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KMCF MacDill Air Force Base
Tampa, Florida, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 25 FEBRUARY 2021

Location

FAA Identifier: MCF
Lat/Long: 27-50-57.6400N 082-31-16.3900W
27-50.960667N 082-31.273167W
27.8493444,-82.5212194
(estimated)
Elevation: 14 ft. / 4.3 m (surveyed)
Variation: 06W (2025)
From city: 4 miles S of TAMPA, FL
Time zone: UTC -5 (UTC -4 during Daylight Saving Time)
Zip code: 33608

Airport Operations

Airport use: Private use. Permission required prior to landing
Activation date: 05/1941
Control tower: yes
ARTCC: MIAMI CENTER
FSS: SAINT PETERSBURG FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
FSS-ST. PETERSBURG PIE
NOTAMs facility: MCF (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: CONTINUOUS
Pattern altitude: TFC PAT: RECTANGULAR 1100 FT, OVHD 1600 FT. DRG VFR COND TKOF & TGL ACFT MNTN 1100 FT TIL DEP END OF RWY.
Wind indicator: yes
Segmented circle: no
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.

Airport Communications

ATIS: 133.825 270.1
MAC DILL GROUND: 118.575 275.8
MAC DILL TOWER: 120.175 294.7
TAMPA APPROACH: 124.95 354.0 135.5
TAMPA DEPARTURE: 119.65 119.9 290.3 353.575 118.8 ;RWY 22 134.25 ;RWY 04
COMD POST: 132.775 134.1 ;6 AMW 311.0 ;6 AMW 323.8 ;6 AMW
PMSV METRO: 225.05
PTD: 372.2
RADAR: 134.1X 318.1X 324.5X 337.4X 339.1X 359.3X 379.8X
WX AWOS-3 at TPF (5 nm NE): 118.925 (813-251-6824)
WX ASOS at SPG (8 nm SW): 118.875 (727-821-4334)
WX ASOS at TPA (8 nm N): 126.45 (813-873-7228)
WX ASOS at PIE (9 nm W): 134.5 (727-531-3456)
WX AWOS-3 at VDF (14 nm NE): 121.125 (813-630-0924)
WX AWOS-3P at CLW (15 nm NW): 119.225 (727-449-2184)
  • SFA.
  • DEP RWY 23.

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
PIEr117/9.3ST PETERSBURG VORTAC116.4005W
SRQr010/26.6SARASOTA VOR/DME117.0005W
LALr252/28.1LAKELAND VORTAC116.0001E

 
NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
CAPOK137/13.136005WPI .--. ..
COSME184/14.236805WTP - .--.

Airport Services

Fuel available: 115 JET-A
Airframe service: NONE
Powerplant service: NONE
Bottled oxygen: NONE
Bulk oxygen: LOW

Runway Information

Runway 5/23

Dimensions: 11421 x 151 ft. / 3481 x 46 m
RWY 05/23 MKD 150 FT WIDE WITH 50 FT WT BRG SHOULDERS EACH SIDE.
Surface: asphalt, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 71 /R/B/W/T
Runway edge lights: high intensity
Operational restrictions: RWY 05/23 FIRST 1000' CONC, MID 9420' ASPHALT, GROOVED FULL LENGTH.
RUNWAY 5  RUNWAY 23
Latitude: 27-50.243833N27-51.677667N
Longitude: 082-31.961333W082-30.584833W
Elevation: 8.0 ft.13.9 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)4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)
RVR equipment: touchdowntouchdown
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
MACDILL AFB
TAMPA, FL 33608
Manager: CHIEF OF AFLD MANAGEMENT
MACDILL AFB
TAMPA, FL 33608

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft operations: avg 257/day
100% military

Additional Remarks

E60-05 HOOK BAK-12B(B) (1338')
E60-23 HOOK BAK-12B(B) (1397')
BEARING STRENGTH RWY 05/23: ST175; SBTT429; TRT494; TDT700.
LGT: RWY 05 PAPI AND ILS RPI NOT COINCIDENTAL.
A-GEAR: S BAK-12B O/S UFN.
JASU: (A/M32A-86) (AM32-95) (M32A-60)
FUEL: A++. ACFT NEED AN AIR CARD TO PURCHASE AVN FUEL OR BE PREPARED TO PAY CASH (U.S.). FOR CASH SALES PN RQR, CTC FUELS AT DSN 968-2074.
FLUID: LPOX LOX
TRAN ALERT: OPR 1100-0300Z++. LAVATORY SVC ONLY, PN RQR. LTD TRAN PRK FOR TACTICAL ACFT; EXP SVC DELAY FOR TACTICAL ACFT. UNABLE TO SVC ACFT WITH ORDNANCE. TRAN ALERT IS CONTRACT MAINT, ALL TRAN ACFT MUST LAND BY 0230Z++ EXC VIP ACFT. ALL FTR TYPE/TRAINER ACFT MUST LAND BY 0200Z++. NO MULTIPLE IFR/VFR APCH FOR TRAN ACFT AFTER 0230Z++. TRAN ALERT CAN SUPPORT MINIMAL TRAN ACFT FOR LCL OR OUT AND BACK TRAN FLTS WITH PRIOR APVL.
SEE FLIP AP/1 FLT HAZ (FLORIDA-R2901) AND SUPPLEMENTARY ARPT RMK AND AFTERBURNER PROCEDURES.
RSTD: AVOID OVFT OF THE ST. PETERSBURG LAND MASS BY AT LEAST 1.5 NM. PPR. CTC BASE OPS DSN 968-2929/2350, C813-828-2350/2929, FOR PPR NR, FOR SVC AND OTHER RSTD. PPR ISSUED UP TO 7 DAYS PRIOR TO ARR. AFLD MGMT MUST HAVE A COPY OF FPL FOR ALL ACFT PRIOR TO DEP MACDILL AFB.
CAUTION: ON INST APCH TO MACDILL AFB RWY 23, USE CAUTION DUR OVFT OF PETER O. KNIGHT ARPT DUE TO LGT ACFT TFC BLW APCH LEG 4 NM NE.
CAUTION: COMMERCIAL ACFT CROSS APCH TO MACDILL AFB ENROUTE TO TAMPA INTL ARPT AT AND ABV 2100 FT. ON INST APCH TO RWY 05, USE CAUTION DUR OVFT OF ALBERT WHITTED ARPT DUE TO LGT TFC BLW APCH LEG 6 NM SW. MAINT RWY AND TWY CNTRLINE WHEN EXITING RWY.
CAUTION: UNCTL VFR TFC IN VCNTY OF KMCF BLW 1200 FT.
TFC PAT: RECTANGULAR 1100 FT; OVERHEAD 1600 FT.
CSTMS/AG/IMG: SEE FLIP AP/1.
AG: SEE GLOBAL HF SYSTEMS LISTING IN FIH.
RSTD: ACFT OPR RSTD DUR BIRD WATCH COND MODERATE (TKOF OR LDG PERMS ONLY WHEN DEP AND ARR RTE AVOID IDENT BIRD ACT. NO LCL IFR/VFR TFC PAT ACT) AND SEVERE (TKOF AND LDG PROH WO OG/CC APVL), CTC ATIS, TWR, COMD POST, OR BASE OPS FOR CURRENT BIRD WATCH COND.
CAUTION: NSTD OVNR MRK MACDILL AFB ON RWY 05/23 ENDS. NSTD MRKS NORTH/SOUTH RAMPS, WING-TIP OBST LINES FOR TRNG.
CAUTION: BIRDBATH ONLY USED FOR P-3, C-130, E-3A, KC-135 & B-737 ACFT NO FTR OR COPTER UNLESS APVD BY AFM.
CAUTION: BIRD HAZ. EXP HVY BIRD ACT (PHASE II COND) FR 1 NOV - 28 FEB. DUR PHASE II BASH PERIOD, 24 HR BIRD WATCH ALERT IN EFFECT.
CAUTION: ALL ACFT MAKING 180 DEG TURNS ON RWY, USE HAMMERHEADS LAST 1000 FT AT EACH END.
TRAN AIRCREWS MAY CTC 9 OWS FOR WX BRIEF AT DSN 965-0939.
RSTD: CTC BASE OPS DSN 968-2929/2350, C813-8282350/2929, FOR PPR NR, FOR SVC AND OTHER RSTD.
MISC: WHEN NVD OPS ARE IN EFFECT, CTC TWR 10 MIN PRIOR TO ARR OR DEP FOR AFLD LGT ADJ. FOR INFO CTC DSN 968-2120/4822.
AN/FMQ-19 AUTOMATED OBSERVING SYS IN USE; AUGMENTED BY HUMAN OBSN WHEN NEC DUR AFLD HRS.
MISC: WX OBSN AVBL H24 VIA AUTO SYS DSN 968-2627. DUR WX FLT CLOSURES REMOTE BRIEFING SVC AVBL FR 26 OWS DSN 331-2651, C318-529-2651. WHEN POSSIBLE 2 HR ADV NTC FOR ALL RQR BRIEFINGS.
RSTD: ALL DISTINGUISHED VISITOR ACFT AND ALL TRANSIENT ACFT MUST CTC MACDILL CMD POST ON 311.0 OR DSN 968-4361/4362 (C813-828-4361) 3 HRS PRIOR TO ARR AND 30 MIN PRIOR TO ARR WITH ALL DISTINGUISHED VISITOR CODES, CUSTOMS INFORMATION AND SPACE-A PASSENGER INFORMATION.
RSTD: ALL AIRCREW DEP CIV ARPT OR GUARD/RESERVE BASE, CALL MACDILL COMD POST, 1 HR PRIOR TO TAKEOFF WITH PAX/CARGO/ETA INFO.
CAUTION: NUMEROUS VOIDS/SINKHOLES ON AFLD, ALL ACFT REMAIN ON TWY CNTRLINES.
CAUTION: CIV ARPT PETER O' KNIGHT (KTPF) LCTD 5 MILES N OF KMCF, SAME RWY 23 ORIENTATION.
RSTD: ALL ACFT MUST LAND BY PPR APPROVED TIME OR CALL WITH ANY DEVIATIONS OR PPR IS INVALID, EXC FOR VIP ACFT.
MISC: MACDILL CRASH FIRE RESPONSE (CFR) IS AN ACFT RESCUE AND FIREFIGHTING (ARFF) CAT 4 WITH 7,800 GAL CAPABILITY. STEADY ARFF COND FOR MACDILL AFB IS OPTIMUM LEVEL OF SVC (OLS) FOR CAT 1-4, AND REDUCED LEVEL OF SVC (RLS) FOR CAT 5-6.
MISC: CLASS B AIRSPACE SVC AUTO TERMINATES WHEN ACFT IS INSTR TO CTC TWR.
ALL B-747 (ALL SERIES) AND A-380 MUST ARRIVE WITH A TOW BAR.
RSTD: BRAVO RAMP PRK SPOT B4 CLSD FOR ALL ACFT.
RSTD: CARGO/HVY ACFT CANNOT LAND DCT ON N/S BAK-12 CABLES WHEN LDG OR DRG PRACTICE APCH.

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 25 February 2021 at 0901Z to 25 March 2021 at 0900Z.

 
STARs - Standard Terminal Arrivals
BLOND FIVE (RNAV)   download (304KB)
BRDGE EIGHT   download (264KB)
DADES SIX (RNAV)   2 pages: [1] [2] (363KB)
DARBS THREE   download (198KB)
DEAKK FIVE (RNAV)   download (283KB)
FOOXX FIVE (RNAV)   download (294KB)
LZARD SIX   download (269KB)
 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
ILS OR LOC RWY 05   download (218KB)
ILS OR LOC RWY 23   download (166KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 05   download (94KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 23   download (91KB)
TACAN RWY 05   download (144KB)
TACAN RWY 23   download (94KB)
 
Departure Procedures
MACDILL ONE   download (109KB)

Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KTPF - Peter O Knight Airport (5 nm NE)
KSPG - Albert Whitted Airport (8 nm SW)
KTPA - Tampa International Airport (8 nm N)
KPIE - St Pete-Clearwater International Airport (9 nm W)
KVDF - TampaExecutive Airport (14 nm NE)
KCLW - Clearwater Air Park (15 nm NW)
 
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Airport diagram
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 28-Feb-2021
 Local
(UTC-5)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:3311:33
Sunrise06:5711:57
Sunset18:2923:29
Evening civil twilight18:5223:52

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  28-Feb-2021 20:07:52
Local (UTC-5)  28-Feb-2021 15:07:52
 
METAR
KMCF 281456Z AUTO 16014KT 10SM CLR 25/25 A3018 RMK AO2 SLP223 T02480246 51011 FZRANO $
KTPF 
6nm NE 
281935Z AUTO 23007KT 10SM SCT120 30/20 A3012 RMK AO2
KTPA 
7nm N 
281853Z 23007KT 10SM SCT042 SCT270 28/19 A3013 RMK AO2 SLP204 T02830189
KSPG 
8nm SW 
281853Z 19010KT 10SM CLR 27/20 A3011 RMK AO2 SLP196 T02720200
KPIE 
9nm NW 
281853Z 18010G14KT 120V210 10SM SCT038 29/19 A3013 RMK AO2 SLP202 T02890194
KVDF 
14nm NE 
281935Z AUTO 25004KT 10SM SCT049 SCT065 31/20 A3012 RMK AO2
KCLW 
15nm NW 
281935Z AUTO 20011G17KT 10SM 27/18 A3012 RMK AO2
TAF
KMCF 280100Z 2801/2907 VRB06KT 9999 SCT060 QNH3014INS BECMG 2804/2805 13006KT 9999 BKN035 QNH3016INS BECMG 2808/2809 VRB06KT 9999 SCT020 QNH3021INS TX29/2820Z TN19/2812Z
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