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KSKA Fairchild Air Force Base
Spokane, Washington, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 06 DECEMBER 2018

Location

FAA Identifier: SKA
Lat/Long: 47-36-54.2000N / 117-39-20.9000W
47-36.903333N / 117-39.348333W
47.6150556 / -117.6558056
(estimated)
Elevation: 2462.2 ft. / 750 m (estimated)
Variation: 16E (2010)
From city: 10 miles SW of SPOKANE, WA
Time zone: UTC -8 (UTC -7 during Daylight Saving Time)
Zip code: 99011

Airport Operations

Airport use: Private use. Permission required prior to landing
Activation date: 12/1948
Control tower: yes
ARTCC: SEATTLE CENTER
FSS: SEATTLE FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: SKA (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: CONTINUOUS
ANG OPR 1515-2345Z++ MON-FRI; CLSD WKENDS AND HOL. PPR FOR ANG RAMP, DSN 657-7100/7264.
Pattern altitude: RECTANGULAR 4000 FT, OVERHEAD 4500 FT.
Segmented circle: no
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.
International operations: international airport of entry

Airport Communications

ATIS: 257.625
FAIRCHILD GROUND: 123.6 275.8
FAIRCHILD TOWER: 120.35 233.7
SPOKANE APPROACH: 123.75(205-025) 133.35(026-204)
SPOKANE DEPARTURE: 123.75(205-025) 133.35(026-204) 316.7
CLASS C: 123.75(205-025) 133.35(026-204)
COMD POST: 311.0(CALL STRIKEHAWK) 321.0(CALL STRIKEHAWK)
EMERG: 121.5 243.0
IC: 123.75(205-025)
OPS: 293.7
PMSV METRO: 234.8
PTD: 139.3 372.2
RADAR: 134.1 339.3 363.8 384.9 389.8
WX ASOS at GEG (5 nm E): PHONE 509-624-4406
WX ASOS at SFF (14 nm E): 120.55 (509-535-3290)
  • AREA C IS SE OF A LINE CONNECTING ROCK LAKE, CHENEY, FELTS FIELD & THE SOUTH SIDE OF MICA PEAK 6000/BLO. USE FREQS 124.7/263.0 IN AREA C ABOVE 6000.
  • SFA.
  • WX FLT SVS AND PMSV SVS AVBL H24/. WX FLT DSN 657-5514/8411, C509-247-5514/8411. AN/FMQ-19 AUTOMATED OBSERVING SYS IN USE; AUGMENTED BY HUMAN OBSN WHEN NEC. DUR WX FLT CLOSURES REMOTE BRIEFING SVC AVBL FR 25 OWS DSN 228-6598/6599/6588, C520-228-6598.

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
GEGr318/3.2SPOKANE VORTAC115.5021E
COEr235/35.0COEUR D'ALENE VOR/DME108.8019E

 
NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
DEER PARK188/23.136516EDPY -.. .--. -.--

Airport Services

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

Runway Information

Runway 5/23

Dimensions: 13899 x 150 ft. / 4236 x 46 m
Surface: concrete
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 88 /R/B/W/T
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 5  RUNWAY 23
Latitude: 47-36.451500N47-37.355000N
Longitude: 117-40.901000W117-37.795167W
Elevation: 2462.2 ft.2415.2 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftright
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: touchdowntouchdown
Approach lights: ALSF2: standard 2,400 foot high intensity approach lighting system with centerline sequenced flashers (category II or III)ALSF1: standard 2,400 foot high intensity approach lighting system with centerline sequenced flashers (category I)
Runway end identifier lights: nono
Centerline lights: yesyes
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Instrument approach: LOC/GSLOC/GS

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: U.S. Air Force
Owner: USAF
HEADQUARTERS 92 BOMB WING
FAIRCHILD AFB, WA 99011
Manager: BASE OPERATIONS
HEADQUARTERS 92 BOMB WING
FAIRCHILD AFB, WA 99011

Additional Remarks

SEE FLIP AP/1 SUPPLEMENTARY ARPT RMK.
JASU: (MA-1A) (A/M32A-86) (MC-1A).
FUEL: J8, A++
FLUID: SP PRESAIR; DE-ICE NOT AVBL FOR C5, C17; LOX.
OIL: O-148-156 JOAP.
RSTD: PPR INCL SKED AMC MSN, 24 HR PRIOR COORD REQ. ALL INBND PAX/CARGO ACFT MUST CTC COMD POST NO LATER THAN 30 MIN PRIOR TO LDG.
RSTD: AMC ACFT OPR RSTD DUR BIRD WATCH COND MODERATE (TKOF OR LDG PERMS ONLY WHEN DEP/ARR RTE AVOID IDENT BIRD ACT, NO LCL IFR/VFR TFC PAT ACT) AND SEVERE (TKOF AND LDG PROH WO OG/CC APVL), CTC PTD OR COMD POST FOR CURRENT BIRD WATCH COND.
CAUTION: DO NOT MISTAKE SPOKANE INTL 4.5 NM E OF FAIRCHILD AFB. PHASE II (THE HIGH BIRD POTENTIAL HAZ TIME PERIOD) OF THE BASH PROGRAM IS IN EFFECT. EXP INCREASED BIRD ACT (APPROX) APR-MAY AND NOV-DEC; REVIEW OR CHECK NOTAM FOR CURRENT BASH PHASE.
ANG: OPR 1400-0030Z++ TUE-FRI;CLSD WKEND AND HOL. PPR FOR ANG RAMP, DSN 657-7100/7264.
SFA REMARKS: ACFT RQR SFA NOTIFY SEATTLE CENTER OR APP 20 MIN OUT ON ANY PUBL FREQ.
RWY 05/23 ST175 WGT THSD LBS.
PAD 5 DZ, 5000' S OF RWY EFF 1630-2130Z++ MON-FRI FR 1 APR TO 30 SEP, 2100-0100Z++ MON-FRI FR 1 OCT TO 31 MAR.
CAUTION: UNCTL VEH ON TWYS AND RAMPS. COPTER OPNS WITHIN VICINITY OF FAIRCHILD AFB.
MISC: BASE OPS DSN 657-5439/5202/8367, C509-247-5439/8367.
TRAN ALERT SVC AVBL 1400-0600Z++, CLSD WKEND. CTC BASE OPS NLT 15 MIN OUT FOR SVC REQ. FLEET SVC AVBL.
MISC: AIR EVAC/TRAN ACFT CTC PTD NLT 15 MIN PRIOR TO ARR.
CAUTION: FLARE ROCKET FRNG AND DEMOLITION OF EXPLOSIVES TRNG WED 1530-1630Z++ AND 2000-2100Z++ LCTD 5,000 FT S RY 5-23 ABM TWY F, MAX ALT 1300 FT.
CSTMS/AG/IMG: C509-247-5202/5439.
ARFF AVBL UPON REQ.
AMOPS AVBL TO STORE CLASSIFIED UP TO SECRET LTD STORAGE CAPABILITY.
RWY COND CODES (RWYCC) UNAVBL.

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 6 December 2018 at 0901Z to 3 January 2019 at 0900Z.

 
STARs - Standard Terminal Arrivals
HILIE TWO   download (158KB)
ZOOMR ONE   download (178KB)
 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
ILS OR LOC RWY 05   download (122KB)
ILS OR LOC RWY 23   download (126KB)
ILS RWY 05 (CAT II)   download (93KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 05   download (65KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 23   download (66KB)
TACAN RWY 05   download (103KB)
TACAN RWY 23   download (108KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (223KB)

Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KGEG - Spokane International Airport (5 nm E)
KSFF - Felts Field Airport (14 nm E)
KDEW - Deer Park Airport (23 nm NE)
KCOE - Coeur d'Alene Airport - Pappy Boyington Field (35 nm E)
2S8 - Wilbur Airport (45 nm W)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 16-Dec-2018
 Local
(UTC-8)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:5814:58
Sunrise07:3415:34
Sunset15:5923:59
Evening civil twilight16:3500:35

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  16-Dec-2018 17:10:37
Local (UTC-8)  16-Dec-2018 09:10:37
 
METAR
KSKA 161658Z 06010KT 10SM -RA BKN035 OVC050 01/01 A2994 RMK AO2A SLP161 P0008 T00100010 $
KGEG 
5nm E 
161653Z 06006KT 7SM -RA FEW007 BKN040 OVC050 01/00 A2996 RMK AO2 SLP162 P0003 T00110000
KSFF 
14nm E 
161653Z 00000KT 6SM -RA BR OVC046 03/02 A2998 RMK AO2 UPE13B38E53RAB53 SLP163 P0002 T00330022
TAF
KSKA 161407Z 1614/1717 09006KT 9000 -RA SCT005 BKN040 620059 QNH2990INS BECMG 1620/1621 13009KT 8000 -RA BKN003 620409 QNH2989INS BECMG 1712/1713 18009KT 1600 BR BKN002 QNH2993INS TX05/1704Z TN00/1615Z
KGEG 
5nm E 
161309Z 1613/1712 07011KT P6SM -RASN SCT010 OVC050 FM161500 07008KT P6SM -RA SCT008 OVC022 FM162100 11008KT 6SM -RA BR SCT008 BKN012 OVC020 FM170500 15009KT P6SM VCSH SCT006 OVC010 FM170800 21009KT P6SM SCT003 OVC006
KSFF 
14nm E 
161139Z 1612/1712 25003KT P6SM -RASN SCT020 OVC050 TEMPO 1612/1614 6SM -RASN BKN020 FM161400 15004KT P6SM -RA SCT025 OVC040 FM161700 VRB03KT P6SM -RA SCT018 OVC025 FM162100 14005KT 5SM -RA BR BKN015 OVC022 FM170500 18005KT P6SM VCSH SCT009 OVC015 FM170800 21004KT P6SM BKN009 OVC015
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