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

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 07 NOVEMBER 2019

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

 
STARs - Standard Terminal Arrivals
ADYMS TWO (RNAV)   2 pages: [1] [2] (335KB)
ARRIE SEVEN   download (161KB)
ELLENSBURG THREE (RNAV)   download (233KB)
GLASR ONE   2 pages: [1] [2] (405KB)
JAWBN SIX   download (236KB)
WHYTE FIVE   download (190KB)
 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
ILS OR LOC RWY 16   download (138KB)
ILS OR LOC RWY 34   download (146KB)
ILS RWY 34 (CAT II)   download (124KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 16   download (98KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 34   download (101KB)
TACAN RWY 16   download (118KB)
TACAN RWY 34   download (129KB)
 
Departure Procedures
ALDER TWO   download (74KB)
MOCAA THREE (RNAV)   download (221KB)
OLYMPIC FOUR   download (66KB)
PUGET SIX   download (68KB)
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
from 3,000 ft

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From to KTCM

Sunrise and sunset
Times for 12-Nov-2019
 Local
(UTC-8)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:3814:38
Sunrise07:1015:10
Sunset16:3800:38
Evening civil twilight17:1101:11

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  12-Nov-2019 09:37:13
Local (UTC-8)  12-Nov-2019 01:37:13
 
METAR
KTCM 120858Z 00000KT 6SM BR OVC100 07/07 A3010 RMK AO2A SLP197 T00660066 56004 $
KGRF 
6nm SW 
120858Z 00000KT 10SM OVC100 07/07 A3008 RMK AO2A SLP191 T00720072 57005 $
KPLU 
8nm E 
120915Z AUTO 00000KT 6SM -DZ OVC110 07/07 A3009 RMK AO2
KTIW 
9nm NW 
120906Z AUTO 00000KT 6SM BR FEW003 FEW075 OVC100 08/08 A3009 RMK AO2 T00830083
KSEA 
20nm N 
120853Z 01005KT 10SM OVC100 09/07 A3010 RMK AO2 SLP200 T00940072 55005 $
TAF
KTCM 120553Z 1205/1311 VRB06KT 9999 SCT060 BKN250 QNH3011INS TEMPO 1205/1210 4800 BR BECMG 1211/1212 19009KT 9999 BKN060 OVC140 QNH3004INS BECMG 1215/1216 22009KT 6000 -SHRA BKN015 640604 QNH3007INS BECMG 1218/1219 22009KT 9999 NSW BKN015 QNH3013INS BECMG 1308/1309 VRB06KT 4800 BR OVC020 QNH3016INS TX10/1222Z TN04/1212Z
KGRF 
6nm SW 
120710Z 1207/1311 VRB06KT 9999 BKN120 QNH3006INS TEMPO 1208/1210 4800 BR BECMG 1210/1211 19009KT 9999 BKN060 OVC140 QNH3004INS TEMPO 1211/1215 VCSH BECMG 1214/1215 22009KT 6000 -SHRA BKN015 640604 QNH3007INS TEMPO 1218/1219 VCSH BECMG 1218/1219 22009KT 9999 NSW BKN015 QNH3013INS BECMG 1308/1309 VRB06KT 4800 BR OVC020 QNH3016INS TX10/1222Z TN06/1212Z
KSEA 
20nm N 
120534Z 1206/1312 VRB04KT P6SM SCT120 BKN250 FM121500 16006KT P6SM -RA SCT020 OVC050 FM121800 19005KT 6SM -RA BR BKN020 OVC030 FM122100 19006KT 6SM BR VCSH BKN015 OVC025 FM130300 VRB04KT 6SM BR OVC015
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