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

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 20 JUNE 2019

Location

FAA Identifier: FCS
Lat/Long: 38-40-46.9600N / 104-45-39.4400W
38-40.782667N / 104-45.657333W
38.6797111 / -104.7609556
(estimated)
Elevation: 5874.3 ft. / 1790 m (estimated)
Variation: 12E (1980)
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: 118.55T ;GROUND 253.6T ;GROUND [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 THANKSGIVI 38.35 ;(AVBL 24 HRS) EXC THANKSGIVIN
OPS: 138.75
PMSV METRO: 44.1
WX ASOS at COS (8 nm N): 125.0 (719-637-9696)
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: 4572 x 75 ft. / 1394 x 23 m
Surface: asphalt
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 9 /F/D/W/T
Runway edge lights: medium intensity
RUNWAY 13  RUNWAY 31
Latitude: 38-40.979867N38-40.426983N
Longitude: 104-45.721150W104-45.067917W
Elevation: 5841.7 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
Runway heading: 038 magnetic, 050 true218 magnetic, 230 true
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 16-Jul-2019
 Local
(UTC-6)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight05:1711:17
Sunrise05:4811:48
Sunset20:2202:22
Evening civil twilight20:5302:53

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  16-Jul-2019 15:45:28
Local (UTC-6)  16-Jul-2019 09:45:28
 
METAR
KFCS 161458Z AUTO 03005KT 10SM CLR 23/12 A3014 RMK AO2 SLP147 T02320116 50003 $
KCOS 
8nm N 
161454Z VRB03KT 10SM FEW130 23/11 A3018 RMK AO2 SLP128 T02330111 50001
KAFF 
17nm N 
161458Z AUTO 20003KT 10SM BKN120 21/13 A3018 RMK AO2 SLP129 T02140128 50003
KFLY 
18nm NE 
161535Z AUTO RMK AO2 PWINO TSNO
TAF
KFCS 161300Z 1613/1719 VRB06KT 9999 SCT090 QNH3011INS BECMG 1614/1615 01009KT 9999 FEW120 QNH3009INS BECMG 1618/1619 VRB15G25KT 9999 VCTS BKN100CB QNH2999INS TEMPO 1620/1702 VRB25G35KT 8000 -TSRA BKN080CB BECMG 1701/1702 32012KT 9999 NSW FEW100 SCT150 QNH3002INS BECMG 1705/1706 VRB06KT 9999 SCT100 SCT140 QNH3002INS BECMG 1716/1717 24012KT 9999 VCSH SCT080 BKN140 QNH3004INS TX34/1623Z TN12/1712Z
KCOS 
8nm N 
161133Z 1612/1712 01006KT P6SM SCT200 FM161600 16008KT P6SM FEW100 SCT200 FM162100 17012KT P6SM VCTS FEW100CB SCT200 TEMPO 1621/1701 VRB20G35KT SCT100CB FM170100 33008KT P6SM SCT090 BKN150 FM170600 01007KT P6SM FEW100 SCT200
KAFF 
17nm N 
161423Z 1614/1717 33009KT 9999 FEW150 510104 QNH3015INS BECMG 1615/1616 16009KT 9999 SCT120 QNH3011INS BECMG 1618/1619 16012KT 9999 VCTS SCT080CB BKN120 QNH3003INS TEMPO 1621/1624 VRB20G45KT 8000 -TSRA BECMG 1700/1701 22009KT 9999 NSW SCT100 QNH3006INS BECMG 1709/1710 VRB06KT 9999 FEW100 WS010/27030KT 520105 QNH3006INS BECMG 1714/1715 25015G25KT 9999 BKN120 520006 QNH3007INS TX32/1621Z TN12/1711Z
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