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KTCM McChord Field Airport (Joint Base Lewis-McChord)
Tacoma, Washington, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 07 OCTOBER 2021

Location

FAA Identifier: TCM
Lat/Long: 47-08-15.6400N 122-28-35.3100W
47-08.260667N 122-28.588500W
47.1376778,-122.4764750
(estimated)
Elevation: 322 ft. / 98 m (estimated)
Variation: 15E (2020)
From city: 3 miles S of TACOMA, WA
Time zone: UTC -7 (UTC -8 during Standard Time)
Zip code: 98439

Airport Operations

Airport use: Private use. Permission required prior to landing
Activation date: 08/1938
Control tower: yes
ARTCC: SEATTLE CENTER
FSS: SEATTLE FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: TCM (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: CONTINUOUS
Segmented circle: no
Lights: SS-SR
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.
International operations: international airport of entry
ONE HR NTC RQR FOR CSTMS.

Airport Communications

WX ASOS: PHONE 253-982-3434
MCCHORD GROUND: 118.175 279.65
MCCHORD TOWER: 124.8 259.3
SEATTLE APPROACH: 126.5
SEATTLE DEPARTURE: 126.5
ALCP: 349.4
COMD POST: 134.1
D-ATIS: 135.825 270.1
EMERG: 121.5 243.0
PMSV METRO: 342.3 ;UNUSBL 095-102 BYD 34 NM BLW
PTD: 372.2
WX AWOS-3 at PLU (8 nm E): 128.575 (253-848-2748)
WX ASOS at TIW (9 nm NW): PHONE 253-858-6507
WX ASOS at SEA (20 nm N): PHONE 206-214-2592
  • UHF PRIM.

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
SEAr182/19.1SEATTLE VORTAC116.8019E
OLMr041/20.0OLYMPIA VORTAC113.4019E

Airport Services

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

Runway Information

Runway 16/34

Dimensions: 10108 x 150 ft. / 3081 x 46 m
Surface: asphalt/concrete/grooved
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 60 /F/A/W/T
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 16  RUNWAY 34
Latitude: 47-09.092000N47-07.429322N
Longitude: 122-28.593833W122-28.583178W
Elevation: 281.7 ft.321.4 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftright
Runway heading: 165 magnetic, 180 true345 magnetic, 360 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: ALSF1: standard 2,400 foot high intensity approach lighting system with centerline sequenced flashers (category I)ALSF2: standard 2,400 foot high intensity approach lighting system with centerline sequenced flashers (category II or III)
Runway end identifier lights: nono
Centerline lights: yesyes
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, lighted
Instrument approach: LOC/GSILS

Runway 162/342

Dimensions: 3000 x 60 ft. / 914 x 18 m
Surface: asphalt
RUNWAY 162  RUNWAY 342
Traffic pattern: leftleft

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: U.S. Air Force
Owner: USAF
62 AIR BASE GP, MCCHORD AFB
TACOMA, WA 98438
Manager: BASE OPERATIONS
62 AIR BASE GP, MCCHORD AFB
TACOMA, WA 98438
Phone 253-982-5611

Additional Remarks

E60-34 HOOK BAK-12B(B) (1668') HOOK E5 (102' OVRN)
E60-16 HOOK E5 (240' OVRN) HOOK BAK-12B(B) (2450').
RSTD: AMC ACFT OPR RSTD DUR BIRD WATCH COND MODERATE (TKOF AND LDG PERMS ONLY WHEN DEP/ARR RTE AVOID IDENT BIRD ACT, NO LCL IFR/VFR TFC PAT ACT) AND SEVERE (TKOF AND LDG PROHWO OG/CC APVL), CTC PTD/ATIS/COMD POST FOR CURRENT BIRD WATCH COND.
RSTD: TRAN AIRCREWS CONDUCTING LCL AREA LO-LEVEL TRNG MSN MUST RCV LCL PRO/RSTD BRIEFING FR 62 OSS/OSK AT DSN 382-3615, C253-982-3615.
CAUTION: WHEN PERFORMING PRE-TKOF ENG RUNUP, ALIGN ACFT SO THAT DEBRIS IS NOT BLOWN TOWARD ADTAC ALERT HGR OR ADJ ACFT PRK RAMP. DUR VFR COND, ACFT MAKING LO APCH, NML TKOF, TOUCH AND GO LDG, OR MISSED APCH REMAIN AT OR BLW 1800' TIL DEP END OF THE RWY. BIRD HAZ.
TFC PAT: BEFORE LDG MAINT TFC PAT ALT COMMENSURATE WITH SAFETY AS LONG AS PRACTICABLE. RECTANGULAR 1800', OVERHEAD 2300'.
CSTMS/AG/IMG: CSTMS AVBL, 1 HR PN RQR WKD 1600-0100Z++, OT 2 HR PN RQR. IMG ON CALL 24 HR PN DESIRED, 4 HR PN RQR. UNSKED ACFT ARR BTN 0900Z-1400Z++ MAY EXPERIENCE DELAYS FOR CSTMS/AG/IMG INSP.
MISC: BASE OPS DSN 382-5611, C253-982-5611. S 1,000' RWY 16-34 IS CONCRETE; RWY IS GROOVED.
ATIS PHONE NUMBER C 253-982-2847. DSN 382-2847. DIGITAL-ATIS, DATA LINK ENABLED.
FUEL: A++
RWY 16-34 MRKD WITH WHITE NON-REFLECTIVE 90'X3500' VFR DAY TIME ASSAULT LDG ZONE.
RWY COND CODES (RWYCC) UNAVBL
VOR OTS UFN
ALL TWY EDGE LGT AND RWY 16-34 EDGE, CNTRLN, TDZ LGT EQUIPPED WITH NTSD LED FIXTURES MAY NOT BE COMPATIBLE WITH ALL NVDS OR ENHANCED FLIGHT VISION SYSTEMS.
JASU: (MD-3M) 1(MD-3) 1(MA-1A) (AM32A-60) 1(MC-11).
FLUID: SP PRESAIR DE-ICE-EXP 3 HR DELAY. LHOX LOX.
OIL: O-128-133-148-156 SOAP - RESULTS RQR 24 HR, 1530-0030Z++ WKD EXC HOL, RESULTS NOT AVBL OT. TRAN ACFT REQ SOAP WILL ARR WITH HISTORICAL ENG SOAP DATA FOR TREND ANALYSIS.
TRAN ALERT: OPR H24. DELAYS CAN BE EXP. PRK LTD. ALL TRAN ACFT RQR TRAN ALERT FOLLOW ME ASSISTANCE.
AMP-1/AMP-3 OVERT/COVERT ASSAULT ZONE LGTS INSTL IN MIDDLE 5000 FT RY 16/34.SEE AP/1.
RSTD: PPR INCL SKED AMC MSN DUETO LTD RAMP SPACE, TRAN ACFT PRK EXTREMELY LTD. 24 HR PRIOR COORD REQ, BASE OPS DSN382-5611, C253-982-5611. ALL INBD ACFT MUST CTC COMD POST (RAINIER OPS) NO LATER THAN 30 MIN PRIOR TO LDG.

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 07 October 2021 at 0901Z to 04 November 2021 at 0900z.

 
STARs - Standard Terminal Arrivals
ADYMS TWO (RNAV)   2 pages: [1] [2] (383KB)
ARRIE SEVEN   download (185KB)
ELLENSBURG THREE (RNAV)   download (256KB)
GLASR ONE   2 pages: [1] [2] (447KB)
JAWBN SIX   download (254KB)
WHYTE SIX   download (219KB)
 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
ILS OR LOC RWY 16 **NEW**   download (155KB)
ILS OR LOC RWY 34 **CHANGED**   download (166KB)
ILS RWY 34 (CAT II) **CHANGED**   download (143KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 16   download (120KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 34   download (124KB)
TACAN RWY 16 **CHANGED**   download (135KB)
TACAN RWY 34 **CHANGED**   download (148KB)
 
Departure Procedures
ALDER TWO **CHANGED**   download (95KB)
MOCAA THREE (RNAV)   download (244KB)
OLYMPIC FOUR **CHANGED**   download (87KB)
PUGET SIX **CHANGED**   download (89KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (523KB)

Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KGRF - Gray Army Airfield (Joint Base Lewis-McChord) (6 nm SW)
KPLU - Pierce County Airport - Thun Field (8 nm E)
KTIW - Tacoma Narrows Airport (9 nm NW)
S50 - Auburn Municipal Airport (15 nm NE)
KSEA - Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (20 nm N)
 
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Aerial photo of KTCM (McChord Field Airport (Joint Base Lewis-McChord))
Photo by Bryan J. Painter
Photo taken 15-Jun-2008
from 3,000 ft

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From to KTCM

Sunrise and sunset
Times for 22-Oct-2021
 Local
(UTC-7)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight07:0814:08
Sunrise07:3914:39
Sunset18:0901:09
Evening civil twilight18:4101:41

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  22-Oct-2021 17:15:51
Local (UTC-7)  22-Oct-2021 10:15:51
 
METAR
KTCM 221658Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM OVC055 12/11 A2977 RMK AO2 SLP085 T01160108 $
KGRF 
6nm SW 
221558Z AUTO 14004KT 10SM FEW065 SCT140 11/09 A2978 RMK AO2 SLP088 T01050094 $
KPLU 
8nm E 
221655Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM FEW055 SCT070 12/12 A2979 RMK AO2
KTIW 
9nm NW 
221653Z 20003KT 10SM BKN060 OVC075 11/10 A2978 RMK AO2 RAB00E09 SLP084 P0000 T01060100
KSEA 
20nm N 
221653Z 14005KT 10SM OVC050 12/09 A2978 RMK AO2 SLP091 T01220094
TAF
KTCM 221300Z 2213/2319 23006KT 9999 VCSH BKN025 OVC040 610609 QNH2975INS BECMG 2216/2217 20010G15KT 8000 -SHRA BKN020 OVC030 610609 QNH2974INS BECMG 2222/2223 20010KT 9999 NSW BKN020 OVC040 610609 QNH2976INS BECMG 2304/2305 18006KT 9999 BKN020 OVC040 QNH2968INS BECMG 2311/2312 14006KT 8000 -SHRA BKN015 OVC030 QNH2961INS BECMG 2317/2318 18010KT 8000 -SHRA BKN015 OVC030 QNH2961INS TX13/2220Z TN07/2312Z
KGRF 
6nm SW 
221300Z 2213/2319 15006KT 9999 FEW060 BKN090 610904 QNH2976INS BECMG 2214/2215 16008KT 9999 VCSH BKN035 OVC045 610605 QNH2977INS BECMG 2216/2217 17010G16KT 9000 -SHRA BKN020 OVC030 610609 QNH2980INS BECMG 2222/2223 20008KT 9999 NSW BKN025 OVC040 620607 QNH2981INS BECMG 2312/2313 16006KT 9000 -SHRA BKN015 OVC025 610509 QNH2982INS TX14/2223Z TN07/2213Z
KSEA 
20nm N 
221501Z 2215/2318 19007KT P6SM BKN050 OVC100 TEMPO 2218/2222 -SHRA OVC040 FM231000 16012KT P6SM -RA OVC030
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