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KFCS Butts Army Airfield (Fort Carson)
Fort Carson, Colorado, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 23 MAY 2019

Location

FAA Identifier: FCS
Lat/Long: 38-40-46.9600N / 104-45-39.4400W
38-40.782667N / 104-45.657333W
38.6797111 / -104.7609556
(estimated)
Elevation: 5874.3 ft. / 1790 m (estimated)
Variation: 12E (1980)
From city: 3 miles S of FORT CARSON, CO
Time zone: UTC -6 (UTC -7 during Standard Time)
Zip code: 80926

Airport Operations

Airport use: Private use. Permission required prior to landing
Control tower: yes
ARTCC: DENVER CENTER
FSS: DENVER FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: FCS (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: CONTINUOUS
FLT FLW- BUTTS RDO OPR 1200-1200++ MONDAY-THURSDAY, 1200-0400++FRIDAY- SUNDAY EXC NEW YEARS, THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMAS DAY.
Pattern altitude: TPA MULTI ENG F/W NSTD TFC RY 13/31 E TFC 7300 FT; ALL OTHERS R/W 6600 FT, F/W 6800 FT.
Segmented circle: no
Lights: SS-SR
Beacon: white-white-green (lighted military airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.

Airport Communications

ATIS: 108.8
WX AWOS-3: 125.0 (719-637-9696)
BUTTS GROUND: 118.55T ;GROUND 253.6T ;GROUND [FRI-MON 1200-0600Z++ TUE-THUR 1100-0600Z++ CLSD NEW YEARS DAY, THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMAS.]
BUTTS TOWER: 125.5 229.4 239.3 41.5 241.0 [FRI-MON 1200-0600Z++ TUE-THUR 1100-0600Z++ CLSD NEW YEARS DAY, THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMAS.]
SPRINGS APPROACH: 124.0
SPRINGS DEPARTURE: 124.0
EMERG: 121.5 243.0
FLT FLW: 138.15 ;(AVBL 24 HRS) EXC THANKSGIVI 38.35 ;(AVBL 24 HRS) EXC THANKSGIVIN
OPS: 138.75
PMSV METRO: 44.1
WX ASOS at COS (8 nm N): 125.0 (719-637-9696)
WX AWOS-3PT at FLY (18 nm NE): 118.450 (719-683-5371)
  • WX TECHNICIAN (DSN 691-3620, C 719-526-3620), AVBL 1200-1200++ MON- THUR, 1200-0400++ FRI-SUN EXC HOL. WX BRIEF FOR AIRCREW BYD NML DUTY HR AVBL 24HR VIA 25 OWS CAUTION-HTTPS://25OWS.DM.AF.MIL, DSN 228-6598/6599,

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
FCS at fieldBUTTS VOR/DME108.8012E
BRKr193/17.0BLACK FOREST VOR/DME112.5008E
PUBr318/27.9PUEBLO VORTAC116.7008E

 
NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
IRONHORSEat field33512EIHS .. .... ...
PETEY239/2.340708ECO -.-. ---

Airport Services

Runway Information

Runway 13/31

Dimensions: 4572 x 75 ft. / 1394 x 23 m
Surface: asphalt
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 9 /F/D/W/T
Runway edge lights: medium intensity
RUNWAY 13  RUNWAY 31
Latitude: 38-40.979867N38-40.426983N
Longitude: 104-45.721150W104-45.067917W
Elevation: 5841.7 ft.5795.9 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Visual slope indicator: 4-light PAPI on left4-light PAPI on left
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights

Runway 4/22

Dimensions: 2307 x 75 ft. / 703 x 23 m
Surface: asphalt
RUNWAY 4  RUNWAY 22
Latitude: 38-40.818950N38-41.060767N
Longitude: 104-46.365200W104-45.990967W
Elevation: 5874.3 ft.5874.3 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 038 magnetic, 050 true218 magnetic, 230 true
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights

Helipad H1

Dimensions: 40 x 40 ft. / 12 x 12 m
Surface: asphalt
Latitude: 38-40.745017N
Longitude: 104-45.537367W
Elevation: 5829.6 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: U.S. Army
Owner: US ARMY AERONAUTICAL SVCS AGENCY
FT BELVOIR, VA 22060
Phone 520-228-6598/99
Manager: Phone 719-526-2017

Additional Remarks

FUEL: OPR 1430-2130Z++ MON-FRI EXC HOL. PPR FOR TRAN FUEL. J8.
WX TECHNICIAN (DSN 691-3620, C719-526-3620), AVBL 1200-1200++ MON-THUR, 1200-0400++ FRI-SUN EXC HOL. WX BRIEF FOR AIRCREW BYD NML DUTY HR AVBL 24HR VIA 25 OWS HTTPS://25OWS.DM.AF.MIL, DSN 228-6598/6599.
UNITS TMPRLY ASGND ARE RQRD TO COORD WX SUPPORT IAW AFMAN 15-129. AUTOMATED OBSN AVBL 24/7. AUGMENTED WX OBSN VIEW RSTD FROM 180-270 DEG AND 310-340 DEG BY FLT LINE FAC AND BLDGS.
RSTD: PPR DSN 691-3935/3936, C719-526-3936/3935.
500 FT OVRN ON NW EOR, ACTF MAY TAX IN THIS AREA, UNUSE TO F/W ACFT FOR TKOF/LDG/ROLLOUT.
RWY 13/31 NSTD MARKINGS AND LIGHTING, TWY ALL NSTD MARKINGS AND LIGHTING, TWY B VFR OPS ONLY SR TO SS, NVD OPS ONLY SS TO SR.
WHEN BUTTS RDO IS CLSD CTC RANGE CTL 38.90 FOR OPS IN R2601. AVN TRNG AREA (ATA) AIR TO AIR FREQ ASSIGNMENT. ACFT OPERATING IN ATA 1-3 WILL MNT FM 37.200. ACFT OPERATING IN ATA 4-7 WILL MNT FM 68.750. ALL ACFT WILL MNT THE APPROPRIATE TRNG AREA FREQ WHEN OPERATING WITHIN R2601. WHEN OPERATING MULTI-SHIP ONLY ONE ACFT IS REQD TO MNT THE TRNG AREA FREQ. TRNG AREA FREQ ARE FOR TFC ADVSY AND DECONFLICTION AND WILL NOT BE USED FOR TACTICAL INTERNAL TFC.
ALL ACFT MUST REMAIN 100FT AGL OVER CONSTRUCTION AREAS.
OPR FRI-MON 1200-0600, TUE-THUR 1100-0600, CLSD NEW YEARS DAY, THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMAS. NO UAS ACTIVITY ALLOWED UNLESS TWR IS OPEN.
COMM: FLT FLW - CARSON RDO FRI-MON 1200-0600, TUE-THUR 1100-0600, CLOSED NEW YEARS DAY, THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMAS. 38.35, 138.15.
D1 SOD PERMANENTLY CLSD.
CAUTION: EXTV ARTILLERY AND SMALL ARMS FRNG. DUR PERIODS OF STRONG SW SFC WIND EXP STRUCTURE AND TRRN GENERATED TURB WITH WINDSHEAR NEAR THE APCH END RWY 13.

Instrument Procedures

There are no published instrument procedures at KFCS.

Some nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KCOS - City of Colorado Springs Municipal Airport (8 nm N)
1V6 - Fremont County Airport (22 nm SW)
KPUB - Pueblo Memorial Airport (26 nm SE)
KAPA - Centennial Airport (54 nm N)
4V1 - Spanish Peaks Airfield (59 nm S)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 25-May-2019
 Local
(UTC-6)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight05:1011:10
Sunrise05:4111:41
Sunset20:1102:11
Evening civil twilight20:4202:42

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  25-May-2019 19:37:50
Local (UTC-6)  25-May-2019 13:37:50
 
METAR
KFCS 251858Z AUTO 17008KT 10SM CLR 19/02 A3006 RMK AO2 SLP147 T01910020 $
KCOS 
8nm N 
251854Z 17012G22KT 120V200 10SM FEW090 SCT220 19/01 A3010 RMK AO2 SLP134 T01940006
KAFF 
17nm N 
251910Z AUTO 17015G22KT 10SM FEW190 18/00 A3007 RMK AO2 WSHFT 08 SLP136
KFLY 
18nm NE 
251915Z AUTO 15014G20KT 10SM CLR 18/M01 A3012 RMK AO2 T01791008
TAF
KFCS 251304Z 2513/2619 34009KT 9999 FEW150 QNH3005INS BECMG 2514/2515 16012KT 9999 FEW150 QNH3008INS BECMG 2516/2517 16012G18KT 9999 FEW150 QNH3005INS BECMG 2518/2519 16015G25KT 9999 FEW150 QNH2998INS BECMG 2600/2601 16012KT 9999 SCT100 QNH2999INS BECMG 2602/2603 16009KT 9999 SCT040 BKN100 QNH3001INS BECMG 2605/2606 16009KT 9999 BKN010 OVC040 QNH2999INS BECMG 2616/2617 17012G18KT 9999 FEW040 QNH2994INS TX24/2522Z TN07/2612Z
KCOS 
8nm N 
251726Z 2518/2618 14012KT P6SM FEW120 FM251900 17015G25KT P6SM SCT120 FM260100 29008KT P6SM FEW120 FM260200 02008KT P6SM FEW120 FM261000 VRB05KT P6SM SKC TEMPO 2610/2613 1/2SM FG BKN003 FM261600 17012G18KT P6SM FEW120
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