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KGRF Gray Army Airfield (Joint Base Lewis-McChord)
Fort Lewis/Tacoma, Washington, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 03 DECEMBER 2020

Location

FAA Identifier: GRF
Lat/Long: 47-04-45.1720N 122-34-50.7600W
47-04.752867N 122-34.846000W
47.0792144,-122.5807667
(estimated)
Elevation: 301 ft. / 91.7 m (surveyed)
Variation: 16E (2015)
From city: 1 mile E of central business district of the associated city
Time zone: UTC -8 (UTC -7 during Daylight Saving Time)
Zip code: 98433

Airport Operations

Airport use: Private use. Permission required prior to landing
Activation date: 06/1943
Control tower: yes
ARTCC: SEATTLE CENTER
FSS: SEATTLE FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: GRF (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: CONTINUOUS
Pattern altitude: E/W TFC, F/W 1800', R/W 800'.
Wind indicator: yes
Segmented circle: no
Beacon: white-white-green (lighted military airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.

Airport Communications

CTAF: 119.325
ATIS: 124.65 306.2
GRAY GROUND: 121.9 290.2 [24 HRS CLSD HOL.]
GRAY TOWER: 119.325 256.8 41.5FM 276.4 [24 HRS CLSD HOL.]
SEATTLE APPROACH: 120.1
SEATTLE DEPARTURE: 120.1
CLEARANCE DELIVERY: 121.9 290.2
AR OPS: 245.5 30.5
ARNG OPS: 32.6
EMERG: 121.5 243.0
NG OPS: 123.075
OPS: 138.6 395.225 41.5FM
PMSV METRO: 134.1 38.45
RADAR: 128.2 239.0 317.4
WX ASOS at TCM (6 nm NE): PHONE 253-982-3434
WX ASOS at TIW (11 nm N): 124.05 (253-858-6507)
WX AWOS-3 at PLU (12 nm E): 128.575 (253-848-2748)
WX ASOS at OLM (15 nm SW): 135.725 (360-754-0781)
  • PAR (EAST) ANTENNA LCTD LAT 47-04-40.351N LONG 122-34-43.553W; PAR (WEST) ANTENNA LCTD LAT 47-04-40.151N LONG 122-34-44.653W.
  • 134.1 38.45 WX OPS H24, CLSD HOL. WX FLT DSN 357-7061/4363, COML 253-967-7061/4363. AN/FMQ-19 AUTOMATED OBSERVING SYS IN USE, AUGMENTED BY HUMAN OBSN WHEN NEC. DUR WX FLT CLOSURES REMOTE BRIEFING SVS AVBL FROM 25 OWS DSN 228-6598/6599/6588, COML 250-228-6598/6599/6588.

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
TCMr211/6.0MCCHORD VORTAC109.6015E
OLMr045/14.6OLYMPIA VORTAC113.4019E
SEAr188/24.1SEATTLE VORTAC116.8019E

Airport Services

Fuel available: A++
NATO F24 AVBL.

Runway Information

Runway 15/33

Dimensions: 6124 x 150 ft. / 1867 x 46 m
Surface: asphalt
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 55 /F/A/W/T
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 15  RUNWAY 33
Latitude: 47-05.243993N47-04.262255N
Longitude: 122-35.012147W122-34.681930W
Elevation: 289.2 ft.300.4 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)
RVR equipment: touchdownrollout
Approach lights: SSALR: simplified short approach lighting system with runway alignment indicator lightsSSALR: simplified short approach lighting system with runway alignment indicator lights
Runway end identifier lights: nono
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Instrument approach: ILS/DME
Obstructions: 114 ft. tower, lighted, 2613 ft. from runwaynone

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: U.S. Army
Owner: US ARMY AERONAUTICAL SVCS AGENCY
FT BELVOIR, VA 22060
Phone 703 806 4864
Manager: STEVEN GENTRY
Phone 253 967 6676

Additional Remarks

SEE FLIP AP/1 SUPPLEMENTARY ARPT RMK.
RSTD: 48 HR PPR TRAN ACFT, CTC BASE OPS DSN 357-6628/5998, C253-967-6628/ 5998.
CAUTION: EXTV NVD TRNG AND PJE.
MISC: SPECIAL VFR DAY F/W 700-1, R/W 300- 1/2. NGT F/W NOT AUTH, R/W 500-1. ACFT CONDUCTING TACTICAL OPR ON JBLM MIL RESERVATION CTC OPS PRIOR TO OPR. CTC GRAY TFC ON CTAF WHEN TWR CLSD. CLASS D AIRSPACE EFF CONT WHEN TWR OPEN, OT CLASS E. NO HGR FOR TRANS ACFT. BASE OPS AND TOWER OPR CONT. CLSD HOL.
USAR OPS: DSN 357-3036, C253-967-3036.
ARNG: OPR 1430-0100Z++ TUE-FRI EXC HOL. TRAN ALERT SVC NOT AVBL.
CAUTION: HIGH VOLUME OF PERSONNEL/VEHICLES WITH NEGATIVE RADIO COMMUNICATION ON GROUND CONTROL CROSSING TAXIWAYS G AND H.
BULLSEYE RDO - OPR CONT. CLSD HOL. 34.6 141.5 379.1. ALL R/W ACFT CTC BULLSEYE RDO PRIOR TO ENTRY R6703A-J, RANGE STATUS AVBL ON UHF 384.525 AND VHF 142.7.
FUEL: A++ LTD SUPPLY. LTD TRANS ALERT.
MISC: ADD RCR WILL BE REPORTED MON-FRI, 0700-1500 VIA NOTAM AND ATIS, DURING INCLEMENT WINTER WEATHER.
HIGH VOLUME OF NIGHT VISION TRAINING ON AFLD; PORTIONS OF AFLD LTG MAY BE DIM OR OFF. PILOTS OF MILITARY ROTARY-WING ACFT SHALL INFORM GRAY TWR ON INITIAL CONTACT IF THEY ARE UNAIDED.
BASE OPS, TWR, WX OPR 24 HRS CLSD HOL. NO INCOMING SPACE A PASSENGERS WITHOUT PRIOR APPROVAL.
NO DE-ICE
FOR CD WHEN ATCT IS CLSD CTC SEATTLE APCH AT 206-214-4723. 120.1/290.9.
SMALL ARMS RANGE .8 NM E OF AFLD.

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 03 December 2020 at 0901Z to 31 December 2020 at 0900Z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
ILS OR LOC RWY 15 **CHANGED**   download (270KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 15 **CHANGED**   download (230KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 33 **CHANGED**   download (231KB)
Radar Approach Procedures available **CHANGED**   download (171KB)
NOTE: Special Alternate Minimums apply   download
 
Departure Procedures
LEWIS THREE   download (103KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (559KB)

Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KTCM - McChord Field Airport (Joint Base Lewis-McChord) (6 nm NE)
KTIW - Tacoma Narrows Airport (11 nm N)
KPLU - Pierce County Airport - Thun Field (12 nm E)
KOLM - Olympia Regional Airport (15 nm SW)
S50 - Auburn Municipal Airport (21 nm NE)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 05-Dec-2020
 Local
(UTC-8)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight07:0715:07
Sunrise07:4215:42
Sunset16:2000:20
Evening civil twilight16:5500:55

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  05-Dec-2020 19:25:25
Local (UTC-8)  05-Dec-2020 11:25:25
 
METAR
KGRF 051858Z 25006KT 10SM CLR 06/06 A3008 RMK AO2A SLP192 $
KTCM 
5nm NE 
051858Z AUTO 02003KT 10SM CLR 08/07 A3008 RMK AO2 SLP192 T00820070 $
KTIW 
11nm N 
051853Z 00000KT 10SM CLR 07/04 A3009 RMK AO2 SLP194 T00720039
KPLU 
12nm E 
051855Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 11/03 A3008 RMK AO2
KOLM 
15nm SW 
051854Z 22005KT 10SM CLR 08/02 A3010 RMK AO2 SLP193 T00780017
TAF
KGRF 051307Z 0513/0619 VRB06KT 0800 FZFG VV002 QNH3004INS TEMPO 0513/0517 3200 BR SCT002 BECMG 0517/0518 VRB06KT 9999 NSW FEW150 QNH3004INS BECMG 0604/0605 VRB06KT 9000 -RA BR BKN020 QNH3009INS TX07/0613Z TN00/0513Z
KTCM 
5nm NE 
051305Z 0513/0619 25004KT 0600 FZFG VV002 QNH3011INS TEMPO 0513/0516 3200 BR BKN003 BECMG 0516/0517 VRB04KT 9999 NSW SCT150 QNH3006INS BECMG 0603/0604 16004KT 8000 -SHRA BKN030 OVC060 QNH3008INS BECMG 0613/0614 20006KT 9999 NSW OVC015 QNH3030INS TX12/0523Z TNM01/0514Z
KOLM 
15nm SW 
051720Z 0518/0618 00000KT P6SM SKC FM052100 14006KT P6SM SCT100 OVC200 FM060400 19003KT 5SM BR OVC060 FM060800 18008KT 4SM -RA BKN025 OVC060 FM061300 21007KT 4SM BR OVC015
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