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KAFF USAF Academy Airfield
Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 01 DECEMBER 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 -7 (UTC -6 during Daylight Saving 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 1330Z++-2030Z++, 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
PTD: 376.0
WX ASOS at COS (11 nm SE): 125.0 (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)
COMSEC STOR UNAVBL.
CAUTION: NUMEROUS NSTD MRKS EXIST ON AFLD.
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.
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).
CL D ATC SVS AVAIL DUR AFLD OPR HR. CHECK AFF ATIS AND NOTAMS FOR ADDN CURRENT INFO.
CAUTION: HIGH WIND ALERT SYSTEM (HWAS) N OF RWY 08/26 AND E OF TWY A UNLGTD.
SERVICE - NO TRAN ALERT OR MAINT SVC.
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 08-Dec-2022
 Local
(UTC-7)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:3713:37
Sunrise07:0714:07
Sunset16:3623:36
Evening civil twilight17:0600:06

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  08-Dec-2022 23:39:00
Local (UTC-7)  08-Dec-2022 16:39:00
 
METAR
KAFF 082315Z AUTO 30012G24KT 10SM CLR 04/M19 A3008 RMK AO2 WSHFT 04 SLP219
KCOS 
11nm SE 
082254Z 29021G38KT 10SM FEW090 08/M18 A3009 RMK AO2 PK WND 29040/2229 SLP195 T00781183
KFLY 
12nm E 
082315Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 04/M17 A3012 RMK AO2 T00431174
KMNH 
17nm NE 
082315Z AUTO 30015G21KT 10SM CLR 02/M21 A3011 RMK AO2
KFCS 
19nm S 
082255Z AUTO 35015G19KT 10SM CLR 08/M20 A3006 RMK AO2 SLP216 T00821196 PNO $
TAF
KAFF 081345Z 0813/0918 27020G30KT 9999 FEW050 WS010/27045KT 530001 560109 QNH2995INS BECMG 0813/0814 25025G35KT 9999 FEW050 560009 QNH2999INS TEMPO 0815/0821 27040G50KT 570009 BECMG 0900/0901 VRB06KT 9999 SKC 520209 QNH3012INS ROTOR CONDS EXIST BECMG 0907/0908 33009KT 9999 SKC 520209 QNH3006INS BECMG 0915/0916 18012G20KT 9999 SKC 520009 QNH3002INS TX11/0822Z TNM09/0910Z
KCOS 
11nm SE 
082105Z 0821/0918 32022G32KT P6SM SCT120 FM090000 31010KT P6SM SKC FM090300 04006KT P6SM SKC FM091700 17008KT P6SM SKC
KFCS 
19nm S 
082100Z 0821/1003 29020G30KT 9999 FEW100 QNH3002INS TEMPO 0821/0824 29025G35KT BECMG 0823/0824 32012KT 9999 SKC QNH3013INS BECMG 0916/0917 20010G15KT 9999 FEW150 QNH3011INS BECMG 1001/1002 34005KT 9999 SKC QNH3020INS TX10/0821Z TNM07/0911Z
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