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KGRF Gray Army Airfield (Joint Base Lewis-McChord)
Fort Lewis/Tacoma, Washington, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 09 SEPTEMBER 2021

Location

FAA Identifier: GRF
Lat/Long: 47-04-45.1720N 122-34-50.7600W
47-04.752867N 122-34.846000W
47.0792144,-122.5807667
(estimated)
Elevation: 301 ft. / 91.7 m (surveyed)
Variation: 16E (2015)
From city: 1 mile E of central business district of the associated city
Time zone: UTC -7 (UTC -8 during Standard Time)
Zip code: 98433

Airport Operations

Airport use: Private use. Permission required prior to landing
Activation date: 06/1943
Control tower: yes
ARTCC: SEATTLE CENTER
FSS: SEATTLE FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: GRF (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: CONTINUOUS
Pattern altitude: E/W TFC, F/W 1800', R/W 800'.
Wind indicator: yes
Segmented circle: no
Beacon: white-white-green (lighted military airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.

Airport Communications

CTAF: 119.325
ATIS: 124.65 306.2
GRAY GROUND: 121.9 290.2 [24 HRS CLSD HOL.]
GRAY TOWER: 119.325 256.8 41.5FM [24 HRS CLSD HOL.]
SEATTLE APPROACH: 120.1
SEATTLE DEPARTURE: 120.1
CLEARANCE DELIVERY: 121.9 290.2
AR OPS: 245.5 30.5
ARNG OPS: 32.6
EMERG: 121.5 243.0
NG OPS: 123.075
OPS: 138.6 395.225 41.5FM
PMSV METRO: 134.1 38.45
RADAR: 128.2 239.0 317.4
WX ASOS at TCM (6 nm NE): PHONE 253-982-3434
WX ASOS at TIW (11 nm N): PHONE 253-858-6507
WX AWOS-3 at PLU (12 nm E): 128.575 (253-848-2748)
WX ASOS at OLM (15 nm SW): 135.725 (360-754-0781)
  • 134.1 38.45 WX OPS H24, CLSD HOL. WX FLT DSN 357-7061/4363, COML 253-967-7061/4363. AN/FMQ-19 AUTOMATED OBSERVING SYS IN USE, AUGMENTED BY HUMAN OBSN WHEN NEC. DUR WX FLT CLOSURES REMOTE BRIEFING SVS AVBL FROM 25 OWS DSN 228-6598/6599/6588, COML 250-228-6598/6599/6588.

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
OLMr045/14.6OLYMPIA VORTAC113.4019E
SEAr188/24.1SEATTLE VORTAC116.8019E

Airport Services

Fuel available: A++
A++:NATO F24 AVBL.

Runway Information

Runway 15/33

Dimensions: 6124 x 150 ft. / 1867 x 46 m
Surface: asphalt
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 55 /F/A/W/T
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 15  RUNWAY 33
Latitude: 47-05.243993N47-04.262255N
Longitude: 122-35.012147W122-34.681930W
Elevation: 289.2 ft.300.4 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Markings: precision, in good conditionprecision, in good condition
Visual slope indicator: 4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)
RVR equipment: touchdownrollout
Approach lights: SSALR: simplified short approach lighting system with runway alignment indicator lightsSSALR: simplified short approach lighting system with runway alignment indicator lights
Runway end identifier lights: nono
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Instrument approach: ILS/DME
Obstructions: 114 ft. tower, lighted, 2613 ft. from runwaynone

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: U.S. Army
Owner: US ARMY AERONAUTICAL SVCS AGENCY
FT BELVOIR, VA 22060
Phone 703 806 4864
Manager: STEVEN GENTRY
Phone 253 967 6628

Additional Remarks

SEE FLIP AP/1 SUPPLEMENTARY ARPT RMK.
RSTD: 48 HR PPR TRAN ACFT, CTC BASE OPS DSN 357-6628/5998, C253-967-6628/ 5998.
CAUTION: EXTV NVD TRNG AND PJE.
MISC: SPECIAL VFR DAY F/W 700-1, R/W 300- 1/2. NGT F/W NOT AUTH, R/W 500-1. ACFT CONDUCTING TACTICAL OPR ON JBLM MIL RESERVATION CTC OPS PRIOR TO OPR. CTC GRAY TFC ON CTAF WHEN TWR CLSD. CLASS D AIRSPACE EFF CONT WHEN TWR OPEN, OT CLASS E. NO HGR FOR TRANS ACFT. BASE OPS, PAR, TWR, AND WX OPR CONT. CLSD HOL.
USAR OPS: DSN 357-3036, C253-967-3036.
ARNG: OPR 1430-0100Z++ TUE-FRI EXC HOL. TRAN ALERT SVC NOT AVBL.
CAUTION: HIGH VOLUME OF PERSONNEL/VEHICLES WITH NEGATIVE RADIO COMMUNICATION ON GROUND CONTROL CROSSING TAXIWAYS G AND H.
BULLSEYE RDO - OPR CONT. CLSD HOL. 34.6 141.5 379.1. ALL R/W ACFT CTC BULLSEYE RDO PRIOR TO ENTRY R6703A-J, RANGE STATUS AVBL ON UHF 384.525 AND VHF 142.7.
FUEL: A++ LTD SUPPLY. LTD TRANS ALERT.
MISC: ADD RCR WILL BE REPORTED MON-FRI, 0700-1500 VIA NOTAM AND ATIS, DURING INCLEMENT WINTER WEATHER.
HIGH VOLUME OF NIGHT VISION TRAINING ON AFLD; PORTIONS OF AFLD LTG MAY BE DIM OR OFF. PILOTS OF MILITARY ROTARY-WING ACFT SHALL INFORM GRAY TWR ON INITIAL CONTACT IF THEY ARE UNAIDED.
BASE OPS, PAR, TWR, WX OPR 24 HRS CLSD HOL. NO INCOMING SPACE A PASSENGERS WITHOUT PRIOR APPROVAL.
NO DE-ICE
FOR CD WHEN ATCT IS CLSD CTC SEATTLE APCH AT 206-214-4723. 120.1/290.9.
SMALL ARMS RANGE .8 NM E OF AFLD.

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 09 September 2021 at 0901Z to 07 October 2021 at 0900Z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
ILS OR LOC RWY 15   download (226KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 15   download (99KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 33   download (138KB)
Radar Approach Procedures available   download (171KB)
NOTE: Special Alternate Minimums apply   download
 
Departure Procedures
LEWIS THREE   download (103KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (559KB)

Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KTCM - McChord Field Airport (Joint Base Lewis-McChord) (6 nm NE)
KTIW - Tacoma Narrows Airport (11 nm N)
KPLU - Pierce County Airport - Thun Field (12 nm E)
KOLM - Olympia Regional Airport (15 nm SW)
S50 - Auburn Municipal Airport (21 nm NE)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 19-Sep-2021
 Local
(UTC-7)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:2413:24
Sunrise06:5413:54
Sunset19:1402:14
Evening civil twilight19:4402:44

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  19-Sep-2021 22:40:10
Local (UTC-7)  19-Sep-2021 15:40:10
 
METAR
KGRF 192155Z AUTO 17005KT 10SM -RA BKN030 BKN041 BKN065 16/13 A3008 RMK AO2 RAB23E50RAB55 SLP190 $
KTCM 
5nm NE 
192213Z AUTO 21009KT 10SM -RA FEW031 BKN060 BKN080 OVC160 16/14 A3008 RMK AO2 RAB13 SLP190 $
KTIW 
11nm N 
192153Z 20010KT 10SM SCT022 BKN030 BKN060 14/13 A3008 RMK AO2 RAE48 SLP185 P0003 T01390133
KPLU 
12nm E 
192215Z AUTO VRB04G10KT 10SM -DZ SCT070 SCT085 16/14 A3010 RMK AO2
KOLM 
15nm SW 
192154Z 23010G15KT 10SM FEW022 BKN065 OVC090 17/13 A3008 RMK AO2 SLP186 T01720133
TAF
KGRF 192057Z 1921/2103 20010G15KT 9000 -SHRA BKN030 600803 QNH3004INS BECMG 2001/2002 22008KT 9999 NSW SCT040 QNH3012INS BECMG 2007/2008 20005KT 9999 OVC025 QNH3024INS BECMG 2020/2021 29005KT 9999 SCT030 BKN080 QNH3036INS BECMG 2101/2102 27005KT 9999 SCT070 QNH3032INS TX16/1922Z TN10/2012Z
KTCM 
5nm NE 
192100Z 1921/2103 23012G18KT 8000 -SHRA BKN030 OVC060 610804 QNH3006INS BECMG 1922/1923 22012KT 9999 NSW SCT040 BKN060 620803 QNH3010INS BECMG 2005/2006 21006KT 9999 BKN020 OVC040 QNH3021INS BECMG 2010/2011 VRB06KT 9999 OVC015 QNH3030INS BECMG 2017/2018 29006KT 9999 BKN025 QNH3036INS BECMG 2020/2021 01009KT 9999 FEW040 QNH3033INS TX19/2021Z TN10/2013Z
KOLM 
15nm SW 
191728Z 1918/2018 20010KT P6SM VCSH SCT010 BKN025 FM192000 22010KT P6SM VCSH BKN050 FM200200 21003KT P6SM OVC050 FM201000 20002KT 6SM BR OVC015 FM201500 21002KT 1/2SM FG OVC003
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