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KSKA Fairchild Air Force Base
Spokane, Washington, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 19 MAY 2022

Location

FAA Identifier: SKA
Lat/Long: 47-36-54.2000N 117-39-20.9000W
47-36.903333N 117-39.348333W
47.6150556,-117.6558056
(estimated)
Elevation: 2462.2 ft. / 750 m (estimated)
Variation: 16E (2010)
From city: 10 miles SW of SPOKANE, WA
Time zone: UTC -7 (UTC -8 during Standard Time)
Zip code: 99011

Airport Operations

Airport use: Private use. Permission required prior to landing
Activation date: 12/1948
Control tower: yes
ARTCC: SEATTLE CENTER
FSS: SEATTLE FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: SKA (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: CONTINUOUS
ANG OPR 1515-2345Z++ MON-FRI; CLSD WKENDS AND HOL. PPR FOR ANG RAMP, DSN 657-7100/7264.
Pattern altitude: RECTANGULAR 4000 FT, OVERHEAD 4500 FT.
Segmented circle: no
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.
International operations: international airport of entry

Airport Communications

ATIS: 257.625
FAIRCHILD GROUND: 123.6 275.8
FAIRCHILD TOWER: 120.35 233.7
SPOKANE APPROACH: 123.75 ;205-025 133.35 ;026-204
SPOKANE DEPARTURE: 123.75 ;205-025 133.35 ;026-204 316.7
CLASS C: 123.75 ;205-025 133.35 ;026-204
COMD POST: 311.0 ;CALL STRIKEHAWK 321.0 ;CALL STRIKEHAWK
EMERG: 121.5 243.0
IC: 123.75 ;205-025
OPS: 293.7
PMSV METRO: 234.8
PTD: 139.3 372.2
RADAR: 134.1 339.3 363.8 384.9 389.8
WX ASOS at GEG (5 nm E): PHONE 509-742-2544
WX ASOS at SFF (14 nm E): 120.55 (509-535-3290)
  • AREA C IS SE OF A LINE CONNECTING ROCK LAKE, CHENEY, FELTS FIELD & THE SOUTH SIDE OF MICA PEAK 6000/BLO. USE FREQS 124.7/263.0 IN AREA C ABOVE 6000.
  • SFA.
  • WX FLT SVS AND PMSV SVS AVBL H24/. WX FLT DSN 657-5514/8411, C509-247-5514/8411. AN/FMQ-19 AUTOMATED OBSERVING SYS IN USE; AUGMENTED BY HUMAN OBSN WHEN NEC. DUR WX FLT CLOSURES REMOTE BRIEFING SVC AVBL FR 25 OWS DSN 228-6598/6599/6588, C520-228-6598.

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
GEGr318/3.2SPOKANE VORTAC115.5021E
COEr235/35.0COEUR D'ALENE VOR/DME108.8019E

 
NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
DEER PARK188/23.136516EDPY -.. .--. -.--

Airport Services

Airframe service: MAJOR
Powerplant service: MAJOR
Bottled oxygen: NONE
Bulk oxygen: LOW

Runway Information

Runway 5/23

Dimensions: 13899 x 150 ft. / 4236 x 46 m
Surface: concrete/grooved
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 88 /R/B/W/T
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 5  RUNWAY 23
Latitude: 47-36.451500N47-37.355000N
Longitude: 117-40.901000W117-37.795167W
Elevation: 2462.2 ft.2415.2 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftright
Runway heading: 050 magnetic, 066 true230 magnetic, 246 true
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: ALSF2: standard 2,400 foot high intensity approach lighting system with centerline sequenced flashers (category II or III)ALSF1: standard 2,400 foot high intensity approach lighting system with centerline sequenced flashers (category I)
Runway end identifier lights: nono
Centerline lights: yesyes
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
HEADQUARTERS 92 BOMB WING
FAIRCHILD AFB, WA 99011
Manager: BASE OPERATIONS
HEADQUARTERS 92 BOMB WING
FAIRCHILD AFB, WA 99011

Additional Remarks

SEE FLIP AP/1 SUPPLEMENTARY ARPT RMK.
JASU: (MA-1A) (A/M32A-86) (MC-1A).
FUEL: J8, A++
FLUID: SP PRESAIR; DE-ICE NOT AVBL FOR C5, C17; LOX.
OIL: O-148-156 JOAP.
RSTD: PPR INCL SKED AMC MSN, 24 HR PRIOR COORD REQ. ALL INBND PAX/CARGO ACFT MUST CTC COMD POST NO LATER THAN 30 MIN PRIOR TO LDG.
RSTD: AMC ACFT OPR RSTD DUR BIRD WATCH COND MODERATE (TKOF OR LDG PERMS ONLY WHEN DEP/ARR RTE AVOID IDENT BIRD ACT, NO LCL IFR/VFR TFC PAT ACT) AND SEVERE (TKOF AND LDG PROH WO OG/CC APVL), CTC PTD OR COMD POST FOR CURRENT BIRD WATCH COND.
CAUTION: DO NOT MISTAKE SPOKANE INTL 4.5 NM E OF FAIRCHILD AFB. PHASE II (THE HIGH BIRD POTENTIAL HAZ TIME PERIOD) OF THE BASH PROGRAM IS IN EFFECT. EXP INCREASED BIRD ACT (APPROX) APR-MAY AND NOV-DEC; REVIEW OR CHECK NOTAM FOR CURRENT BASH PHASE.
ANG: OPR 1400-0700Z++ TUE-FRI; CLSD WKEND AND HOL. PPR FOR ANG RAMP, DSN 657-7100/7264.
SFA REMARKS: ACFT RQR SFA NOTIFY SEATTLE CENTER OR APP 20 MIN OUT ON ANY PUBL FREQ.
RWY 05/23 ST175 WGT THSD LBS.
PAD 5 DZ, 5000' S OF RWY EFF 1630-2130Z++ MON-FRI.
CAUTION: UNCTL VEH ON TWYS AND RAMPS. COPTER OPNS WITHIN VICINITY OF FAIRCHILD AFB.
TRAN ALERT SVC AVBL 1400-0600Z++, CLSD WKEND. CTC BASE OPS NLT 15 MIN OUT FOR SVC REQ. FLEET SVC AVBL.
MISC: AIR EVAC/TRAN ACFT CTC PTD NLT 15 MIN PRIOR TO ARR.
CAUTION: FLARE ROCKET FRNG AND DEMOLITION OF EXPLOSIVES TRNG WED 1530-1630Z++ AND 2000-2100Z++ LCTD 5,000 FT S RY 5-23 ABM TWY F, MAX ALT 1300 FT.
CSTMS/AG/IMG: C509-247-5202/5439.
ARFF AVBL UPON REQ.
AMOPS AVBL TO STORE CLASSIFIED UP TO SECRET LTD STORAGE CAPABILITY.
RWY COND CODES (RWYCC) UNAVBL.

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 19 May 2022 at 0901Z to 16 June 2022 at 0900Z.

 
STARs - Standard Terminal Arrivals
HILIE TWO   download (170KB)
ZOOMR ONE   download (189KB)
 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
ILS OR LOC RWY 05   download (142KB)
ILS OR LOC RWY 23   download (148KB)
ILS RWY 05 (CAT II)   download (115KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 05   download (78KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 23   download (76KB)
TACAN RWY 05   download (124KB)
TACAN RWY 23   download (129KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (223KB)

Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KGEG - Spokane International Airport (5 nm E)
KSFF - Felts Field Airport (14 nm E)
KDEW - Deer Park Airport (23 nm NE)
KCOE - Coeur d'Alene Airport - Pappy Boyington Field (35 nm E)
2S8 - Wilbur Airport (45 nm W)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 23-May-2022
 Local
(UTC-7)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight04:2711:27
Sunrise05:0512:05
Sunset20:3003:30
Evening civil twilight21:0804:08

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  23-May-2022 08:05:23
Local (UTC-7)  23-May-2022 01:05:23
 
METAR
KSKA 230658Z AUTO 24009KT 10SM CLR 08/02 A3014 RMK AO2 SLP208 T00780018 PWINO $
KGEG 
5nm E 
230753Z 23009KT 10SM SCT200 10/02 A3014 RMK AO2 SLP205 T01000022 401890028 $
KSFF 
14nm E 
230753Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 08/04 A3015 RMK AO2 SLP209 T00780039 402000028
TAF
KSKA 230310Z 2303/2409 25007KT 9999 SCT060 QNH3014INS BECMG 2312/2313 18006KT 9999 BKN120 QNH3009INS BECMG 2319/2320 25010KT 9999 -SHRA BKN050 BKN080 610804 QNH3001INS TEMPO 2321/2403 VCTS BKN060CB BECMG 2303/2304 18006KT 9999 NSW BKN060 620803 QNH3000INS TX16/2321Z TN06/2312Z
KGEG 
5nm E 
230520Z 2306/2406 22007KT P6SM SCT120 BKN200 FM231500 17007KT P6SM SCT070 BKN120 PROB30 2318/2322 -SHRA BKN070 OVC120 FM232300 22010G18KT P6SM BKN050 BKN100 PROB30 2323/2403 4SM -TSRA BR BKN050CB OVC100 FM240300 22006KT P6SM BKN080
KSFF 
14nm E 
230520Z 2306/2406 VRB04KT P6SM BKN250 FM231600 20004KT P6SM SCT070 BKN110 PROB30 2318/2322 -SHRA BKN070 OVC110 FM232300 22009G18KT P6SM BKN050 BKN110 PROB30 2323/2403 4SM -TSRA BR BKN050CB OVC100 FM240300 22005KT P6SM OVC050
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