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KNQX Key West Naval Air Station (Boca Chica Field)
Key West, Florida, USA

GOING TO KEY WEST?


FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 28 MARCH 2019

Location

FAA Identifier: NQX
Lat/Long: 24-34-28.6935N / 081-41-11.9236W
24-34.478225N / 081-41.198727W
24.5746371 / -81.6866454
(estimated)
Elevation: 5.7 ft. / 2 m (estimated)
Variation: 06W (2020)
From city: 4 miles E of KEY WEST, FL
Time zone: UTC -4 (UTC -5 during Standard Time)
Zip code: 33040

Airport Operations

Airport use: Private use. Permission required prior to landing
Activation date: 02/1944
Control tower: yes
ARTCC: MIAMI CENTER
FSS: MIAMI FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: MIA (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: 1200-0300Z
OT BY NOTAM; CTC BASE OPS DSN 483-2770, C305-293-2770, FAX DSN 483-2771, C305-293-2771. BASE OPS NOT STAFFED OUTSIDE FLD HR. SEE FLIP AP/1 SUPPLEMENTARY ARPT RMK AND AP/1A.
Segmented circle: no
Lights: AVBL ONLY DURING HRS OF OPERATION.
Beacon: white-white-green (lighted military airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.

Airport Communications

ATIS: 307.025
NAVY KEY WEST GROUND: 121.7 336.45 [1200-0300Z++, OTHER TIMES BY NOTAM.]
NAVY KEY WEST TOWER: 118.575 305.95 340.25 361.25 [1200-0300Z++, OTHER TIMES BY NOTAM.]
NAVY KEY WEST APPROACH: 124.025 313.7 [1200-0300Z++]
MIAMI ARTCC APPROACH: 126.575 289.85
NAVY KEY WEST DEPARTURE: 124.025 313.7 [1200-0300Z++]
MIAMI ARTCC DEPARTURE: 126.575 289.85
CLEARANCE DELIVERY: 121.2 357.4
BASE OPS: 338.15
EMERG: 121.5 243.0
PMSV METRO: 343.5
RADAR: 350.8 382.0
WX ASOS at EYW (4 nm W): PHONE 305-292-4046
  • APCH/DEP SERVICE PRVDD BY KEY WEST NAS OT MIAMI ARTCC ON FREQS 133.5/306.9 (KEY WEST RCAG) WHEN NAVY KEY WEST APCH CTL CLSD.
  • SFA.
  • AIRCRAFT OVERFLYING SIMPL, ACRUZ, CANOA AND MAXIM SHALL CONTACT MIAMI ARTCC 10 MINUTES PRIOR TO CROSSING THE MIAMI FIR ON 132.2 / 323.1.
  • FIELD CARRIER LANDING PACTICE.
  • SEE TERMINAL FLIP FOR RADAR MINIMA.

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
EYWr095/6.2KEY WEST VORTAC113.5001E

 
NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
FISH HOOK078/5.733204WFIS ..-. .. ...
MARATHON260/33.326004WMTH -- - ....

Airport Services

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

Runway Information

Runway 8/26

Dimensions: 10001 x 200 ft. / 3048 x 61 m
Surface: PEM
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 53 /R/A/W/T
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 8  RUNWAY 26
Latitude: 24-34.349553N24-34.831390N
Longitude: 081-42.004597W081-40.277515W
Elevation: 3.9 ft.4.0 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 079 magnetic, 073 true259 magnetic, 253 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: ALSF1: standard 2,400 foot high intensity approach lighting system with centerline sequenced flashers (category I)
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights

Runway 4/22

Dimensions: 7002 x 150 ft. / 2134 x 46 m
Surface: PEM
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 40 /F/C/W/T
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 4  RUNWAY 22
Latitude: 24-33.943045N24-34.928515N
Longitude: 081-41.753935W081-41.093172W
Elevation: 3.4 ft.5.7 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 038 magnetic, 032 true218 magnetic, 212 true
Visual slope indicator: 4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights

Runway 14/32

Dimensions: 7001 x 150 ft. / 2134 x 46 m
Surface: PEM
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 47 /R/B/W/T
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 14  RUNWAY 32
Latitude: 24-34.738698N24-33.981970N
Longitude: 081-41.533990W081-40.578587W
Elevation: 3.4 ft.3.3 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 137 magnetic, 131 true317 magnetic, 311 true
Visual slope indicator: 4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)
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
NAVAL AIR STATION
KEY WEST, FL 33040
Phone 305-293-2770

Additional Remarks

E60-22 HOOK E28(B) (1202 FT)
E60-32 HOOK E28(B) (1501 FT)
E60-08 HOOK E28(B) (1500 FT)
E60-26 HOOK E28(B) (1501 FT)
E60-04 HOOK E28(B) (1500 FT)
E60-14 HOOK E28(B) (1135 FT)
A-GEAR: ALL E-28(B) SHORT FLD A-G IN RAISED POSN. EXC SHORT FLD A-G DUTY RWY DERIGGED.
JASU: (NC-10) (MSU-200)
FUEL: AVBL 1100-0300Z++. J5
FLUID: SP
OIL: -O-128-156
TRAN ALERT: EXTV DELAY TRAN SVCG. LTD TRAN MAINT AVBL 1200-2100Z++ MON-FRI.
RSTD: UNLGTD RAMP PARL TO TWY L.
MISC: PPR REQ FOR COPTER LDG TRUMBO PT. CTC BASE OPS 15 MIN PRIOR TO ETA.
TFC PAT: REDUCED RWY SEPARATION STD IN EFF USN/USMC ACFT.
CSTMS/AG/IMG: AVLB 1200-2000Z++ MON - SAT, WITH PRIOR COORDINATION. ACFT REQ INSPECTIONS MUST ANNOTATE ON PPR AND NOTIFY NAVY APP WHEN IN RDO CTC WITH UPDATED ETA AND REQUEST CSTMS COORDINATION, FAILURE MAY CAUSE UNDUE DELAYS WITH CSTMS LIMITED RESOURCES.
RSTD: PPR CTC AIR TERMINAL DSN 483-2769/2779, 305-293-2769/2779, FAX DSN 483-2355, C305-293-2355.
CAUTION: UNLGTD RAMP PARL TO TWY I. R2916, TETHERED AEROSTAT RADAR SYSTEM, OPR CONT UP TO 14,000'. KEY WEST NAS AND KEY WEST INTL HAVE ADJACENT CLASS D, INTENSIVE CIVIL TRAFFIC SW AND NW SECTORS KEY WEST NAS CLASS D.BIRD HAZ. VARIOUS UNMRK/UNLGTD TWY OBST.
KEY WEST NAS AND KEY WEST INT'L HAVE ADJACENT CLASS D AIRSPACE, INTENSE CIVIL TFC SW AND NW SECTORS KEY WEST NAS CLASS D
HAZARDOUS CARGO, TRANSIENT RAMP, AND FIGHTER RAMP LABELS.
HOT CARGO PAD IS UNLIT. DAY USE ONLY.
RSTD: PPR IS VALID FOR +/- 1 HR OF PROPOSED ETA. IF OUTSIDE OF ETA SLOT, CTC AIR TRML TO UPDATE PPR.

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 28 March 2019 at 0901Z to 25 April 2019 at 0900Z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
RNAV (GPS) RWY 04   download (109KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 08   download (134KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 14   download (96KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 26   download (99KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 32   download (108KB)
VOR/DME RWY 26   download (104KB)
VOR/DME OR TACAN Z RWY 08   download (102KB)
HI-TACAN RWY 04   download (104KB)
HI-TACAN RWY 32   download (116KB)
HI-TACAN Y RWY 08   download (107KB)
HI-TACAN Z RWY 08   download (116KB)
TACAN RWY 04   download (100KB)
TACAN RWY 26   download (101KB)
TACAN RWY 32   download (108KB)
TACAN Y RWY 08   download (103KB)
COPTER TACAN RWY 04   download (130KB)
Radar Approach Procedures available   download (63KB)
 
Departure Procedures
BOCA FIVE   download (86KB)
TIGAR TWO   download (100KB)
VRGAS TWO   download (77KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (296KB)

Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KEYW - Key West International Airport (4 nm W)
KMTH - The Florida Keys Marathon International Airport (36 nm E)
X51 - Miami Homestead General Aviation Airport (83 nm NE)
KMKY - Marco Island Executive Airport (85 nm N)
KTNT - Dade-Collier Training and Transition Airport (88 nm NE)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 23-Apr-2019
 Local
(UTC-4)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:3510:35
Sunrise06:5910:59
Sunset19:5123:51
Evening civil twilight20:1500:15

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  23-Apr-2019 17:19:12
Local (UTC-4)  23-Apr-2019 13:19:12
 
METAR
KNQX 231653Z 10011KT 10SM BKN041 28/16 A3008 RMK AO2 SLP186 T02780161
KEYW 
4nm SW 
231653Z 08006KT 10SM FEW041 26/16 A3009 RMK AO2 SLP189 T02610161
TAF
KNQX 2315/2415 08010KT 9999 SCT040 SCT250 QNH3000INS BECMG 2402/2404 03006KT 9999 SKC QNH3003INS T28/2319Z T22/2411Z FN20027
KEYW 
4nm SW 
231131Z 2312/2412 07006KT P6SM FEW040 FM231800 09012KT P6SM SCT030
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