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

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 02 JANUARY 2020

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 -8 (UTC -7 during Daylight Saving 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

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: 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): 124.05 (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
TCM at fieldMCCHORD VORTAC109.6015E
SEAr182/19.1SEATTLE VORTAC116.8019E
OLMr041/20.0OLYMPIA VORTAC113.4019E

 
NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
LACOMAS007/8.432816ELAC .-.. .- -.-.

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: 281.5 ft.321.3 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftright
Markings: precision, in good conditionprecision, in good condition
Visual slope indicator: 4-light PAPI on right (3.00 degrees glide path)4-light PAPI on right (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 SOTHAT DEBRIS IS NOT BLOWN TOWARD ADTAC ALERT HGR OR ADJ ACFT PRK RAMP. DUR VFR COND, ACFTMAKING 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
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 02 January 2020 at 0901Z to 30 January 2020 at 0900Z.

 
STARs - Standard Terminal Arrivals
ADYMS TWO (RNAV)   2 pages: [1] [2] (335KB)
ARRIE SEVEN   download (162KB)
ELLENSBURG THREE (RNAV)   download (233KB)
GLASR ONE   2 pages: [1] [2] (405KB)
JAWBN SIX   download (235KB)
WHYTE SIX **NEW**   download (197KB)
 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
ILS OR LOC RWY 16 **CHANGED**   download (134KB)
ILS OR LOC RWY 34 **CHANGED**   download (143KB)
ILS RWY 34 (CAT II) **CHANGED**   download (123KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 16   download (98KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 34   download (101KB)
TACAN RWY 16 **CHANGED**   download (117KB)
TACAN RWY 34 **CHANGED**   download (126KB)
 
Departure Procedures
ALDER TWO **CHANGED**   download (73KB)
MOCAA THREE (RNAV)   download (221KB)
OLYMPIC FOUR **CHANGED**   download (66KB)
PUGET SIX **CHANGED**   download (67KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (223KB)

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 20-Jan-2020
 Local
(UTC-8)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight07:1515:15
Sunrise07:4915:49
Sunset16:5300:53
Evening civil twilight17:2701:27

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  21-Jan-2020 03:26:55
Local (UTC-8)  20-Jan-2020 19:26:55
 
METAR
KTCM 210258Z AUTO 20003KT 10SM FEW100 06/06 A2978 RMK AO2 SLP090 T00600060 57019 $
KGRF 
6nm SW 
210258Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 06/06 A2977 RMK AO2 SLP087 T00600060 57019 $
KPLU 
8nm E 
210315Z AUTO 00000KT FEW080 SCT095 08/05 A2976 RMK AO2
KTIW 
9nm NW 
210253Z 00000KT 10SM SCT120 06/05 A2977 RMK AO2 SLP085 T00560050 56025
KSEA 
20nm N 
210253Z 13007KT 10SM FEW120 SCT160 BKN200 10/03 A2978 RMK AO2 SLP090 T01000033 58019
TAF
KTCM 202100Z 2021/2203 VRB06KT 9999 VCSH BKN040 BKN120 QNH2967INS BECMG 2108/2109 18012KT 8000 -RA BR BKN020 BKN050 620509 QNH2962INS BECMG 2117/2118 19015G22KT 8000 -SHRA BR BKN015 BKN030 WS015/20035KT 610309 510009 QNH2971INS TX10/2022Z TN04/2112Z
KGRF 
6nm SW 
202106Z 2021/2203 VRB06KT 9999 BKN090 620706 QNH2985INS BECMG 2101/2102 VRB06KT 9000 BR BKN080 620807 QNH2972INS TEMPO 2102/2106 6000 BR BECMG 2106/2107 VRB06KT 9999 NSW SCT050 BKN090 QNH2969INS BECMG 2109/2110 VRB06KT 9999 BKN040 OVC060 620508 QNH2962INS TEMPO 2110/2114 15012G18KT 6000 -RA 520004 550406 BECMG 2114/2115 16015G25KT 9999 OVC030 520003 520307 QNH2964INS TEMPO 2115/2116 18025G35KT BECMG 2119/2120 18015G25KT 9999 BKN015 OVC020 620208 520001 530158 QNH2970INS TEMPO 2120/2201 18025G35K
KSEA 
20nm N 
202101Z 2021/2124 VRB05KT P6SM VCSH BKN050 OVC200 FM210200 11009KT P6SM OVC050 FM211000 12011KT 6SM -RA OVC030 FM211600 17012G18KT 6SM -SHRA BR OVC020
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