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KSPS Sheppard Air Force Base/Wichita Falls Municipal Airport
Wichita Falls, Texas, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 09 NOVEMBER 2017

Location

FAA Identifier: SPS
Lat/Long: 33-59-19.6900N / 098-29-30.8500W
33-59.328167N / 098-29.514167W
33.9888028 / -98.4919028
(estimated)
Elevation: 1019.1 ft. / 310.6 m (surveyed)
Variation: 05E (2010)
From city: 5 miles N of WICHITA FALLS, TX
Time zone: UTC -6 (UTC -5 during Daylight Saving Time)
Zip code: 76311

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Control tower: yes
ARTCC: FORT WORTH CENTER
FSS: FORT WORTH FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
LC CALL TO FSS 855-5574.
NOTAMs facility: SPS (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: CONTINUOUS
Pattern altitude: TFC PAT: LGT ACFT 800 FT AGL; CONVENTIONAL & JET 1300 FT AGL. OVERHEAD RY 15R/33L 1800 FT AGL.
Wind indicator: lighted
Segmented circle: no
Lights: WHEN ATCT CLSD ACTVT MALSR RY 33L - CTAF.
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.
Fire and rescue: ARFF index A

Airport Communications

CTAF: 119.75
UNICOM: 122.95
ATIS: 132.05 269.9
WX ASOS: PHONE 940-855-9045
SHEPPARD GROUND: 125.5 289.4 [OPR 1200-0200Z++ MON-FRI; 1800-2300Z++ SUN; CLSD SAT AND HOL, OT USE CTAF.]
SHEPPARD TOWER: 119.75 279.525 [OPR 1200-0200Z++ MON-FRI; 1800-2300Z++ SUN; CLSD SAT AND HOL, OT USE CTAF.]
SHEPPARD APPROACH: 118.2 269.025 [OPR 1200-0200Z++ MON-FRI; 1800-2300Z++ SUN; CLSD SAT AND HOL, OT CTC FORT WORTH CENTER 133.5 350.35.]
SHEPPARD DEPARTURE: 118.2 120.4 269.025 292.3 316.075 [OPR 1200-0200Z++ MON-FRI; 1800-2300Z++ SUN; CLSD SAT AND HOL, OT CTC FORT WORTH CENTER 133.5 350.35.]
CLEARANCE DELIVERY: 121.2 282.225
BASIC RADAR: 118.2 269.025
EMERG: 121.5 243.0
PMSV METRO: 339.65
PTD: 372.2
RDR: 126.7 261.7
WX AWOS-3 at CWC (8 nm S): 119.625 (940-766-2967)
  • PAR LCTD LAT 33-59-24.50N LONG 098-29-28.07W. ELEV 991.
  • APCH/DEP SERVICE PROVIDED BY FORT WORTH ARTCC ON FREQS 133.5/350.35 (WICHITA FALLS NR 2 RCAG) WHEN APCH CTL CLSD.
  • PMSV METRO 339.65 FULL SVC AVBL 1000-0200Z++ MON-FRI; 1700-2300Z++SUN; CLSD SAT AND HOL. OT CTC 26 OWS DSN 331-2651, COM 318-529-2651.
  • MNT 1200 - 0200Z++ MON-FRI, 1800 - 2300Z++ SUN, EXC HOL.

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
SPSr079/5.1WICHITA FALLS VORTAC112.7010E
LAWr178/30.7LAWTON VOR/DME109.4009E
DUCr221/37.1DUNCAN VOR/DME111.0009E

 
NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
SCOTLAND354/12.434405ESKB ... -.- -...
POST179/37.542508EPFL .--. ..-. .-..

Airport Services

Fuel available: 100LL JET-A
Parking: tiedowns
Airframe service: MINOR
Powerplant service: MINOR
Bottled oxygen: NONE

Runway Information

Runway 15R/33L

Dimensions: 13100 x 300 ft. / 3993 x 91 m
Surface: concrete
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 75 /R/C/W/T
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 15R  RUNWAY 33L
Latitude: 34-00.226667N33-58.220500N
Longitude: 098-29.970000W098-29.009333W
Elevation: 998.3 ft.1000.2 ft.
Gradient: 0.1%0.1%
Traffic pattern: rightleft
Runway heading: 153 magnetic, 158 true333 magnetic, 338 true
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)
Approach lights: MALSR: 1,400 foot medium intensity approach lighting system with runway alignment indicator lightsMALSR: 1,400 foot medium intensity approach lighting system with runway alignment indicator lights
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Instrument approach: ILS/DME

Runway 15C/33C

Dimensions: 10002 x 150 ft. / 3049 x 46 m
Surface: asphalt/concrete
RY 15C FIRST 2000 FT & LAST 1000 FT CONC; MIDDLE ZONE ASPH.
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 27 /F/B/W/T
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 15C  RUNWAY 33C
Latitude: 34-00.376000N33-58.844333N
Longitude: 098-29.828500W098-29.094833W
Elevation: 1003.1 ft.989.4 ft.
Gradient: 0.2%0.2%
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 153 magnetic, 158 true333 magnetic, 338 true
Markings: nonprecision, in good conditionnonprecision, 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)
Approach lights: ALSF1: standard 2,400 foot high intensity approach lighting system with centerline sequenced flashers (category I)ALSF1: standard 2,400 foot high intensity approach lighting system with centerline sequenced flashers (category I)
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Instrument approach: LOC/GS

Runway 17/35

Dimensions: 7021 x 150 ft. / 2140 x 46 m
Surface: asphalt
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 33 /F/A/W/T
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 17  RUNWAY 35
Latitude: 33-58.945033N33-57.787617N
Longitude: 098-29.745883W098-29.757850W
Elevation: 1001.1 ft.1014.1 ft.
Gradient: 0.2%0.2%
Traffic pattern: rightleft
Runway heading: 175 magnetic, 180 true355 magnetic, 000 true
Markings: nonprecision, in poor conditionnonprecision, in poor condition
Runway end identifier lights: yes
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights

Runway 15L/33R

Dimensions: 6000 x 150 ft. / 1829 x 46 m
Surface: asphalt/concrete
FIRST & LAST 1000 FT CONC; MIDDLE ZONE ASPH.
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 27 /R/C/W/T
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 15L  RUNWAY 33R
Latitude: 34-00.670517N33-59.751717N
Longitude: 098-29.596567W098-29.156450W
Elevation: 1019.1 ft.999.8 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 153 magnetic, 158 true333 magnetic, 338 true
Visual slope indicator: 4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)
Runway end identifier lights: yesyes
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: U.S. Air Force
Owner: UNITED STATES AIR FORCE.
SHEPPARD AFB
WICHITA FALLS, TX 76311
Manager: JON WALTJEN
4000 ARMSTRONG DR, STE 8
WICHITA FALLS, TX 76305
Phone 940-676-7119
FBO 940-855-5460.

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 219
Single engine airplanes: 12
Multi engine airplanes: 5
Jet airplanes: 2
Military aircraft: 200
    
Aircraft operations: avg 288/day *
93% military
3% local general aviation
2% transient general aviation
2% commercial
* for 12-month period ending 30 June 2014

Additional Remarks

E60-15C BAK 15 (175' OVRN).
E60-33C BAK 15 (175' OVRN).
E60-15R MA-1A CHAG (145' OVRN).
E60-33L MA-1A CHAG (145' OVRN).
CAUTION: "MIL ARPT CONDUCTS HI PERFORMANCE JET TRNG IN A HI DENSITY ENVIRONMENT WITHIN 95 NM OF KSPS, 1200-0200Z++ MON-FRI TO FL390, AND WHEN TWR HR EXTN BY NOTAM, OCCASIONALLY SAT AND SUN.
A-GEAR: MA-1A RWY 15R-33L NOT RAISED, UNLESS 80TH FTW IS FLYING, RQR 30 MIN PN WHEN TWR OPR.
MISC: BASE OPS 1200-0200Z++ WKD; 1800-2300Z++ SUN; CLSD SAT AND HOL.
DUE TO CLOSE PROXIMITY OF RYS 33L & 33C USE VIGILANCE WITH MONITOR GND TRACK FOR THE HI-TACAN RY 33C APCH.
RSTD: SOLO STU N/A.
MISC: WX OBSERVATION LTD TO WEST DUE TO RSTD VIEW.
TRAN ALERT: OPR 1200-0200Z++ WKD; 1800-2300Z++ SUN, CLSD SAT AND HOL.
SERVICE-LGT: RWY 15R-33L PAPI RRP AND ILS RPI NOT COINCIDENTAL.
SERVICE-LGT: RWY 15C-33C PAPI GS AND ILS GS NOT COINCIDENTAL.
RSTD: ALL TRAN ACFT MUST BE CHOCKED 30 MIN PRIOR TO TRANS ALERT CLOSING; PPR EXPIRES 30 MIN PRIOR TO AFLD CLOSING.
CAUTION: DO NOT CONFUSE PARL TWY WITH RWY 15R-33L.
MISC: AETC FTR ACFT EXP REDUCED RY SEPARATION: DAY/VFR, SIMILAR TYPE ACFT 3000 FT, DISSIMILAR TYPE ACFT 6000 FT, NIGHT 6000 FT ALL AETC ACFT. TRAN AETC ACFT NOTIFY TWR ON INITIAL CTC IF REDUCED RY SEPARATION IS NOT DESIRED.
MISC: MIL WX ADVSY/WARNING AVBL O/R-METRO.
SERVICE - TRAN ALERT: OPR 1130 -0300Z++ WKD; 1800-2300++ SUN; CLSD SAT AND HOL. QUALIFIED WEAPONS/MUNITIONS PERS NOT AVBL TO SAFE FTR TYPE ACFT.
JASU: 3(AM32-95) 1(MC-1) 3(AM/32A-86D).
FLUID: SP PRESAIR LOX.
SERVICE-OIL JOAP RESULTS AVBL 1345-2100Z++ WKD EXC HOL.
SEE FLIP AP/1 SUPPLEMENTARY ARPT RMK.
MISC: CLASS D AIRSPACE EFF 1130-0300Z++ MON-FRI; 1800-2300Z++ SUN; EXC HOL; OT CLASS E.
CAUTION: ATC PERS IAW THE COOPERATIVE WX WATCH (CWW) WILL ALERT WX PERS ON ANY UNREPORTED WX COND THAT COULD AFFECT FLT SAFETY.
CAUTION: MIL ARPT CONDUCTS HI PERFORMANCE JET TRNG IN A HI DENSITY ENVIRONMENT 1400-0400Z++ MON-FRI AND WHEN TWR HR EXTN BY NOTAM; OCCASSIONALLY SAT.
MISC: TRAN MIL ACFT WILL NOT RCV SUPPORT FR SHEPPARD AFB OUTSIDE OF PUBLISHED HR. EXPECT NO AF SVC WHILE PRK AT THE RGN ARPT.
RSTD: PPR, 24 HR PN RQR, CTC AFLD OPS DSN 736-2180/6474, C940-676-2180/6474.
MISC: CTC BASE TAXI DSN 736-1843 C940-676-1843, OR U-DRIVE DSN 736-6813 C940-676-6813 PRIOR TO ARR.
RSTD: C135 ACFT AND EQUIVALENT PROH FOR SHOULDER FOD HAZ.
SERVICE-FUEL: A++.
RSTD: TWY K AND L CLSD EXC FOR MIL BASE ASSIGNED ACFT.
AFLD OPS FLT/COMMAND POST AT C940-676-2616.
DURING PERIODS WHEN CTL TWR IS CLSD EXERCISE CAUTION WHEN TAXIING; THE CIVIL ARPT IS LCTD TO THE S AND THE MIL RAMP IS LCTD TO THE W OF THE RYS.
RSTD: TRAN ACFT LTD TO ONE APCH TO A FULL STOP LDG DUR STU TRNG.
MIGRATORY BIRD ACTIVITY ON & INVOF ARPT FM OCT-APR.

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 9 November 2017 at 0901Z and 7 December 2017 at 0900Z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
HI-ILS OR LOC/DME RWY 33L   download (139KB)
ILS OR LOC/DME RWY 15C   download (132KB)
ILS OR LOC/DME RWY 33L   download (121KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 15L   download (103KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 15R   download (112KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 33L   download (109KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 33R   download (95KB)
VOR/DME-E   download (116KB)
HI-TACAN RWY 15C   download (125KB)
HI-TACAN RWY 15R   download (126KB)
HI-TACAN RWY 33C   download (125KB)
HI-TACAN RWY 33L   download (125KB)
Radar Approach Procedures available   download (146KB)
NOTE: Special Alternate Minimums apply   download (29KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (119KB)

Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:

F14 - Wichita Valley Airport (7 nm W)
KCWC - Kickapoo Downtown Airport (8 nm S)
KFDR - Frederick Regional Airport (33 nm NW)
KLAW - Lawton-Fort Sill Regional Airport (35 nm N)
KDUC - Halliburton Field Airport (39 nm NE)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 18-Nov-2017
 Local
(UTC-6)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:4412:44
Sunrise07:1013:10
Sunset17:2823:28
Evening civil twilight17:5523:55

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  18-Nov-2017 22:22:03
Local (UTC-6)  18-Nov-2017 16:22:03
 
METAR
KSPS 182152Z AUTO 36022G32KT 10SM CLR 15/M01 A3018 RMK AO2 PK WND 36035/2056 SLP213 T01501006 PWINO $
KCWC 
8nm S 
182155Z AUTO 01026G30KT 10SM CLR 16/00 A3021 RMK AO2 T01550000
TAF
KSPS 181817Z 1818/1918 35030G40KT P6SM SCT250 FM182300 33007KT P6SM SKC
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The City of Wichita Falls is comfortably nestled in the North East corner of the Panhandle/Plains area of North Texas. Wichita Falls is an economically progressive city home to commerce and industry with worldwide interests. The City also has several institutions of higher learning, a strong international presence through Sheppard Air Force Base, a well educated, eager workforce and a community spirit geared toward family, friends and a desire to see that this thriving city continues to grow and prosper. By most accounts Wichita Falls can be summed up with two words, pleasant and comfortable.
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