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KGRF Gray Army Airfield (Joint Base Lewis-McChord)
Fort Lewis/Tacoma, Washington, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 26 APRIL 2018

Location

FAA Identifier: GRF
Lat/Long: 47-04-45.1720N / 122-34-50.7600W
47-04.752867N / 122-34.846000W
47.0792144 / -122.5807667
(estimated)
Elevation: 300 ft. / 91.4 m (surveyed)
Variation: 16E (2015)
From city: 1 mile E of central business district of the associated city
Time zone: UTC -7 (UTC -8 during Standard Time)
Zip code: 98433

Airport Operations

Airport use: Private use. Permission required prior to landing
Activation date: 06/1943
Control tower: yes
ARTCC: SEATTLE CENTER
FSS: SEATTLE FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: GRF (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: CONTINUOUS
Pattern altitude: E/W TFC, F/W 1800', R/W 800'. UAV 1000', W TFC ONLY.
Segmented circle: no
Beacon: white-white-green (lighted military airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.

Airport Communications

CTAF: 119.325
ATIS: 124.65 306.2
GRAY GROUND: 121.9 290.2 [OPR 0800Z MON-0800Z++ FRI AND 1700Z-0100Z++ SA AND SU. CLSD HOL.]
GRAY TOWER: 119.325 256.8 41.5FM 276.4 [OPR 0800Z MON-0800Z++ FRI AND 1700Z-0100Z++ SA AND SU. CLSD HOL.]
SEATTLE APPROACH: 120.1
SEATTLE DEPARTURE: 120.1
CLEARANCE DELIVERY: 121.9 290.2
ARNG OPS: 32.6
EMERG: 121.5 243.0
NG OPS: 123.075
OPNS: 41.5FM
OPS: 138.6 395.225
PMSV: 134.1 38.45
RDR: 128.2 239.0 317.4
USAR OPS: 245.5 30.5
WX ASOS at TIW (11 nm N): PHONE 253-858-6507
WX AWOS-3 at PLU (12 nm E): 128.575 (253-848-2748)
WX ASOS at OLM (15 nm SW): 135.725 (360-754-0781)
  • PAR (EAST) ANTENNA LCTD LAT 47-04-40.351N LONG 122-34-43.553W; PAR (WEST) ANTENNA LCTD LAT 47-04-40.151N LONG 122-34-44.653W.
  • RADAR: NO NOTAM MP 1500-1700Z++ FRI.
  • FULL SVC 0800Z MON-0800Z++ FRI AND 1700Z-0100Z++ SA AND SU OR END OF LCL FLYING DAILY AND DUR INCLEMENT WX, AS REQUIRED. CLSD HOL.

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
TCMr211/6.0MCCHORD VORTAC109.6015E
OLMr045/14.6OLYMPIA VORTAC113.4019E
SEAr188/24.1SEATTLE VORTAC116.8019E

 
NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
GRAYE151/4.421616EGRF --. .-. ..-.
LACOMAS331/4.432816ELAC .-.. .- -.-.
MASON COUNTY097/23.034819EMNC -- -. -.-.
RENTON194/29.135317ERNT .-. -. -
PARKK187/29.428115EHPK .... .--. -.-

Airport Services

Runway Information

Runway 15/33

Dimensions: 6121 x 147 ft. / 1866 x 45 m
Surface: asphalt
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 55 /F/A/W/T
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 15  RUNWAY 33
Latitude: 47-05.243742N47-04.261988N
Longitude: 122-35.011138W122-34.680923W
Elevation: 293.4 ft.304.7 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Markings: precision, in good conditionprecision, in good condition
Visual slope indicator: 4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)
RVR equipment: touchdownrollout
Approach lights: SSALR: simplified short approach lighting system with runway alignment indicator lightsSSALR: simplified short approach lighting system with runway alignment indicator lights
Runway end identifier lights: nono
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Instrument approach: ILS/DME

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: U.S. Army
Owner: US ARMY AERONAUTICAL SVCS AGENCY
FT BELVOIR, VA 22060
Phone 206-968-2904
Manager: Phone 206-968-2904

Additional Remarks

SEE FLIP AP/1 SUPPLEMENTARY ARPT RMK.
RSTD: 48 HR PPR TRAN ACFT, CTC BASE OPS DSN 357-6628/5998, C253-967-6628/ 5998.
CAUTION: EXTV NVD TRNG AND PJE. NUMEROUS SMALL ARMS .8NM E OF FIELD. WHEN CLASS D AIRSPACE IN EFF UNMANNED AERIAL VEH (UAV OPR BLW 2000' IN TFC PAT. UAV A-G S END TWY EDUR UAV OPS.
MISC: SPECIAL VFR DAY F/W 700-1, R/W 300- 1/2. NGT F/W NOT AUTH, R/W 500-1. ACFT CONDUCTING TACTICAL OPR ON JBLM MIL RESERVATION CTC OPS PRIOR TO OPR. CTC GRAY TFC ON CTAF WHEN TWR CLSD. CLASS D AIRSPACE EFF CONT WHEN TWR OPEN, OT CLASS E. NO HGR FOR TRANS ACFT. BASE OPS AND TOWER OPR 0800Z++ FRI AND 1700Z-0100Z++ SA AND SU. CLSD HOL.
USAR OPS: DSN 357-3036, C253-967-3036.
ARNG: OPR 1430-0100Z++ TUE-FRI EXC HOL. TRAN ALERT SVC NOT AVBL. LTD PRK. PPR FOR ACFT RQR FUEL AND PRK, DSN 323- 3805, C253-912-3905.
MISC: WX OBSN VIS LTD TO 2 SM IN SOME DIRECTIONS. WX OBSN AUTOMATED BY AN/FMQ-19. WX OBSN AUGMENTED/BACKUP MON-FRI 0800Z-0800Z++ AND 1700Z-0100Z++ SAT AND SU OR END OF LCL FLYING DAILY AND DUR INCLEMENT WX, AS RQRD. CLSD HOL.
CAUTION: HIGH VOLUME OF PERSONNEL/VEHICLES WITH NEGATIVE RADIO COMMUNICATION ON GROUND CONTROL CROSSING TAXIWAYS G AND H.
BULLSEYE RDO - OPR 0800Z MON-0800Z++ FRI AND 1700Z-0100Z++ SA AND SU. CLSD HOL. 34.6 141.5 379.1. ALL R/W ACFT CTC BULLSEYE RDO PRIOR TO ENTRY R6703A-J, RANGE STATUS AVBL ON UHF 384.525 AND VHF 142.7.
FUEL: A++ LTD SUPPLY. LTD TRANS ALERT.
TWY E UNUSABLE TO C-17 AND LARGER ACFT. EAST RAMP PARKING LIMITED TO C-12/UC-35/C-21 AND SMALER ACFT.
MISC: ADD RCR WILL BE REPORTED MON-FRI, 0700-1500 VIA NOTAM AND ATIS, DURING INCLEMENT WINTER WEATHER.
HIGH VOLUME OF NIGHT VISION SCOPE TRAINING ON AFLD; PORTIONS OF AFLD LTG MAY BE DIM OR OFF. PILOTS OF MILITARY ROTARY-WING ACFT SHALL INFORM GRAY TWR ON INITIAL CONTACT IF THEY ARE UNAIDED.
BASE OPS H24, EXC HOL. NO INCOMING SPACE A PASSENGERS WITHOUT PRIOR APPROVAL.
NO DE-ICE
FOR CD WHEN ATCT IS CLSD CTC SEA APCH AT 206-214-4794.
SMALL ARMS RANGE .8 NM E OF AFLD.
WHEN CLASS D AIRSPACE IN EFFECT UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE (UAV) OPR BLO 2,000 FT AGL IN TFC PATTERN. UAV ARRESTING GEAR SOUTH END OF TWY "E" DUR UAV OPS.

Instrument Procedures

NOTE: All procedures below are presented as PDF files. If you need a reader for these files, you should download the free Adobe Reader.

NOT FOR NAVIGATION. Please procure official charts for flight.
FAA instrument procedures published for use from 26 April 2018 at 901Z to 24 May 2018 at 0900Z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
ILS OR LOC RWY 15   download (118KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 15   download (117KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 33   download (109KB)
NDB RWY 15   download (111KB)
NDB RWY 33   download (112KB)
COPTER NDB RWY 15   download (94KB)
Radar Approach Procedures available   download (64KB)
NOTE: Special Alternate Minimums apply   download (58KB)
 
Departure Procedures
LEWIS THREE   download (189KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (236KB)

Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KTCM - McChord Field Airport (Joint Base Lewis-McChord) (6 nm NE)
KTIW - Tacoma Narrows Airport (11 nm N)
KPLU - Pierce County Airport - Thun Field (12 nm E)
KOLM - Olympia Regional Airport (15 nm SW)
S50 - Auburn Municipal Airport (21 nm NE)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 26-Apr-2018
 Local
(UTC-7)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight05:3012:30
Sunrise06:0413:04
Sunset20:1303:13
Evening civil twilight20:4603:46

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  26-Apr-2018 13:56:04
Local (UTC-7)  26-Apr-2018 06:56:04
 
METAR
KGRF 261258Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 06/06 A3002 RMK AO2 SLP170 T00600059 RVRNO $
KTCM 
5nm NE 
261258Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 05/05 A3003 RMK AO2 SLP173 T00460046 $
KTIW 
11nm N 
261253Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 09/04 A3004 RMK AO2 SLP171 T00890044
KPLU 
12nm E 
261335Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM -DZ CLR 06/06 A3003 RMK AO2
KOLM 
15nm SW 
261254Z AUTO 00000KT CLR 06/04 A3003 RMK AO2 SLP169 T00560039 $
TAF
KGRF 260506Z 2605/2711 VRB06KT 9999 FEW200 QNH2997INS BECMG 2618/2619 VRB06KT 9999 SCT200 QNH2987INS TX27/2622Z TN08/2613Z
KTCM 
5nm NE 
260506Z 2605/2711 VRB06KT 9999 FEW200 QNH2997INS BECMG 2618/2619 VRB06KT 9999 SCT200 QNH2987INS TX27/2622Z TN08/2613Z
KOLM 
15nm SW 
261124Z 2612/2712 00000KT P6SM SCT250 FM261700 03006KT P6SM SCT250 FM270600 24006KT P6SM SCT250
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