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KAFF USAF Academy Airfield
Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 03 DECEMBER 2020

Location

FAA Identifier: AFF
Lat/Long: 38-58-24.2091N 104-49-12.1178W
38-58.403485N 104-49.201963W
38.9733914,-104.8200327
(estimated)
Elevation: 6576 ft. / 2004.4 m (surveyed)
Variation: 11E (1985)
From city: 10 miles N of COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
Time zone: UTC -7 (UTC -6 during Daylight Saving Time)
Zip code: 80840

Airport Operations

Airport use: Private use. Permission required prior to landing
Activation date: 01/1943
Control tower: yes
ARTCC: DENVER CENTER
FSS: DENVER FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: KAFF (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: OCT 1 TO FEB 28/29/MON-FRI/SR-SS, ALL SAT 1430Z++-2130Z++, MAR 1 TO SEP 30 MON-FRI 1245Z++-SS
CLSD SUN & HOL.
CLSD SUN & HOL.
OR SR (WHICHEVER IS LATER)
Wind indicator: yes
Segmented circle: no

Airport Communications

CTAF: 124.15
ATIS: 128.525 269.375
ACADEMY GROUND: 118.125 [OPR SR OR 1245Z++ (WHICHEVER IS LATER) TO SS MON-FRI, 1430Z++ TO 2130Z++ SAT, EXCLUDING SUN AND HOL.]
ACADEMY TOWER: 124.15 319.25 [OPR SR OR 1245Z++ (WHICHEVER IS LATER) TO SS MON-FRI, 1430Z++ TO 2130Z++ SAT, EXCLUDING SUN AND HOL.]
EMERG: 121.5 243.0
OPS: 127.15 ;SKYTRAIN
PMSV METRO: 376.0
PTD: 376.0
WX ASOS at COS (11 nm SE): PHONE 719-380-6748
WX AWOS-3PT at FLY (12 nm E): 118.450 (719-683-5371)
WX AWOS-3 at FCS (18 nm S): 125.0 (719-637-9696)
  • FULL SVC DUR AFLD OPR HRS. PMSV METRO CTC RANGE LTD IN ALL DIRECTIONS DUE TO TOPOGRAPHY.

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
BRKr273/8.9BLACK FOREST VOR/DME112.5008E
FCSr338/17.8BUTTS VOR/DME108.8012E

 
NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
IRONHORSE342/18.033508EIHS .. .... ...

Airport Services

Parking: hangars
Airframe service: NONE
Powerplant service: NONE
Bottled oxygen: NONE
Bulk oxygen: NONE

Runway Information

Runway 16R/34L

Dimensions: 4500 x 40 ft. / 1372 x 12 m
Surface: asphalt
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 24 /F/B/W/T
RUNWAY 16R  RUNWAY 34L
Latitude: 38-58.707833N38-57.979167N
Longitude: 104-49.405000W104-49.231667W
Elevation: 6515.0 ft.6502.0 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 158 magnetic, 169 true338 magnetic, 349 true
Markings: numbers onlynumbers only
Runway end identifier lights: nono

Runway 16C/34C

Dimensions: 4480 x 75 ft. / 1366 x 23 m
Surface: asphalt
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 22 /F/A/W/T
RUNWAY 16C  RUNWAY 34C
Latitude: 38-58.713333N38-57.987500N
Longitude: 104-49.350833W104-49.179167W
Elevation: 6526.0 ft.6505.0 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 159 magnetic, 170 true339 magnetic, 350 true

Runway 16L/34R

Dimensions: 3534 x 75 ft. / 1077 x 23 m
Surface: asphalt
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 24 /F/B/W/T
RUNWAY 16L  RUNWAY 34R
Latitude: 38-58.737500N38-58.165000N
Longitude: 104-49.142500W104-49.006667W
Elevation: 6545.0 ft.6534.0 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 159 magnetic, 170 true339 magnetic, 350 true
Markings: numbers onlynumbers only
Runway end identifier lights: nono

Runway 8/26

Dimensions: 2485 x 75 ft. / 757 x 23 m
Surface: asphalt
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 21 /F/B/W/T
RUNWAY 8  RUNWAY 26
Latitude: 38-58.558333N38-58.518667N
Longitude: 104-49.321667W104-48.798667W
Elevation: 6528.0 ft.6576.0 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 085 magnetic, 096 true265 magnetic, 276 true
Markings: numbers onlynumbers only
Runway end identifier lights: nono

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: U.S. Air Force
Owner: USAF
HQS USAF ACADEMY
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80901
Manager: CHIEF AIRFIELD MANAGEMENT
HQS USAF ACADEMY
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80901

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 1
Military aircraft: 1
    

Additional Remarks

MIL USE ONLY NOT FOR PUBLIC SALE.
AARDVARK AUX RWY (39-02-05.84N & 104-50-41.55W) LCTD APRX 3.7 NM N OF ACADEMY AFLD IS CLSD. DO NOT MISTAKE CLSD RWY FOR THE MAIN COMPLEX.
CAUTION: UNMANNED ACFT OPS LIKELY 7200 FT AND BLW IN WEST PATTERN AT AARDVARK, 3.7 NM NORTHE OF KAFF.
RWY 16L-34R OVRNS 200 FT ASPH/300 FT EARTH. RWY 34C OVRN 285 FT ASPH/215 FT EARTH. RWY 16C, 16R, AND 34L OVRNS 250 FT ASPH/250 FT EARTH. RWY 08-26 OVRNS/500 FT EARTH.
CTN-EXTSV SAILPLANE TRNG DLY. SAILPLANE STRIP 2200 FT BY 325 FT ALIGNED PARL TO AND WEST OF RWY 16R-34L.
FUEL-A++(MIL)
AFLD MGT CANNOT STORE COMSEC, ARRANGEMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE TO STORE COMSEC AT AIRCREW FLIGHT EQUIPMENT (AFE).
CAUTION: NUMEROUS NSTD MRKS EXIST ON AFLD; CONSULT AP/1 FOR ADDN INFO.
SEE SPECIAL NOTICE US AIR FORCE ACADEMY VOLUME FLT TRNG AREAS FOR ADDN INFO.
RSTD:AIRFIELD OFFL BUS ONLY. PPR MUST BE COORD 72 HR IN ADVANCE WITH AFLD MGMT, DSN: 333-2526, C:719-333-2526. MUST APV OTHER OPR. LTD GND SVC AVAIL. NO MAINT SVC.
CAUTION: CEILING MAY BE LOWER TO N, E, AND W DUE TO RISING TERRAIN. HI DENSITY VFR STU PILOT TRNG, GLDR TRNG AND PRCHT OPS FR SFC-17500 FT MSL WI 5 NM OF AFLD. USE CAUTION FOR UAS OPS 3-6 NM NW SFC-8500 FT MSL OVR USAF ACADEMY PROPERTY. AERODROME RWY CC NOT REPORTED.
RSTD: NO TKOF PRIOR TO 1300Z++
MISC: FULL SVC WX STN OPR H24 WITH AUGMENTED AN/FMQ-19 IN USE. BACKUP WX BRIEFING SVC FR 25 OWS, DAVIS MONTHAN AFB, AZ, DSN 228-6589 OR C520-228-6598.
AFLD OPER TO SUPPORT SKED ACADEMY ACTIVITIES DUR DAY VFR ONLY.
CAUTION: MULTI CRANES 38-59-36N 104-48-21W, 1.38 NM NE OF KAFF 6822 FT MSL (120 FT AGL) UP TO 6952 FT MSL (250 FT AGL) FLAGGED AND LGTD.
CLASS D ATC SVC AVBL SR OR 1245Z++ (WHICHEVER IS LATER) TO SS MON-FRI, 1430Z++ TO 2130Z++ SAT, EXCLUDING SUN AND HOL. CHECK AFF ATIS 128.525/269.375 OR NOTAMS FOR ADDITIONAL CURRENT INFO.
CAUTION: HIGH WIND ALERT SYSTEM (HIWAS) N OF RWY 08/26 AND E OF TWY A UNLGTD.
PPR. DUR MT WAVE COND EXP SEVERE TURBULENCE IN TFC PAT. EXTV T-41 TFC WITHIN 30 NM.
PARACHUTE DROP ZONE ON FIELD.
AF GND SUPPORT REDUCED. CALL COMMAND POST V478-5144.

Instrument Procedures

There are no published instrument procedures at KAFF.

Some nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KCOS - City of Colorado Springs Municipal Airport (11 nm SE)
1V6 - Fremont County Airport (35 nm S)
KAPA - Centennial Airport (36 nm N)
KPUB - Pueblo Memorial Airport (44 nm S)
KBKF - Buckley Air Force Base (44 nm N)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 03-Dec-2020
 Local
(UTC-7)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:3313:33
Sunrise07:0314:03
Sunset16:3623:36
Evening civil twilight17:0600:06

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  03-Dec-2020 12:36:55
Local (UTC-7)  03-Dec-2020 05:36:55
 
METAR
KAFF 031158Z AUTO 01010KT 10SM CLR M09/M18 A3026 RMK AO2 SLP313 T10911177 11049 21094 57008
KCOS 
11nm SE 
031154Z 33013KT 10SM FEW220 M02/M17 A3027 RMK AO2 SLP299 T10221167 11017 21033 56006
KFLY 
12nm E 
031215Z AUTO 32011G17KT 10SM CLR M05/M19 A3027 RMK AO2 T10471187
KMNH 
17nm NE 
031215Z AUTO 28006KT 10SM CLR M09/M17 A3029 RMK AO2
KFCS 
19nm S 
031158Z AUTO 28003KT 10SM CLR M06/M16 A3028 RMK AO2 SLP331 T10561159 11038 21084 57006 $
TAF
KAFF 031200Z 0312/0418 35010G15KT 9999 FEW120 FEW200 520108 QNH3025INS BECMG 0315/0316 34015G20KT 9999 SKC 520009 QNH3020INS TEMPO 0317/0322 34015G25KT BECMG 0323/0324 35010KT 9999 SKC 520207 QNH3021INS BECMG 0415/0416 35010G15KT 9999 SKC QNH3029INS TX06/0321Z TNM11/0313Z
KCOS 
11nm SE 
031120Z 0312/0412 34015G25KT P6SM FEW250 FM040100 36008KT P6SM SKC
KFCS 
19nm S 
030905Z 0309/0411 VRB06KT 9999 FEW130 QNH3030INS BECMG 0317/0318 32015KT 9999 SKC QNH3034INS BECMG 0320/0321 34010G20KT 9999 SKC QNH3022INS BECMG 0401/0402 30009KT 9999 SKC QNH3021INS TX07/0321Z TNM09/0312Z
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