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

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 09 SEPTEMBER 2021

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: 301 ft. / 91.7 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'.
Wind indicator: yes
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 [24 HRS CLSD HOL.]
GRAY TOWER: 119.325 256.8 41.5FM [24 HRS CLSD HOL.]
SEATTLE APPROACH: 120.1
SEATTLE DEPARTURE: 120.1
CLEARANCE DELIVERY: 121.9 290.2
AR OPS: 245.5 30.5
ARNG OPS: 32.6
EMERG: 121.5 243.0
NG OPS: 123.075
OPS: 138.6 395.225 41.5FM
PMSV METRO: 134.1 38.45
RADAR: 128.2 239.0 317.4
WX ASOS at TCM (6 nm NE): PHONE 253-982-3434
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)
  • 134.1 38.45 WX OPS H24, CLSD HOL. WX FLT DSN 357-7061/4363, COML 253-967-7061/4363. AN/FMQ-19 AUTOMATED OBSERVING SYS IN USE, AUGMENTED BY HUMAN OBSN WHEN NEC. DUR WX FLT CLOSURES REMOTE BRIEFING SVS AVBL FROM 25 OWS DSN 228-6598/6599/6588, COML 250-228-6598/6599/6588.

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
OLMr045/14.6OLYMPIA VORTAC113.4019E
SEAr188/24.1SEATTLE VORTAC116.8019E

Airport Services

Fuel available: A++
A++:NATO F24 AVBL.

Runway Information

Runway 15/33

Dimensions: 6124 x 150 ft. / 1867 x 46 m
Surface: asphalt
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 55 /F/A/W/T
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 15  RUNWAY 33
Latitude: 47-05.243993N47-04.262255N
Longitude: 122-35.012147W122-34.681930W
Elevation: 289.2 ft.300.4 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
Obstructions: 114 ft. tower, lighted, 2613 ft. from runwaynone

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: U.S. Army
Owner: US ARMY AERONAUTICAL SVCS AGENCY
FT BELVOIR, VA 22060
Phone 703 806 4864
Manager: STEVEN GENTRY
Phone 253 967 6628

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.
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, PAR, TWR, AND WX OPR CONT. CLSD HOL.
USAR OPS: DSN 357-3036, C253-967-3036.
ARNG: OPR 1430-0100Z++ TUE-FRI EXC HOL. TRAN ALERT SVC NOT AVBL.
CAUTION: HIGH VOLUME OF PERSONNEL/VEHICLES WITH NEGATIVE RADIO COMMUNICATION ON GROUND CONTROL CROSSING TAXIWAYS G AND H.
BULLSEYE RDO - OPR CONT. 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.
MISC: ADD RCR WILL BE REPORTED MON-FRI, 0700-1500 VIA NOTAM AND ATIS, DURING INCLEMENT WINTER WEATHER.
HIGH VOLUME OF NIGHT VISION 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, PAR, TWR, WX OPR 24 HRS CLSD HOL. NO INCOMING SPACE A PASSENGERS WITHOUT PRIOR APPROVAL.
NO DE-ICE
FOR CD WHEN ATCT IS CLSD CTC SEATTLE APCH AT 206-214-4723. 120.1/290.9.
SMALL ARMS RANGE .8 NM E OF AFLD.

Instrument Procedures

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NOT FOR NAVIGATION. Please procure official charts for flight.
FAA instrument procedures published for use from 09 September 2021 at 0901Z to 07 October 2021 at 0900Z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
ILS OR LOC RWY 15   download (226KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 15   download (99KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 33   download (138KB)
Radar Approach Procedures available   download (171KB)
NOTE: Special Alternate Minimums apply   download
 
Departure Procedures
LEWIS THREE   download (103KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (559KB)

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 18-Sep-2021
 Local
(UTC-7)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:2213:22
Sunrise06:5313:53
Sunset19:1602:16
Evening civil twilight19:4602:46

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  18-Sep-2021 08:01:16
Local (UTC-7)  18-Sep-2021 01:01:16
 
METAR
KGRF 180658Z 16012KT 10SM -RA BKN010 OVC070 14/13 A2964 RMK AO2A PK WND 22026/00 SLP041 P0009 T01400127 $
KTCM 
5nm NE 
180758Z AUTO 18011KT 9SM -RA BKN010 BKN014 14/14 A2969 RMK AO2 SLP058 P0000 T01380135 402150108 $
KTIW 
11nm N 
180753Z AUTO 20013G20KT 5SM -RA BR BKN009 BKN017 OVC041 13/13 A2968 RMK AO2 SLP050 P0011 T01280128 401940100
KPLU 
12nm E 
180755Z AUTO VRB05KT 5SM -RA SCT013 BKN021 OVC075 14/14 A2971 RMK AO2
KOLM 
15nm SW 
180754Z AUTO 18007KT 6SM -RA BR FEW013 BKN080 OVC090 13/13 A2968 RMK AO2 SLP051 P0009 T01330128 401940106
TAF
KGRF 180500Z 1805/1911 22020G30KT 9999 SHRA BKN010 OVC020 510001 540108 QNH2962INS BECMG 1813/1814 21010G15KT 9999 -SHRA BKN010 OVC020 QNH2969INS BECMG 1817/1818 22010G15KT 9999 NSW BKN025 QNH2968INS BECMG 1823/1824 21010G15KT 9999 -SHRA BKN025 OVC040 QNH2971INS BECMG 1904/1905 21010KT 9999 -SHRA OVC020 QNH2973INS TX20/1805Z TN13/1814Z
KTCM 
5nm NE 
180535Z 1805/1911 19018G28KT 9000 SHRA BKN020 OVC030 510009 QNH2951INS TEMPO 1805/1809 18022G30KT BECMG 1810/1811 20015G22KT 9000 -SHRA OVC010 510009 QNH2958INS BECMG 1818/1819 20010G15KT 9999 NSW BKN020 610805 QNH2969INS BECMG 1903/1904 19010KT 9000 -SHRA BKN020 610706 QNH2972INS TX21/1805Z TN13/1813Z
KOLM 
15nm SW 
180520Z 1806/1906 26012G20KT 2SM RA BR BKN020 OVC040 FM180800 21012KT P6SM -SHRA OVC020 FM182000 22008KT P6SM VCSH SCT030 BKN050
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