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KSKA Fairchild Air Force Base
Spokane, Washington, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 01 DECEMBER 2022

Location

FAA Identifier: SKA
Lat/Long: 47-36-54.2000N 117-39-20.9000W
47-36.903333N 117-39.348333W
47.6150556,-117.6558056
(estimated)
Elevation: 2462.2 ft. / 750 m (estimated)
Variation: 16E (2010)
From city: 10 miles SW of SPOKANE, WA
Time zone: UTC -8 (UTC -7 during Daylight Saving Time)
Zip code: 99011

Airport Operations

Airport use: Private use. Permission required prior to landing
Activation date: 12/1948
Control tower: yes
ARTCC: SEATTLE CENTER
FSS: SEATTLE FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: SKA (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: CONTINUOUS
ANG OPR 1515-2345Z++ MON-FRI; CLSD WKENDS AND HOL. PPR FOR ANG RAMP, DSN 657-7100/7264.
Pattern altitude: RECTANGULAR 4000 FT, OVERHEAD 4500 FT.
Segmented circle: no
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.
International operations: international airport of entry

Airport Communications

ATIS: 257.625
FAIRCHILD GROUND: 123.6 275.8
FAIRCHILD TOWER: 120.35 233.7
SPOKANE APPROACH: 123.75 ;205-025 133.35 ;026-204
SPOKANE DEPARTURE: 123.75 ;205-025 133.35 ;026-204 316.7
CLASS C: 123.75 ;205-025 133.35 ;026-204
COMD POST: 311.0 ;CALL STRIKEHAWK 321.0 ;CALL STRIKEHAWK
EMERG: 121.5 243.0
IC: 123.75 ;205-025
OPS: 293.7
PMSV METRO: 234.8
PTD: 139.3 372.2
WX ASOS at GEG (5 nm E): PHONE 509-742-2544
WX ASOS at SFF (14 nm E): 120.55 (509-535-3290)
  • AREA C IS SE OF A LINE CONNECTING ROCK LAKE, CHENEY, FELTS FIELD & THE SOUTH SIDE OF MICA PEAK 6000/BLO. USE FREQS 124.7/263.0 IN AREA C ABOVE 6000.
  • SFA.
  • WX FLT SVS AND PMSV SVS AVBL H24/. WX FLT DSN 657-5514/8411, C509-247-5514/8411. AN/FMQ-19 AUTOMATED OBSERVING SYS IN USE; AUGMENTED BY HUMAN OBSN WHEN NEC. DUR WX FLT CLOSURES REMOTE BRIEFING SVC AVBL FR 25 OWS DSN 228-6598/6599/6588, C520-228-6598.

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
GEGr318/3.2SPOKANE VORTAC115.5021E
COEr235/35.0COEUR D'ALENE VOR/DME108.8019E

 
NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
DEER PARK188/23.136516EDPY -.. .--. -.--

Airport Services

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

Runway Information

Runway 5/23

Dimensions: 13899 x 150 ft. / 4236 x 46 m
Surface: concrete/grooved
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 88 /R/B/W/T
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 5  RUNWAY 23
Latitude: 47-36.451500N47-37.355000N
Longitude: 117-40.901000W117-37.795167W
Elevation: 2462.2 ft.2415.2 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftright
Runway heading: 050 magnetic, 066 true230 magnetic, 246 true
Markings: precision, in good conditionprecision, in good condition
Visual slope indicator: 4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)
RVR equipment: touchdowntouchdown
Approach lights: ALSF2: standard 2,400 foot high intensity approach lighting system with centerline sequenced flashers (category II or III)ALSF1: standard 2,400 foot high intensity approach lighting system with centerline sequenced flashers (category I)
Runway end identifier lights: nono
Centerline lights: yesyes
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Instrument approach: LOC/GSLOC/GS

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: U.S. Air Force
Owner: USAF
HEADQUARTERS 92 BOMB WING
FAIRCHILD AFB, WA 99011
Manager: BASE OPERATIONS
HEADQUARTERS 92 BOMB WING
FAIRCHILD AFB, WA 99011

Additional Remarks

SEE FLIP AP/1 SUPPLEMENTARY ARPT RMK.
JASU: (MA-1A) (A/M32A-86) (MC-1A).
FUEL: J8, A++
FLUID: SP PRESAIR; DE-ICE NOT AVBL FOR C5, C17; LOX.
OIL: O-148-156 JOAP.
RSTD: PPR INCL SKED AMC MSN, 24 HR PRIOR COORD REQ. ALL INBND PAX/CARGO ACFT MUST CTC COMD POST NO LATER THAN 30 MIN PRIOR TO LDG.
RSTD: AMC ACFT OPR RSTD DUR BIRD WATCH COND MODERATE (TKOF OR LDG PERMS ONLY WHEN DEP/ARR RTE AVOID IDENT BIRD ACT, NO LCL IFR/VFR TFC PAT ACT) AND SEVERE (TKOF AND LDG PROH WO OG/CC APVL), CTC PTD OR COMD POST FOR CURRENT BIRD WATCH COND.
CAUTION: DO NOT MISTAKE SPOKANE INTL 4.5 NM E OF FAIRCHILD AFB. PHASE II (THE HIGH BIRD POTENTIAL HAZ TIME PERIOD) OF THE BASH PROGRAM IS IN EFFECT. EXP INCREASED BIRD ACT (APPROX) APR-MAY AND NOV-DEC; REVIEW OR CHECK NOTAM FOR CURRENT BASH PHASE.
ANG: OPR 1400-0700Z++ TUE-FRI; CLSD WKEND AND HOL. PPR FOR ANG RAMP, DSN 657-7100/7264.
SFA REMARKS: ACFT RQR SFA NOTIFY SEATTLE CENTER OR APP 20 MIN OUT ON ANY PUBL FREQ.
RWY 05/23 ST175 WGT THSD LBS.
PAD 5 DZ, 5000' S OF RWY EFF 1630-2130Z++ MON-FRI.
CAUTION: UNCTL VEH ON TWYS AND RAMPS. COPTER OPNS WITHIN VICINITY OF FAIRCHILD AFB.
TRAN ALERT SVC AVBL 1400-0600Z++, CLSD WKEND. CTC BASE OPS NLT 15 MIN OUT FOR SVC REQ. FLEET SVC AVBL.
MISC: AIR EVAC/TRAN ACFT CTC PTD NLT 15 MIN PRIOR TO ARR.
CAUTION: FLARE ROCKET FRNG AND DEMOLITION OF EXPLOSIVES TRNG WED 1530-1630Z++ AND 2000-2100Z++ LCTD 5,000 FT S RY 5-23 ABM TWY F, MAX ALT 1300 FT.
CSTMS/AG/IMG: C509-247-5202/5439.
ARFF AVBL UPON REQ.
AMOPS AVBL TO STORE CLASSIFIED UP TO SECRET LTD STORAGE CAPABILITY.
RWY COND CODES (RWYCC) UNAVBL.

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 01 December 2022 at 0901Z to 29 December 2022 at 0900z.

 
STARs - Standard Terminal Arrivals
HILIE TWO   download (168KB)
ZOOMR ONE   download (187KB)
 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
ILS OR LOC RWY 05 **CHANGED**   download (145KB)
ILS OR LOC RWY 23 **CHANGED**   download (144KB)
ILS RWY 05 (CAT II) **CHANGED**   download (119KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 05 **CHANGED**   download (79KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 23 **CHANGED**   download (76KB)
TACAN RWY 05 **CHANGED**   download (126KB)
TACAN RWY 23 **CHANGED**   download (125KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (223KB)

Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KGEG - Spokane International Airport (5 nm E)
KSFF - Felts Field Airport (14 nm E)
KDEW - Deer Park Airport (23 nm NE)
KCOE - Coeur d'Alene Airport - Pappy Boyington Field (35 nm E)
2S8 - Wilbur Airport (45 nm W)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 08-Dec-2022
 Local
(UTC-8)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:5114:51
Sunrise07:2715:27
Sunset15:5823:58
Evening civil twilight16:3400:34

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  08-Dec-2022 14:29:48
Local (UTC-8)  08-Dec-2022 06:29:48
 
METAR
KSKA 081355Z COR 08003KT 10SM OVC045 M08/M10 A3005 RMK AO2A SLP209 T10761105 $ COR 1356
KGEG 
5nm E 
081353Z 00000KT 10SM FEW003 OVC045 M07/M09 A3007 RMK AO2 SLP214 T10671089 $
KSFF 
14nm E 
081353Z 21003KT 10SM OVC003 M06/M07 A3011 RMK AO2 SLP220 T10561072
TAF
KSKA 081100Z 0811/0917 VRB06KT 4800 BR BKN003 620034 QNH3004INS TEMPO 0811/0817 0800 FZFG VV002 620024 BECMG 0819/0821 16009KT 9000 -SN OVC003 620039 QNH2976INS BECMG 0909/0910 19009KT 9999 NSW OVC003 620033 QNH2976INS BECMG 0913/0915 19006KT 3200 BR OVC003 620033 QNH2976INS TXM01/0902Z TNM10/0811Z
KGEG 
5nm E 
081145Z 0812/0912 21004KT 5SM BR SCT003 OVC040 TEMPO 0813/0817 VRB02KT 3/4SM BR OVC002 FM081900 12006KT P6SM OVC030 FM082100 16004KT 3SM -SN BR BKN005 OVC010 FM090000 13005KT 1/2SM SN OVC005 FM091000 15007KT 3SM BR OVC009
KSFF 
14nm E 
081145Z 0812/0912 00000KT P6SM OVC003 FM081500 VRB01KT 2SM BR OVC002 FM081900 VRB02KT 4SM BR OVC010 FM082100 18003KT 1SM -SN BR OVC015 FM090000 12004KT 3/4SM -SN OVC008 FM091000 22003KT 4SM BR OVC020
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