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

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 13 SEPTEMBER 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 -7 (UTC -8 during Standard 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): 126.9 (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): 132.35 (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 from 13 September 2018 at 0901Z to 11 October 2018 at 0900Z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
ILS OR LOC/DME RWY 24R **CHANGED**   download (145KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 24L **CHANGED**   download (155KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 24R **CHANGED**   download (152KB)
HI-TACAN RWY 24R **CHANGED**   download (153KB)
TACAN RWY 24R **CHANGED**   download (162KB)
Radar Approach Procedures available **CHANGED**   download (76KB)
 
Departure Procedures
LAKEE THREE **NEW**   2 pages: [1] [2] (161KB)
REDIN THREE **NEW**   download (68KB)
SWOLF EIGHT **NEW**   2 pages: [1] [2] (124KB)
TINNY THREE **NEW**   2 pages: [1] [2] (106KB)
VITKO THREE **NEW**   2 pages: [1] [2] (189KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply **CHANGED**   download (236KB)

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-Sep-2018
 Local
(UTC-7)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:1113:11
Sunrise06:3613:36
Sunset18:4901:49
Evening civil twilight19:1402:14

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  19-Sep-2018 13:46:56
Local (UTC-7)  19-Sep-2018 06:46:56
 
METAR
KNKX 191255Z 00000KT 10SM OVC010 19/14 A2980 RMK AO2 SLP085 T01890144
KMYF 
3nm S 
191253Z 00000KT 10SM OVC012 18/15 A2980 RMK AO2 SLP087 T01830150
KSAN 
8nm S 
191251Z 00000KT 10SM BKN016 19/15 A2981 RMK AO2 SLP094 T01940150
KSEE 
9nm E 
191335Z AUTO 11005KT 10SM OVC013 17/14 A2980 RMK AO2
KNZY 
11nm S 
191252Z 20003KT 9SM BKN016 18/15 A2979 RMK AO2 SLP086 T01830150 $
KRNM 
15nm NE 
191253Z AUTO 08004KT 10SM CLR 09/06 A2981 RMK AO2 SLP084 T00940061 $
KCRQ 
17nm NW 
191253Z AUTO 12003KT 10SM OVC012 18/16 A2979 RMK AO2 SLP086 T01780156
KNRS 
18nm S 
191256Z AUTO 00000KT 7SM OVC017 18/14 A2980 RMK AO2 SLP090 T01780144 $
KSDM 
19nm SE 
191253Z AUTO 08003KT 10SM OVC010 18/15 A2980 RMK AO2 SLP087 T01780150 $
TAF
KNKX 1909/2009 VRB05KT 9999 OVC010 QNH2979INS TEMPO 1909/1915 OVC007 BECMG 1915/1917 30007KT 9999 FEW020 QNH2972INS FM190430 VRB05KT 9999 BKN009 QNH2976INS T17/1912Z T28/1921Z
KSAN 
8nm S 
191120Z 1912/2018 29004KT P6SM BKN016 FM191600 VRB04KT P6SM SCT020 FM191900 28010KT P6SM SKC FM200200 VRB04KT P6SM FEW015 FM200700 VRB03KT P6SM BKN010 FM201600 VRB04KT P6SM SCT012
KNZY 
11nm S 
1907/2007 VRB06KT 9999 SCT015 QNH2975INS TEMPO 1908/1914 8000 BR BKN010 FM191400 VRB06KT 9999 SCT012 QNH2974INS TEMPO 1914/1919 8000 BR BKN010 FM191900 30010KT 9999 FEW015 FEW250 QNH2970INS T17/1914Z T25/1921Z FS30128
KCRQ 
17nm NW 
191120Z 1912/2012 VRB03KT P6SM OVC011 FM191600 VRB04KT P6SM SCT014 FM191900 25009KT P6SM SKC FM200100 VRB04KT P6SM FEW010 FM200800 VRB03KT 6SM BR BKN008
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