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

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 28 MARCH 2019

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 276.4 [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 TIW (11 nm N): 124.05 (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.
  • 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 -- -. -.-.

Airport Services

Fuel available: A++
NATO F24 AVBL.

Runway Information

Runway 15/33

Dimensions: 6125 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 6676

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 AND TOWER 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.
WX OBSN AUTOMATED BY AN/FMQ-19, CLSD HOL.
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, 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 SEA APCH AT 206-214-4723. 120.1/290.9.
SMALL ARMS RANGE .8 NM E OF AFLD.

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 28 March 2019 at 0901Z to 25 April 2019 at 0900Z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
ILS OR LOC RWY 15   download (116KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 15   download (117KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 33   download (111KB)
NDB RWY 15   download (111KB)
NDB RWY 33   download (111KB)
COPTER NDB RWY 15   download (94KB)
Radar Approach Procedures available   download (64KB)
NOTE: Special Alternate Minimums apply   download (58KB)
 
Departure Procedures
LEWIS THREE   download (190KB)
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 22-Apr-2019
 Local
(UTC-7)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight05:3812:38
Sunrise06:1013:10
Sunset20:0703:07
Evening civil twilight20:4003:40

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  22-Apr-2019 13:32:00
Local (UTC-7)  22-Apr-2019 06:32:00
 
METAR
KGRF 221258Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM OVC075 05/05 A3029 RMK AO2 SLP262 T00530053 $
KTCM 
5nm NE 
221258Z AUTO 18003KT 10SM OVC075 05/05 A3030 RMK AO2 SLP265 T00480048 $
KTIW 
11nm N 
221253Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM OVC075 07/04 A3029 RMK AO2 SLP259 T00720044
KPLU 
12nm E 
221315Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM OVC075 06/06 A3030 RMK AO2
KOLM 
15nm SW 
221254Z AUTO 19004KT 10SM OVC075 06/04 A3029 RMK AO2 SLP258 T00560044
TAF
KGRF 220509Z 2205/2311 VRB06KT 9999 SCT040 QNH3027INS BECMG 2211/2212 20008KT 9999 BKN050 QNH3026INS BECMG 2220/2221 22012G18KT 8000 -SHRA BKN025 OVC050 QNH3026INS BECMG 2222/2223 21009KT 8000 -SHRA BKN025 OVC050 QNH3022INS BECMG 2302/2303 21009KT 9999 NSW BKN050 QNH3021INS BECMG 2304/2305 VRB06KT 9999 BKN008 QNH3018INS TX13/2223Z TN07/2213Z
KTCM 
5nm NE 
220509Z 2205/2311 VRB06KT 9999 SCT040 QNH3027INS BECMG 2211/2212 VRB06KT 9999 BKN050 QNH3026INS BECMG 2218/2219 23009KT 9999 VCSH BKN025 OVC050 QNH3027INS BECMG 2220/2221 22012G18KT 8000 -SHRA BKN025 OVC050 QNH3026INS BECMG 2222/2223 21009KT 8000 -SHRA BKN025 OVC050 QNH3022INS BECMG 2302/2303 21009KT 9999 NSW BKN050 QNH3021INS BECMG 2307/2308 VRB06KT 9999 BKN008 QNH3018INS TX13/2223Z TN07/2213Z
KOLM 
15nm SW 
221124Z 2212/2312 00000KT P6SM BKN090 FM221700 20010KT P6SM VCSH BKN050 OVC080 FM222100 21011G18KT 6SM -RA OVC040 FM230200 21010KT 6SM -RA OVC040 FM231100 20006KT P6SM VCSH BKN015 OVC020
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