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

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 01 DECEMBER 2022

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): 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.
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: 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: ALL ACFT INC SKED AMC MSN RQR PPR 24 HR PRIOR TO ARR. PPR'S EFFECTIVE +/- 1 HR. TRAN ACFT PARK EXTREMELY LTD. MSN PLANNERS MUST CTC AMOPS WHEN USING MCCHORD AS DIVERT BASE. AMPOS DSN 382-5611, C253-982-5611. ACFT RON MORE THAN 3 DAYS AND/OR RQR OTHER THAN NORMAL TRANS SVC MUST CTC 62 AW/XP, 253-982-5890. 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 01 December 2022 at 0901Z to 29 December 2022 at 0900z.

 
STARs - Standard Terminal Arrivals
ADYMS THREE (RNAV)   2 pages: [1] [2] (370KB)
ARRIE EIGHT   download (189KB)
ELLENSBURG FOUR (RNAV)   download (237KB)
GLASR ONE   2 pages: [1] [2] (433KB)
JAWBN SIX   download (251KB)
WHYTE SEVEN   download (206KB)
 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
ILS OR LOC RWY 16   download (155KB)
ILS OR LOC RWY 34   download (165KB)
ILS RWY 34 (CAT II)   download (142KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 16   download (120KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 34   download (123KB)
TACAN RWY 16   download (135KB)
TACAN RWY 34   download (147KB)
 
Departure Procedures
ALDER TWO   download (94KB)
MOCAA FOUR (RNAV)   download (243KB)
OLYMPIC FOUR   download (87KB)
PUGET SIX   download (88KB)
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))
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Photo taken 15-Jun-2008
from 3,000 ft

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From to KTCM

Sunrise and sunset
Times for 09-Dec-2022
 Local
(UTC-8)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight07:1015:10
Sunrise07:4515:45
Sunset16:1900:19
Evening civil twilight16:5500:55

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  09-Dec-2022 20:28:12
Local (UTC-8)  09-Dec-2022 12:28:12
 
METAR
KTCM 091955Z AUTO 15005KT 10SM FEW045 06/03 A2979 RMK AO2 SLP094 T00630027 $
KGRF 
6nm SW 
091955Z 11007KT 10SM SCT070 SCT090 OVC160 06/01 A2977 RMK AO2A PRESFR SLP087 T00590012 $
KPLU 
8nm E 
092015Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 06/03 A2979 RMK AO2
KTIW 
9nm NW 
091953Z 00000KT 10SM OVC047 06/02 A2981 RMK AO2 SLP096 T00610017
KSEA 
20nm N 
091953Z 14006KT 10SM BKN055 OVC070 06/02 A2981 RMK AO2 SLP104 T00560017
TAF
KTCM 091300Z 0913/1019 19008KT 9000 -SHRA BKN020 OVC035 610254 QNH2988INS BECMG 0916/0917 17006KT 9999 VCSH BKN020 OVC030 610309 QNH2972INS BECMG 0920/0921 15008KT 8000 -RA OVC015 650309 QNH2930INS TEMPO 0924/1004 4800 RA BECMG 1007/1008 17012KT 8000 -SHRA BKN020 OVC040 610506 QNH2931INS BECMG 1016/1017 17008KT 9999 NSW SCT020 BKN040 620454 QNH2930INS TX06/0918Z TN01/0914Z
KGRF 
6nm SW 
091444Z 0914/1019 18009KT 9999 -SHRA BKN050 QNH2983INS TEMPO 0915/0917 BKN025 BECMG 0918/0919 16007KT 9999 NSW BKN025 OVC060 620309 QNH2931INS BECMG 0921/0922 15008KT 9999 -RA BKN015 620309 QNH2931INS BECMG 1006/1007 16010G15KT 9000 -RA OVC035 620409 QNH2924INS BECMG 1015/1016 17010G15KT 9999 NSW BKN020 OVC040 620509 QNH2927INS TX07/0922Z TN01/0916Z
KSEA 
20nm N 
091731Z 0918/1024 18008KT P6SM BKN040 OVC080 FM100000 11012KT P6SM -RA OVC040 FM100300 11014G22KT 6SM -RA BR OVC027 WS020/14040KT FM101200 12012G18KT 6SM -RA BR OVC022 FM101700 12010KT 6SM -SHRA BR BKN025 OVC035
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