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

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 01 DECEMBER 2022

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 -8 (UTC -7 during Daylight Saving 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

WX ASOS: PHONE 253-982-3434
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: 135.825 270.1
EMERG: 121.5 243.0
PMSV METRO: 342.3 ;UNUSBL 095-102 BYD 34 NM BLW
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
SEAr182/19.1SEATTLE VORTAC116.8019E
OLMr041/20.0OLYMPIA VORTAC113.4019E

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: 281.7 ft.321.4 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftright
Runway heading: 165 magnetic, 180 true345 magnetic, 360 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: 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 SO THAT DEBRIS IS NOT BLOWN TOWARD ADTAC ALERT HGR OR ADJ ACFT PRK RAMP. DUR VFR COND, ACFT MAKING LO APCH, NML TKOF, TOUCH AND GO LDG, OR MISSED APCH REMAIN AT OR BLW 1800' TIL DEP END OF THE RWY.
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: 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
VOR OTS UFN
ALL TWY EDGE LGT AND RWY 16-34 EDGE, CNTRLN, TDZ LGT EQUIPPED WITH NTSD LED FIXTURES MAY NOT BE COMPATIBLE WITH ALL NVDS OR ENHANCED FLIGHT VISION SYSTEMS.
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. ALL TRAN ACFT RQR TRAN ALERT FOLLOW ME ASSISTANCE.
AMP-1/AMP-3 OVERT/COVERT ASSAULT ZONE LGTS INSTL IN MIDDLE 5000 FT RY 16/34.SEE AP/1.
RSTD: ALL ACFT INC SKED AMC MSN RQR PPR 24 HR PRIOR TO ARR. PPR'S EFFECTIVE +/- 1 HR. TRAN ACFT PARK EXTREMELY LTD. MSN PLANNERS MUST CTC AMOPS WHEN USING MCCHORD AS DIVERT BASE. AMPOS DSN 382-5611, C253-982-5611. ACFT RON MORE THAN 3 DAYS AND/OR RQR OTHER THAN NORMAL TRANS SVC MUST CTC 62 AW/XP, 253-982-5890. 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 01 December 2022 at 0901Z to 29 December 2022 at 0900z.

 
STARs - Standard Terminal Arrivals
ADYMS THREE (RNAV)   2 pages: [1] [2] (370KB)
ARRIE EIGHT   download (189KB)
ELLENSBURG FOUR (RNAV)   download (237KB)
GLASR ONE   2 pages: [1] [2] (433KB)
JAWBN SIX   download (251KB)
WHYTE SEVEN   download (206KB)
 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
ILS OR LOC RWY 16   download (155KB)
ILS OR LOC RWY 34   download (165KB)
ILS RWY 34 (CAT II)   download (142KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 16   download (120KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 34   download (123KB)
TACAN RWY 16   download (135KB)
TACAN RWY 34   download (147KB)
 
Departure Procedures
ALDER TWO   download (94KB)
MOCAA FOUR (RNAV)   download (243KB)
OLYMPIC FOUR   download (87KB)
PUGET SIX   download (88KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (523KB)

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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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Aerial photo of KTCM (McChord Field Airport (Joint Base Lewis-McChord))
Photo by Bryan J. Painter
Photo taken 15-Jun-2008
from 3,000 ft

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From to KTCM

Sunrise and sunset
Times for 05-Dec-2022
 Local
(UTC-8)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight07:0615:06
Sunrise07:4115:41
Sunset16:2000:20
Evening civil twilight16:5500:55

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  05-Dec-2022 16:02:41
Local (UTC-8)  05-Dec-2022 08:02:41
 
METAR
KTCM 051555Z 00000KT 4SM BR OVC011 00/00 A3001 RMK AO2A VIS 2 1/4 RWY16 SLP169 P0000 T00040004 $
KGRF 
6nm SW 
051535Z AUTO 12003KT 7SM SCT004 OVC011 00/M01 A2999 RMK AO2 CIG 004V012 SLPNO $
KPLU 
8nm E 
051535Z AUTO 00000KT 1SM -DZ OVC013 01/01 A3001 RMK AO2
KTIW 
9nm NW 
051553Z 00000KT 4SM BR SCT021 BKN027 OVC033 02/01 A3002 RMK AO2 SLP169 T00220011
KSEA 
20nm N 
051553Z 03005KT 9SM FEW005 OVC033 02/01 A3001 RMK AO2 SLP173 T00220011
TAF
KTCM 051300Z 0513/0619 VRB06KT 4000 BR SCT007 OVC025 620305 QNH2999INS TEMPO 0513/0516 2400 BR BKN007 BECMG 0515/0516 VRB06KT 4800 BR FEW015 OVC020 620305 QNH2999INS BECMG 0519/0520 01006KT 9999 NSW OVC020 620303 QNH3000INS BECMG 0604/0605 VRB06KT 4800 BR OVC010 620303 QNH3002INS BECMG 0616/0617 20006KT 9999 NSW BKN015 OVC025 620203 QNH3011INS TX03/0518Z TN00/0516Z
KGRF 
6nm SW 
051312Z 0513/0619 VRB03KT 4800 BR BKN002 OVC035 600024 QNH2997INS BECMG 0516/0517 VRB03KT 4800 BR BKN020 OVC035 600203 QNH2997INS BECMG 0520/0521 VRB03KT 9999 NSW OVC015 600301 QNH2998INS BECMG 0603/0604 VRB03KT 9999 OVC010 600301 QNH2999INS BECMG 0606/0607 VRB03KT 9000 BR OVC007 600301 QNH3002INS BECMG 0612/0613 VRB03KT 9999 NSW SCT007 OVC020 600201 QNH3005INS BECMG 0618/0619 VRB05KT 9999 BKN035 600351 QNH3011INS TX03/0519Z TN00/0515Z
KSEA 
20nm N 
051407Z 0514/0618 05003KT P6SM SCT002 OVC030 TEMPO 0514/0516 1SM BR BKN001 OVC025 FM051900 34003KT P6SM OVC015 FM060600 VRB03KT P6SM OVC015
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