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

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 01 DECEMBER 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 -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: 50.75
WX ASOS at COS (8 nm N): 125.0 (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 08-Dec-2022
 Local
(UTC-7)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:3613:36
Sunrise07:0614:06
Sunset16:3623:36
Evening civil twilight17:0600:06

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  09-Dec-2022 00:43:01
Local (UTC-7)  08-Dec-2022 17:43:01
 
METAR
KFCS 082355Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 04/M20 A3009 RMK AO2 SLP231 T00401196 10101 20037 52016 PNO $
KCOS 
8nm N 
082354Z 28024G33KT 10SM FEW250 06/M19 A3008 RMK AO2 PK WND 29041/2308 SLP202 T00611194 10094 20061 50007
KAFF 
17nm N 
090018Z AUTO 03014G27KT 10SM CLR 04/M21 A3009 RMK AO2 WSHFT 16 SLP211
KFLY 
18nm NE 
090015Z AUTO 33008G16KT 300V360 10SM CLR 02/M18 A3014 RMK AO2 T00171182
TAF
KFCS 082100Z 0821/1003 29020G30KT 9999 FEW100 QNH3002INS TEMPO 0821/0824 29025G35KT BECMG 0823/0824 32012KT 9999 SKC QNH3013INS BECMG 0916/0917 20010G15KT 9999 FEW150 QNH3011INS BECMG 1001/1002 34005KT 9999 SKC QNH3020INS TX10/0821Z TNM07/0911Z
KCOS 
8nm N 
082301Z 0823/0918 30022G32KT P6SM SCT120 FM090000 31010KT P6SM SKC FM090300 04006KT P6SM SKC FM091700 17008KT P6SM SKC
KAFF 
17nm N 
081345Z 0813/0918 27020G30KT 9999 FEW050 WS010/27045KT 530001 560109 QNH2995INS BECMG 0813/0814 25025G35KT 9999 FEW050 560009 QNH2999INS TEMPO 0815/0821 27040G50KT 570009 BECMG 0900/0901 VRB06KT 9999 SKC 520209 QNH3012INS ROTOR CONDS EXIST BECMG 0907/0908 33009KT 9999 SKC 520209 QNH3006INS BECMG 0915/0916 18012G20KT 9999 SKC 520009 QNH3002INS TX11/0822Z TNM09/0910Z
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