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KFCS Butts Army Airfield (Fort Carson)
Fort Carson, Colorado, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 21 JUNE 2018

Location

FAA Identifier: FCS
Lat/Long: 38-40-46.9600N / 104-45-39.4400W
38-40.782667N / 104-45.657333W
38.6797111 / -104.7609556
(estimated)
Elevation: 5874.3 ft. / 1790 m (estimated)
Variation: 12E (1980)
From city: 3 miles S of FORT CARSON, CO
Time zone: UTC -6 (UTC -7 during Standard Time)
Zip code: 80926

Airport Operations

Airport use: Private use. Permission required prior to landing
Control tower: yes
ARTCC: DENVER CENTER
FSS: DENVER FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: FCS (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: CONTINUOUS
FLT FLW- BUTTS RDO OPR 1200-1200++ MONDAY-THURSDAY, 1200-0400++FRIDAY- SUNDAY EXC NEW YEARS, THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMAS DAY.
Pattern altitude: TPA MULTI ENG F/W NSTD TFC RY 13/31 E TFC 7300 FT; ALL OTHERS R/W 6600 FT, F/W 6800 FT.
Segmented circle: no
Lights: SS-SR
Beacon: white-white-green (lighted military airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.

Airport Communications

ATIS: 108.8
WX AWOS-3: 125.0 (719-637-9696)
BUTTS TOWER: 125.5 229.4 239.3 41.5 241.0 [OPR 24 HRS, FROM MON 1300Z++ THRU FRI 0500Z++; FRI, SAT, SUN 1300 - 0500Z++, CLSD NEW YEARS, THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMAS.]
SPRINGS APPROACH: 124.0
SPRINGS DEPARTURE: 124.0
EMERG: 121.5 243.0
FLT FLW: 138.15(AVBL 24 HRS) EXC THANKSGIVING 38.35(AVBL 24 HRS) EXC THANKSGIVING
PMSV METRO: 44.1
PTD/OPS: 138.75
WX ASOS at COS (8 nm N): 125.0 (719-637-9696)
WX AWOS-3PT at FLY (18 nm NE): 118.450 (719-683-5371)
  • WX TECHNICIAN (DSN 691-3620, C 719-526-3620), AVBL 1200-1200++ MON- THUR, 1200-0400++ FRI-SUN EXC HOL. WX BRIEF FOR AIRCREW BYD NML DUTY HR AVBL 24HR VIA 25 OWS CAUTION-HTTPS://25OWS.DM.AF.MIL, DSN 228-6598/6599,

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
FCS at fieldBUTTS VOR/DME108.8012E
BRKr193/17.0BLACK FOREST VOR/DME112.5008E
PUBr318/27.9PUEBLO VORTAC116.7008E

 
NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
IRONHORSEat field33512EIHS .. .... ...
PETEY239/2.340708ECO -.-. ---

Airport Services

Runway Information

Runway 13/31

Dimensions: 4572 x 75 ft. / 1394 x 23 m
Surface: asphalt
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 9 /F/D/W/T
Runway edge lights: medium intensity
RUNWAY 13  RUNWAY 31
Latitude: 38-40.979867N38-40.426983N
Longitude: 104-45.721150W104-45.067917W
Elevation: 5841.7 ft.5795.9 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Visual slope indicator: 4-light PAPI on left4-light PAPI on left
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights

Runway 4/22

Dimensions: 2307 x 75 ft. / 703 x 23 m
Surface: asphalt
RUNWAY 4  RUNWAY 22
Latitude: 38-40.818950N38-41.060767N
Longitude: 104-46.365200W104-45.990967W
Elevation: 5874.3 ft.5874.3 ft.
Gradient: 0.6% DOWN0.6% UP
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 038 magnetic, 050 true218 magnetic, 230 true
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights

Helipad H1

Dimensions: 40 x 40 ft. / 12 x 12 m
Surface: asphalt
Latitude: 38-40.745017N
Longitude: 104-45.537367W
Elevation: 5829.6 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: U.S. Army
Owner: US ARMY AERONAUTICAL SVCS AGENCY
FT BELVOIR, VA 22060
Phone 520-228-6598/99
Manager: Phone 719-526-2017

Additional Remarks

FUEL: OPR 1430-2130Z++ MON-FRI EXC HOL. PPR FOR TRAN FUEL. J8.
WX TECHNICIAN (DSN 691-3620, C719-526-3620), AVBL 1200-1200++ MON-THUR, 1200-0400++ FRI-SUN EXC HOL. WX BRIEF FOR AIRCREW BYD NML DUTY HR AVBL 24HR VIA 25 OWS HTTPS://25OWS.DM.AF.MIL, DSN 228-6598/6599.
UNITS TMPRLY ASGND ARE RQRD TO COORD WX SUPPORT IAW AFMAN 15-129. AUTOMATED OBSN AVBL 24/7. AUGMENTED WX OBSN VIEW RSTD FROM 180-270 DEG AND 310-340 DEG BY FLT LINE FAC AND BLDGS.
RSTD: PPR DSN 691-3935/3936, C719-526-3936/3935.
500' OVRN ON NW EOR, ACTF MAY TAX IN THIS AREA, UNUSE TO F/W ACFT FOR TKOF/LDG/ROLLOUT.
RWY 13/31 NSTD MARKINGS AND LIGHTING, TWY ALL NSTD MARKINGS AND LIGHTING, TWY B VFR OPS ONLY SR TO SS, NVD OPS ONLY SS TO SR.
WHEN BUTTS RDO IS CLSD CTC RANGE CTL 38.90 FOR OPS IN R2601. AVN TRNG AREA (ATA) AIR TO AIR FREQ ASSIGNMENT. ACFT OPERATING IN ATA 1-3 WILL MNT FM 37.200. ACFT OPERATING IN ATA 4-7 WILL MNT FM 68.750. ALL ACFT WILL MNT THE APPROPRIATE TRNG AREA FREQ WHEN OPERATING WITHIN R2601. WHEN OPERATING MULTI-SHIP ONLY ONE ACFT IS REQD TO MNT THE TRNG AREA FREQ. TRNG AREA FREQ ARE FOR TFC ADVSY AND DECONFLICTION AND WILL NOT BE USED FOR TACTICAL INTERNAL TFC.
ALL ACFT MUST REMAIN 100FT AGL OVER CONSTRUCTION AREAS.
OPR H24 EXC NEW YEARS DAY, THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMAS. 38.35, 138.15.
COMM: FLT FLW - CARSON RDO OPR H24 EXC NEW YEARS DAY, THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMAS. 38.35, 138.15.
CAUTION: EXTV ARTILLERY AND SMALL ARMS FRNG. DUR PERIODS OF STRONG SW SFC WIND EXP STRUCTURE AND TRRN GENERATED TURB WITH WINDSHEAR NEAR THE APCH END RWY 13.

Instrument Procedures

There are no published instrument procedures at KFCS.

Some nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KCOS - City of Colorado Springs Municipal Airport (8 nm N)
1V6 - Fremont County Airport (22 nm SW)
KPUB - Pueblo Memorial Airport (26 nm SE)
KAPA - Centennial Airport (54 nm N)
4V1 - Spanish Peaks Airfield (59 nm S)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 17-Jul-2018
 Local
(UTC-6)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight05:1811:18
Sunrise05:4911:49
Sunset20:2102:21
Evening civil twilight20:5202:52

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  18-Jul-2018 03:30:37
Local (UTC-6)  17-Jul-2018 21:30:37
 
METAR
KFCS 180258Z AUTO 33008KT 10SM SCT200 SCT220 19/12 A3024 RMK AO2 SLP187 6//// T01900123 $
KCOS 
8nm N 
180254Z 36006KT 10SM FEW110 SCT150 BKN230 20/10 A3029 RMK AO2 SLP172 T02000100 50002
KAFF 
17nm N 
180258Z AUTO 35005KT 10SM BKN100 19/11 A3030 RMK AO2 SLP176 55009
KFLY 
18nm NE 
180315Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 17/08 A3034 RMK AO2 T01700083
TAF
KFCS 172314Z 1723/1903 14012KT 9999 VCTS SCT060CB QNH3022INS TEMPO 1723/1802 VRB20G35KT 9000 -TSRAGR SCT050CB BKN080 BECMG 1804/1805 11012KT 9999 NSW BKN100 QNH3021INS BECMG 1807/1808 21009KT 9999 SCT030 QNH3015INS BECMG 1812/1813 31009KT 9999 FEW150 QNH3016INS BECMG 1817/1818 32012G18KT 9999 FEW100 510009 QNH3020INS TX27/1723Z TN19/1812Z
KCOS 
8nm N 
180109Z 1801/1824 04025G35KT P6SM VCTS SCT050CB SCT070 BKN110 FM180300 36010G20KT P6SM FEW050 SCT070 SCT110 FM180600 36006KT P6SM SCT090 BKN200 FM181500 35012KT P6SM FEW250
KAFF 
17nm N 
172203Z 1722/1901 16015G25KT 9999 VCTS FEW070CB BKN100 QNH3024INS TEMPO 1722/1802 VRB25G35KT TSRAGR BKN070CB BECMG 1803/1804 14009KT 9999 NSW SCT060 BKN080 QNH3023INS BECMG 1805/1806 18012G18KT 9999 SCT080 510009 QNH3024INS BECMG 1808/1809 33010KT 9999 FEW010 SCT025 520205 QNH3025INS BECMG 1818/1819 32012G18KT 9999 SCT120 SCT180 520009 QNH3024INS TX24/1722Z TN13/1812Z LAST NO AMDS AFT 1722 NEXT 1811
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