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

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 25 FEBRUARY 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 -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

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): 124.05 (253-858-6507)
WX ASOS at SEA (20 nm N): 127.75 (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
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 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
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 25 February 2021 at 0901Z to 25 March 2021 at 0900Z.

 
STARs - Standard Terminal Arrivals
ADYMS TWO (RNAV)   2 pages: [1] [2] (405KB)
ARRIE SEVEN   download (196KB)
ELLENSBURG THREE (RNAV)   download (267KB)
GLASR ONE   2 pages: [1] [2] (469KB)
JAWBN SIX   download (265KB)
WHYTE SIX   download (231KB)
 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
ILS OR LOC RWY 34   download (179KB)
ILS OR LOC Z RWY 16   download (166KB)
ILS RWY 34 (CAT II)   download (155KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 16   download (131KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 34   download (135KB)
TACAN RWY 16   download (148KB)
TACAN RWY 34   download (158KB)
 
Departure Procedures
ALDER TWO   download (106KB)
MOCAA THREE (RNAV)   download (254KB)
OLYMPIC FOUR   download (98KB)
PUGET SIX   download (100KB)
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))
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Photo taken 15-Jun-2008
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From to KTCM

Sunrise and sunset
Times for 01-Mar-2021
 Local
(UTC-8)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:2014:20
Sunrise06:5114:51
Sunset17:5401:54
Evening civil twilight18:2402:24

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  01-Mar-2021 08:21:34
Local (UTC-8)  01-Mar-2021 00:21:34
 
METAR
KTCM 010758Z 00000KT 10SM FEW220 02/02 A3012 RMK AO2A SLP205 T00220019 401130022 TSNO $
KGRF 
6nm SW 
010658Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM OVC220 05/05 A3013 RMK AO2 SLP208 T00450045 $
KPLU 
8nm E 
010755Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM FEW036 04/04 A3012 RMK AO2
KTIW 
9nm NW 
010753Z AUTO 00000KT 1/2SM FG CLR 04/03 A3012 RMK AO2 SLP202 T00390033 401000039
KSEA 
20nm N 
010753Z 14004KT 10SM BKN200 06/04 A3012 RMK AO2 SLP207 T00560039 401170050
TAF
KTCM 282100Z 2821/0203 19009KT 9999 OVC025 620303 QNH3019INS BECMG 0102/0103 18009KT 9999 BKN050 QNH3017INS BECMG 0105/0106 VRB06KT 9999 SCT100 QNH3007INS BECMG 0110/0111 VRB06KT 6000 BR BKN010 QNH3007INS BECMG 0115/0116 19006KT 9999 NSW SCT025 BKN050 QNH3007INS TX11/2823Z TN02/0112Z
KGRF 
6nm SW 
010500Z 0105/0211 18010KT 9999 BKN030 QNH3017INS BECMG 0107/0108 17006KT 9999 SCT035 QNH3013INS BECMG 0111/0112 VRB06KT 9999 SCT170 QNH3007INS BECMG 0202/0203 22009KT 9999 BKN130 QNH3010INS TX12/0123Z TN02/0115Z
KSEA 
20nm N 
010259Z 0103/0206 19005KT P6SM OVC035 FM010600 17006KT P6SM BKN050 BKN100 FM010900 15005KT P6SM SCT060 BKN100 FM011500 16004KT P6SM BKN100 OVC200 FM012100 22006KT P6SM SCT120 BKN200
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