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KLCH Lake Charles Regional Airport
Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 24 MAY 2018

Location

FAA Identifier: LCH
Lat/Long: 30-07-33.9000N / 093-13-24.3000W
30-07.565000N / 093-13.405000W
30.1260833 / -93.2234167
(estimated)
Elevation: 14.6 ft. / 4.5 m (surveyed)
Variation: 03E (2005)
From city: 5 miles S of LAKE CHARLES, LA
Time zone: UTC -5 (UTC -6 during Standard Time)
Zip code: 70607

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 11/1961
Control tower: yes
ARTCC: HOUSTON CENTER
FSS: DE RIDDER FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: LCH (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: 0500-2230
Wind indicator: lighted
Segmented circle: yes
Lights: WHEN ATCT CLSD ACTVT MALSR RWY 15; MALSF RWY 33; HIRL RY 15/33; PAPI RWY 33 & MIRL RWY 05/23 - CTAF. VASI RWY 23 OFF WHEN ATCT CLSD.
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.
Fire and rescue: ARFF index A
Airline operations: PPR 8 HRS FOR UNSKED ACR OPNS; ARFF INDEX B SVC AVBL ON REQ 0800-1630 MON-FRI EXCEPT HOLS CALL AMGR 337-477-6051-EXT 0. ARFF INDEX A AVBL DURG ACR OPNS.
International operations: customs landing rights airport

Airport Communications

CTAF: 120.7
UNICOM: 122.95
ATIS: 118.75
WX ASOS: PHONE 337-477-3371
LAKE CHARLES GROUND: 121.8 [0600-2200]
LAKE CHARLES TOWER: 120.7 257.8 [0600-2200]
LAKE CHARLES APPROACH: 119.35 WEST 119.8 EAST 282.3 EAST 353.75 WEST [0600-2200]
LAKE CHARLES DEPARTURE: 119.35 WEST 119.8 EAST 282.3 EAST 353.75 WEST [0600-2200]
CLEARANCE DELIVERY: 126.25
EMERG: 121.5 243.0
TRSA: 119.8 EAST 282.3 EAST
TRSA IC: 119.35 WEST 353.75 WEST
WX AWOS-3 at CWF (7 nm NE): 120.0 (337-436-3452)
WX AWOS-3PT at UXL (8 nm W): 118.175 (337-558-5321)
  • APCH/DEP SERVICE PROVIDED BY HOUSTON ARTCC ON FREQS 124.7/317.4 (LAKE CHARLES RCAG) WHEN APCH CTL CLOSED.
  • LAKE CHARLES APCH CTL USES FREQ 119.75 FOR OFFSHORE HELICOPTER OPNS.

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
LCHr254/6.2LAKE CHARLES VORTAC113.4007E

 
NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
MOSSY183/10.941804ECW -.-. .--
SULPHUR109/11.127804EAUR .- ..- .-.
DE RIDDER167/38.038504EDXB -.. -..- -...

Airport Services

Fuel available: 100LL JET-A1+
Parking: hangars and tiedowns
Airframe service: MAJOR
Powerplant service: MAJOR
Bottled oxygen: NONE
Bulk oxygen: NONE

Runway Information

Runway 15/33

Dimensions: 6500 x 150 ft. / 1981 x 46 m
Surface: concrete/grooved, in good condition
SOUTH 900 FT GRVD.
Weight bearing capacity: 
Single wheel: 100.0
Double wheel: 145.0
Double tandem: 260.0
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 15  RUNWAY 33
Latitude: 30-07.723258N30-06.753815N
Longitude: 093-13.675232W093-13.147915W
Elevation: 11.4 ft.10.3 ft.
Traffic pattern: rightleft
Runway heading: 152 magnetic, 155 true332 magnetic, 335 true
Declared distances: TORA:6500 TODA:6500 ASDA:6500 LDA:6500TORA:6500 TODA:6500 ASDA:6500 LDA:6500
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: midfieldmidfield
Approach lights: MALSR: 1,400 foot medium intensity approach lighting system with runway alignment indicator lightsMALSF: 1,400 foot medium intensity approach lighting system with sequenced flashers
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Instrument approach: ILS/DME
Obstructions: 28 ft. pole, 1412 ft. from runway, 421 ft. left of centerline, 46:1 slope to clearnone

Runway 5/23

Dimensions: 5200 x 100 ft. / 1585 x 30 m
Surface: asphalt, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
Single wheel: 70.0
Double wheel: 90.0
Double tandem: 140.0
Runway edge lights: medium intensity
RUNWAY 5  RUNWAY 23
Latitude: 30-07.709977N30-08.239273N
Longitude: 093-13.784682W093-13.007950W
Elevation: 10.0 ft.14.5 ft.
Gradient: 0.1%0.1%
Traffic pattern: leftright
Runway heading: 049 magnetic, 052 true229 magnetic, 232 true
Declared distances: TORA:5200 TODA:5200 ASDA:5200 LDA:5200TORA:5200 TODA:5200 ASDA:5200 LDA:5200
Markings: nonprecision, in fair conditionnonprecision, in fair condition
Visual slope indicator: 4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)4-box VASI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)
Runway end identifier lights: yesyes
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Obstructions: 65 ft. tree, 1620 ft. from runway, 455 ft. right of centerline, 21:1 slope to clearnone

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Publicly-owned
Owner: CALCASIEU PARISH
PO BOX 5820
LAKE CHARLES, LA 70607
Phone 337-477-6051
Manager: HEATH ALLEN
PO DRAWER 5820
LAKE CHARLES, LA 70607-5820
Phone 337-477-6051

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 100
Single engine airplanes: 46
Multi engine airplanes: 10
Jet airplanes: 3
Helicopters: 41
    
Aircraft operations: avg 59/day *
42% transient general aviation
36% air taxi
18% local general aviation
4% military
1% commercial
* for 12-month period ending 31 December 2017

Additional Remarks

ATCT BLIND SPOT ON TWY J.
BIRDS ON & INVOF ARPT.
USE EXTREME CARE CONST ON TERMINAL RAMP.

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.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
ILS OR LOC RWY 15 **CHANGED**   download (269KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 05 **CHANGED**   download (210KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 15 **CHANGED**   download (219KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 23 **CHANGED**   download (217KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 33 **CHANGED**   download (228KB)
LOC BC RWY 33 **CHANGED**   download (257KB)
VOR/DME-B **CHANGED**   download (191KB)
VOR-A **CHANGED**   download (187KB)
Radar Approach Procedures available   download (86KB)
NOTE: Special Alternate Minimums apply   download (37KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (116KB)

Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KCWF - Chennault International Airport (7 nm NE)
KUXL - Southland Field Airport (8 nm W)
6R1 - Welsh Airport (22 nm E)
5R8 - De Quincy Industrial Airpark (23 nm NW)
3R7 - Jennings Airport (29 nm E)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 19-Jun-2018
 Local
(UTC-5)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight05:4510:45
Sunrise06:1311:13
Sunset20:1601:16
Evening civil twilight20:4301:43

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  19-Jun-2018 23:55:25
Local (UTC-5)  19-Jun-2018 18:55:25
 
METAR
KLCH 192301Z 00000KT 10SM FEW015 FEW023 SCT037 25/25 A2992 RMK AO2 T02500250 $
KCWF 
7nm NE 
192250Z 00000KT 6SM BR BKN017 OVC023 25/23 A2994
KUXL 
8nm W 
192335Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM BKN020 BKN027 25/24 A2993 RMK AO2 T02470241
TAF
KLCH 192053Z 1921/2018 11007KT 6SM RA SCT015 BKN025 TEMPO 1921/1923 BKN015 FM200200 11007KT P6SM SCT035 OVC120 FM201000 11006KT P6SM BKN006 FM201600 14009KT P6SM BKN025
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FBO, Fuel Providers, and Aircraft Ground Support

  
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 Contact 
 
 Services / Description 
 
Fuel Prices
 
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 Freeman Jet Center
337-478-7722
337-478-7723
[web site]
[email]
Aviation fuel, Flight training, Aircraft rental, Aircraft maintenance, Courtesy cars (free for pilots to use in the local area)
 
U.S. Government AIR Card   U.S. Customs Service   Courtesy car   Hertz  
 
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FS $5.98 $5.05 
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