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KNKX Miramar MCAS (Joe Foss Field) Airport
San Diego, California, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 01 FEBRUARY 2018

Location

FAA Identifier: NKX
Lat/Long: 32-52-06.7043N / 117-08-35.4782W
32-52.111738N / 117-08.591303W
32.8685290 / -117.1431884
(estimated)
Elevation: 477.1 ft. / 145.4 m (surveyed)
Variation: 12E (2015)
From city: 3 miles N of SAN DIEGO, CA
Time zone: UTC -8 (UTC -7 during Daylight Saving Time)
Zip code: 92126

Airport Operations

Airport use: Private use. Permission required prior to landing
Activation date: 02/1944
Control tower: yes
ARTCC: LOS ANGELES CENTER
FSS: SAN DIEGO FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: NKX (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: MON-THURS 1530-0800Z++, ALL FRI 1630-0200Z++, ALL SAT CLSD, ALL SUN 2200-0200Z++, ALL HOL CLSD
SEE FLIP AP/1 SUPPLEMENTARY ARPT INFO.
Segmented circle: no
Lights: ACTIVATE-ALSF-1, HIRL, CL AND PAPI RWY 06L-24R-298.925 OR 135.2
Beacon: white-white-green (lighted military airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.

Airport Communications

ATIS: 352.0
MIRAMAR GROUND: 128.625 307.325 [1530-0800Z++ MON-THU; 1530-0200Z++ FRI; CLSD SAT; 2200-0200Z++SUN. FLD CLSD NATL HOL AND NATL HOL WKENDS.]
MIRAMAR TOWER: 135.2 298.925 340.2 [1530-0800Z++ MON-THU; 1530-0200Z++ FRI; CLSD SAT; 2200-0200Z++SUN. FLD CLSD NATL HOL AND NATL HOL WKENDS.]
SOCAL APPROACH: 132.2
SOCAL DEPARTURE: 119.6 WEST 132.2 EAST
CLEARANCE DELIVERY: 125.975 254.325
PMSV METRO: 342.4
PTD: 335.625
RADAR: 133.625 266.8X 270.35 307.9X 328.4X 348.75 350.275 373.575 379.125 380.3X
WX ASOS at MYF (3 nm S): PHONE 858-576-4337
WX ASOS at SAN (8 nm S): PHONE 619-296-8934
WX AWOS-3P at SEE (9 nm E): 125.45 (619-449-1228)
WX ASOS at RNM (15 nm NE): 132.025 (760-789-0736)
WX ASOS at CRQ (17 nm NW): PHONE 760-930-0864
WX ASOS at NRS (18 nm S): PHONE 619-437-9890
WX ASOS at SDM (20 nm SE): PHONE 619-661-8297
  • FOR CLNC DEL WHEN ATCT CLSD CALL SOCAL APCH (800) 448-3724.
  • RADAR - SEE TERMINAL FLIP FOR RADAR MINIMA.

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
MZBr024/6.6MISSION BAY VORTAC117.8015E
PGYr318/17.6POGGI VORTAC109.8014E
TIJr320/21.9TIJUANA VOR/DME116.5014E
OCNr133/26.3OCEANSIDE VORTAC115.3015E
JLIr225/32.4JULIAN VORTAC114.0015E

Airport Services

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

Runway Information

Runway 6L/24R

Dimensions: 12000 x 200 ft. / 3658 x 61 m
Surface: concrete
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 66 /R/B/W/T
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 6L  RUNWAY 24R
Latitude: 32-51.873985N32-52.372448N
Longitude: 117-09.890945W117-07.621707W
Elevation: 425.7 ft.474.9 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 063 magnetic, 075 true243 magnetic, 255 true
Visual slope indicator: 4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)
Approach lights: OLSALSF1: standard 2,400 foot high intensity approach lighting system with centerline sequenced flashers (category I)
SF, OLS
Centerline lights: yesyes
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Instrument approach: LOC/GS

Runway 6R/24L

Dimensions: 8001 x 200 ft. / 2439 x 61 m
Surface: PEM
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 62 /R/B/W/T
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 6R  RUNWAY 24L
Latitude: 32-51.928375N32-52.260677N
Longitude: 117-09.100330W117-07.587280W
Elevation: 430.2 ft.477.1 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 063 magnetic, 075 true243 magnetic, 255 true
Visual slope indicator: 4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)
Approach lights: OLSOLS
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: U.S. Navy
Owner: US NAVY
OCEANOGRAPHIC OFC - CODE 3142
WASHINGTON, DC 20373
Manager: COMMANDING OFFICER
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION MIRAMAR
SAN DIEGO, CA 92145

Additional Remarks

E60-24R HOOK E28(B) (2300')
E60-06R HOOK E28(B) (1052')
E60-06L HOOK E28(B) (2490')
E60-24L HOOK E28(B) (2301')
CAUTION: WATER ON THE RUBBER BUILD-UP AREAS OF THE RWY MAY PRODUCE POOR TRACTION AND/OR BA AND STANDING WATER ON RWY MAY PRODUCE HYDROPLANING COND.
NS ABTMT: STRICTLY ENFORCED, MANDATORY PRO AND CRS RULES. ALL TRAN ACFT MUST REVIEW AND SIGN NOISE ABATEMENT FORM WITH FLT PLANNING.
CAUTION: HIGH MID-AIR POTENTIAL, EXER EXTREME VIGILANCE.
CAUTION: ALL ACFT ARR/DEP VFR VIA CORRIDOR RULES TO/FR COASTLINE ARE ADVS TO EXER EXTREME CAUTION TO AVOID HANG GLIDER ACT NEAR TORRY PINES GOLF CRS, NKX R-280/5 DME.
CAUTION: EXTSV GEN AVIATION TFC ALL ALTS, ALL DRCT NEAR AFLD. HIGH VOLUME OF CIV VFR TFC ALONG THE COAST W OF AFLD.
MISC: ORDINANCE, LIVE OR INERT, NOT PERMS TO REMAIN ON RON TRAN ACFT.
SERVICE-LGT: PAPI RRP NOT COINCIDENTAL WITH PAR RY 24L & RY 24R. PAPI UNITS FOR RY 06R/L ARE OPTIMIZED FOR HGT GROUP 2 TYPE ACFT.
A-GEAR: SHORT FLD A-GEAR RWY 24R NML DE-RIGGED.
FUEL: J5
FLUID: SP LHOX LOX.
OIL: O-148-156.
TRAN ALERT: NO AMC FLEET SVC AVBL. ALCE TEAM RQR FOR ALL AMC FLT. LTD TRAN SVC, NO TIE-DOWN, OIL/LABORATORY ANALYSIS OR TRAN MAINT SVC AVBL.
JASU: (A/M47A-4) (NC-10A1) (NC-10C)
TRAN ALERT: NO SHUTTLE SVC AVBL. ALL VIP ACFT CTC AIRFIELD OPS ON PTD 15 MIN PRIOR TO ARR.
RSTD (1 OF 3): PPR FOR ALL TRAN ACFT AND TRANSCOM/JOSAC/NALO ARE REQUIRED TO CONTACT VAL DSN 267-4284, C858 577-4284 (PPR RSTD TO 30 MIN BEFORE/AFTER APPROVED TIME, PPR NOT VALID OUTSIDE OF THIS WINDOW AND MUST BE RE-COORED TO ARR).
RSTD (2 OF 3): FOR STAGING (LCL TRNG FLT) OR HIGH VISIBILITY EVENTS (VIP M7 AND ABOVE, MEDEVAC W/BATTLE PATIENTS, OIF/OEF HOMECOMING, HR/ANGEL FLIGHTS ETC.) ARE REQUIRED TO NOTIFY AIROPS 1HR PRIOR TO ARRIVAL DUE TO 3DMAW CG AND STATION CO COORDINATION.
RSTD (3 OF 3): PLEASE CONTACT THE ODO AT DSN 267-4277/4284, C858-577-4277/4284.
TFC PAT: REDUCED RWY SEPARATION STD IN EFF USN/USMC ACFT. OPR ON PARL RWY 700' APART. MULTI PRACTICE APCH RY 06L/R NOT AUTH. RADAR VECTORS TO FINAL APCH EXP STEEP DESCENT.
AIRFIELD OPERATING HOURS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. PILOTS FILING MCAS MIRAMAR AS AN ALTERNATE OR EMERGENCY DIVERT ARE ADVISED TO CALL AIRFIELD OPERATIONS TO VERIFY OPERATING HOURS.
CTAF AND CLOSED FIELD OPERATIONS (CFO) ARE NOT AUTHORIZED FOR NON-TENANT AIRCRAFT.

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 between 1 February 2018 at 0901Z and 1 March 2018 at 0900Z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
ILS OR LOC/DME RWY 24R **CHANGED**   download (142KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 24L **CHANGED**   download (169KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 24R **CHANGED**   download (163KB)
HI-TACAN RWY 24R **CHANGED**   download (148KB)
TACAN RWY 24R **CHANGED**   download (159KB)
Radar Approach Procedures available **CHANGED**   download (74KB)
 
Departure Procedures
LAKEE TWO **CHANGED**   2 pages: [1] [2] (157KB)
REDIN TWO **CHANGED**   download (67KB)
SWOLF SEVEN **CHANGED**   2 pages: [1] [2] (122KB)
TINNY TWO **CHANGED**   2 pages: [1] [2] (109KB)
VITKO TWO **CHANGED**   2 pages: [1] [2] (186KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply **CHANGED**   download (189KB)

Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KMYF - Montgomery-Gibbs Executive Airport (3 nm S)
KSAN - San Diego International Airport (8 nm S)
KSEE - Gillespie Field Airport (9 nm E)
KNZY - North Island Naval Air Station (Halsey Field) (11 nm S)
KRNM - Ramona Airport (15 nm NE)
KCRQ - Mc Clellan-Palomar Airport (17 nm NW)
KNRS - Imperial Beach Naval Outlying Field (Ream Field) (18 nm S)
KSDM - Brown Field Municipal Airport (20 nm SE)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 19-Feb-2018
 Local
(UTC-8)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:0414:04
Sunrise06:2914:29
Sunset17:3601:36
Evening civil twilight18:0102:01

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  19-Feb-2018 08:21:57
Local (UTC-8)  19-Feb-2018 00:21:57
 
METAR
KNKX 190755Z 25008KT 10SM SCT023 BKN030 OVC041 16/09 A2990 RMK AO2 SLP121 T01560089 402280089 $
KMYF 
3nm S 
190753Z AUTO 21009KT 10SM SCT018 BKN027 OVC046 14/10 A2991 RMK AO2 RAE0656 SLP127 P0000 T01390100 402060094
KSAN 
8nm S 
190751Z 24010KT 10SM BKN040 15/09 A2994 RMK AO2 SLP136 T01500089 402000117
KSEE 
9nm E 
190755Z AUTO 18005KT 10SM SCT022 BKN027 OVC047 13/10 A2990 RMK AO2
KNZY 
11nm S 
190752Z AUTO 24010G17KT 10SM OVC043 15/09 A2991 RMK AO2 SLP129 T01500089 401890106 $
KRNM 
15nm NE 
190753Z AUTO 22008KT 10SM BKN018 OVC040 11/08 A2989 RMK AO2 SLP114 T01110083 401940006
KCRQ 
17nm NW 
190753Z 23010KT 10SM FEW023 BKN042 OVC048 14/09 A2989 RMK AO2 SLP118 T01390094 401830089
KNRS 
18nm S 
190756Z AUTO 22005KT 10SM FEW018 SCT026 OVC032 14/11 A2994 RMK AO2 WSHFT 0706 RAE01 SLP136 P0000 T01390106 402000078 $
KSDM 
19nm SE 
190753Z AUTO 22009KT 4SM -RA BR SCT006 SCT012 OVC020 12/11 A2992 RMK AO2 RAB05 SLP130 P0003 T01170111 402060089
TAF
KNKX 1903/2003 20006KT 9999 BKN020 QNH2988INS BECMG 1904/1906 22008KT 9999 VCSH BKN025 QNH2984INS TEMPO 1906/1912 26013G20KT -SHRA OVC035 FM191430 28018G25KT 9999 BKN035 QNH2986INS TEMPO 1917/1923 25020G30KT T11/1913Z T16/1921Z
KSAN 
8nm S 
190530Z 1906/2012 24010KT P6SM BKN025 FM190700 25010KT 6SM -SHRA BKN020 OVC035 FM191000 25015G25KT P6SM VCSH BKN025 BKN035 FM191600 29022G32KT P6SM BKN035 FM200000 29010KT P6SM SCT035 FM200600 VRB04KT P6SM SKC
KNZY 
11nm S 
1823/1923 24008KT 9999 SCT060 550009 530906 QNH2986INS TEMPO 1903/1909 VRB06KT 8000 BR FM190900 27012G18KT 9999 SCT015 BKN030 BKN060 620303 550009 530906 QNH2982INS TEMPO 1909/1915 9000 -SHRA BKN015 BECMG 1915/1916 27020G35KT 9999 SCT030 BKN060 620303 550009 530906 QNH2975INS LAST NO AMDS AFT 1901 NEXT 2015 T18/1900Z T14/1914Z FS30058
KCRQ 
17nm NW 
190530Z 1906/2006 23006KT P6SM BKN025 FM190700 22010G17KT 6SM -SHRA BKN015 FM191000 25012G22KT P6SM VCSH BKN025 FM191700 27018G28KT P6SM SCT025 BKN035 FM200200 27010KT P6SM SCT035
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