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KAFF USAF Academy Airfield
Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 31 JANUARY 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 -7 (UTC -6 during Daylight Saving 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 22-Feb-2019
 Local
(UTC-7)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:1613:16
Sunrise06:4313:43
Sunset17:4300:43
Evening civil twilight18:1001:10

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  23-Feb-2019 02:11:04
Local (UTC-7)  22-Feb-2019 19:11:04
 
METAR
KAFF 230158Z AUTO 34014KT 4SM -SN OVC026 M04/M06 A2971 RMK AO2 SLP105 P0000 T10381063
KCOS 
11nm SE 
230202Z 07010KT 4SM -SN OVC014 02/M02 A2970 RMK AO2 P0000 T00171017
KFLY 
12nm E 
230155Z AUTO 36012G18KT 3SM -SN OVC008 M03/M05 A2972 RMK AO2 T10311046
KMNH 
17nm NE 
230148Z AUTO 01007KT 7SM -SN OVC003 M06/M07 A2974 RMK AO2
KFCS 
19nm S 
230158Z 08005KT 10SM OVC021 03/M04 A2968 RMK AO2A OVC V BKN SLP097 T00261040 $
TAF
KAFF 222336Z 2223/2318 36012G18KT 6000 -SN BKN006 OVC010 620069 QNH2966INS BECMG 2308/2309 01015G25KT 6000 -SN BKN010 OVC020 620109 QNH2972INS BECMG 2313/2314 33009KT 9999 NSW BKN080 620806 QNH2979INS TX00/2300Z TNM09/2312Z LAST NO AMDS AFT 2223 NEXT 2512
KCOS 
11nm SE 
222114Z 2221/2318 18012KT P6SM SCT060 SCT200 FM230100 13012KT P6SM VCSH SCT030 BKN060 TEMPO 2302/2304 3SM -SN BR BKN010 FM230400 01015G25KT 3SM -SN BR SCT008 OVC015 TEMPO 2304/2308 1SM -SN BR OVC008 FM230900 35025G35KT P6SM VCSH SCT020 OVC040 FM231400 35028G38KT P6SM SCT040 BKN090
KFCS 
19nm S 
222100Z 2221/2403 17012G18KT 9999 SCT100 QNH2964INS BECMG 2223/2224 18012KT 9999 BKN015 620159 QNH2964INS TEMPO 2302/2303 18012KT 6000 -SN BKN010 620109 QNH2975INS BECMG 2307/2308 35015G25KT 6000 -SN BKN010 OVC020 620109 520009 QNH2963INS TEMPO 2308/2313 35025G35KT 560009 BECMG 2312/2313 34015G25KT 9999 NSW SCT020 BKN080 620806 520009 QNH2968INS TEMPO 2313/2315 34025G35KT 560009 BECMG 2315/2316 35012G18KT 9999 SCT080 QNH2976INS BECMG 2319/2320 34015G25KT 9999 SKC 520009 QNH2981INS TEMPO 2321/240
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