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KAFF USAF Academy Airfield
Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 11 AUGUST 2022

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 -6 (UTC -7 during Standard 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, MAR 1 TO SEP 30 MON-FRI 1245Z++-SS, ALL SAT 1330Z++-2030Z++
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
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)

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

CAUTION: USE CTN FOR UAS OPS 3-6 NM NW SFC-8500 FT MSL OVER USAF ACADEMY PROPERTY.
FUEL-A++(MIL)
AFLD MGR CANNOT STORE COMSEC, ARNG TO STORE COMSEC AT AIRCREW FLT EQUIP (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.
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.
CAUTION: MULT CRANES WI 3 NMR OF KAFF IN NE QUAD UP TO 250 FT AGL (INTERQUEST PKWY AND I-25 AREA).
CLASS D ATC SVC AVBL SR OR 1200Z++ (WHICHEVER IS LATER) TO SS OR 0100Z++ (WHICHEVER IS EARLIER) MON-FRI; 1330Z++ TO 2030Z++ SAT (ONLY WHEN NECESSARY TO SUPPORT 306 FTG FLT OPS), EXCLD SUN AND HOL. CHECK AFF ATIS 128.525/ 269.375 OR NOTAMS FOR ADDITIONAL CURRENT INFO.
CAUTION: HIGH WIND ALERT SYSTEM (HWAS) N OF RWY 08/26 AND E OF TWY A UNLGTD.
NO MAINT OR TSNT SVC AVBL.

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 Space Force Base (44 nm N)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 15-Aug-2022
 Local
(UTC-6)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight05:4511:45
Sunrise06:1412:14
Sunset19:5401:54
Evening civil twilight20:2202:22

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  15-Aug-2022 22:01:02
Local (UTC-6)  15-Aug-2022 16:01:02
 
METAR
KAFF 152123Z 34014G19KT 10SM FEW080 SCT110 SCT150 BKN200 26/11 A3016 RMK AO2A WSHFT 15 SLPNO
KCOS 
11nm SE 
152154Z 09008KT 10SM FEW080 SCT120 BKN250 30/09 A3014 RMK AO2 LTG DSNT W SLP103 CB DSNT N-NE AND SW-W MOV NE T03000094
KFLY 
12nm E 
152155Z AUTO 01012G17KT 10SM VCTS BKN090 BKN120 26/09 A3022 RMK AO2 LTG DSNT N AND NW T02550094
KMNH 
17nm NE 
152135Z AUTO 01018G24KT 10SM -VCTSRA SCT047 BKN060 BKN070 13/12 A3028 RMK AO2 LTG DSNT ALQS P0005
KFCS 
19nm S 
152134Z AUTO 14013KT 10SM SCT090 32/08 A3008 RMK AO2 WSHFT 32 SLPNO $
TAF
KAFF 151905Z 1519/1701 14010KT 9999 VCTS SCT080CB BKN120 BKN250 QNH3017INS WND 350V190 TEMPO 1519/1523 VRB25G40KT 1600 +TSRAGR SCT030 BKN060CB BECMG 1522/1523 35015G25KT 8000 -SHRA VCTS FEW015 SCT030 OVC060CB QNH3020INS TEMPO 1523/1603 4800 TSRA SCT015 OVC030CB BECMG 1604/1605 35010G15KT 9999 VCSH FEW015 SCT025 BKN050 620909 QNH3028INS BECMG 1609/1610 35010KT 9999 NSW SCT010 BKN025 OVC050 620909 QNH3030INS BECMG 1617/1618 35010KT 9999 FEW015 SCT030 BKN060 620909 QNH3034INS BECMG 1620/1621 01010KT 999
KCOS 
11nm SE 
151720Z 1518/1618 14008KT P6SM SCT100 SCT250 FM152100 34015G25KT P6SM VCTS BKN080CB TEMPO 1521/1523 VRB20G35KT 1SM +TSRA BKN030CB FM152300 36020G35KT P6SM VCSH BKN050 OVC100 TEMPO 1523/1603 -SHRA BKN025 FM160600 32015G25KT P6SM VCSH BKN080 OVC100 FM160800 35008KT P6SM VCSH BKN080
KFCS 
19nm S 
151300Z 1513/1619 31010KT 9999 FEW100 QNH3015INS BECMG 1519/1520 34010G20KT 9999 VCTS BKN070CB QNH3013INS TEMPO 1521/1601 35025G35KT 4800 TSRA BKN030CB BECMG 1602/1603 32015G25KT 8000 -SHRA BKN050 QNH3022INS BECMG 1610/1611 35010KT 9999 NSW SCT050 QNH3025INS BECMG 1617/1618 02010G20KT 9999 VCTS BKN040CB QNH3030INS TX30/1521Z TN16/1515Z
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