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KGRF Gray Army Airfield (Joint Base Lewis-McChord)
Fort Lewis/Tacoma, Washington, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 05 DECEMBER 2019

Location

FAA Identifier: GRF
Lat/Long: 47-04-45.1720N 122-34-50.7600W
47-04.752867N 122-34.846000W
47.0792144,-122.5807667
(estimated)
Elevation: 301 ft. / 91.7 m (surveyed)
Variation: 16E (2015)
From city: 1 mile E of central business district of the associated city
Time zone: UTC -8 (UTC -7 during Daylight Saving Time)
Zip code: 98433

Airport Operations

Airport use: Private use. Permission required prior to landing
Activation date: 06/1943
Control tower: yes
ARTCC: SEATTLE CENTER
FSS: SEATTLE FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: GRF (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: CONTINUOUS
Pattern altitude: E/W TFC, F/W 1800', R/W 800'.
Wind indicator: yes
Segmented circle: no
Beacon: white-white-green (lighted military airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.

Airport Communications

CTAF: 119.325
ATIS: 124.65 306.2
GRAY GROUND: 121.9 290.2 [24 HRS CLSD HOL.]
GRAY TOWER: 119.325 256.8 41.5FM 276.4 [24 HRS CLSD HOL.]
SEATTLE APPROACH: 120.1
SEATTLE DEPARTURE: 120.1
CLEARANCE DELIVERY: 121.9 290.2
AR OPS: 245.5 30.5
ARNG OPS: 32.6
EMERG: 121.5 243.0
NG OPS: 123.075
OPS: 138.6 395.225 41.5FM
PMSV METRO: 134.1 38.45
RADAR: 128.2 239.0 317.4
WX ASOS at TIW (11 nm N): 124.05 (253-858-6507)
WX AWOS-3 at PLU (12 nm E): 128.575 (253-848-2748)
WX ASOS at OLM (15 nm SW): 135.725 (360-754-0781)
  • PAR (EAST) ANTENNA LCTD LAT 47-04-40.351N LONG 122-34-43.553W; PAR (WEST) ANTENNA LCTD LAT 47-04-40.151N LONG 122-34-44.653W.
  • 134.1 38.45 WX OPS H24, CLSD HOL. WX FLT DSN 357-7061/4363, COML 253-967-7061/4363. AN/FMQ-19 AUTOMATED OBSERVING SYS IN USE, AUGMENTED BY HUMAN OBSN WHEN NEC. DUR WX FLT CLOSURES REMOTE BRIEFING SVS AVBL FROM 25 OWS DSN 228-6598/6599/6588, COML 250-228-6598/6599/6588.

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
TCMr211/6.0MCCHORD VORTAC109.6015E
OLMr045/14.6OLYMPIA VORTAC113.4019E
SEAr188/24.1SEATTLE VORTAC116.8019E

 
NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
LACOMAS331/4.432816ELAC .-.. .- -.-.

Airport Services

Fuel available: A++
NATO F24 AVBL.

Runway Information

Runway 15/33

Dimensions: 6124 x 150 ft. / 1867 x 46 m
Surface: asphalt
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 55 /F/A/W/T
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 15  RUNWAY 33
Latitude: 47-05.243993N47-04.262255N
Longitude: 122-35.012147W122-34.681930W
Elevation: 289.2 ft.300.4 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Markings: precision, in good conditionprecision, in good condition
Visual slope indicator: 4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)
RVR equipment: touchdownrollout
Approach lights: SSALR: simplified short approach lighting system with runway alignment indicator lightsSSALR: simplified short approach lighting system with runway alignment indicator lights
Runway end identifier lights: nono
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Instrument approach: ILS/DME
Obstructions: 114 ft. tower, lighted, 2613 ft. from runwaynone

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: U.S. Army
Owner: US ARMY AERONAUTICAL SVCS AGENCY
FT BELVOIR, VA 22060
Phone 703 806 4864
Manager: STEVEN GENTRY
Phone 253 967 6676

Additional Remarks

SEE FLIP AP/1 SUPPLEMENTARY ARPT RMK.
RSTD: 48 HR PPR TRAN ACFT, CTC BASE OPS DSN 357-6628/5998, C253-967-6628/ 5998.
CAUTION: EXTV NVD TRNG AND PJE.
MISC: SPECIAL VFR DAY F/W 700-1, R/W 300- 1/2. NGT F/W NOT AUTH, R/W 500-1. ACFT CONDUCTING TACTICAL OPR ON JBLM MIL RESERVATION CTC OPS PRIOR TO OPR. CTC GRAY TFC ON CTAF WHEN TWR CLSD. CLASS D AIRSPACE EFF CONT WHEN TWR OPEN, OT CLASS E. NO HGR FOR TRANS ACFT. BASE OPS AND TOWER OPR CONT. CLSD HOL.
USAR OPS: DSN 357-3036, C253-967-3036.
ARNG: OPR 1430-0100Z++ TUE-FRI EXC HOL. TRAN ALERT SVC NOT AVBL.
CAUTION: HIGH VOLUME OF PERSONNEL/VEHICLES WITH NEGATIVE RADIO COMMUNICATION ON GROUND CONTROL CROSSING TAXIWAYS G AND H.
BULLSEYE RDO - OPR CONT. CLSD HOL. 34.6 141.5 379.1. ALL R/W ACFT CTC BULLSEYE RDO PRIOR TO ENTRY R6703A-J, RANGE STATUS AVBL ON UHF 384.525 AND VHF 142.7.
FUEL: A++ LTD SUPPLY. LTD TRANS ALERT.
MISC: ADD RCR WILL BE REPORTED MON-FRI, 0700-1500 VIA NOTAM AND ATIS, DURING INCLEMENT WINTER WEATHER.
HIGH VOLUME OF NIGHT VISION TRAINING ON AFLD; PORTIONS OF AFLD LTG MAY BE DIM OR OFF. PILOTS OF MILITARY ROTARY-WING ACFT SHALL INFORM GRAY TWR ON INITIAL CONTACT IF THEY ARE UNAIDED.
BASE OPS, TWR, WX OPR 24 HRS CLSD HOL. NO INCOMING SPACE A PASSENGERS WITHOUT PRIOR APPROVAL.
NO DE-ICE
FOR CD WHEN ATCT IS CLSD CTC SEATTLE APCH AT 206-214-4723. 120.1/290.9.
SMALL ARMS RANGE .8 NM E OF AFLD.

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 05 December 2019 at 0900Z to 02 January 2020 at 0900Z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
ILS OR LOC RWY 15 **CHANGED**   download (200KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 15   download (94KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 33   download (130KB)
Radar Approach Procedures available   download (64KB)
NOTE: Special Alternate Minimums apply   download
 
Departure Procedures
LEWIS THREE   download (80KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (559KB)

Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KTCM - McChord Field Airport (Joint Base Lewis-McChord) (6 nm NE)
KTIW - Tacoma Narrows Airport (11 nm N)
KPLU - Pierce County Airport - Thun Field (12 nm E)
KOLM - Olympia Regional Airport (15 nm SW)
S50 - Auburn Municipal Airport (21 nm NE)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 05-Dec-2019
 Local
(UTC-8)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight07:0615:06
Sunrise07:4115:41
Sunset16:2100:21
Evening civil twilight16:5600:56

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  06-Dec-2019 06:43:17
Local (UTC-8)  05-Dec-2019 22:43:17
 
METAR
KGRF 060613Z AUTO 00000KT 7/8SM BR OVC002 07/ A2997 RMK AO2 VIS 7/8V1 3/8 SLPNO RVRNO $
KTCM 
5nm NE 
060623Z AUTO 00000KT 3/8SM R34/2600V2800FT BR VV002 07/07 A2998 RMK AO2 SLPNO $
KTIW 
11nm N 
060553Z AUTO 30004KT 4SM BR CLR 06/06 A2998 RMK AO2 SLP155 T00610056 10083 20061 56014
KPLU 
12nm E 
060615Z AUTO 00000KT M1/4SM FG OVC002 07/07 A2997 RMK AO2
KOLM 
15nm SW 
060554Z AUTO 02006KT 4SM BR OVC003 08/07 A2998 RMK AO2 SLP153 60000 T00780067 10089 20072 56011
TAF
KGRF 060500Z 0605/0711 VRB06KT 8000 BR OVC015 620659 QNH2991INS TEMPO 0605/0610 0800 FG OVC002 BECMG 0617/0618 VRB06KT 9999 NSW SCT020 BKN030 OVC080 620803 QNH2987INS BECMG 0621/0622 VRB06KT 6000 -RA BKN010 OVC050 QNH2981INS TEMPO 0622/0711 3200 BR OVC008 TX10/0621Z TN05/0616Z
KTCM 
5nm NE 
060500Z 0605/0711 VRB06KT 8000 BR BKN003 OVC050 620705 QNH2996INS TEMPO 0605/0609 VRB06KT BKN020 OVC050 BECMG 0609/0610 VRB06KT 9000 BR FEW020 BKN040 OVC080 620709 QNH2993INS BECMG 0618/0619 12008KT 9999 NSW BKN020 620705 QNH2986INS BECMG 0700/0701 18008KT 8000 -SHRA BKN015 OVC040 610609 QNH2982INS BECMG 0708/0709 18008KT 6000 -SHRA BR BKN007 OVC015 610609 QNH2978INS TX10/0621Z TN04/0613Z
KOLM 
15nm SW 
060520Z 0606/0706 05004KT 3SM BR OVC004 FM061400 09005KT 6SM BR OVC040 FM062000 19003KT P6SM OVC020 FM062300 18003KT 4SM -RA OVC015
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