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KSKA Fairchild Air Force Base
Spokane, Washington, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 12 SEPTEMBER 2019

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 509-624-4406
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
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
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 1400-0030Z++ 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 FR 1 APR TO 30 SEP, 2100-0100Z++ MON-FRI FR 1 OCT TO 31 MAR.
CAUTION: UNCTL VEH ON TWYS AND RAMPS. COPTER OPNS WITHIN VICINITY OF FAIRCHILD AFB.
MISC: BASE OPS DSN 657-5439/5202/8367, C509-247-5439/8367.
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 12 September 2019 at 0901Z to 10 October 2019 at 0900Z.

 
STARs - Standard Terminal Arrivals
HILIE TWO   download (158KB)
ZOOMR ONE   download (178KB)
 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
ILS OR LOC RWY 05   download (122KB)
ILS OR LOC RWY 23   download (126KB)
ILS RWY 05 (CAT II)   download (93KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 05   download (65KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 23   download (66KB)
TACAN RWY 05   download (103KB)
TACAN RWY 23   download (108KB)
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 17-Sep-2019
 Local
(UTC-7)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:0113:01
Sunrise06:3213:32
Sunset18:5801:58
Evening civil twilight19:2902:29

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  17-Sep-2019 16:03:17
Local (UTC-7)  17-Sep-2019 09:03:17
 
METAR
KSKA 171458Z 17008KT 10SM OVC007 08/08 A2991 RMK AO2A CIG 005 RWY05 SLP134 T00830083 51006 $
KGEG 
5nm E 
171553Z 17009KT 10SM SCT008 SCT050 SCT100 BKN200 10/06 A2993 RMK AO2 SLP134 T01000061
KSFF 
14nm E 
171553Z 20006KT 10SM BKN019 BKN028 OVC044 12/07 A2994 RMK AO2 SLP136 T01220067
TAF
KSKA 171423Z 1714/1817 21009KT 9999 BKN007 OVC050 QNH2986INS BECMG 1714/1715 22012G18KT 9999 BKN007 BKN050 OVC100 QNH2987INS BECMG 1800/1802 20012G20KT 9000 -SHRA BKN035 OVC050 610804 QNH2981INS BECMG 1811/1812 19009KT 9000 -SHRA BKN006 OVC020 610505 QNH2982INS TX17/1723Z TN08/1714Z
KGEG 
5nm E 
171120Z 1712/1812 18007KT P6SM SCT010 OVC040 TEMPO 1712/1716 BKN010 OVC040 FM172000 20011G18KT P6SM -SHRA BKN050 OVC100 FM180200 17005KT P6SM -SHRA OVC050
KSFF 
14nm E 
171120Z 1712/1812 21004KT P6SM SCT012 BKN150 TEMPO 1712/1716 BKN012 BKN150 FM172000 21008KT P6SM -SHRA BKN050 OVC100 FM180200 16003KT P6SM -SHRA OVC050
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