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

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 11 AUGUST 2022

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: 50.75
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 AVBL H24 EXC. HOL. 50.75 CARSON RDO 1300-0900Z++ MON-SAT, CLSD WKND AND HOL.

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 field33508EIHS .. .... ...
PETEY239/2.340708ECO -.-. ---

Airport Services

Runway Information

Runway 13/31

Dimensions: 4500 x 75 ft. / 1372 x 23 m
Surface: asphalt, in fair condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 16 /F/A/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
Runway heading: 129 magnetic, 137 true309 magnetic, 317 true
Markings: , in fair condition, in fair condition
Visual slope indicator: 4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)
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
Runway heading: 042 magnetic, 050 true222 magnetic, 230 true
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

SVC: NO FUEL AVBL.
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: 24 HR PPR FOR ALL ACFT. CTC BASE OPS DSN691-3935, C719-526-3935.
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.
ATC OPR MON-SAT 1300-0900Z++ CLSD WKND AND HOL. A- BASE OPS 1300-0500Z++ MON-FRI EXC HOL.
COMM: FLT FLW - CARSON RDO OPR MON-SAT 1200-0800Z++ CLSD WKNDS AND HOL.
D1 SOD PERMANENTLY CLSD.
MISC: NO TSNT ACFT SVC.
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 15-Aug-2022
 Local
(UTC-6)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight05:4611:46
Sunrise06:1412:14
Sunset19:5301:53
Evening civil twilight20:2102:21

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  15-Aug-2022 19:14:47
Local (UTC-6)  15-Aug-2022 13:14:47
 
METAR
KFCS 151758Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 28/10 A3015 RMK AO2 SLPNO T02790097 10285 20248 $
KCOS 
8nm N 
151854Z 14005KT 10SM FEW080 FEW120 SCT250 29/11 A3019 RMK AO2 SLP122 VIRGA W-N T02940106
KAFF 
17nm N 
151858Z 15005KT 10SM FEW080 29/09 A3019 RMK AO2A SLPNO T02870089
KFLY 
18nm NE 
151855Z AUTO 06008G16KT 040V100 10SM CLR 29/09 A3025 RMK AO2 T02900087
TAF
KFCS 151300Z 1513/1619 31010KT 9999 FEW100 QNH3015INS BECMG 1519/1520 34010G20KT 9999 VCTS BKN070CB QNH3013INS TEMPO 1521/1601 35025G35KT 4800 TSRA BKN030CB BECMG 1602/1603 32015G25KT 8000 -SHRA BKN050 QNH3022INS BECMG 1610/1611 35010KT 9999 NSW SCT050 QNH3025INS BECMG 1617/1618 02010G20KT 9999 VCTS BKN040CB QNH3030INS TX30/1521Z TN16/1515Z
KCOS 
8nm N 
151720Z 1518/1618 14008KT P6SM SCT100 SCT250 FM152100 34015G25KT P6SM VCTS BKN080CB TEMPO 1521/1523 VRB20G35KT 1SM +TSRA BKN030CB FM152300 36020G35KT P6SM VCSH BKN050 OVC100 TEMPO 1523/1603 -SHRA BKN025 FM160600 32015G25KT P6SM VCSH BKN080 OVC100 FM160800 35008KT P6SM VCSH BKN080
KAFF 
17nm N 
151457Z 1514/1617 12009KT 9999 FEW100 SCT250 QNH3020INS WND 030V190 BECMG 1518/1519 15012KT 9999 VCTS BKN050CB QNH3019INS TEMPO 1519/1523 VRB25G40KT 3200 TSRAGR BKN040CB BECMG 1522/1523 35015G25KT 8000 -SHRA SCT015 BKN030 520003 QNH3021INS TEMPO 1523/1605 -TSRA BKN030CB BECMG 1606/1607 35012KT 9999 VCSH SCT010 BKN050 QNH3028INS TX27/1519Z TN13/1611Z
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