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

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 18 MAY 2023

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
GLASR STAR: 123.9
JAWBN STAR: 125.6
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 18 May 2023 at 0901Z to 15 June 2023 at 0900z.

 
STARs - Standard Terminal Arrivals
ADYMS THREE (RNAV)   2 pages: [1] [2] (375KB)
ARRIE EIGHT   download (191KB)
ELLENSBURG FOUR (RNAV)   download (239KB)
GLASR ONE   2 pages: [1] [2] (438KB)
JAWBN SIX   download (253KB)
WHYTE SEVEN   download (208KB)
 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
ILS OR LOC RWY 16 **CHANGED**   download (169KB)
ILS OR LOC RWY 34 **CHANGED**   download (172KB)
ILS RWY 34 (CAT II)   download (144KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 16 **CHANGED**   download (133KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 34 **CHANGED**   download (131KB)
TACAN RWY 16 **CHANGED**   download (149KB)
TACAN RWY 34 **CHANGED**   download (157KB)
 
Departure Procedures
ALDER TWO   download (96KB)
MOCAA FOUR (RNAV)   download (245KB)
OLYMPIC FOUR   download (89KB)
PUGET SIX   download (90KB)
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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Airport diagram
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From to KTCM

Sunrise and sunset
Times for 01-Jun-2023
 Local
(UTC-7)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight04:4011:40
Sunrise05:1912:19
Sunset20:5603:56
Evening civil twilight21:3504:35

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  02-Jun-2023 02:44:26
Local (UTC-7)  01-Jun-2023 19:44:26
 
METAR
KTCM 020155Z AUTO 02004KT 10SM CLR 19/05 A3002 RMK AO2 SLP169 T01940054 $
KGRF 
6nm SW 
020155Z AUTO 31004KT 10SM CLR 20/05 A3000 RMK AO2 SLP162 T01990048 $
KPLU 
8nm E 
020235Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 19/05 A3004 RMK AO2
KTIW 
9nm NW 
020153Z 07005KT 10SM CLR 19/05 A3003 RMK AO2 SLP169 T01890050
KSEA 
20nm N 
020153Z 34005KT 10SM FEW045 20/04 A3003 RMK AO2 SLP174 T02000039
TAF
KTCM 012107Z 0121/0303 02006KT 9999 FEW050 SCT200 QNH3002INS BECMG 0212/0213 03006KT 9999 FEW020 BKN050 QNH3010INS BECMG 0218/0219 03006KT 9999 SCT050 QNH3006INS TX20/0123Z TN06/0213Z
KGRF 
6nm SW 
012100Z 0121/0303 34006KT 9999 SCT045 QNH3000INS BECMG 0210/0211 22003KT 9999 SCT016 SCT040 QNH3007INS BECMG 0216/0217 25007KT 9999 FEW030 QNH3005INS TX19/0123Z TN06/0213Z
KSEA 
20nm N 
012057Z 0121/0224 33008KT P6SM FEW250 FM020600 02005KT P6SM FEW250 FM020900 23004KT P6SM FEW250 FM022000 29006KT P6SM FEW250
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