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

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 28 MARCH 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 -7 (UTC -8 during Standard 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.
  • FULL SVC 0800Z MON-0800Z++ FRI AND 1700Z-0100Z++ SA AND SU OR END OF LCL FLYING DAILY AND DUR INCLEMENT WX, AS REQUIRED. CLSD HOL.

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
GRAYE151/4.421616EGRF --. .-. ..-.
LACOMAS331/4.432816ELAC .-.. .- -.-.
MASON COUNTY097/23.034819EMNC -- -. -.-.

Airport Services

Fuel available: A++
NATO F24 AVBL.

Runway Information

Runway 15/33

Dimensions: 6125 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.
WX OBSN AUTOMATED BY AN/FMQ-19, CLSD HOL.
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 SEA 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 28 March 2019 at 0901Z to 25 April 2019 at 0900Z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
ILS OR LOC RWY 15   download (116KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 15   download (117KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 33   download (111KB)
NDB RWY 15   download (111KB)
NDB RWY 33   download (111KB)
COPTER NDB RWY 15   download (94KB)
Radar Approach Procedures available   download (64KB)
NOTE: Special Alternate Minimums apply   download (58KB)
 
Departure Procedures
LEWIS THREE   download (190KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (236KB)

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 20-Apr-2019
 Local
(UTC-7)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight05:4112:41
Sunrise06:1413:14
Sunset20:0503:05
Evening civil twilight20:3703:37

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  20-Apr-2019 23:12:14
Local (UTC-7)  20-Apr-2019 16:12:14
 
METAR
KGRF 202236Z AUTO 32003KT 10SM BKN034 15/10 A3007 RMK AO2 RAB27E36 SLP187 $
KTCM 
5nm NE 
202258Z AUTO 01003KT 10SM BKN033 14/10 A3007 RMK AO2 SLP187 T01400096 RVRNO CHINO RWY34 $
KTIW 
11nm N 
202253Z 11004KT 10SM SCT030 12/06 A3008 RMK AO2 SLP186 T01220056
KPLU 
12nm E 
202255Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM BKN031 14/07 A3007 RMK AO2
KOLM 
15nm SW 
202254Z VRB05KT 10SM CLR 15/06 A3006 RMK AO2 SLP179 T01500061
TAF
KGRF 202104Z 2021/2203 02009KT 9999 SCT040 QNH3000INS BECMG 2105/2106 20006KT 9999 BKN030 QNH3012INS BECMG 2111/2112 VRB06KT 8000 BR OVC010 QNH3019INS BECMG 2117/2118 22009KT 9999 NSW FEW030 FEW100 QNH3029INS TX15/2023Z TN07/2114Z
KTCM 
5nm NE 
202104Z 2021/2203 02009KT 9999 SCT040 QNH3000INS BECMG 2105/2106 20006KT 9999 BKN030 QNH3012INS BECMG 2111/2112 VRB06KT 8000 BR OVC010 QNH3019INS BECMG 2117/2118 22009KT 9999 NSW FEW030 FEW100 QNH3029INS TX15/2023Z TN07/2114Z
KOLM 
15nm SW 
202014Z 2020/2118 04007KT P6SM BKN025 FM202300 35005KT P6SM SCT030 FM210700 19005KT P6SM BKN020 FM211200 21005KT P6SM BKN018
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