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

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 25 FEBRUARY 2021

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-THU 1530-0800Z, ALL FRI 1630-0200Z++, ALL SAT CLSD, ALL SUN 2200-0200Z++, ALL HOL CLSD
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: 133.475 352.0
MIRAMAR GROUND: 128.625 307.325 [1530-0800Z MON-THU; 1630-0200Z++ FRI; CLSD SAT; 2200-0200Z++SUN. FLD CLSD NATL HOLS.]
MIRAMAR TOWER: 135.2 298.925 340.2 [1530-0800Z MON-THU; 1630-0200Z++ FRI; CLSD SAT; 2200-0200Z++SUN. FLD CLSD NATL HOLS.]
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): PHONE 760-789-7699
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)

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
MZBr024/6.6MISSION BAY VORTAC117.8015E
PGYr318/17.6POGGI VORTAC116.4514E
TIJr322/21.9TIJUANA VOR/DME116.5012E
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 72 /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 65 /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 ADZD TO EXER EXTREME CTN TO AVOID HANG GLDR ACT NEAR TORRY PINES GOLF CRS, NKX R-283/5 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: ORDNANCE, LIVE OR INERT, NOT PMTD TO RMN ON RON TSNT 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 TSNT ACFT AND TRANSCOM/JOSAC/NALO ARE RQRD TO CTC VISITING ACFT LINE DSN 307-4284, C858-307-4284 (PPR RSTRD TO 30 MIN BFR/AFT APVD TIME; PPR NOT VALID OUTSIDE OF THIS WINDOW AND MUST BE RE-COORDD 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 CTC THE OPS DUTY OFFICER AT DSN 307-4277/4284, C858-307-4277/4284.
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 OPRG HRS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE; CHECK NOTAMS OR CTC AIRFIELD OPERATIONS TO VERIFY HRS. PILOTS FILING MCAS MIRAMAR AS AN ALTN OR EMERG DIVERT ARE ADVISED TO CALL AIRFIELD OPERATIONS TO VERIFY OPRG HRS.
CLOSED FIELD OPNS (CFO) ARE RSTRD AND RQR PPR.
FOR CD WHEN ATCT CLSD CTC SOCAL APCH AT 800-448-3724.

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 25 February 2021 at 0901Z to 25 March 2021 at 0900Z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
ILS OR LOC/DME RWY 24R   download (175KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 24L   download (185KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 24R   download (180KB)
HI-TACAN RWY 24R   download (184KB)
TACAN RWY 24R   download (192KB)
Radar Approach Procedures available   download (173KB)
 
Departure Procedures
LAKEE THREE   2 pages: [1] [2] (224KB)
REDIN FOUR   download (101KB)
SWOLF NINE   2 pages: [1] [2] (185KB)
TINNY FOUR   2 pages: [1] [2] (172KB)
VITKO THREE   2 pages: [1] [2] (253KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (236KB)

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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 04-Mar-2021
 Local
(UTC-8)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight05:4913:49
Sunrise06:1414:14
Sunset17:4701:47
Evening civil twilight18:1202:12

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  05-Mar-2021 03:22:46
Local (UTC-8)  04-Mar-2021 19:22:46
 
METAR
KNKX 050255Z 31008KT 10SM CLR 13/10 A3022 RMK AO2 SLP229 T01330100 53000 $
KMYF 
3nm S 
050253Z 31007KT 10SM CLR 13/09 A3022 RMK AO2 SLP232 T01330089 55000
KSAN 
8nm S 
050251Z 32007KT 10SM FEW250 15/09 A3024 RMK AO2 SLP238 T01500094 55000
KSEE 
9nm E 
050247Z 27006KT 10SM SKC 14/09 A3020
KNZY 
11nm S 
050252Z 33009KT 10SM FEW250 14/10 A3022 RMK AO2 SLP231 T01390100 55000 $
KRNM 
15nm NE 
050253Z 00000KT 10SM CLR 10/07 A3021 RMK AO2 SLP230 T01000072 55000
KCRQ 
17nm NW 
050253Z 31004KT 10SM CLR 14/09 A3021 RMK AO2 SLP229 T01390094 55000
KNRS 
18nm S 
050256Z VRB04KT 10SM FEW250 15/10 A3023 RMK AO2 SLP236 T01440100 53001 $
KSDM 
19nm SE 
050253Z 28006KT 10SM CLR 12/09 A3021 RMK AO2 SLP231 T01220089 53001
TAF
KNKX 0421/0521 28007KT 9999 FEW025 QNH3017INS BECMG 0501/0503 VRB05KT 9999 SCT020 QNH3004INS BECMG 0519/0521 31009KT 9999 SKC QNH3004INS T06/0514Z T21/0521Z
KSAN 
8nm S 
041120Z 0412/0518 VRB04KT P6SM SCT025 SCT035 TEMPO 0412/0416 BKN030 FM041900 29009KT P6SM FEW025 FM050200 VRB04KT P6SM SCT015
KNZY 
11nm S 
0423/0523 29011KT 9999 FEW020 FEW250 522809 523703 QNH3018INS FM050300 VRB06KT 9999 SCT020 SCT250 522809 523703 QNH3017INS FM051900 31011KT 9999 FEW020 SCT250 500000 QNH3014INS T09/0512Z T19/0521Z FS30022
KCRQ 
17nm NW 
041720Z 0418/0518 VRB04KT P6SM SCT020 SCT030 FM041900 25008KT P6SM FEW025 FM050100 VRB04KT P6SM SCT012
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