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KAFF USAF Academy Airfield
Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 17 JUNE 2021

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, ALL SAT 1430Z++-2130Z++, MAR 1 TO SEP 30 MON-FRI 1245Z++-SS
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
PMSV METRO: 376.0
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

MIL USE ONLY NOT FOR PUBLIC SALE.
AARDVARK AUX RWY (39-02-05.84N & 104-50-41.55W) LCTD APRX 3.7 NM N OF ACADEMY AFLD IS CLSD. DO NOT MISTAKE CLSD RWY FOR THE MAIN COMPLEX.
CAUTION: UNMANNED ACFT OPS LIKELY 7200 FT AND BLW IN WEST PATTERN AT AARDVARK, 3.7 NM NORTHE OF KAFF.
RWY 16L-34R OVRNS 200 FT ASPH/300 FT EARTH. RWY 34C OVRN 285 FT ASPH/215 FT EARTH. RWY 16C, 16R, AND 34L OVRNS 250 FT ASPH/250 FT EARTH. RWY 08-26 OVRNS/500 FT EARTH.
CTN-EXTSV SAILPLANE TRNG DLY. SAILPLANE STRIP 2200 FT BY 325 FT ALIGNED PARL TO AND WEST OF RWY 16R-34L.
FUEL-A++(MIL)
AFLD MGT CANNOT STORE COMSEC, ARRANGEMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE TO STORE COMSEC AT AIRCREW FLIGHT EQUIPMENT (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.
AFLD OPER TO SUPPORT SKED ACADEMY ACTIVITIES DUR DAY VFR ONLY.
CAUTION: MULTI CRANES 38-59-36N 104-48-21W, 1.38 NM NE OF KAFF 6822 FT MSL (120 FT AGL) UP TO 6952 FT MSL (250 FT AGL) FLAGGED AND LGTD.
CLASS D ATC SVC AVBL SR OR 1245Z++ (WHICHEVER IS LATER) TO SS MON-FRI, 1430Z++ TO 2130Z++ SAT, EXCLUDING SUN AND HOL. CHECK AFF ATIS 128.525/269.375 OR NOTAMS FOR ADDITIONAL CURRENT INFO.
CAUTION: HIGH WIND ALERT SYSTEM (HIWAS) N OF RWY 08/26 AND E OF TWY A UNLGTD.
PPR. DUR MT WAVE COND EXP SEVERE TURBULENCE IN TFC PAT. EXTV T-41 TFC WITHIN 30 NM.
PARACHUTE DROP ZONE ON FIELD.
AF GND SUPPORT REDUCED. CALL COMMAND POST V478-5144.

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 Air Force Base (44 nm N)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 24-Jun-2021
 Local
(UTC-6)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight05:0411:04
Sunrise05:3611:36
Sunset20:2802:28
Evening civil twilight21:0003:00

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  24-Jun-2021 09:39:51
Local (UTC-6)  24-Jun-2021 03:39:51
 
METAR
KAFF 240858Z 33020G26KT 10SM FEW110 22/04 A3013 RMK AO2A PK WND 28027/0759 SLP093 60000 T02150041 53013
KCOS 
11nm SE 
240854Z 32015KT 10SM BKN130 BKN220 23/06 A3010 RMK AO2 SLP081 60000 T02280056 53011
KFLY 
12nm E 
240915Z AUTO 32016G27KT 10SM BKN110 21/02 A3016 RMK AO2 T02070019
KMNH 
17nm NE 
240915Z AUTO 31012G16KT 10SM BKN110 17/05 A3021 RMK AO2
KFCS 
19nm S 
240858Z 34017KT 10SM OVC120 24/04 A3004 RMK AO2A SLP094 60000 T02440036 52009 $
TAF
KAFF 231903Z 2319/2501 26012G18KT 9999 SCT120 BKN250 520103 QNH3003INS WND 200V330 BECMG 2320/2321 29012G20KT 9999 SCT120 520009 QNH3002INS WND 140V330 DRY MICROBURST CONDS EXIST TEMPO 2321/2402 VRB25G40KT VCSH BKN120 BECMG 2401/2402 34009KT 9999 BKN130 520004 QNH3005INS ROTOR CONDS EXIST BECMG 2404/2405 31012KT 9999 -SHRA FEW030 BKN075 BKN120 510009 QNH3011INS BECMG 2411/2412 12009KT 9999 NSW SCT075 BKN120 WS005/28025KT QNH3012INS ROTOR CONDS EXIST TEMPO 2411/2414 33010G20KT BECMG 2414/2415 35015KT
KCOS 
11nm SE 
240814Z 2408/2506 32015G25KT P6SM FEW080 BKN120 FM241100 36008KT P6SM SCT100 BKN120 BKN250 FM241700 06008KT P6SM VCSH FEW050 BKN120 BKN250 FM242000 11012KT P6SM VCTS SCT050CB BKN100 BKN250 FM242300 33016G28KT P6SM VCTS SCT080CB BKN120 BKN250 FM250300 34014KT P6SM SCT150 BKN250
KFCS 
19nm S 
240729Z 2407/2511 33012KT 9999 VCSH OVC140 QNH3000INS BECMG 2416/2417 VRB06KT 9999 VCTS OVC100CB QNH3003INS BECMG 2419/2420 VRB15G25KT 8000 -TSRA OVC090CB QNH2997INS TEMPO 2423/2424 VRB15G35KT BECMG 2501/2502 18010KT 9999 NSW OVC150 QNH3004INS TX29/2420Z TN13/2412Z
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