010 510003 QNH2961INS TX26/1921Z TN17/2005Z
KDAA 
10nm SW 
191824Z 1918/2023 17012KT 9000 -SHRA BKN015 510003 QNH2960INS TEMPO 1918/1921 20025G45KT 4800 TSRAGR OVC015CB BECMG 1923/1924 20025G35KT 4800 -SHRA BKN006 OVC015 WS020/17056KT 510003 QNH2952INS BECMG 2004/2005 16015G25KT 8000 -SHRA BKN006 510003 QNH2957INS BECMG 2011/2012 17015G25KT 9999 NSW FEW006 BKN015 510003 QNH2954INS BECMG 2017/2018 19015G25KT 9999 FEW025 QNH2968INS TX24/1918Z TN17/2009Z
KIAD 
20nm W 
191940Z 1920/2024 15012G24KT 5SM -SHRA BKN025 OVC050 FM192300 16012G25KT 3SM -SHRA VCTS BKN015CB OVC025 FM200400 16012G24KT 5SM -SHRA BKN015 OVC025 FM200600 15013G26KT P6SM BKN015 OVC025 FM201200 18014G28KT P6SM SCT025 BKN110
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