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KFCS Butts Army Airfield (Fort Carson)
Fort Carson, Colorado, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 18 JUNE 2020

Location

FAA Identifier: FCS
Lat/Long: 38-40-46.8080N 104-45-39.3800W
38-40.780133N 104-45.656333W
38.6796689,-104.7609389
(estimated)
Elevation: 5874.3 ft. / 1790.5 m (surveyed)
Variation: 08E (2020)
From city: 3 miles S of FORT CARSON, CO
Time zone: UTC -6 (UTC -7 during Standard Time)
Zip code: 80926

Airport Operations

Airport use: Private use. Permission required prior to landing
Control tower: yes
ARTCC: DENVER CENTER
FSS: DENVER FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: FCS (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: CONTINUOUS
FLT FLW- BUTTS RDO OPR 1200-1200++ MONDAY-THURSDAY, 1200-0400++FRIDAY- SUNDAY EXC NEW YEARS, THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMAS DAY.
Pattern altitude: TPA MULTI ENG F/W NSTD TFC RY 13/31 E TFC 7300 FT; ALL OTHERS R/W 6600 FT, F/W 6800 FT.
Segmented circle: no
Lights: SS-SR
Beacon: white-white-green (lighted military airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.

Airport Communications

ATIS: 108.8
WX AWOS-3: 125.0 (719-637-9696)
BUTTS GROUND: 118.55 253.6 [FRI-MON 1200-0600Z++ TUE-THUR 1100-0600Z++ CLSD NEW YEARS DAY, THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMAS.]
BUTTS TOWER: 125.5 229.4 239.3 41.5 241.0 [FRI-MON 1200-0600Z++ TUE-THUR 1100-0600Z++ CLSD NEW YEARS DAY, THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMAS.]
SPRINGS APPROACH: 124.0
SPRINGS DEPARTURE: 124.0
EMERG: 121.5 243.0
FLT FLW: 138.15 ;AVBL 24 HRS EXC THANKSGIVING 38.35 ;AVBL 24 HRS EXC THANKSGIVING
OPS: 138.75
PMSV METRO: 44.1
WX ASOS at COS (8 nm N): PHONE 719-380-6748
WX AWOS-3PT at FLY (18 nm NE): 118.450 (719-683-5371)
  • WX TECHNICIAN (DSN 691-3620, C 719-526-3620), AVBL 1200-1200++ MON- THUR, 1200-0400++ FRI-SUN EXC HOL. WX BRIEF FOR AIRCREW BYD NML DUTY HR AVBL 24HR VIA 25 OWS CAUTION-HTTPS://25OWS.DM.AF.MIL, DSN 228-6598/6599,

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
FCS at fieldBUTTS VOR/DME108.8012E
BRKr193/17.0BLACK FOREST VOR/DME112.5008E
PUBr318/27.9PUEBLO VORTAC116.7008E

 
NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
IRONHORSEat field33512EIHS .. .... ...
PETEY239/2.340708ECO -.-. ---

Airport Services

Runway Information

Runway 13/31

Dimensions: 4499 x 75 ft. / 1371 x 23 m
Surface: asphalt
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 9 /F/D/W/T
Runway edge lights: medium intensity
RUNWAY 13  RUNWAY 31
Latitude: 38-40.970183N38-40.426242N
Longitude: 104-45.710172W104-45.067500W
Elevation: 5840.9 ft.5795.9 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Visual slope indicator: 4-light PAPI on left4-light PAPI on left
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights

Runway 4/22

Dimensions: 2307 x 75 ft. / 703 x 23 m
Surface: asphalt
RUNWAY 4  RUNWAY 22
Latitude: 38-40.818950N38-41.060767N
Longitude: 104-46.365200W104-45.990967W
Elevation: 5874.3 ft.5874.3 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Markings: basic, in fair conditionbasic, in fair condition
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights

Helipad H1

Dimensions: 40 x 40 ft. / 12 x 12 m
Surface: asphalt
Latitude: 38-40.745017N
Longitude: 104-45.537367W
Elevation: 5829.6 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: U.S. Army
Owner: US ARMY AERONAUTICAL SVCS AGENCY
FT BELVOIR, VA 22060
Phone 520-228-6598/99
Manager: Phone 719-526-2017

Additional Remarks

FUEL: OPR 1430-2130Z++ MON-FRI EXC HOL. PPR FOR TRAN FUEL. J8.
WX TECHNICIAN (DSN 691-3620, C719-526-3620), AVBL 1200-1200++ MON-THUR, 1200-0400++ FRI-SUN EXC HOL. WX BRIEF FOR AIRCREW BYD NML DUTY HR AVBL 24HR VIA 25 OWS HTTPS://25OWS.DM.AF.MIL, DSN 228-6598/6599.
UNITS TMPRLY ASGND ARE RQRD TO COORD WX SUPPORT IAW AFMAN 15-129. AUTOMATED OBSN AVBL 24/7. AUGMENTED WX OBSN VIEW RSTD FROM 180-270 DEG AND 310-340 DEG BY FLT LINE FAC AND BLDGS.
RSTD: PPR DSN 691-3935/3936, C719-526-3936/3935.
500 FT OVRN ON NW EOR, ACTF MAY TAX IN THIS AREA, UNUSE TO F/W ACFT FOR TKOF/LDG/ROLLOUT.
RWY 13/31 NSTD MARKINGS AND LIGHTING, TWY ALL NSTD MARKINGS AND LIGHTING, TWY B VFR OPS ONLY SR TO SS, NVD OPS ONLY SS TO SR.
WHEN BUTTS RDO IS CLSD CTC RANGE CTL 38.90 FOR OPS IN R2601. AVN TRNG AREA (ATA) AIR TO AIR FREQ ASSIGNMENT. ACFT OPERATING IN ATA 1-3 WILL MNT FM 37.200. ACFT OPERATING IN ATA 4-7 WILL MNT FM 68.750. ALL ACFT WILL MNT THE APPROPRIATE TRNG AREA FREQ WHEN OPERATING WITHIN R2601. WHEN OPERATING MULTI-SHIP ONLY ONE ACFT IS REQD TO MNT THE TRNG AREA FREQ. TRNG AREA FREQ ARE FOR TFC ADVSY AND DECONFLICTION AND WILL NOT BE USED FOR TACTICAL INTERNAL TFC.
ALL ACFT MUST REMAIN 100FT AGL OVER CONSTRUCTION AREAS.
OPR FRI-MON 1200-0600, TUE-THUR 1100-0600, CLSD NEW YEARS DAY, THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMAS. NO UAS ACTIVITY ALLOWED UNLESS TWR IS OPEN.
COMM: FLT FLW - CARSON RDO FRI-MON 1200-0600, TUE-THUR 1100-0600, CLOSED NEW YEARS DAY, THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMAS. 38.35, 138.15.
D1 SOD PERMANENTLY CLSD.
CAUTION: EXTV ARTILLERY AND SMALL ARMS FRNG. DUR PERIODS OF STRONG SW SFC WIND EXP STRUCTURE AND TRRN GENERATED TURB WITH WINDSHEAR NEAR THE APCH END RWY 13.

Instrument Procedures

There are no published instrument procedures at KFCS.

Some nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KCOS - City of Colorado Springs Municipal Airport (8 nm N)
1V6 - Fremont County Airport (22 nm SW)
KPUB - Pueblo Memorial Airport (26 nm SE)
KAPA - Centennial Airport (54 nm N)
4V1 - Spanish Peaks Airfield (59 nm S)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 02-Jul-2020
 Local
(UTC-6)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight05:0811:08
Sunrise05:4011:40
Sunset20:2602:26
Evening civil twilight20:5802:58

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  02-Jul-2020 16:25:03
Local (UTC-6)  02-Jul-2020 10:25:03
 
METAR
KFCS 021558Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 25/08 A3016 RMK AO2 SLP147 T02540084 $
KCOS 
8nm N 
021554Z 18003KT 10SM FEW050 25/12 A3021 RMK AO2 SLP134 T02500117
KAFF 
17nm N 
021558Z AUTO 17005KT 10SM CLR 24/08 A3021 RMK AO2 SLP133 T02400084 $
KFLY 
18nm NE 
021555Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 25/06 A3027 RMK AO2 T02470063
TAF
KFCS 021300Z 0213/0319 33007KT 9999 FEW014 QNH3016INS TEMPO 0218/0220 22010G15KT BECMG 0300/0301 17008KT 9999 FEW200 QNH3005INS TEMPO 0301/0305 15015G25KT VCTS BKN090CB BECMG 0306/0307 30006KT 9999 FEW190 QNH3014INS BECMG 0318/0319 16015G25KT 8000 -TSRA SCT090CB QNH3017INS TX33/0221Z TN12/0213Z
KCOS 
8nm N 
021140Z 0212/0312 09005KT P6SM SCT007 BKN012 TEMPO 0212/0214 BKN007 FM021400 17005KT P6SM SKC FM021800 17010G20KT P6SM SCT120 FM022300 17018G28KT P6SM SCT120 FM030200 05008KT P6SM FEW120 FM030800 01006KT P6SM SCT250
KAFF 
17nm N 
021144Z 0211/0317 16006KT 9999 SCT009 BKN015 QNH3018INS TEMPO 0211/0213 BKN009 BECMG 0213/0214 17012KT 9999 SKC QNH3018INS BECMG 0217/0218 17012G18KT 9999 SCT120 QNH3016INS BECMG 0220/0221 17015G25KT 9999 VCSH BKN120 520009 QNH3014INS DRY MICROBURST CONDS EXIST TEMPO 0221/0301 VRB25G45KT BECMG 0301/0302 35009KT 9999 NSW SCT120 QNH3018INS BECMG 0307/0308 12009KT 9999 BKN010 QNH3024INS BECMG 0313/0314 16009KT 9999 SCT120 QNH3026INS TX30/0222Z TN13/0311Z
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