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KNKX Miramar MCAS (Joe Foss Field) Airport
San Diego, California, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 03 NOVEMBER 2022

Location

FAA Identifier: NKX
Lat/Long: 32-52-06.7043N 117-08-35.4782W
32-52.111738N 117-08.591303W
32.8685290,-117.1431884
(estimated)
Elevation: 477.1 ft. / 145.4 m (surveyed)
Variation: 12E (2015)
From city: 3 miles N of SAN DIEGO, CA
Time zone: UTC -8 (UTC -7 during Daylight Saving Time)
Zip code: 92126

Airport Operations

Airport use: Private use. Permission required prior to landing
Activation date: 02/1944
Control tower: yes
ARTCC: LOS ANGELES CENTER
FSS: SAN DIEGO FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: NKX (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: FRI 1630-0200Z++, ALL SAT CLSD, ALL SUN 2200-0200Z++, ALL HOL CLSD, ALL MON-THU 1530-0800Z
Segmented circle: no
Lights: ACTIVATE-ALSF-1, HIRL, CL AND PAPI RWY 06L-24R-298.925 OR 135.2
Beacon: white-white-green (lighted military airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.

Airport Communications

ATIS: 133.475 352.0
MIRAMAR GROUND: 128.625 307.325 [1530-0800Z MON-THU; 1630-0200Z++ FRI; CLSD SAT; 2200-0200Z++SUN. FLD CLSD NATL HOLS.]
MIRAMAR TOWER: 135.2 298.925 340.2 [1530-0800Z MON-THU; 1630-0200Z++ FRI; CLSD SAT; 2200-0200Z++SUN. FLD CLSD NATL HOLS.]
SOCAL APPROACH: 132.2
SOCAL DEPARTURE: 119.6 ;WEST 132.2 ;EAST
CLEARANCE DELIVERY: 125.975 254.325
CLASS B: 132.2 ;029-061 SAN 14,000 FT & BLW 132.2 ;333-028 SAN 7,000 FT-11,000 F
PMSV METRO: 342.4
PTD: 335.625
WX ASOS at MYF (3 nm S): 126.9 (858-576-4337)
WX ASOS at SAN (8 nm S): PHONE 619-296-8934
WX AWOS-3P at SEE (9 nm E): 125.45 (619-449-1228)
WX ASOS at RNM (15 nm NE): PHONE 760-789-7699
WX ASOS at CRQ (17 nm NW): PHONE 760-930-0864
WX ASOS at NRS (18 nm S): PHONE 619-437-9890
WX ASOS at SDM (20 nm SE): 132.35 (619-661-8297)

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
MZBr024/6.6MISSION BAY VORTAC117.8015E
PGYr318/17.6POGGI VORTAC116.4514E
TIJr322/21.9TIJUANA VOR/DME116.5012E
OCNr133/26.3OCEANSIDE VORTAC115.3015E
JLIr225/32.4JULIAN VORTAC114.0015E

Airport Services

Airframe service: NONE
Powerplant service: NONE
Bottled oxygen: NONE
Bulk oxygen: NONE

Runway Information

Runway 6L/24R

Dimensions: 12000 x 200 ft. / 3658 x 61 m
Surface: concrete
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 72 /R/B/W/T
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 6L  RUNWAY 24R
Latitude: 32-51.873985N32-52.372448N
Longitude: 117-09.890945W117-07.621707W
Elevation: 425.7 ft.474.9 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 063 magnetic, 075 true243 magnetic, 255 true
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: OLSALSF1: standard 2,400 foot high intensity approach lighting system with centerline sequenced flashers (category I)
SF, OLS
Centerline lights: yesyes
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Instrument approach: ILS/DME

Runway 6R/24L

Dimensions: 8001 x 200 ft. / 2439 x 61 m
Surface: PEM
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 65 /R/B/W/T
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 6R  RUNWAY 24L
Latitude: 32-51.928375N32-52.260677N
Longitude: 117-09.100330W117-07.587280W
Elevation: 430.2 ft.477.1 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 063 magnetic, 075 true243 magnetic, 255 true
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: OLSOLS
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: U.S. Navy
Owner: US NAVY
OCEANOGRAPHIC OFC - CODE 3142
WASHINGTON, DC 20373
Manager: COMMANDING OFFICER
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION MIRAMAR
SAN DIEGO, CA 92145

Additional Remarks

E60-24R HOOK E28(B) (2300')
E60-06R HOOK E28(B) (1052')
E60-06L HOOK E28(B) (2490')
E60-24L HOOK E28(B) (2301')
CAUTION: WATER ON THE RUBBER BUILD-UP AREAS OF THE RWY MAY PRODUCE POOR TRACTION AND/OR BA AND STANDING WATER ON RWY MAY PRODUCE HYDROPLANING COND.
NS ABTMT: STRICTLY ENFORCED, MANDATORY PRO AND CRS RULES. ALL TRAN ACFT MUST REVIEW AND SIGN NOISE ABATEMENT FORM WITH FLT PLANNING.
CAUTION: HIGH MID-AIR POTENTIAL, EXER EXTREME VIGILANCE.
CAUTION: ALL ACFT ARR/DEP VFR VIA CORRIDOR RULES TO/FR COASTLINE ARE ADZD TO EXER EXTREME CTN TO AVOID HANG GLDR ACT NEAR TORRY PINES GOLF CRS, NKX R-283/5 DME.
CAUTION: EXTSV GEN AVIATION TFC ALL ALTS, ALL DRCT NEAR AFLD. HIGH VOLUME OF CIV VFR TFC ALONG THE COAST W OF AFLD.
MISC: ORDNANCE, LIVE OR INERT, NOT PMTD TO RMN ON RON TSNT ACFT.
SERVICE-LGT: PAPI RRP NOT COINCIDENTAL WITH PAR RY 24L & RY 24R. PAPI UNITS FOR RY 06R/L ARE OPTIMIZED FOR HGT GROUP 2 TYPE ACFT.
A-GEAR: SHORT FLD A-GEAR RWY 24R NML DE-RIGGED.
FUEL: J5
FLUID: SP LHOX LOX.
OIL: O-148-156.
TRAN ALERT: NO AMC FLEET SVC AVBL. ALCE TEAM RQR FOR ALL AMC FLT. LTD TRAN SVC, NO TIE-DOWN, OIL/LABORATORY ANALYSIS OR TRAN MAINT SVC AVBL.
JASU: (A/M47A-4) (NC-10A1) (NC-10C)
TRAN ALERT: NO SHUTTLE SVC AVBL. ALL VIP ACFT CTC AIRFIELD OPS ON PTD 15 MIN PRIOR TO ARR.
RSTD (1 OF 3): PPR FOR ALL TSNT ACFT AND TRANSCOM/JOSAC/NALO ARE RQRD TO CTC VISITING ACFT LINE DSN 307-4284, C858-307-4284 (PPR RSTRD TO 30 MIN BFR/AFT APVD TIME; PPR NOT VALID OUTSIDE OF THIS WINDOW AND MUST BE RE-COORDD TO ARR).
RSTD (2 OF 3): FOR STAGING (LCL TRNG FLT) OR HIGH VISIBILITY EVENTS (VIP M7 AND ABOVE, MEDEVAC W/BATTLE PATIENTS, OIF/OEF HOMECOMING, HR/ANGEL FLIGHTS ETC.) ARE REQUIRED TO NOTIFY AIROPS 1HR PRIOR TO ARRIVAL DUE TO 3DMAW CG AND STATION CO COORDINATION.
RSTD (3 OF 3): PLEASE CTC THE OPS DUTY OFFICER AT DSN 307-4277/4284, C858-307-4277/4284.
TFC PAT: REDUCED RWY SEPARATION STD IN EFF USN/USMC ACFT. OPR ON PARL RWY 700' APART. MULTI PRACTICE APCH RY 06L/R NOT AUTH. RADAR VECTORS TO FINAL APCH EXP STEEP DESCENT.
AIRFIELD OPRG HRS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE; CHECK NOTAMS OR CTC AIRFIELD OPERATIONS TO VERIFY HRS. PILOTS FILING MCAS MIRAMAR AS AN ALTN OR EMERG DIVERT ARE ADVISED TO CALL AIRFIELD OPERATIONS TO VERIFY OPRG HRS.
CLOSED FIELD OPNS (CFO) ARE RSTRD AND RQR PPR.
FOR CD WHEN ATCT CLSD CTC SOCAL APCH AT 800-448-3724.
TFC PAT: GEN AVN ACFT AUTH TO CONDUCT PAR APCH SUN. APCH SHALL BE IN VFR CONDS TO A LOW APCH ONLY. ACFT NOT AUTH TO LAND FOR SCV EXC IN CASE OF EMERG.

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 03 November 2022 at 0901Z to 01 December 2022 at 0900Z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
ILS Y OR LOC/DME Y RWY 24R   download (164KB)
ILS Z OR LOC/DME Z RWY 24R   download (164KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 24L   download (169KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 24R   download (163KB)
HI-TACAN Z RWY 24R   download (380KB)
TACAN Y RWY 24R   download (182KB)
Radar Approach Procedures available   download (173KB)
 
Departure Procedures
LAKEE THREE   2 pages: [1] [2] (199KB)
REDIN FOUR   download (91KB)
SWOLF NINE   2 pages: [1] [2] (165KB)
TINNY FOUR   2 pages: [1] [2] (152KB)
VITKO THREE   2 pages: [1] [2] (227KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (236KB)

Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KMYF - Montgomery-Gibbs Executive Airport (3 nm S)
KSAN - San Diego International Airport (8 nm S)
KSEE - Gillespie Field Airport (9 nm E)
KNZY - North Island Naval Air Station (Halsey Field) Airport (11 nm S)
KRNM - Ramona Airport (15 nm NE)
KCRQ - Mc Clellan-Palomar Airport (17 nm NW)
KNRS - Imperial Beach Naval Outlying Field (Ream Field) (18 nm S)
KSDM - Brown Field Municipal Airport (20 nm SE)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 30-Nov-2022
 Local
(UTC-8)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:0714:07
Sunrise06:3314:33
Sunset16:4100:41
Evening civil twilight17:0801:08

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  01-Dec-2022 01:37:56
Local (UTC-8)  30-Nov-2022 17:37:56
 
METAR
KNKX 010055Z 23003KT 10SM SCT030 11/05 A2998 RMK AO2 SLP151 T01060050
KMYF 
3nm S 
010053Z 24006KT 10SM CLR 13/06 A2999 RMK AO2 SLP152 T01280061
KSAN 
8nm S 
010051Z 26006KT 10SM SCT035 SCT250 14/06 A3000 RMK AO2 SLP159 T01440061
KSEE 
9nm E 
010047Z 27005KT 10SM SKC 13/06 A2999
KNZY 
11nm S 
010052Z 25004KT 10SM SCT036 SCT250 14/06 A2998 RMK AO2 SLP152 T01390061
KRNM 
15nm NE 
010109Z 30007KT 10SM SCT024 09/06 A2997 RMK AO2 T00940061
KCRQ 
17nm NW 
010053Z AUTO 21004KT 10SM CLR 13/07 A2997 RMK AO2 SLP149 T01330067
KNRS 
18nm S 
010053Z 27003KT 10SM SCT036 SCT250 13/06 A3000 RMK AO2 SLP157 T01280061 $
KSDM 
19nm SE 
010053Z 26005KT 10SM CLR 11/06 A2998 RMK AO2 SLP153 T01110061
TAF
KNKX 3023/0121 21007KT 9999 SCT030 QNH2994INS FM010230 VRB06KT 9999 BKN025 QNH29996INS BECMG 0108/0110 VRB06KT 9999 OVC020 QNH2998INS T15/3021Z T08/0105Z AMD 2300
KSAN 
8nm S 
302047Z 3021/0124 23009KT P6SM SCT025 OVC035 FM010200 17005KT P6SM BKN030 FM011800 20007KT P6SM BKN035
KNZY 
11nm S 
3023/0123 22006KT 9999 SCT036 QNH2994INS TEMPO 3023/0104 VRB04KT BKN030 FM010400 VRB04KT 9999 BKN020 OVC035 QNH2998INS FM011700 21008KT 9999 BKN030 QNH3003INS TEMPO 0117/0121 SCT025 T11/0111Z T15/0121Z FS30160
KCRQ 
17nm NW 
301722Z 3018/0118 VRB04KT P6SM OVC030 FM301900 23008KT P6SM SCT025 BKN035 FM010200 VRB04KT P6SM BKN028
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