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KLUF Luke Air Force Base
Glendale, Arizona, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 11 AUGUST 2022

Location

FAA Identifier: LUF
Lat/Long: 33-32-05.8578N 112-22-59.5388W
33-32.097630N 112-22.992313W
33.5349605,-112.3832052
(estimated)
Elevation: 1083.9 ft. / 330.4 m (surveyed)
Variation: 10E (2025)
From city: 7 miles W of GLENDALE, AZ
Time zone: UTC -7 (year round; does not observe DST)
Zip code: 85309

Airport Operations

Airport use: Private use. Permission required prior to landing
Activation date: 09/1943
Control tower: yes
ARTCC: ALBUQUERQUE CENTER
FSS: PRESCOTT FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: LUF (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: MON-THU 1330-0530Z, ALL FRI 1330-0130Z
CLSD WEEKEND, HOL, AND AETC FAMILY DAYS.
Pattern altitude: BASE LEG RWY 21 OUTSIDE HOUSING AREA (1 NM); BASE LEG RWY 3 AVOID PHOENIX-LITCHFIELD APT (4 NM). OVERHEAD 300 KIAS, 3100 FT MSL TIL 5 DME THEN 2600 FT MSL; CONVENTIONAL 2100 FT MSL.
Wind indicator: yes
Segmented circle: no
Lights: AFLD UNLGTD WHEN FIELD IS CLSD.
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
DUSK-0530Z MON-THUR, DUSK-0130Z FRI.
Airline operations: REDUCED FIRE FIGHTING AND RESCUE CAPABILITIES FOR KC135 AND LARGER. WEEKEND/HOLIDAY OPS FURTHER REDUCE FIREFIGHTING CAPABILITIES FOR C-37 (GULFSTREAM 5) AND LARGER. SEVERE RISK/LOSS. FIREFIGHTING FORCES CANNOT BE EXP TO EXTINGUISH INTERIOR FIRE OR SUCCESSFUL RESCUE OPS. ONLY LTD EXTERIOR FIREFIGHTING CAN BE PERFORMED. CTC AFLD MGMT FOR VERIFICATION.

Airport Communications

ATIS: 134.925 269.9
LUKE GROUND: 133.175 335.8 [OPR 1330Z-0530Z MON-THU, 1330Z-0130Z FRI, CLSD WKEND, HOL, AND AETC FAMILY DAYS.]
LUKE TOWER: 119.1 379.9 [OPR 1330Z-0530Z MON-THU, 1330Z-0130Z FRI, CLSD WKEND, HOL, AND AETC FAMILY DAYS.]
LUKE APPROACH: 118.15 ;NORTH 125.45 ;SOUTH 263.125 ;SOUTH 363.125 ;NORTH [OPR 1300Z-0530Z MON-THU, 1300Z-0130Z FRI, CLSD WKEND, HOL, AND AETC FAMILY DAYS.]
PHOENIX APPROACH: 120.7 [0530Z-1300Z TUE-FRI, 0130Z SAT-1300Z MON, H24 HOL AND AETC FAMILY DAYS.]
LUKE DEPARTURE: 118.15 ;NORTH 125.45 ;SOUTH 263.125 ;SOUTH 363.125 ;NORTH [OPR 1300Z-0530Z MON-THU, 1300Z-0130Z FRI, CLSD WKEND, HOL, AND AETC FAMILY DAYS.]
PHOENIX DEPARTURE: 120.7 [0530Z-1300Z TUE-FRI, 0130Z SAT-1300Z MON, H24 HOL AND AETC FAMILY DAYS.]
CLEARANCE DELIVERY: 126.25 273.475
COMD POST: 349.4
EMERG: 121.5 243.0
IC: 125.45 ;SOUTH 263.125 ;SOUTH
PMSV METRO: 267.4 375.2
PTD: 372.2
RADAR: 125.45 ;SOUTH 263.125 ;SOUTH
WX AWOS-3 at GEU (4 nm E): PHONE 623-877-8609
WX AWOS-3 at BXK (17 nm SW): 119.625 (623-386-7627)
WX ASOS at DVT (18 nm NE): 126.5 (623-587-7764)
WX ASOS at PHX (20 nm E): PHONE 602-231-8557
  • UNAVBL UFN.
  • NO NOTAM MP: ASR (DIGITAL) 0600-1330Z WEEKDAY.

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
PXRr274/21.6PHOENIX VORTAC115.6012E
BXKr064/22.6BUCKEYE VORTAC110.6014E
GBNr009/37.7GILA BEND VORTAC116.6014E
IWAr278/39.2WILLIE VORTAC113.3013E

Airport Services

Parking: hangars
Airframe service: MAJOR
Powerplant service: MAJOR
Bottled oxygen: HIGH/LOW
Bulk oxygen: HIGH/LOW

Runway Information

Runway 3L/21R

Dimensions: 10000 x 150 ft. / 3048 x 46 m
Surface: concrete
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 53 /R/C/W/T
Runway edge lights: high intensity
Runway edge markings: MULTIPLE RWY MARKINGS FOR RWY 21R/03L AND RWY 21L/03R FADED OR NON-STANDARD.
RUNWAY 3L  RUNWAY 21R
Latitude: 33-31.378337N33-32.592813N
Longitude: 112-23.914038W112-22.582477W
Elevation: 1076.6 ft.1083.9 ft.
Traffic pattern: rightleft
Runway heading: 033 magnetic, 043 true213 magnetic, 223 true
Markings: precisionprecision
Visual slope indicator: 4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)
Runway end identifier lights: nono
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights

Runway 3R/21L

Dimensions: 9912 x 150 ft. / 3021 x 46 m
Surface: concrete
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 53 /R/B/W/T
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 3R  RUNWAY 21L
Latitude: 33-31.608822N33-32.812532N
Longitude: 112-23.394160W112-22.074053W
Elevation: 1070.7 ft.1083.5 ft.
Traffic pattern: rightleft
Runway heading: 033 magnetic, 043 true213 magnetic, 223 true
Markings: precisionprecision
Visual slope indicator: 4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)
Approach lights: ALSF1: standard 2,400 foot high intensity approach lighting system with centerline sequenced flashers (category I)ALSF1: standard 2,400 foot high intensity approach lighting system with centerline sequenced flashers (category I)
Runway end identifier lights: nono
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Instrument approach: LOC/GSLOC/GS

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: U.S. Air Force
Owner: USAF
LUKE AFB
GLENDALE, AZ 85301
Phone 623-856-1110
Manager: BASE OPERATIONS
LUKE AFB
GLENDALE, AZ 85301
Phone 623-856-7131
RAPCON - 623-856-6448.

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft operations: avg 274/day
100% military

Additional Remarks

E60-03R RWY 03R- MB60 (35 FT OVRN) HOOK BAK-12B(B) (1413 FT).
E60-03L RWY 03L- MB60 (35 FT OVRN) HOOK BAK-12B(B) (1444 FT).
E60-21R RWY 21R- MB60 (35 FT OVRN) HOOK BAK-12B(B) (1519 FT).
E60-21L RWY 21L- MB60 (35 FT OVRN) HOOK BAK-12B(B) (1453 FT).
RSTD: ACFT MAY NOT CONDUCT HOVER LDG WO SPECIFIC PERMS OF LUKE TWR.
RSTD: PPR ALL ACFT EXC AIREVAC AND SAAM MSN BUT ARE RQR TO OBTAIN A PPR NR FOR TRACKING/NOTIFICATIONS, CTC AFLD MGMT DSN 896-7131, C623-856-7131/7132, FAX C623-856-4131.
RSTD: ACFT MUST ADHERE TO PPR ARR BLOCK TIME +/- 30 MIN OF SKED LDG.
RSTD: NO LCL SORTIES WILL BE FLOWN OUT BY TRAN ACFT.
RSTD: ALL ACFT WILL FILE A FLT PLAN PRIOR TO DEP.
RSTD: NO PRACTICE APCH FOR CIV ACFT AT LUKE AFB DUE TO STU TRNG.
CAUTION: EXTV STU JET TFC.
CAUTION: PILOTS SHOULD USE EXTREME CAUTION WHEN FLYING RWY 03/21 FINAL APCH CRS DUE TO VFR FLYWAYS.
CAUTION: HI POTENTIAL FOR HYDROPLANING ON BOTH RWYS DUR WET COND.
NS ABTMT: EXTREMELY NOISE SENSITIVE AREA 5 NM NE.
JASU: 2(AM32A-60A) 2(MC-1A) FUEL: A++ FLUID - SP PRESAIR LPOX LOX.
OIL: O-128-PACKAGED ONLY, RQR HAND TRANSFER; 133-148-156 SOAP.
TRAN ALERT: LTD TRAN PRK. EXP UP TO 4 HR SVC DELAY. FLW ME SVC AVBL O/R. MIN FLEET SVC AVBL, CTC AMOPS NLT 24 HR OUT TO CONFIRM AVBL. NO F16 GE ENG TRAN SUPPORT AVBL.
MISC: CLASSIFIED STORAGE FOR TRANSIENT AIRCREW IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE AT AMOPS, PLEASE CONTACT COMMAND POST FOR STORAGE AT DSN 896-5600 OR COMM (623) 856-5600.
CAUTION: APN LGT POLE LCTD 1200 FT SE FM RWY 03R/21L CNTRLN, 456 FT AND 676 FT FM RWY 21L THLD AND APN LGT POLE LCTD 1430 FT SW FM RWY 03R-21L CNTRLN, 676 FT FM RWY 21L THLD.
CAUTION: VARIOUS 90 FT LIGHT POLES LCTD NEAR FIRE TRAINING FAC LCTD 1358.3 FT FM RWY 21R CENTERLINE.
MISC: FOUR ENG ACFT WILL, IF AUTH, SHUT-DOWN OUTBOARD ENG PRIOR TO TAXI AFTER LDG. KC130 OR LARGER ACFT EXP BACK TAXI PRO AFTER LDG RWY 21L/R WILL UTILIZE TWY B TO TRAN PRK.
SERVICE-LGT: ALL RWY THLD LIGHTING IS GATED.
RSTD: TWY H RSTD TO FTR ACFT AND SMALLER.
SERVICE-LGT: PAPI GS 3 DEG WITH TD PT APRX 945 FT PAST THLD ON ALL RWYS. RWY 03R ILS AND PAPI GS NOT COINCIDENTAL.
CSTMS/AG/IMG: MIN 24 HR PPR, CTC SEC FORCES DSN: 896-6322, C623-856-6322.
CSTMS/AG/IMG: CSTMS AND IMB UNAVBL FOR SPACE AVBL AND CIV PAX. CIV PAX MUST BE PROCESSED AT AN APV PT OF EMBARKATION PRIOR TO ARR.
TRAN ALERT RAMP AND NORTH RAMP USED FOR VARIOUS ACFT. COORD AND APVL RQR BY AFLD MGMT.
SERVICE-A-GEAR: RWY 03L/21R: APCH AND DEP END BAK-12A IN RAISED POSN WITH 8 PT TIE-DOWNS; DEP END MB60 (LCTD IN OVRN) IN RAISED POSN. RWY 03R/21L: DEP END BAK-12A AND MB60 (LCTD IN OVRN) IN RAISED POSN; APCH END BAK-12A IN RAISED POSN WITH 30 MIN PN. DUR EXTN SINGLE RWY OPR APP AND DEP END BAK-12B AND DEP END MB60 IN RAISED POSN FOR THE OPEN RWY. ALL RWY BAK-12 SHELTERS (8 TOTAL) LCTD 200 FT FR RWY CNTRLN.
SERVICE-FUEL: FUEL REQ THAT EXCEED 24000 GAL (160000 LBS) MUST BE PRE-COORD 72 HR PRIOR TO ARR AT LUKE AFB.
MISC: NO PAX TRML AT LUKE AFB. NO SPACE-A PAX ACCEPTED.
CAUTION: BASH MIGRATORY SEASONS: PHASE I 1 SEP - 30 JUN; PHASE II 1 JUL - 31 AUG.
RWY 03R/21L & RWY 03L/21R BAK-12 SHELTERS (8 TOTAL) LOCATED 200 FT FM RWY CENTERLINE.
ARFF STATUS REDUCED TO LEVEL 3 FOR WEEKENDS, FED HOL, AND WING DOWN DAYS.
COPTERS MUST REMAIN 500 FT AGL UNTIL 1000 FT PAST RWY THLD WHEN FLYING OVER ANY RAISED MB60 ARRESTING SYSTEM.
WX OPR H24 FR 0600Z MON THRU 0130Z FRI, OR UNTIL AFLD CLOSES (WHICHEVER COMES FIRST). DUR WEEKENDS, HOL, AND 56FW TRNG DAYS WX FLIGHT WILL REMAIN ON SBY OR REPORT TO WORK IF AFLD IS SKED TO BE OPEN. WX FLT DSN 896-2992, C623-856-2992. WHEN AFLD CLSD SBY VIA COMD POST DSN 896-5600 C623-856-5600.
SERVICE-A-GEAR: WHEN AFLD CLSD, ALL ARRESTING SYS NOT IN SVC.

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 11 August 2022 at 0901Z to 08 September 2022 at 0900z.

 
STARs - Standard Terminal Arrivals
LENNI FOUR **NEW**   download (179KB)
 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
HI-ILS OR LOC/DME RWY 03R **CHANGED**   download (230KB)
HI-ILS OR LOC/DME RWY 21L **CHANGED**   download (234KB)
HI-TACAN RWY 03L **CHANGED**   download (194KB)
HI-TACAN RWY 03R **CHANGED**   download (217KB)
HI-TACAN RWY 21L **CHANGED**   download (211KB)
HI-TACAN RWY 21R **CHANGED**   download (213KB)
 
Departure Procedures
BUSCO NINE **CHANGED**   download (138KB)
LUKE ONE **CHANGED**   download (98KB)
NORDY ONE **CHANGED**   download (95KB)
WEST VALLEY ONE **CHANGED**   download (98KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply **CHANGED**   download (355KB)

Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KGEU - Glendale Municipal Airport (4 nm E)
KGYR - Phoenix Goodyear Airport (7 nm S)
KDVT - Phoenix Deer Valley Airport (18 nm NE)
KPHX - Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (20 nm E)
KSDL - Scottsdale Airport (24 nm E)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 11-Aug-2022
 Local
(UTC-7)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight05:2312:23
Sunrise05:5012:50
Sunset19:1902:19
Evening civil twilight19:4602:46

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  11-Aug-2022 19:17:39
Local (UTC-7)  11-Aug-2022 12:17:39
 
METAR
KLUF 111856Z AUTO 05004KT 10SM CLR 36/18 A2997 RMK AO2 SLP134 T03570178 $
KGEU 
4nm E 
111849Z 00000KT 10SM FEW140 36/18 A2997
KGYR 
7nm S 
111847Z 08008KT 10SM FEW040 SCT150 BKN200 36/18 A2999
KBXK 
17nm SW 
111855Z AUTO 14007KT 10SM 36/18 A2999 RMK A01
KPHX 
18nm E 
111851Z 14008KT 10SM FEW080 FEW150 FEW250 37/15 A2997 RMK AO2 SLP127 CB DSNT NE AND NW T03720150
KDVT 
18nm NE 
111853Z 17006KT 10SM CLR 35/16 A3001 RMK AO2 SLP134 T03500156
TAF
KLUF 111200Z 1112/1218 VRB06KT 9999 SCT150 SCT200 QNH2987INS BECMG 1122/1123 21006KT 9999 FEW150 SCT200 QNH2985INS BECMG 1205/1206 13010G20KT 9999 VCSH SCT120 BKN180 QNH2988INS BECMG 1210/1211 12012KT 9999 NSW SCT120 BKN180 QNH2988INS TX39/1123Z TN29/1113Z
KPHX 
18nm E 
111725Z 1118/1224 16007KT P6SM FEW080 SCT120 BKN200 FM112100 23007KT P6SM FEW100 SCT120 SCT250 FM120300 15012G22KT P6SM VCSH SCT100 BKN150 FM120600 11010KT P6SM FEW080 SCT100 BKN150 FM122100 25008KT P6SM SCT120 SCT150
KDVT 
18nm NE 
111725Z 1118/1218 VRB06KT P6SM FEW080 SCT120 BKN200 FM112100 24008KT P6SM FEW100 SCT120 SCT250 FM120400 15012G22KT P6SM VCSH FEW080 SCT100 BKN150 FM120700 12010KT P6SM FEW080 SCT100 BKN150 FM121000 VRB04KT P6SM FEW080 SCT100 BKN150
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