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

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 07 NOVEMBER 2019

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 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.
  • FULL SVC 0800Z MON-0800Z++ FRI AND 1700Z-0100Z++ SA AND SU OR END OF LCL FLYING DAILY AND DUR INCLEMENT WX, AS REQUIRED. CLSD HOL.

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

 
NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
LACOMAS331/4.432816ELAC .-.. .- -.-.

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.
WX OBSN AUTOMATED BY AN/FMQ-19, CLSD HOL.
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

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FAA instrument procedures published for use from 07 November 2019 at 0901Z to 05 December 2019 at 0900Z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
ILS OR LOC RWY 15 **CHANGED**   download (197KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 15 **CHANGED**   download (92KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 33 **CHANGED**   download (130KB)
Radar Approach Procedures available **CHANGED**   download (64KB)
NOTE: Special Alternate Minimums apply   download
 
Departure Procedures
LEWIS THREE   download (80KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply **CHANGED**   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 17-Nov-2019
 Local
(UTC-8)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:4514:45
Sunrise07:1815:18
Sunset16:3300:33
Evening civil twilight17:0601:06

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  17-Nov-2019 13:06:21
Local (UTC-8)  17-Nov-2019 05:06:21
 
METAR
KGRF 171258Z 00000KT 10SM OVC043 10/10 A3010 RMK AO2A SLP197 P0000 T01020102 $
KTCM 
5nm NE 
171258Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM OVC044 10/10 A3011 RMK AO2 RAE20RAB32E57 SLP201 P0002 T01010101 $
KTIW 
11nm N 
171253Z AUTO 16003KT 9SM -RA OVC040 10/09 A3010 RMK AO2 SLP195 T01000094 PNO $
KPLU 
12nm E 
171255Z AUTO 00000KT 5SM -DZ FEW048 OVC070 10/10 A3009 RMK AO2
KOLM 
15nm SW 
171254Z AUTO 25003KT 10SM OVC038 11/09 A3010 RMK AO2 RAE15 SLP194 P0001 T01060094
TAF
KGRF 170501Z 1705/1811 VRB06KT 9999 SCT030 OVC050 530004 QNH3018INS BECMG 1707/1708 VRB06KT 9000 BR VCSH BKN030 OVC060 610802 QNH3016INS BECMG 1709/1710 22009KT 8000 -RA BR BKN020 OVC040 530004 QNH3010INS TEMPO 1719/1723 4800 RA BR BKN015 BECMG 1722/1723 VRB06KT 9999 NSW BKN015 OVC030 QNH3012INS BECMG 1808/1809 VRB06KT 9999 BKN030 BKN150 QNH3014INS TX13/1722Z TN08/1709Z
KTCM 
5nm NE 
170500Z 1705/1811 21009KT 9999 BKN050 QNH3012INS BECMG 1709/1710 19009KT 9000 BR VCSH BKN045 OVC060 QNH3009INS BECMG 1714/1715 19010G18KT 8000 -RA BR BKN020 BKN040 QNH3009INS BECMG 1717/1718 19009KT 8000 -RA BR BKN007 OVC012 QNH3011INS TEMPO 1720/1724 BKN005 OVC009 BECMG 1723/1724 21009KT 9999 NSW BKN007 QNH3013INS BECMG 1805/1806 21005KT 9999 BKN002 QNH3012INS TX14/1722Z TN09/1804Z
KOLM 
15nm SW 
171209Z 1712/1812 19005KT 5SM -RA BR OVC070 WS020/23030KT FM172200 21009KT P6SM VCSH BKN008 OVC025 FM180000 22004KT P6SM OVC015
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