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KAFF USAF Academy Airfield
Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 15 AUGUST 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 [CLASS D ATC SVC AVAIL SR OR 1245Z++ (WHICHEVER IS LATER) TO SS MON-FRI, 1430Z++ TO 2130Z++ SAT, EXCLUDING SUN AND HOL.]
ACADEMY TOWER: 124.15 319.25 [CLASS D ATC SVC AVAIL SR OR 1245Z++ (WHICHEVER IS LATER) TO SS MON-FRI, 1430Z++ TO 2130Z++ SAT, EXCLUDING 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): PHONE 719-380-6748
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.
RWY 16L-34R OVRNS 200 FT ASPH/300 FT EARTH. RWY 34C OVRN 285 FT ASPH/215 FT EARTH. RWY 16C, 16R, AND 34L OVRNS 250 FT ASPH/250 FT EARTH. RWY 08-26 OVRNS/500 FT 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 FT BY 325 FT ALIGNED PARALLED AND WEST OF RWY 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.
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: CEILING MAY BE LOWER TO N, E, AND W DUE TO RISING TERRAIN. HI DENSITY VFR STU PILOT TRNG, GLDR TRNG AND PRCHT OPS FR SFC-17500 FT MSL WI 5 NM OF AFLD. USE CAUTION FOR UAS OPS 3-6 NM NW SFC-8500 FT MSL OVR USAF ACADEMY PROPERTY. AERODROME RWY CC NOT REPORTED.
RSTD: NO TKOF PRIOR TO 1300Z++
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.
RSTD: AIRFIELD OFFL BUS ONLY. CHECK AFF ATIS 128.525 / 269.375 OR NOTAMS FOR ADDITIONAL CURRENT INFORMATION. PRIOR PERMISSION MUST BE COORD 72 HOURS IN ADVANCE WITH AFLD MGMT C719-333-2526. LTD GND SVC AVAIL. NO MAINT SVC.

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 19-Aug-2019
 Local
(UTC-6)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight05:4911:49
Sunrise06:1712:17
Sunset19:4801:48
Evening civil twilight20:1702:17

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  19-Aug-2019 15:30:41
Local (UTC-6)  19-Aug-2019 09:30:41
 
METAR
KAFF 191458Z 34008KT 10SM CLR 24/06 A3020 RMK AO2A SLP123 T02360064 52005
KCOS 
11nm SE 
191454Z 32005KT 10SM FEW140 BKN250 29/03 A3019 RMK AO2 SLP114 T02890033 51004
KFLY 
12nm E 
191515Z AUTO 34006G19KT 310V020 10SM CLR 27/00 A3026 RMK AO2 T02721004
KMNH 
17nm NE 
191506Z AUTO 26005KT 10SM CLR 23/06 A3029 RMK AO2
KFCS 
19nm S 
191458Z AUTO 15005KT 10SM CLR 27/04 A3015 RMK AO2 SLP136 T02700041 52008 $
TAF
KAFF 191103Z 1911/2017 34009KT 9999 FEW120 SCT200 510054 QNH3014INS BECMG 1917/1918 16009KT 9999 SCT120 SCT200 510006 QNH3010INS WND 16012G18KT AFT 1921 BECMG 2002/2003 33009KT 9999 FEW120 QNH3013INS BECMG 2015/2016 16009KT 9999 FEW120 QNH3020INS TX33/1920Z TN10/1912Z
KCOS 
11nm SE 
191120Z 1912/2012 01006KT P6SM SKC FM191900 16009KT P6SM FEW120 FM200300 01006KT P6SM SKC
KFCS 
19nm S 
191300Z 1913/2019 33009KT 9999 SCT130 QNH3012INS BECMG 1919/1920 22012G20KT 9999 FEW120 QNH3007INS BECMG 2003/2004 32009KT 9999 SCT150 QNH3010INS BECMG 2017/2018 06012KT 9999 SCT150 QNH3018INS TX35/1921Z TN14/1913Z
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