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KDCA Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
Washington, District of Columbia, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 02 JANUARY 2020

Location

FAA Identifier: DCA
Lat/Long: 38-51-05.2000N 077-02-15.8000W
38-51.086667N 077-02.263333W
38.8514444,-77.0377222
(estimated)
Elevation: 14.1 ft. / 4.3 m (surveyed)
Variation: 11W (2020)
From city: 3 miles S of WASHINGTON, DC
Time zone: UTC -5 (UTC -4 during Daylight Saving Time)
Zip code: 22202

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 03/1941
Control tower: yes
ARTCC: WASHINGTON CENTER
FSS: LEESBURG FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: DCA (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: CONTINUOUS
Wind indicator: lighted
Segmented circle: no
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.
Landing fee: yes
Fire and rescue: ARFF index C
International operations: customs landing rights airport

Airport Communications

UNICOM: 122.95
WX ASOS: 132.65 (703-412-8140)
WASHINGTON GROUND: 121.7 257.6
WASHINGTON TOWER: 119.1 134.35 ;HELICOPTERS 257.6
POTOMAC APPROACH: 119.85 ;WEST/SOUTH 124.2 ;EAST
POTOMAC DEPARTURE: 118.95 ;WEST 125.65 ;EAST
CLEARANCE DELIVERY: 128.25
PRE-TAXI CLEARANCE: 128.25
BOOCK DP: 125.65
CAPSS STAR: 119.85
CLASS B: 119.85 ;WEST/SOUTH 124.2 ;EAST
CLIPR STAR: 128.7
CLTCH DP: 118.95
D-ATIS: 132.65
DEALE STAR: 124.55
DOCTR DP: 125.65
EMERG: 121.5 243.0
FINAL APCH: 124.7
FRDMM STAR: 118.675
HORTO DP: 118.95
IRONS STAR: 119.85 ;DCA ONLY
JDUBB DP: 118.95
NATIONAL DP: 118.95 125.65
NUMMY STAR: 118.675
REBLL DP: 118.95
SCRAM DP: 118.95
SKILS STAR: 128.7
SOOKI DP: 125.65
TIKEE STAR: 120.45
TRUPS STAR: 118.675
WYNGS DP: 118.95
WX AWOS-3 at CGS (9 nm NE): 121.225 (301-864-5497)
WX AWOS-3 at FME (19 nm NE): 123.925
WX AWOS-3PT at GAI (20 nm N): 128.275 (301-977-2971)
  • ASR ELEV 12.8 CPME#1 38-51-53.0092N 77-02-22.4451W CPME#2 38-51-16.4933N 77-02-37.2478W MTI#1 38-50-00.7300N 77-02-09.4635W MTI#2 38-51-53.6491N 77-02-20.6812W FEED HORN ELEV. 78.1.
  • ARRIVALS MAY BE EXTENDED OUTSIDE OF CLASS B.

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
DCA at fieldWASHINGTON VOR/DME111.0009W
ADWr298/8.4ANDREWS VORTAC113.1010W
OTTr313/16.3NOTTINGHAM VORTAC113.7010W
AMLr112/20.6ARMEL VOR/DME113.5008W
BALr233/26.0BALTIMORE VORTAC115.1011W
BRVr035/34.3BROOKE VORTAC114.5009W
FDKr163/(37.1)FREDERICK VOR109.0008W
EMIr192/38.7WESTMINSTER VORTAC117.9008W

 
NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
OXONN006/5.233211WDCA -.. -.-. .-
GEORGETOWN148/6.232309WGTN --. - -.
DAVEE026/11.922309WDAA -.. .- .-
ELLICOTT216/28.837111WFND ..-. -. -..

Airport Services

Fuel available: A
Parking: hangars and tiedowns
Airframe service: MINOR
Powerplant service: MINOR
Bottled oxygen: NONE
Bulk oxygen: NONE

Runway Information

Runway 1/19

Dimensions: 7169 x 150 ft. / 2185 x 46 m
Surface: asphalt/grooved, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 57 /F/B/X/T
Single wheel: 110.0
Double wheel: 200.0
Double tandem: 360.0
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 1  RUNWAY 19
Latitude: 38-50.494092N38-51.671555N
Longitude: 077-02.204907W077-02.323422W
Elevation: 11.4 ft.12.1 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftright
Runway heading: 007 magnetic, 356 true186 magnetic, 175 true
Declared distances: TORA:6869 TODA:6869 ASDA:6869 LDA:6869TORA:6869 TODA:6869 ASDA:6869 LDA:6869
Markings: precision, in good conditionprecision, in good condition
Visual slope indicator: 4-light PAPI on right (3.00 degrees glide path)12-box VASI (3.00 degrees glide path)
RWY 19 VASI (V12) CONSISTS OF TWO (2) VASI-V6 SYSTEMS (L/R). RWY 19 V6R IS ROTATED 20 DEGS TO R AND EXTDS COVERAGE TO 24 DEGS R OF CNTRLN. THE ROTATED VASI-V6R SYSTEM SUPPORTS VISUAL AND INSTR APCHS TO RWY 19.
RVR equipment: touchdown, rollouttouchdown, rollout
Approach lights: ALSF2: standard 2,400 foot high intensity approach lighting system with centerline sequenced flashers (category II or III)MALSF: 1,400 foot medium intensity approach lighting system with sequenced flashers
Runway end identifier lights: no
Centerline lights: yesyes
Touchdown point: yes, lightedyes, no lights
Instrument approach: ILS/DMELDA/DME
Obstructions: 180 ft. tower, lighted, 7700 ft. from runway, 1600 ft. left of centerline, 41:1 slope to clearnone
+10 FT BLDG (L/M) +120 FT FROM AER 300 FT LEFT.

Runway 15/33

Dimensions: 5204 x 150 ft. / 1586 x 46 m
Surface: asphalt/grooved, in excellent condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 57 /F/B/X/T
Single wheel: 110.0
Double wheel: 200.0
Double tandem: 360.0
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 15  RUNWAY 33
Latitude: 38-51.669687N38-50.988243N
Longitude: 077-02.597818W077-01.932547W
Elevation: 14.0 ft.10.3 ft.
Traffic pattern: rightleft
Runway heading: 154 magnetic, 143 true334 magnetic, 323 true
Declared distances: TORA:5204 TODA:5204 ASDA:5204 LDA:5204TORA:5204 TODA:5204 ASDA:5204 LDA:5204
Markings: nonprecision, in good conditionnonprecision, in good condition
Visual slope indicator: 4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)
RWY 15 PAPI UNUSBL BYD 3 DEGS L OF RCL.
4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)
Runway end identifier lights: yesyes
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Obstructions: 8 ft. fence, lighted, 200 ft. from runway
RY 15 +8' BLAST FENCE 120 FT FM AER 250 FT RIGHT.
253 ft. trees, 9600 ft. from runway, 37:1 slope to clear

Runway 4/22

Dimensions: 5000 x 150 ft. / 1524 x 46 m
Surface: asphalt/grooved, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 57 /F/B/X/T
Single wheel: 110.0
Double wheel: 200.0
Double tandem: 360.0
Runway edge lights: medium intensity
RUNWAY 4  RUNWAY 22
Latitude: 38-50.467573N38-51.210660N
Longitude: 077-02.487285W077-02.032847W
Elevation: 11.4 ft.11.0 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftright
Runway heading: 037 magnetic, 026 true217 magnetic, 206 true
Displaced threshold: 200 ft.no
Declared distances: TORA:5000 TODA:5000 ASDA:5000 LDA:4800TORA:4540 TODA:4540 ASDA:4400 LDA:4400
Markings: nonprecision, in good conditionnonprecision, in good condition
Visual slope indicator: 4-light PAPI on left (3.25 degrees glide path)4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)
Runway end identifier lights: yesyes
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Obstructions: 15 ft. pole, lighted, 900 ft. from runway, 46:1 slope to clear
THREE OBSTRUCTION LGTS POLES--ONE 600 FEET LEFT, ONE ON CENTERLINE, ONE 600 FEET RIGHT.
2 ft. gnd, 220 ft. from runway, 10:1 slope to clear

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Publicly-owned
Owner: METRO WASH ARPT AUTHORITY
1 AVIATION CIRCLE
WASHINGTON, DC 20001-6000
Phone 703-417-8600
Manager: PAUL MALANDRINO, JR.
1 AVIATION CIRCLE
WASHINGTON, DC 20001-6000
Phone 703-417-8050

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft operations: avg 813/day *
79% commercial
19% air taxi
1% transient general aviation
1% military
* for 12-month period ending 31 December 2018

Additional Remarks

A30-19X THIS RY EXISTS TO SUPPORT THE DCA LDA ASSOCIATED WITH THE ILS.
E60-33 ENGINEERED MATERIALS ARRESTING SYSTEM (EMAS) 332 FT IN LENGTH BY 170 FT IN WIDTH LCTD AT THE DER 33.
E60-04 ENGINEERED MATERIALS ARRESTING SYSTEM (EMAS) 336 FT IN LENGTH BY 170 FT IN WIDTH LCTD AT THE DER 04.
E60-15 ENGINEERED MATERIALS ARRESTING SYSTEM (EMAS) 142 FT IN LENGTH BY 170 FT IN WIDTH LCTD AT THE DER 15.
TWY K ENDS AT GATE 5.
FLOCKS OF BIRDS ON & INVOF ARPT; FQT SEAGULL & GEESE & DUCK POPULATIONS AIRBORNE OVER ADJ RIVER AREAS.
TRNG FLIGHTS THAT INCLUDE MULTIPLE APCHS AND/OR TOUCH & GO OPNS REQUIRE PRIOR PERMISSION FM THE ARPT MGR.
LEFT-HAND TURN-OFFS FROM RY 33 TO TWY 'K' PROHIBITED.
ACFT ARRIVING/DEPARTING THE GA PARKING AREA ARE PROHIBITED FM TAXING BTN ACR PUSHBACK OPNS & THE GATES.
BE ADVISED SOME AIRCREWS MISTAKE RY 15 FOR RY 19.
ASDE-X IN USE. OPERATE TRANSPONDERS WITH ALTITUDE REPORTING MODE AND ADS-B (IF EQUIPPED) ENABLED ON ALL AIRPORT SURFACES.
RONALD REAGAN WASHINGTON NATIONAL ARPRT (KDCA) IS AN EMERGENCY USE ONLY FIELD FOR ALL DOD OWNED AND OPERATED ACFT.
LGTG FM VEHICLE PARKING LOT LCTD 1000 FT SW OF RY 01 COULD GIVE FALSE INDICATIONS OF BEING PART OF RY 01 APCH LGTG SYS DURG PERIODS OF REDUCED VSBY & LOW CEILINGS.
FORM 150R CREDIT CARD FOR ALL RQRD SVCS. NO MIL FACS.
HOLD BLOCK FOR RY 04 CLSD FOR ACFT PARKING 2100-0830.

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 02 January 2020 at 0901Z to 30 January 2020 at 0900Z.

 
STARs - Standard Terminal Arrivals
CAPSS THREE (RNAV)   download (262KB)
CLIPR TWO (RNAV)   download (180KB)
DEALE THREE (RNAV)   download (235KB)
FRDMM FIVE (RNAV)   2 pages: [1] [2] (439KB)
IRONS SEVEN   download (214KB)
NUMMY THREE   download (287KB)
SKILS FOUR (RNAV)   download (197KB)
TIKEE THREE (RNAV)   download (212KB)
TRUPS FOUR (RNAV)   2 pages: [1] [2] (460KB)
 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
ILS OR LOC RWY 01 **CHANGED**   download (283KB)
ILS RWY 01 (SA CAT I) **CHANGED**   download (244KB)
ILS RWY 01 (CAT II) **CHANGED**   download (233KB)
RNAV (RNP) RWY 01 **CHANGED**   download (241KB)
RNAV (RNP) RWY 19 **CHANGED**   download (237KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 15 **CHANGED**   download (271KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 33 **CHANGED**   download (236KB)
LDA Y RWY 19 **CHANGED**   download (267KB)
LDA Z RWY 19 **CHANGED**   download (256KB)
COPTER ILS OR LOC/DME RWY 01 **CHANGED**   download (263KB)
MOUNT VERNON VISUAL RWY 01   download (162KB)
RIVER VISUAL RWY 19   download (170KB)
NOTE: Special Alternate Minimums apply   download (44KB)
 
Departure Procedures
BOOCK THREE (RNAV)   2 pages: [1] [2] (336KB)
CLTCH TWO (RNAV)   2 pages: [1] [2] (322KB)
DOCTR FOUR (RNAV)   2 pages: [1] [2] (395KB)
HORTO THREE (RNAV)   2 pages: [1] [2] (305KB)
JDUBB TWO (RNAV)   2 pages: [1] [2] (333KB)
NATIONAL SEVEN   2 pages: [1] [2] (535KB)
REBLL FOUR (RNAV)   2 pages: [1] [2] (308KB)
SCRAM FOUR (RNAV)   2 pages: [1] [2] (324KB)
SOOKI FOUR (RNAV)   2 pages: [1] [2] (345KB)
WYNGS FOUR (RNAV)   2 pages: [1] [2] (307KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (264KB)

Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KVKX - Potomac Airfield (7 nm SE)
W32 - Washington Executive Airport/Hyde Field (8 nm SE)
KADW - Joint Base Andrews (8 nm E)
KCGS - College Park Airport (9 nm NE)
KDAA - Davison Army Airfield (11 nm SW)
W00 - Freeway Airport (14 nm NE)
2W5 - Maryland Airport (15 nm S)
KFME - Tipton Airport (19 nm NE)
KGAI - Montgomery County Airpark (20 nm N)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 17-Jan-2020
 Local
(UTC-5)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:5611:56
Sunrise07:2512:25
Sunset17:1122:11
Evening civil twilight17:4022:40

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  17-Jan-2020 15:08:32
Local (UTC-5)  17-Jan-2020 10:08:32
 
METAR
KDCA 171452Z 34015G21KT 10SM SCT250 01/M10 A3072 RMK AO2 SLP401 T00111100 51024
KADW 
8nm E 
171456Z AUTO 33016KT 10SM CLR 00/M11 A3068 RMK AO2 SLP399 T00021112 52026 $
KCGS 
9nm NE 
171448Z AUTO 34008G14KT 10SM CLR 00/M13 A3071 RMK AO1 T10021134
KDAA 
10nm SW 
171456Z AUTO 32016G21KT 10SM CLR 01/M12 A3071 RMK AO2 SLP403 T00061124 52026 $
KFME 
19nm NE 
171448Z AUTO 34011G15KT 300V010 10SM CLR 00/M11 A3073 RMK AO1
KIAD 
20nm W 
171452Z 34014G23KT 10SM FEW250 M01/M12 A3071 RMK AO2 SLP400 T10061122 51030
KGAI 
20nm N 
171456Z AUTO 33011G21KT 300V050 10SM CLR M01/M10 A3069 RMK AO2 SLP413 T10111100 51022 FZRANO
TAF
KDCA 171120Z 1712/1818 33019G27KT P6SM FEW050 FM171400 34015G24KT P6SM FEW035 FM171800 33010G17KT P6SM FEW035 FM172200 36007KT P6SM SKC FM180200 04005KT P6SM SCT150 FM181200 14006KT P6SM OVC060 FM181600 17008KT 5SM -SNPL OVC035
KADW 
8nm E 
171052Z 1710/1815 31015G25KT 9999 SCT050 510003 QNH3032INS BECMG 1709/1710 32010G20KT 9999 SKC 510003 QNH3071INS TEMPO 1710/1715 32012G25KT BECMG 1715/1716 34010KT 9999 SKC QNH3070INS BECMG 1804/1805 VRB05KT 9999 BKN180 QNH3069INS BECMG 1814/1815 17010G15KT 4800 -SN OVC040 620403 QNH3023INS TX03/1720Z TNM03/1806Z
KDAA 
10nm SW 
162353Z 1623/1724 30015G25KT 9999 FEW050 FEW200 510003 QNH3008INS TEMPO 1623/1702 31025G35KT BECMG 1701/1702 31012KT 9999 FEW050 FEW200 QNH3032INS BECMG 1714/1715 34020G25KT 9999 SKC QNH3067INS BECMG 1720/1721 34012KT 9999 FEW220 QNH3064INS TX13/1623Z TNM01/1711Z
KIAD 
20nm W 
171120Z 1712/1818 33018G27KT P6SM FEW050 FM171400 34014G24KT P6SM FEW035 FM171800 33011G18KT P6SM FEW035 FM172200 35007KT P6SM SKC FM180200 05003KT P6SM SCT150 FM181100 15005KT P6SM OVC060 FM181500 17009KT 5SM -SNPL OVC030
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