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KCHS Charleston Air Force Base/International Airport
Charleston, South Carolina, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 09 NOVEMBER 2017

Location

FAA Identifier: CHS
Lat/Long: 32-53-55.1000N / 080-02-25.9000W
32-53.918333N / 080-02.431667W
32.8986389 / -80.0405278
(estimated)
Elevation: 46 ft. / 14 m (estimated)
Variation: 07W (2010)
From city: 9 miles NW of CHARLESTON, SC
Time zone: UTC -5 (UTC -4 during Daylight Saving Time)
Zip code: 29404

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 10/1937
Control tower: yes
ARTCC: JACKSONVILLE CENTER
FSS: ANDERSON FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: CHS (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: CONTINUOUS
Pattern altitude: TFC PAT INFO: RECTANGULAR 1200 FT MSL, OVERHEAD 1700 FT MSL, LGT ACFT 700 FT MSL, C5A 200 FT MSL.
Wind indicator: yes
Segmented circle: no
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.
Fire and rescue: ARFF index C
International operations: customs landing rights airport

Airport Communications

UNICOM: 122.95
ATIS: 124.75
WX ASOS: PHONE 843-554-9862
CHARLESTON GROUND: 121.9 348.6
CHARLESTON TOWER: 126.0 239.0
CHARLESTON APPROACH: 119.3 331-150 120.7(151-330) 306.925(151-330) 379.925(331-150) 284.0 317.45
CHARLESTON DEPARTURE: 119.3 331-150 120.7(151-330) 306.925(151-330) 379.925(331-150)
CLEARANCE DELIVERY: 127.325 291.65
CLASS C: 119.3 331-150 379.925(331-150)
CLASS C IC: 120.7(151-330) 306.925(151-330)
EMERG: 121.5 243.0
OSPRI RNAV STAR: 120.7 306.925
PALMETTO OPS: 134.1 255.5 QUICK TIMING 349.4
PTD: 372.2
TRTLS RNAV STAR: 120.7 306.925
WX AWOS-3 at JZI (12 nm S): 123.775 (843-559-3123)
WX AWOS-3 at LRO (13 nm E): 118.625 (843-849-0438)
WX AWOS-3 at DYB (16 nm NW): 119.575 (843-821-8403)
WX AWOS-3 at MKS (17 nm N): 119.175 (843-761-1486)
  • REMARKS: TRAN CALL 30 MIN OUT.

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
CHS at fieldCHARLESTON VORTAC113.5005W

 
NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
ASHLY155/5.532907WCH -.-. ....
DORCHESTER COUNTY136/15.436507WDYB -.. -.-- -...

Airport Services

Fuel available: 100 JET-A1+
Parking: hangars and tiedowns
Airframe service: MAJOR
Powerplant service: MAJOR
Bottled oxygen: NONE
Bulk oxygen: HIGH

Runway Information

Runway 15/33

Dimensions: 9001 x 150 ft. / 2744 x 46 m
Surface: concrete/grooved, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 73 /R/B/W/T
Runway edge lights: high intensity
Operational restrictions: CLSD LAST THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH 0830-1700.
RUNWAY 15  RUNWAY 33
Latitude: 32-54.781353N32-53.530723N
Longitude: 080-02.887137W080-01.939650W
Elevation: 42.6 ft.38.0 ft.
Gradient: 0.1%0.1%
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 154 magnetic, 147 true334 magnetic, 327 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: touchdown, midfield, rollouttouchdown, midfield, rollout
Approach lights: ALSF2: standard 2,400 foot high intensity approach lighting system with centerline sequenced flashers (category II or III)MALSR: 1,400 foot medium intensity approach lighting system with runway alignment indicator lights
Runway end identifier lights: nono
Centerline lights: yesyes
Touchdown point: yes, lightedyes, no lights
Instrument approach: ILSILS

Runway 3/21

Dimensions: 7000 x 150 ft. / 2134 x 46 m
Surface: concrete/grooved, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 71 /R/B/W/T
Runway edge lights: high intensity
LGTS FOR BOTH RWYS ARE AF SPEC TYPE.
Operational restrictions: RY 03/21 CLSD SECOND THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH 0830-1700.
RUNWAY 3  RUNWAY 21
Latitude: 32-53.089100N32-54.140250N
Longitude: 080-02.736163W080-02.170817W
Elevation: 20.6 ft.39.6 ft.
Gradient: 0.3%0.3%
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 031 magnetic, 024 true211 magnetic, 204 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)
Runway end identifier lights: yesyes
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: U.S. Air Force
Owner: USAF
JOINT BASE CHARLESTON
CHARLESTON AFB, SC 29404
Phone 843-761-7012
THIS IS A SHARED-USE AIRPORT. THE USAF OWNS AND OPERATES ALL RUNWAYS AND THE MAJORITY OF THE TAXIWAYS. THE CHARLESTON COUNTY AVIATION AUTHORITY OPERATES THE CIVILIAN TERMINAL AND ASSOCIATED TAXIWAYS.
Manager: PAUL CAMPBELL
5500 INTL BLVD
CHARLESTON, SC 29418
Phone 843-761-7000
PAUL CAMPBELL IS THE DIRECTOR OF AIRPORTS FOR THE CHARLESTON COUNTY AVIATION AUTHORITY. THE AIR FORCE AIRFIELD MANAGER CAN BE CONTACTED AT 843-963-3028.

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 69
Single engine airplanes: 29
Multi engine airplanes: 12
Jet airplanes: 22
Helicopters: 6
    
Aircraft operations: avg 297/day *
37% commercial
25% transient general aviation
20% military
18% air taxi
2% local general aviation
* for 12-month period ending 31 May 2017

Additional Remarks

E60-33 TYPE-H BAK-12A(B) (1460')
E60-15 TYPE-H BAK-12A(B) (1260')
PARKING ON TERMINAL APRON RESTRICTED TO COMMERCIAL AIR CARRIER AND ACFT FOR CUSTOMS CLEARANCE BY PRIOR ARRANGEMENT ONLY.
LIQUID OXYGEN SERVING AVBL TO MILITARY.
JASU: 8(MD-3M) 2(MA-1A) (M32A-60) (M32A-60A)
FLUID: SOAP - ROUTINE SOAP SAMPLES NOT AVBL; SP PRESAIR LHOX LOX
OIL: NON-DETERGENT OIL NOT AVBL FOR PISTON ACFT. O-128-133-148(MIL)
SEE FLIP AP/1 SUPPLEMENTARY ARPT RMK.
RSTD: ALL INBD VIP CODE 7 OR HI, PAX, CARGO ACFT MUST CTC PALMETTO OPS NO LATER THAN 30 MIN PRIOR TO LDG.
RSTD: AMC ACFT OPR RSTD DUR BIRD WATCH COND MODERATE (TKOF OR LDG PERMS ONLY WHEN DEP/ARR RTE AVOID IDENT BIRD ACT, NO LCL IFR/VFR TFC PAT ACFT) AND SEVERE (TKOF AND LDG PROH WO OG/CC APVL), CTC PALMETTO OPS FOR CURRENT BIRD WATCH COND.
NO STUDENT SOLO TOUCH AND GO LANDING ALLOWED.
RSTD: ALL ACFT MUST CTC PALMETTO OPS PRIOR TO ENTERING MIL RAMP FOR PRK ASGN.
RSTD: NON-AMC AIRCREWS REQ RON SVC CTC COMD POST (PALMETTO OPS) DSN 673-8400, C843-963-8400 PRIOR ARR. TRML APN RSTD TO COML AIR CARRIER AND ACFT FOR CSTMS CLNC BY PPR.
CAUTION: MIGRATORY BIRD SEASON PHASE II 1-15 APR AND 1 AUG-30 NOV. RWY 15-33 RAISED APCH LGT IN OVRN, RY 03-21 OVRN 800FT.
TFC PAT: RECTANGULAR 1200 FT, OVERHEAD 1700 FT, LGT ACFT 700 FT, C5A 2000 FT.
MISC: BASE OPS DSN 673-3024, C843-963-3024. IF CIV SIDE OF ARPT IS FINAL DESTN, ACFT COMDR WILL SO INDICATE ON DD 175. DANGEROUS CARGO ACFT CTC PTD PRIM, PALMETTO OPS SECD. ALL AMC MSN ACFT CTC PALMETTO OPS WHEN WITHIN RDO RNG.
MISC: PMSV RDO UNAVBL. PMSV/PHONE PATCH AVBL THRU 628 CP DSN 673-8400 C843-963-8400. MIL WX ADVSY/WARNING/FCST UPDATES AVBL O/R VIA 437 WX DSN 673-3011 C843-963-3011. MIL WX OPS HRS 1100-2000Z++ MON-FRI; CLSD SAT, SUN AND HOL. LLWAS. WX BRIEFINGS FOR TRAN AIRCREWS AVBL VIA 26 OWS/BARKSDALE AFB, DSN 331-2651; C318-529-2651 DUR MIL WX CLOSURE HRS.
SERVICE-LGT: AIRFIELD BEACON NOT VISIBLE FROM NW.
MISC: TMPRY STOR OF CLASSIFIED MATERIALS: LTD CLASSIFIED STOR AVBL. PRIOR COORD RQR. CTC BASE OPS 24 PRIOR TO ARR. NO CLASSIFIED STOR AT COMD POST. FOR TOP SECRET STOR CTC OG/OGS 24 HR PRIOR TO ARR DSN 673-0955, C843-963-0955.
SERVICE: KCHS MIL PROVIDES NO SECURITY AND NO ACFT SERVICES AT FBO'S AND COMMERCIAL TERMINAL.
RY 03-21 CLSD 1330-2200Z++ MTHLY 2ND THU. RY 15-33 CLSD LAST THU OF EA MONTH 1330-2200Z++.
CAUTION: RY 15-33 1000 FT OVERRUNS HAS FRANGIBLE RAISED APCH LIGHTS.
CAUTION: MIL RAMP ACFT CONTACT CHS GND CONTROL FOR ENG START & TAXI.
RSTD: RVR AVAIL VIA FAA ATCT.
MISC: AFLD SFC WX OBS TAKEN IAW FAA CRITERIA, NOT AF CRITERIA.
SERVICE FUEL: ALL ACFT RQR FUEL, PLEASE HAVE IN YOUR POSSESSION THE WHITE DD FORM 1896 FUEL CARD, US GOVT AIR CARD OR YOUR BASE BILLING INFO.
TRANS ACFT FOR MIL RAMP FOLLOW-ME RQR. MIL ACFT FOR FBO PRK/SVC RQR PPR (843-746-7600).
CAUTION: RY 21 - FREQ PRK TRAIN CARS (25 FT AGL), CONSTRUCTION/UTILITY STORAGE YARD (20 FT AGL) 1000 FT FR THLD AND GRAVEL PILES (50 FT AGL) 1500 FT FR THLD.
RSTD: PPR, EXC AIREVAC, SAM AND AMC GDSSII MSN, FOR NUMBER AND LCL TRAINING FLT TRAN ALERT SUPPORT CTC AFLD OPS DSN 673-3024/6, C843-963-3024/6.
CAUTION: REDUCED FIRE SUPPORT FOR C-5 AND AN-124 ACFT, DEGRADATION OF FIRE FIGHTING CAPABILITY. C-5/AN-124 WITH EMERGENCY MUST CLOSELY COORDINATE RQR WITH PALMETTO OPS.
CAUTION: MIL SIDE WG TIP CLNC LINES: TWY D 161 FT FR TWY CNTRLN AND RAMP INTER-TXY 115 FT FR CNTRLN.
RSTD: C5, B747, AND AN-124 ACFT TWY WITH OUTBOARD ENG AT IDLE.
FUEL: A++(MIL), A+(ATLANTIC AVN, C843-746-7600) (NC-100, A1+).
CAUTION: FUEL PIT/SWITCH OBST 36 IN HIGH LCTD 75 FT LEFT OF TWY D CNTLN N OF TWY E.
CAUTION: RY 15-33 1 FT RAISED THLD LGT.
MISC: PAX TRML OPR 0930-0330Z++ DLY. AFTER HRS CTC DSN 673-7005/7006 OR C843-963-7005/7006.
SERVICE-LGT: RWY 15 ALSF-2 ALSO OPR AS SSALR DUR VMC.
ALL AIRCRAFT USE UPPER ANTENNA UNTIL AIRBORNE.
RWY COND CODE (RWYCC) NOT RPTD.
PPR FOR PARKING OF GENERAL AVIATION ACFT ON TERMINAL RAMP CTC 843-767-1100.
INTENSIVE HEAVY MIL JETS & OTHER MISC ACFT EXECUTING NUMEROUS CARGO & PERSONNEL DROPS, HIGH SPEED LOW-LEVEL FORMATION FLTS & MISC AIR-TO-GROUND OPNS.

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 between 9 November 2017 at 0901Z and 7 December 2017 at 0900Z.

 
STARs - Standard Terminal Arrivals
AMYLU TWO (RNAV)   2 pages: [1] [2] (321KB)
BAGGY TWO (RNAV)   download (275KB)
DDENA ONE (RNAV)   download (111KB)
GMSTR ONE (RNAV)   download (116KB)
MKNZI ONE (RNAV)   2 pages: [1] [2] (303KB)
OSPRI SIX (RNAV)   2 pages: [1] [2] (556KB)
RSRVE ONE (RNAV)   download (142KB)
TRTLS FOUR (RNAV)   download (172KB)
 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
ILS OR LOC RWY 15   download (321KB)
ILS OR LOC/DME RWY 33   download (317KB)
ILS RWY 15 (SA CAT I)   download (238KB)
ILS RWY 15 (CAT II)   download (237KB)
RNAV (RNP) Z RWY 03   download (219KB)
RNAV (RNP) Z RWY 15   download (214KB)
RNAV (RNP) Z RWY 21   download (209KB)
RNAV (RNP) Z RWY 33   download (221KB)
RNAV (GPS) Y RWY 03   download (299KB)
RNAV (GPS) Y RWY 15   download (265KB)
RNAV (GPS) Y RWY 21   download (270KB)
RNAV (GPS) Y RWY 33 **CHANGED**   download (343KB)
HI-VOR/DME OR TACAN RWY 15   download (222KB)
VOR/DME OR TACAN RWY 03   download (274KB)
VOR/DME OR TACAN RWY 15   download (257KB)
VOR/DME OR TACAN RWY 21   download (260KB)
VOR/DME OR TACAN RWY 33   download (259KB)
NOTE: Special Alternate Minimums apply   download (49KB)
 
Departure Procedures
LGRHD TWO (RNAV) **CHANGED**   download (200KB)
MLTRE TWO (RNAV) **CHANGED**   download (209KB)
PLFMD TWO (RNAV) **CHANGED**   download (274KB)
PLMTO TWO (RNAV) **CHANGED**   download (254KB)
SWPFX TWO (RNAV) **CHANGED**   download (211KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (141KB)

Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KJZI - Charleston Executive Airport (12 nm S)
KLRO - Mount Pleasant Regional Airport-Faison Field (13 nm E)
KDYB - Summerville Airport (16 nm NW)
KMKS - Berkeley County Airport (17 nm N)
6J2 - St George Airport (30 nm NW)
 
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Aerial photo of KCHS (Charleston Air Force Base/International Airport)
Photo by Michael Eversole
Photo taken 28-Jan-2015
from 5,000 feet looking south.

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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 23-Nov-2017
 Local
(UTC-5)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:3211:32
Sunrise06:5911:59
Sunset17:1422:14
Evening civil twilight17:4122:41

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  23-Nov-2017 19:37:12
Local (UTC-5)  23-Nov-2017 14:37:12
 
METAR
KCHS 231856Z 03007KT 7SM -RA FEW007 BKN050 OVC070 08/08 A3002 RMK AO2 SLP164 P0005 T00830078
KJZI 
12nm S 
231915Z AUTO 01007KT 3SM -RA OVC006 09/09 A3000 RMK AO2
KLRO 
13nm E 
231915Z AUTO 02005KT 3SM RA SCT006 BKN035 OVC050 08/08 A3001 RMK AO2 P0001
KDYB 
16nm NW 
231915Z AUTO 01006KT 10SM DZ SCT038 BKN070 OVC080 07/07 A3003 RMK AO1
KMKS 
17nm N 
231915Z AUTO 04006KT 10SM -RA SCT023 OVC028 07/06 A3002 RMK AO2 P0001
TAF
KCHS 231740Z 2318/2418 03007KT 6SM -RA BR SCT050 OVC080 FM231900 03007KT 6SM -RA BR OVC025 TEMPO 2320/2324 OVC006 FM240300 03007KT P6SM OVC035
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FBO, Fuel Providers, and Aircraft Ground Support

  
 Business Name 
 
 Contact 
 
 Services / Description 
 
Fuel Prices
 
Comments
  
Signature Flight Support ASRI 131.625
843-414-9200
[web site]
[email]
Founded in 1670, this quaint city has a unique charm. Cobblestone streets line the city, with horse-drawn carriages and eighteenth-century houses. Go for a walk alongside the Charleston Harbor, take in the views around the elegant French Quarter and Battery districts. Check out the MAGNOLIA Plantation and Garden to see why Magnolia is South Carolinas Most Visited Plantation. Selected as one of America's Most Beautiful Gardens.
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Atlantic Aviation ASRI 129.375
843-746-7600
[web site]
[email]
Aviation fuel, Aircraft ground handling, Aircraft parking (ramp or tiedown), Hangars, Hangar leasing / sales, GPU / Power cart, ...
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Aviation Businesses, Services, and Facilities

  
 Business Name 
 
 Contact 
 
 Services / Description 
 
Distance
 
Comments
  
Interstate Turbine Management 843-554-9191
[web site]
[email]
Oxygen service, Aircraft maintenance, Avionics sales and service, Aircraft parts

More info about Interstate Turbine Management
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 Ketchel Air Inc
843-743-1779
[web site]
[email]
Oxygen service, Aircraft maintenance, Avionics sales and service, Aircraft painting, Aircraft interiors, Aircraft cleaning / washing / detailing
 
National Business Aviation Association  
 
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Getting Around: Taxi, Limo, Rental Cars, Mass Transit

  
 Business Name 
 
 Contact 
 
Services / Description
 
Comments
  
Uber
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Ground transportation

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