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KRCA Ellsworth Air Force Base
Rapid City, South Dakota, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 07 NOVEMBER 2019

Location

FAA Identifier: RCA
Lat/Long: 44-08-42.3400N 103-06-12.8400W
44-08.705667N 103-06.214000W
44.1450944,-103.1035667
(estimated)
Elevation: 3276.3 ft. / 999 m (estimated)
Variation: 08E (2015)
From city: 5 miles SW of RAPID CITY, SD
Time zone: UTC -7 (UTC -6 during Daylight Saving Time)
Zip code: 57706

Airport Operations

Airport use: Private use. Permission required prior to landing
Activation date: 11/1938
Control tower: yes
ARTCC: DENVER CENTER
FSS: HURON FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: RAP (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: FRI 1400-0400Z++, ALL MON-THU 1400-0730Z++
CLSD WKND, HOLS AND GLOBAL STRIKE COMD (GSC) DOWN DAYS.
Pattern altitude: 7776.3 ft. MSL
TPA: RECTANGULAR 4500 FT MSL, 5000 FT MSL OVHD, AVOID OVFT OF BASE PROPER WHEN CRC TO LDG.
Segmented circle: no
Lights: AIRFIELD LIGHTING ONLY AVAILABLE DURING TWR HOURS.
Beacon: white-white-green (lighted military airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.

Airport Communications

ATIS: 120.625 269.9
ELLSWORTH GROUND: 121.8 275.8 [1400-0730Z++ MON-THU, 1400-0300Z++ FRI, CLSD SAT, SUN, GLOBAL STRIKE COMD DOWN DAYS, & HOL.]
ELLSWORTH TOWER: 126.05 253.5 [1400-0730Z++ MON-THU, 1400-0300Z++ FRI, CLSD SAT, SUN, GLOBAL STRIKE COMD DOWN DAYS, & HOL.]
ELLSWORTH APPROACH: 119.5 259.1 [H24 1300Z++ MON THRU 0500Z++ SAT, 1300-0500Z++ SAT-SUN, OTHER TIMES CTC DENVER CENTER 127.95 338.2]
ELLSWORTH DEPARTURE: 119.5 289.4 [H24 1300Z++ MON THRU 0500Z++ SAT, 1300-0500Z++ SAT-SUN, OTHER TIMES CTC DENVER CENTER 127.95 338.2]
BASIC RADAR: 119.5 259.1 289.4
COMD POST: 321.0
EMERG: 121.5 243.0
PMSV METRO: 375.775
PTD: 372.2
RADAR: 373.0 393.0
SOF: 311.0
WX ASOS at RAP (6 nm S): 118.525 (605-393-2832)
  • RADAR - SEE TERMINAL FLIP FOR RADAR MINIMA.
  • APCH/DEP SVC PRVDD BY DENVER ARTCC (ZDV) ON 127.95/338.2 (CRAWFORD RCAG) WHEN ELLSWORTH APCH CLSD.
  • FULL SVC AVBL DUR AFLD OPR HR (SEE NOTAM), LTD SVC OT. REMOTE BRIEFING SVC AVBL SCOTT AFB 15 OWS DSN 576-9755, C618-256-9755.
  • NO-NOTAM MP 0730-1300Z++ THUR, FRI; 0500-1300Z++ SAT, SUN, MON (3000/5+1).

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
RAPr326/10.9RAPID CITY VORTAC112.3013E

 
NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
BLACK HILLS114/35.630011ESPF ... .--. ..-.

Airport Services

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

Runway Information

Runway 13/31

Dimensions: 13497 x 300 ft. / 4114 x 91 m
Surface: concrete
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 73 /R/C/W/T
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 13  RUNWAY 31
Latitude: 44-09.531802N44-07.879450N
Longitude: 103-07.244683W103-05.183420W
Elevation: 3276.3 ft.3178.5 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
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)ALSF1: standard 2,400 foot high intensity approach lighting system with centerline sequenced flashers (category I)
Runway end identifier lights: yesyes
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Instrument approach: ILSILS

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: U.S. Air Force
Owner: U.S. AIR FORCE
44TH CSG, ELLSWORTH AFB
RAPID CITY, SD 57706
Manager: BASE OPERATIONS
44TH CSG, ELLSWORTH AFB
RAPID CITY, SD 57706
Phone 605-385-1052
BASE OPS V675-1052/2861.

Additional Remarks

OIL: O-132-133-148
TRAN ALERT: SVC AVBL 1400-2300Z++MON-FRI; CLSD SAT, SUN & HOL, AND GLOBAL STRIKE COMD (GSC) DOWN DAYS. FLEET SVC UNAVBL.
RSTD: ALL ACFT MAINT AT OR ABV 7700 FT & 2640 FT HORIZONTAL SEPARATION IN THE IMMED VCNTY OF MT. RUSHMORE; AVOID DEVILS TWR BY 5 NM. PPR ALL FULL STOP ACFT CTC BASE OPS NO EARLIER THAN 72 HR PRIOR TO ETA. FAX DSN 675-1053, C605-385-1053.
MISC: INBD VIP CODE 7 OR HI, CTC RAYMOND 33 15 MIN PRIOR TO BLOCK TIME WITH NAME, RANK AND PURPOSE OF VISIT.
FM OBS POINT WX TECHNICIANS UNABLE TO SEE THE TDZ OF BOTH RYS.
RSTD: PPR MIN 24 HR NTC, CTC DSN 675-1052/2860, C605-385-1052/2860.
MILITARY RSTD: BIRD WATCH COND - (SEVERE) NO DEP, LND OR APCH WO 28 OG/CC APVL; (MODERATE)- FULL STOP ONLY, ARR, DEP RQR 28 OG/CC APVL. CREWS SHOULD COMPLY WITH OWNING MAJCOM GUIDANCE REQ BWC UPDATE BEFORE EACH APPROACH PRIOR TO REACHING THE FAF. (LOW) NORMAL OPERATING PROCEDURES IN EFFECT.
GLOBAL STRIKE COMD RSRS APPLIED TO GLOBAL STRIKE COMD ONLY
EXTV GENERAL AVN AND COML TFC IN VCNTY OF RAPID CITY ARPT 6.5 NM SE OF ARPT.
CSTMS/AG/IMG: LTD TO US DOD ACFT ONLY; AVBL WITH 24 HR NOTICE. IMG SERVICE UNAVBL FOR NON-DOD PERS. CTC 28 OSS/OSAA, DSN 675-1052/2860, C605-385-1052/2860.
RSTD: AIRCREW SHOULD AVOID BEAR BUTTE, DEFINED BY THE RCA 317/25 FIX, BY FLYING NO LOWER THAN 10,000 FT MSL WITHIN 2NM.
FUEL: A++. HOT REFUEL AVBL TO B-1, EA-18 AND E-4B ACFT ONLY.
CAUTION: MIGRATORY BIRD ACT BASH (PHASE II) MAR-APR AND OCT-NOV OR ACTIVE VIA NOTAM. DEER HAZ, RPT ANY ACT TO TWR/PTD.
COMSEC ISSUING AND CLASSIFIED MATERIAL STORAGE UNAVBL FROM AMOPS, CTC COMD POST FOR STORAGE.
MISC: WX STN AVBL H24.
MISC: TRAN ACFT REQ FOR APCH AND PATTERN WORK, RQR 24 HR NTC, CTC OPS DSN 675-1052/2860, C605-385-1052/2860.
OPR 1400-0730Z++ MON-THU 1400-0040Z++, FRI. CLSD WEEKENDS, HOL AND GLOBAL STRIKE COMD (GSC) DOWN DAYS
PRIM FREQ 311.0.
AMOS HAS LTD VIS CAPABILITIES WHEN IN AUTOMATED MODE; WX STN AUGMENTS FOR VIS AT OR BELOW 3 SM WHEN AFLD OPEN. VIS LTD NE TO SE DUE TO BLDGS. RWY 31/13 RVR EQPT UNSVC.
RMK-CAUTION: MULTIPLE 12 FT TALL TRAILERS LCTD ON BOMBER ALERT APRON, APRX 1314 FT SW OF RY 31 CNTRLN.
"VERIFY POWDER RIVER TRAINING COMPLEX STATUS BEFORE FILING IFR FPL" VIA SPECIAL USE AIRSPACE SITE: HTTPS://SUA.FAA.GOV/SUA/"
WHEN ATCT CLSD, FOR CD CTC DENVER ARTCC AT 303-651-4257.
LGT: RWY 31-13 NSTD ALSF-1, MISSING LAST CNTRLN BARRETTE PRIOR TO THLD.
CAUTION: HI POTENTIAL FOR MID-AIR COLLISION EXISTS WITH ACFT FR RAPID CITY ARPT LCTD APRX 6.5 NM SE OF ARPT.
JASU: (AM32A-95) (A/M32A-86)

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 November 2019 at 0901Z to 05 December 2019 at 0900Z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
HI-ILS OR LOC Z RWY 13   download (116KB)
HI-ILS OR LOC Z RWY 31   download (113KB)
ILS OR LOC Y RWY 13   download (121KB)
ILS OR LOC Y RWY 31   download (120KB)
HI-TACAN Z RWY 13   download (99KB)
HI-TACAN Z RWY 31   download (99KB)
TACAN Y RWY 13   download (97KB)
TACAN Y RWY 31   download (98KB)
TACAN-A   download (61KB)
 
Departure Procedures
ELLSWORTH THREE   download (67KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download

Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KRAP - Rapid City Regional Airport (6 nm S)
49B - Sturgis Municipal Airport (20 nm NW)
KSPF - Black Hills Airport-Clyde Ice Field (36 nm NW)
KEFC - Belle Fourche Municipal Airport (48 nm NW)
KHSR - Hot Springs Municipal Airport (48 nm S)
 
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Aerial photo
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Aerial photo of KRCA (Ellsworth Air Force Base)
Photo by Gregory White
Photo taken 14-Jan-2008

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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 20-Nov-2019
 Local
(UTC-7)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:2413:24
Sunrise06:5513:55
Sunset16:2123:21
Evening civil twilight16:5223:52

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  20-Nov-2019 14:54:54
Local (UTC-7)  20-Nov-2019 07:54:54
 
METAR
KRCA 201356Z AUTO 33020G28KT 10SM BKN160 04/00 A2973 RMK AO2 PK WND 32036/14 SLP087 T00361004 $
KRAP 
6nm S 
201352Z 35019G26KT 10SM CLR 03/M01 A2974 RMK AO2 PK WND 34037/1305 SLP087 T00331006 $
TAF
KRCA 201100Z 2011/2117 33010G20KT 9999 SCT060 510001 QNH2962INS BECMG 2013/2014 33030G40KT 9999 BKN013 620137 520001 QNH2977INS TEMPO 2023/2102 BKN007 610077 BECMG 2102/2103 34015G25KT 2400 -SN BKN007 610077 510001 QNH3002INS BECMG 2108/2109 33015G25KT 9999 NSW FEW060 510001 QNH3007INS TX02/2017Z TNM04/2110Z
KRAP 
6nm S 
201305Z 2013/2112 33018G28KT P6SM BKN150 FM201500 34025G35KT P6SM OVC030 FM201900 34028G38KT P6SM OVC015 FM202200 34025G35KT 2SM -SN BR OVC012
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