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KCWF Chennault International Airport
Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 31 DECEMBER 2020

Location

FAA Identifier: CWF
Lat/Long: 30-12-38.1000N 093-08-35.5000W
30-12.635000N 093-08.591667W
30.2105833,-93.1431944
(estimated)
Elevation: 16.5 ft. / 5.0 m (surveyed)
Variation: 04E (1990)
From city: 4 miles E of LAKE CHARLES, LA
Time zone: UTC -6 (UTC -5 during Daylight Saving Time)
Zip code: 70615

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 01/1964
Control tower: yes
ARTCC: HOUSTON CENTER
FSS: DE RIDDER FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: CWF (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: 0600-2200
AFT HRS CALL 337-433-7766.
Pattern altitude: 1499.5 ft. MSL
Wind indicator: lighted
Segmented circle: yes
Lights: WHEN ATCT CLSD ACTVT HIRL RY 15/33; MALSR RY 15 & REIL RY 33 - CTAF.
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.
Fire and rescue: ARFF index A
Airline operations: 6 HRS PPR FOR ACR OPNS WITH MORE THAN 30 PSGR SEATS CALL AMGR 337-491-9961. ARFF INDEX E AVAILABLE 24/7

Airport Communications

CTAF: 124.2
UNICOM: 122.95
ATIS: 120.0
WX AWOS-3: 120.0 (337-436-3452)
CHENNAULT GROUND: 121.65 275.8 [0600-2200]
CHENNAULT TOWER: 124.2 290.4 [0600-2200]
LAKE CHARLES APPROACH: 119.8
LAKE CHARLES DEPARTURE: 119.8
WX ASOS at LCH (7 nm SW): PHONE 337-477-3371
WX AWOS-3PT at UXL (13 nm W): 118.175 (337-558-5321)
  • APCH/DEP SVC PRVDD BY HOUSTON ARTCC ON FREQS 124.7/317.4 (LAKE CHARLES RCAG) WHEN LAKE CHARLES APCH CTL CLSD.

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
LCHr328/4.6LAKE CHARLES VORTAC113.4007E

 
NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
MOSSY151/6.441804ECW -.-. .--
SULPHUR083/14.427804EAUR .- ..- .-.
DE RIDDER159/34.038504EDXB -.. -..- -...

Airport Services

Fuel available: 100LL JET-A1+
FOR FUEL CALL 337-436-4877. SELF SVC AVBL 24 HRS WITH CREDIT CARD.
Parking: hangars and tiedowns
Bottled oxygen: LOW
Bulk oxygen: NONE

Runway Information

Runway 15/33

Dimensions: 10702 x 200 ft. / 3262 x 61 m
Surface: concrete, in fair condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 92 /R/C/W/T
Single wheel: 120.0
Double wheel: 250.0
Double tandem: 542.0
Dual double tandem: 750.0
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 15  RUNWAY 33
Latitude: 30-13.431488N30-11.838935N
Longitude: 093-09.030098W093-08.152705W
Elevation: 14.4 ft.16.3 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftright
Runway heading: 150 magnetic, 154 true330 magnetic, 334 true
Declared distances: TORA:10702 TODA:10702 ASDA:10702 LDA:10702TORA:10702 TODA:10702 ASDA:10702 LDA:10702
Markings: precision, in fair conditionprecision, in fair condition
Visual slope indicator: 4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)
Approach lights: MALSR: 1,400 foot medium intensity approach lighting system with runway alignment indicator lights
Runway end identifier lights: noyes
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Instrument approach: ILS

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Publicly-owned
Owner: CHENNAULT INTL ARPT AUTHORITY
3650 SEN. J. BENNETT JOHNSTON AVE
LAKE CHARLES, LA 70615-6849
Phone 337-491-9961
Manager: W. KEVIN MELTON
3650 SEN. J. BENNETT JOHNSTON AVE
LAKE CHARLES, LA 70615-6849
Phone 337-491-9961

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 22
Single engine airplanes: 16
Multi engine airplanes: 4
Jet airplanes: 2
    
Aircraft operations: avg 58/day *
53% military
29% transient general aviation
13% local general aviation
4% air taxi
<1% commercial
* for 12-month period ending 30 September 2020

Additional Remarks

INDEX E AVBL WITH 24 HRS NOTICE CALL AMGR 337-491-9961.
BIRDS ON & INVOF OF ARPT
WHEN ATCT CLSD, FOR CD CTC HOUSTON ARTCC AT 281-230-5622.

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 31 December 2020 at 0901Z to 28 January 2021 at 0900Z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
ILS OR LOC RWY 15   download (284KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 15   download (276KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 33   download (268KB)
Radar Approach Procedures available   download
NOTE: Special Alternate Minimums apply   download (140KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (116KB)

Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KLCH - Lake Charles Regional Airport (7 nm SW)
KUXL - Southland Field Airport (13 nm W)
6R1 - Welsh Airport (16 nm E)
5R8 - De Quincy Industrial Airpark (22 nm NW)
3R7 - Jennings Airport (24 nm E)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 23-Jan-2021
 Local
(UTC-6)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:4312:43
Sunrise07:0913:09
Sunset17:4023:40
Evening civil twilight18:0600:06

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  23-Jan-2021 21:45:37
Local (UTC-6)  23-Jan-2021 15:45:37
 
METAR
KCWF 232054Z 07008KT 5SM BR OVC004 16/14 A3002
KLCH 
6nm SW 
232132Z AUTO 07009KT 5SM BR OVC005 16/16 A3002 RMK AO2 T01610161
KUXL 
13nm W 
232135Z AUTO 08007KT 5SM BR OVC007 17/16 A3003 RMK AO2 T01720155
TAF
KLCH 
6nm SW 
231734Z 2318/2418 06008KT 6SM BR OVC004 FM232000 08008KT 6SM BR OVC006 FM240000 09008KT 4SM BR OVC004 TEMPO 2404/2407 2SM -SHRA BR FM240700 12007KT 3SM BR OVC005 PROB30 2407/2413 1/2SM -SHRA FG OVC003 FM241300 14009KT 1SM BR VCSH OVC003 FM241500 15011KT 4SM BR VCSH OVC003
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FBO, Fuel Providers, and Aircraft Ground Support

  
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 Services / Description 
 
Fuel Prices
 
Comments
  
Million Air Lake Charles 337-436-4877
toll-free 1-888-744-8468
[web site]
[email]
Aviation fuel, Oxygen service, Aircraft parking (ramp or tiedown), Hangars, Passenger terminal and lounge, Aircraft charters, Aviation accessories, Catering, ...
 
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