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KAFF USAF Academy Airfield
Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 28 MARCH 2019

Location

FAA Identifier: AFF
Lat/Long: 38-58-24.2091N / 104-49-12.1178W
38-58.403485N / 104-49.201963W
38.9733914 / -104.8200327
(estimated)
Elevation: 6576 ft. / 2004.4 m (surveyed)
Variation: 11E (1985)
From city: 10 miles N of COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
Time zone: UTC -6 (UTC -7 during Standard Time)
Zip code: 80840

Airport Operations

Airport use: Private use. Permission required prior to landing
Activation date: 01/1943
Control tower: yes
ARTCC: DENVER CENTER
FSS: DENVER FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: DEN (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: OCT 1 TO FEB 28/29/MON-FRI/SR-SS, ALL SAT 1415Z-2130Z, MAR 1 TO SEP 30 MON-FRI 1245Z++-SS
CLSD SUN & HOL.
CLSD SUN & HOL.
OR SR (WHICHEVER IS LATER)
Wind indicator: yes
Segmented circle: no

Airport Communications

CTAF: 124.15
ATIS: 128.525 269.375
ACADEMY GROUND: 118.125 [1245Z++-SS MON-FRI FR APR 1 TO SEP 20, SR-SS MON-FRI FR SEP 21 TO MAR 31; SAT 1430Z++ OR SR (WHICHEVER IS LATER) TO 2130Z++, CLSD SUN AND HOL.]
ACADEMY TOWER: 124.15 319.25 [1245Z++-SS MON-FRI FR APR 1 TO SEP 20, SR-SS MON-FRI FR SEP 21 TO MAR 31; SAT 1430Z++ OR SR (WHICHEVER IS LATER) TO 2130Z++, CLSD SUN AND HOL.]
EMERG: 121.5 243.0
OPS: 127.15 SKYTRAIN
PMSV METRO: 376.0
PTD: 376.0
WX ASOS at COS (11 nm SE): 125.0 (719-637-9696)
WX AWOS-3PT at FLY (12 nm E): 118.450 (719-683-5371)
WX AWOS-3 at FCS (18 nm S): 125.0 (719-637-9696)
  • WX STATION OP HRS 1030Z++-SS MON-SAT, CLSD SUN AND MOST HOL. FULL SVC DUR AFLD OPR HRS. PMSV METRO CTC RANGE LTD IN ALL DIRECTIONS DUE TO TOPOGRAPHY.

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
BRKr273/8.9BLACK FOREST VOR/DME112.5008E
FCSr338/17.8BUTTS VOR/DME108.8012E

 
NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
IRONHORSE338/18.033512EIHS .. .... ...

Airport Services

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

Runway Information

Runway 16R/34L

Dimensions: 4500 x 40 ft. / 1372 x 12 m
Surface: asphalt
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 24 /F/B/W/T
RUNWAY 16R  RUNWAY 34L
Latitude: 38-58.707833N38-57.979167N
Longitude: 104-49.405000W104-49.231667W
Elevation: 6515.0 ft.6502.0 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 158 magnetic, 169 true338 magnetic, 349 true
Markings: numbers onlynumbers only
Runway end identifier lights: nono

Runway 16C/34C

Dimensions: 4480 x 75 ft. / 1366 x 23 m
Surface: asphalt
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 22 /F/A/W/T
RUNWAY 16C  RUNWAY 34C
Latitude: 38-58.713333N38-57.987500N
Longitude: 104-49.350833W104-49.179167W
Elevation: 6526.0 ft.6505.0 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 159 magnetic, 170 true339 magnetic, 350 true

Runway 16L/34R

Dimensions: 3534 x 75 ft. / 1077 x 23 m
Surface: asphalt
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 24 /F/B/W/T
RUNWAY 16L  RUNWAY 34R
Latitude: 38-58.737500N38-58.165000N
Longitude: 104-49.142500W104-49.006667W
Elevation: 6545.0 ft.6534.0 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 159 magnetic, 170 true339 magnetic, 350 true
Markings: numbers onlynumbers only
Runway end identifier lights: nono

Runway 8/26

Dimensions: 2485 x 75 ft. / 757 x 23 m
Surface: asphalt
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 21 /F/B/W/T
RUNWAY 8  RUNWAY 26
Latitude: 38-58.558333N38-58.518667N
Longitude: 104-49.321667W104-48.798667W
Elevation: 6528.0 ft.6576.0 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 085 magnetic, 096 true265 magnetic, 276 true
Markings: numbers onlynumbers only
Runway end identifier lights: nono

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: U.S. Air Force
Owner: USAF
HQS USAF ACADEMY
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80901
Manager: CHIEF AIRFIELD MANAGEMENT
HQS USAF ACADEMY
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80901

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 1
Military aircraft: 1
    

Additional Remarks

MIL USE ONLY NOT FOR PUBLIC SALE.
AARDVARK AUX RWY (39-02-05.84N & 104-50-41.55W) LCTD APRX 3.7 NM N OF ACADEMY AFLD IS CLSD; DO NOT MISTAKE CLSD RWY FOR THE MAIN COMPLEX.
CAUTION: UNMANNED ACFT OPS LIKELY 7200 FT AND BLO IN WEST PATTERN AT AARDVARK, 3.7 NM NORTHE OF KAFF.
RY 16L-34R OVRNS 200' ASPH/300' EARTH, RY 34C OVRN 285' ASPH/215' EARTH, RY 16C, 16R, AND 34L OVRNS 250' ASPH/250' EARTH, RY 08-26 OVRNS 500' EARTH.
PMSV METRO: AUGMENTED AN/FMQ-19 IN USE DUR AFLD OPR HR AND WHEN STATION IS OPR FOR SEV WX. AUTO OBSN WHEN AFLD CLSD. REMOTE WX BRIEFING SVC FR 25 OWS, DAVIS-MONTHAN AFB, AZ DSN 228-6598 C520-228-6598.
CTN-EXTV SAILPLANE TRNG DLY. SAILPLANE STRIP 2200' BY 325' ALIGNED PARALLED AND WEST OF 16R-34L.
FUEL-A++(MIL)
AFLD MGT CANNOT STORE COMSEC, ARRANGEMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE TO STORE COMSEC AT AIRCREW FLIGHT EQUIPMENT (AFE).
CAUTION NUMEROUS NSTD MRKS EXIST ON AFLD; CONSULT AP/1 FOR ADDN INFO.
AARDVARK AUX RWY (39-02-06.6N 104-50-41.9W) LCTD APRX 3.7 NM N OF ACADEMY AFLD IS CLSD; DO NOT MISTAKE CLSD RWY FOR THE MAIN COMPLEX.
SEE SPECIAL NOTICE US AIR FORCE ACADEMY VOLUME FLT TRNG AREAS FOR ADDN INFO.
OFFL BUS ONLY. PPR MUST BE COORD 72 HR IN ADVANCE WITH AFLD MGMT, DSN: 333-2526, C:719-333-2526. AFLD MGMT, DSN: 333-2367 OR C:719-333-2367, MUST APV OTHER OPR.
CAUTION: AERODROME RWY COND CODE NOT REPORTED.
RSTD: NO TKOF PRIOR TO 1300Z++
OFFICIAL BUSINESS ONLY. PPR MUST COORD 72 HR IN ADVANCE WITH AFLD MGMT, DSN 333-2526, OR C: 719-333-2526.
AFLD OPER TO SUPPORT SKED ACADEMY ACTIVITIES DUR DAY VFR ONLY.
PPR. DUR MT WAVE COND EXP SEVERE TURBULENCE IN TFC PAT. EXTV T-41 TFC WITHIN 30 NM.
PARACHUTE DROP ZONE ON FIELD.
AF GND SUPPORT REDUCED. CALL COMMAND POST V478-5144.
10 AUG-31 MAY 1345Z++ -SS MON-SAT, CLSD SUN & HOL.

Instrument Procedures

There are no published instrument procedures at KAFF.

Some nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KCOS - City of Colorado Springs Municipal Airport (11 nm SE)
1V6 - Fremont County Airport (35 nm S)
KAPA - Centennial Airport (36 nm N)
KPUB - Pueblo Memorial Airport (44 nm S)
KBKF - Buckley Air Force Base (44 nm N)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 23-Apr-2019
 Local
(UTC-6)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight05:4411:44
Sunrise06:1212:12
Sunset19:4301:43
Evening civil twilight20:1102:11

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  23-Apr-2019 11:13:04
Local (UTC-6)  23-Apr-2019 05:13:04
 
METAR
KAFF 231058Z AUTO 17006KT 10SM OVC009 04/03 A3018 RMK AO2 SLP211 T00430030
KCOS 
11nm SE 
231054Z 15009KT 10SM OVC013 06/02 A3021 RMK AO2 SLP213 T00610017
KFLY 
12nm E 
231055Z AUTO 16007G16KT 130V190 10SM OVC012 04/02 A3023 RMK AO2 T00360018
KMNH 
17nm NE 
231054Z AUTO 18011G19KT 10SM OVC008 02/01 A3021 RMK AO2
KFCS 
19nm S 
231058Z AUTO 17009KT 10SM OVC018 06/03 A3020 RMK AO2 SLP231 T00620026 $
TAF
KAFF 221916Z 2219/2401 34009KT 9999 BKN005 OVC010 620105 QNH3022INS TEMPO 2219/2300 -RA SCT008 OVC018 BECMG 2304/2305 11009KT 9999 BKN005 OVC012 620055 QNH3021INS BECMG 2310/2311 16009KT 6000 -DZ BR BKN005 OVC010 620055 QNH3019INS BECMG 2316/2317 18009KT 9999 NSW SCT005 BKN010 OVC030 620105 QNH3005INS BECMG 2318/2319 18012KT 9999 SCT010 BKN030 620303 QNH3006INS TX09/2221Z TN03/2311Z LAST NO AMDS AFT 2219 NEXT 2311
KCOS 
11nm SE 
231005Z 2310/2406 VRB06KT P6SM OVC015 FM231500 16008KT P6SM SCT015 BKN030 FM232000 18012KT P6SM SCT040 BKN090 FM240200 13008KT P6SM FEW050 SCT200
KFCS 
19nm S 
230607Z 2306/2411 13009KT 9999 BKN018 OVC040 620404 QNH3024INS BECMG 2309/2310 03006KT 9999 BKN015 OVC030 620404 QNH3020INS BECMG 2310/2311 12006KT 9000 -DZ BKN010 OVC015 620404 QNH3018INS BECMG 2313/2314 16006KT 9999 NSW BKN020 BKN040 QNH3005INS BECMG 2316/2317 17009KT 9999 FEW030 SCT060 QNH2992INS TX14/2322Z TN04/2312Z
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