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

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 25 FEBRUARY 2021

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)
  • 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
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 25 February 2021 at 0901Z to 25 March 2021 at 0900Z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
ILS OR LOC RWY 15   download (235KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 15   download (108KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 33   download (147KB)
Radar Approach Procedures available   download (171KB)
NOTE: Special Alternate Minimums apply   download
 
Departure Procedures
LEWIS THREE   download (112KB)
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 07-Mar-2021
 Local
(UTC-8)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:0914:09
Sunrise06:4014:40
Sunset18:0302:03
Evening civil twilight18:3402:34

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  07-Mar-2021 13:12:20
Local (UTC-8)  07-Mar-2021 05:12:20
 
METAR
KGRF 071158Z AUTO 13006KT 10SM BKN036 BKN075 06/05 A2988 RMK AO2 RAE12 SLP123 P0000 60000 T00630054 10073 20036 55005 $
KTCM 
5nm NE 
071158Z AUTO 16011KT 10SM FEW043 BKN070 OVC120 07/01 A2989 RMK AO2 RAB11E17 SLP127 P0000 60000 T00650010 10072 20038 56007 $
KTIW 
11nm N 
071153Z AUTO 17006KT 10SM FEW035 OVC050 06/01 A2989 RMK AO2 RAE28 SLP122 P0000 60000 70004 T00610006 10067 20039 58008
KPLU 
12nm E 
071235Z AUTO 19006KT 10SM FEW033 SCT045 OVC060 07/02 A2990 RMK AO2
KOLM 
15nm SW 
071234Z AUTO 20010KT 10SM -RA FEW010 BKN035 OVC050 05/03 A2992 RMK AO2 P0006 T00500033
TAF
KGRF 070500Z 0705/0811 16008KT 9999 SCT030 BKN040 620409 QNH2998INS BECMG 0708/0709 16010G15KT 9000 -SHRA BKN030 630309 510205 QNH2992INS BECMG 0712/0713 19015G20KT 9000 -SHRA BKN020 OVC030 630309 510205 QNH2989INS BECMG 0805/0806 15006KT 9999 NSW FEW030 SCT040 QNH3014INS TX08/0720Z TN04/0715Z
KTCM 
5nm NE 
070500Z 0705/0811 17006KT 9999 BKN030 620359 QNH2991INS BECMG 0709/0710 19008KT 9000 -SHRA SCT015 BKN025 610309 QNH2988INS BECMG 0711/0712 20010G20KT 8000 -RA BKN015 OVC025 620309 510009 QNH2990INS BECMG 0720/0721 20015G25KT 9000 -SHRA BKN030 610309 520009 QNH3009INS BECMG 0800/0801 20010G20KT 9999 VCSH BKN030 OVC070 610359 510009 QNH3013INS BECMG 0805/0806 18009KT 9999 NSW SCT045 QNH3013INS TX09/0721Z TN02/0715Z
KOLM 
15nm SW 
071123Z 0712/0812 19018G28KT P6SM OVC060 FM071300 20012KT 4SM -RA OVC050 FM071700 21012G21KT P6SM BKN045 FM072100 20015G22KT P6SM BKN050 PROB30 0721/0722 -SHRA FM080300 20005KT P6SM SCT250
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