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

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 25 FEBRUARY 2021

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 -7 (UTC -6 during Daylight Saving 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 field33508EIHS .. .... ...
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 03-Mar-2021
 Local
(UTC-7)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:0313:03
Sunrise06:2913:29
Sunset17:5300:53
Evening civil twilight18:1901:19

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  03-Mar-2021 09:37:44
Local (UTC-7)  03-Mar-2021 02:37:44
 
METAR
KFCS 030858Z AUTO 34012KT 10SM CLR 01/M11 A3000 RMK AO2 SLP154 T00061109 52006 $
KCOS 
8nm N 
030854Z 34004KT 10SM FEW250 02/M11 A3003 RMK AO2 SLP141 T00221106 53006
KAFF 
17nm N 
030858Z AUTO 36010KT 10SM CLR M04/M11 A3002 RMK AO2 SLP148 T10361111 53003
KFLY 
18nm NE 
030855Z AUTO 32007KT 10SM CLR 02/M12 A3005 RMK AO2 T00151124
TAF
KFCS 030500Z 0305/0411 31006KT 9999 SKC QNH3004INS BECMG 0316/0317 13010KT 9999 SKC QNH3002INS TX12/0321Z TNM03/0312Z
KCOS 
8nm N 
030544Z 0306/0406 36005KT P6SM SKC FM031800 17007KT P6SM SKC FM040200 11005KT P6SM FEW250
KAFF 
17nm N 
022000Z 0220/0402 15010G15KT 9999 SKC QNH2995INS WND 110V240 BECMG 0301/0302 34008KT 9999 SKC QNH2996INS BECMG 0316/0317 16009KT 9999 SKC QNH3005INS BECMG 0317/0318 16010G15KT 9999 SKC QNH3003INS BECMG 0321/0322 16012G20KT 9999 SKC QNH2995INS TEMPO 0322/0401 16015G25KT 520005 BECMG 0401/0402 16010G15KT 9999 SKC QNH2996INS TX17/0221Z TNM09/0311Z LAST NO AMDS AFT 0301 NEXT 0312
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