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KTCM McChord Field Airport (Joint Base Lewis-McChord)
Tacoma, Washington, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 24 MAY 2018

Location

FAA Identifier: TCM
Lat/Long: 47-08-15.6400N / 122-28-35.3100W
47-08.260667N / 122-28.588500W
47.1376778 / -122.4764750
(estimated)
Elevation: 322 ft. / 98 m (estimated)
Variation: 15E (2020)
From city: 3 miles S of TACOMA, WA
Time zone: UTC -7 (UTC -8 during Standard Time)
Zip code: 98439

Airport Operations

Airport use: Private use. Permission required prior to landing
Activation date: 08/1938
Control tower: yes
ARTCC: SEATTLE CENTER
FSS: SEATTLE FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: TCM (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: CONTINUOUS
Segmented circle: no
Lights: SS-SR
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.
International operations: international airport of entry
ONE HR NTC RQR FOR CSTMS.

Airport Communications

MCCHORD GROUND: 118.175 279.65
MCCHORD TOWER: 124.8 259.3
SEATTLE APPROACH: 126.5
SEATTLE DEPARTURE: 126.5
ALCP: 349.4
COMD POST: 134.1
D-ATIS: 270.1
EMERG: 121.5 243.0
PMSV: 342.3 UNUSBL 095-102 BYD 34 NM BLO 9
PTD: 372.2
WX AWOS-3 at PLU (8 nm E): 128.575 (253-848-2748)
WX ASOS at TIW (9 nm NW): PHONE 253-858-6507
WX ASOS at SEA (20 nm N): PHONE 206-214-2592
  • UHF PRIM.

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
TCM at fieldMCCHORD VORTAC109.6015E
SEAr182/19.1SEATTLE VORTAC116.8019E
OLMr041/20.0OLYMPIA VORTAC113.4019E

 
NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
GRAYE082/5.321616EGRF --. .-. ..-.
LACOMAS007/8.432816ELAC .-.. .- -.-.
PARKK181/24.728115EHPK .... .--. -.-
MASON COUNTY086/25.734819EMNC -- -. -.-.

Airport Services

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

Runway Information

Runway 16/34

Dimensions: 10108 x 150 ft. / 3081 x 46 m
Surface: asphalt/concrete/grooved
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 60 /F/A/W/T
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 16  RUNWAY 34
Latitude: 47-09.092000N47-07.429322N
Longitude: 122-28.593833W122-28.583178W
Elevation: 281.5 ft.321.3 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftright
Markings: precision, in good conditionprecision, in good condition
Visual slope indicator: 4-light PAPI on right (3.00 degrees glide path)4-light PAPI on right (3.00 degrees glide path)
RVR equipment: touchdowntouchdown
Approach lights: ALSF1: standard 2,400 foot high intensity approach lighting system with centerline sequenced flashers (category I)ALSF2: standard 2,400 foot high intensity approach lighting system with centerline sequenced flashers (category II or III)
Runway end identifier lights: nono
Centerline lights: yesyes
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, lighted
Instrument approach: LOC/GSILS

Runway 162/342

Dimensions: 3000 x 60 ft. / 914 x 18 m
Surface: asphalt
RUNWAY 162  RUNWAY 342
Traffic pattern: leftleft

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: U.S. Air Force
Owner: USAF
62 AIR BASE GP, MCCHORD AFB
TACOMA, WA 98438
Manager: BASE OPERATIONS
62 AIR BASE GP, MCCHORD AFB
TACOMA, WA 98438
Phone 253-982-5611

Additional Remarks

E60-34 HOOK BAK-12B(B) (1668') HOOK E5 (102' OVRN)
E60-16 HOOK E5 (240' OVRN) HOOK BAK-12B(B) (2450').
RSTD: AMC ACFT OPR RSTD DUR BIRD WATCH COND MODERATE (TKOF AND LDG PERMS ONLY WHEN DEP/ARR RTE AVOID IDENT BIRD ACT, NO LCL IFR/VFR TFC PAT ACT) AND SEVERE (TKOF AND LDG PROHWO OG/CC APVL), CTC PTD/ATIS/COMD POST FOR CURRENT BIRD WATCH COND.
RSTD: TRAN AIRCREWS CONDUCTING LCL AREA LO-LEVEL TRNG MSN MUST RCV LCL PRO/RSTD BRIEFING FR 62 OSS/OSK AT DSN 382-3615, C253-982-3615.
CAUTION: WHEN PERFORMING PRE-TKOF ENG RUNUP, ALIGN ACFT SOTHAT DEBRIS IS NOT BLOWN TOWARD ADTAC ALERT HGR OR ADJ ACFT PRK RAMP. DUR VFR COND, ACFTMAKING LO APCH, NML TKOF, TOUCH AND GO LDG, OR MISSED APCH REMAIN AT OR BLW 1800' TIL DEP END OF THE RWY. BIRD HAZ.
TFC PAT: BEFORE LDG MAINT TFC PAT ALT COMMENSURATE WITH SAFETY AS LONG AS PRACTICABLE. RECTANGULAR 1800', OVERHEAD 2300'.
CSTMS/AG/IMG: CSTMS AVBL, 1 HR PN RQR WKD 1600-0100Z++, OT 2 HR PN RQR. IMG ON CALL 24 HR PN DESIRED, 4 HR PN RQR. UNSKED ACFT ARR BTN 0900Z-1400Z++ MAY EXPERIENCE DELAYS FOR CSTMS/AG/IMG INSP.
MISC: BASE OPS DSN 382-5611, C253-982-5611. S 1,000' RWY 16-34 IS CONCRETE; RWY IS GROOVED.
ATIS PHONE NUMBER C 253-982-2847. DSN 382-2847. DIGITAL-ATIS, DATA LINK ENABLED.
FUEL: A++
RWY 16-34 MRKD WITH WHITE NON-REFLECTIVE 90'X3500' VFR DAY TIME ASSAULT LDG ZONE.
RWY COND CODES (RWYCC) UNAVBL
JASU: (MD-3M) 1(MD-3) 1(MA-1A) (AM32A-60) 1(MC-11).
FLUID: SP PRESAIR DE-ICE-EXP 3 HR DELAY. LHOX LOX.
OIL: O-128-133-148-156 SOAP - RESULTS RQR 24 HR, 1530-0030Z++ WKD EXC HOL, RESULTS NOT AVBL OT. TRAN ACFT REQ SOAP WILL ARR WITH HISTORICAL ENG SOAP DATA FOR TREND ANALYSIS.
TRAN ALERT: OPR H24. DELAYS CAN BE EXP. PRK LTD.
AMP-1/AMP-3 OVERT/COVERT ASSAULT ZONE LGTS INSTL IN MIDDLE 5000 FT RY 16/34.SEE AP/1.
RSTD: PPR INCL SKED AMC MSN DUETO LTD RAMP SPACE, TRAN ACFT PRK EXTREMELY LTD. 24 HR PRIOR COORD REQ, BASE OPS DSN382-5611, C253-982-5611. ALL INBD ACFT MUST CTC COMD POST (RAINIER OPS) NO LATER THAN 30 MIN PRIOR TO LDG.

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 24 May 2018 at 0901Z to 21 June 2018 at 0900Z.

 
STARs - Standard Terminal Arrivals
ADYMS TWO (RNAV)   2 pages: [1] [2] (337KB)
ARRIE SEVEN   download (160KB)
ELLENSBURG THREE (RNAV)   download (231KB)
GLASR ONE   2 pages: [1] [2] (405KB)
JAWBN SIX   download (235KB)
WHYTE FIVE   download (192KB)
 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
ILS OR LOC RWY 16   download (138KB)
ILS OR LOC RWY 34   download (146KB)
ILS RWY 34 (CAT II)   download (125KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 16   download (100KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 34   download (103KB)
TACAN RWY 16   download (120KB)
TACAN RWY 34   download (131KB)
 
Departure Procedures
ALDER TWO   download (75KB)
MOCAA THREE (RNAV)   download (219KB)
OLYMPIC FOUR   download (68KB)
PUGET SIX   download (70KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (223KB)

Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KGRF - Gray Army Airfield (Joint Base Lewis-McChord) (6 nm SW)
KPLU - Pierce County Airport - Thun Field (8 nm E)
KTIW - Tacoma Narrows Airport (9 nm NW)
S50 - Auburn Municipal Airport (15 nm NE)
KSEA - Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (20 nm N)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 20-Jun-2018
 Local
(UTC-7)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight04:3511:35
Sunrise05:1512:15
Sunset21:0804:08
Evening civil twilight21:4804:48

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  20-Jun-2018 23:03:20
Local (UTC-7)  20-Jun-2018 16:03:20
 
METAR
KTCM 202258Z AUTO 28003KT 10SM FEW130 FEW160 SCT190 32/17 A2990 RMK AO2 SLP126 T03180169 $
KGRF 
6nm SW 
202158Z 30004KT 10SM FEW180 31/16 A2991 RMK AO2A SLP130 T03050157 $
KPLU 
8nm E 
202255Z AUTO VRB03KT 10SM CLR 30/14 A2991 RMK AO2
KTIW 
9nm NW 
202253Z 14005KT 10SM SCT055 SCT110 29/14 A2990 RMK AO2 SLP120 T02890144
KSEA 
20nm N 
202253Z 29006KT 10SM FEW060 BKN170 BKN250 28/14 A2991 RMK AO2 SLP132 CB DSNT E-SE T02830144
TAF
KTCM 202101Z 2021/2203 30006KT 9999 SCT060 QNH2987INS TEMPO 2021/2103 VRB10G18KT VCTS BKN030CB BECMG 2102/2103 31012KT 9999 SCT030 QNH2988INS BECMG 2110/2111 21006KT 9999 BKN015 QNH2999INS BECMG 2117/2118 22012KT 9999 BKN020 QNH3001INS TX32/2021Z TN13/2113Z
KGRF 
6nm SW 
202101Z 2021/2203 30006KT 9999 SCT060 QNH2987INS TEMPO 2021/2103 VRB10G18KT VCTS BKN030CB BECMG 2102/2103 31012KT 9999 SCT030 QNH2988INS BECMG 2110/2111 21006KT 9999 BKN015 QNH3004INS BECMG 2117/2118 22012KT 9999 BKN020 QNH3001INS TX32/2021Z TN13/2113Z
KSEA 
20nm N 
202101Z 2021/2124 28005KT P6SM FEW050 BKN180 BKN250 TEMPO 2023/2103 -TSRA BKN070CB FM210300 22007KT P6SM VCSH BKN080 BKN120 FM211100 20009KT P6SM BKN013
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