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KGRF Gray Army Airfield (Joint Base Lewis-McChord)
Fort Lewis/Tacoma, Washington, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 03 NOVEMBER 2022

Location

FAA Identifier: GRF
Lat/Long: 47-04-45.1720N 122-34-50.7600W
47-04.752867N 122-34.846000W
47.0792144,-122.5807667
(estimated)
Elevation: 301 ft. / 91.7 m (surveyed)
Variation: 16E (2015)
From city: 1 mile E of central business district of the associated city
Time zone: UTC -8 (UTC -7 during Daylight Saving Time)
Zip code: 98433

Airport Operations

Airport use: Private use. Permission required prior to landing
Activation date: 06/1943
Control tower: yes
ARTCC: SEATTLE CENTER
FSS: SEATTLE FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: GRF (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: CONTINUOUS
Pattern altitude: E/W TFC, F/W 1800', R/W 800'.
Wind indicator: yes
Segmented circle: no
Beacon: white-white-green (lighted military airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.

Airport Communications

CTAF: 119.325
ATIS: 124.65 306.2
GRAY GROUND: 121.9 290.2 [24 HRS CLSD HOL.]
GRAY TOWER: 119.325 256.8 41.5FM [24 HRS CLSD HOL.]
SEATTLE APPROACH: 120.1
SEATTLE DEPARTURE: 120.1
CLEARANCE DELIVERY: 121.9 290.2
AR OPS: 245.5 30.5
ARNG OPS: 32.6
EMERG: 121.5 243.0
NG OPS: 123.075
OPS: 138.6 395.225 41.5FM
PMSV METRO: 134.1 38.45
WX ASOS at TCM (6 nm NE): PHONE 253-982-3434
WX ASOS at TIW (11 nm N): PHONE 253-858-6507
WX AWOS-3 at PLU (12 nm E): 128.575 (253-848-2748)
WX ASOS at OLM (15 nm SW): 135.725 (360-754-0781)
  • 134.1 38.45 WX OPS H24, CLSD HOL. WX FLT DSN 357-7061/4363, COML 253-967-7061/4363. AN/FMQ-19 AUTOMATED OBSERVING SYS IN USE, AUGMENTED BY HUMAN OBSN WHEN NEC. DUR WX FLT CLOSURES REMOTE BRIEFING SVS AVBL FROM 25 OWS DSN 228-6598/6599/6588, COML 250-228-6598/6599/6588.

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
OLMr045/14.6OLYMPIA VORTAC113.4019E
SEAr188/24.1SEATTLE VORTAC116.8019E

Airport Services

Fuel available: A++
A++:NATO F24 AVBL.

Runway Information

Runway 15/33

Dimensions: 6124 x 150 ft. / 1867 x 46 m
Surface: asphalt
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 55 /F/A/W/T
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 15  RUNWAY 33
Latitude: 47-05.243993N47-04.262255N
Longitude: 122-35.012147W122-34.681930W
Elevation: 289.2 ft.300.4 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Markings: precision, in good conditionprecision, in good condition
Visual slope indicator: 4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)
RVR equipment: touchdownrollout
Approach lights: SSALR: simplified short approach lighting system with runway alignment indicator lightsSSALR: simplified short approach lighting system with runway alignment indicator lights
Runway end identifier lights: nono
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Instrument approach: ILS/DME
Obstructions: 114 ft. tower, lighted, 2613 ft. from runwaynone

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: U.S. Army
Owner: US ARMY AERONAUTICAL SVCS AGENCY
FT BELVOIR, VA 22060
Phone 703 806 4864
Manager: STEVEN GENTRY
Phone 253 967 6628

Additional Remarks

SEE FLIP AP/1 SUPPLEMENTARY ARPT RMK.
RSTD: 48 HR PPR TRAN ACFT, CTC BASE OPS DSN 357-6628/5998, C253-967-6628/ 5998.
CAUTION: EXTV NVD TRNG AND PJE.
MISC: SPECIAL VFR DAY F/W 700-1, R/W 300- 1/2. NGT F/W NOT AUTH, R/W 500-1. ACFT CONDUCTING TACTICAL OPR ON JBLM MIL RESERVATION CTC OPS PRIOR TO OPR. CTC GRAY TFC ON CTAF WHEN TWR CLSD. CLASS D AIRSPACE EFF CONT WHEN TWR OPEN, OT CLASS E. NO HGR FOR TRANS ACFT. BASE OPS, PAR, TWR, AND WX OPR CONT. CLSD HOL.
USAR OPS: DSN 357-3036, C253-967-3036.
ARNG: OPR 1430-0100Z++ TUE-FRI EXC HOL. TRAN ALERT SVC NOT AVBL.
CAUTION: HIGH VOLUME OF PERSONNEL/VEHICLES WITH NEGATIVE RADIO COMMUNICATION ON GROUND CONTROL CROSSING TAXIWAYS G AND H.
BULLSEYE RDO - OPR CONT. CLSD HOL. 34.6 141.5 379.1. ALL R/W ACFT CTC BULLSEYE RDO PRIOR TO ENTRY R6703A-J, RANGE STATUS AVBL ON UHF 384.525 AND VHF 142.7.
FUEL: A++ LTD SUPPLY. LTD TRANS ALERT.
MISC: ADD RCR WILL BE REPORTED MON-FRI, 0700-1500 VIA NOTAM AND ATIS, DURING INCLEMENT WINTER WEATHER.
HIGH VOLUME OF NIGHT VISION TRAINING ON AFLD; PORTIONS OF AFLD LTG MAY BE DIM OR OFF. PILOTS OF MILITARY ROTARY-WING ACFT SHALL INFORM GRAY TWR ON INITIAL CONTACT IF THEY ARE UNAIDED.
BASE OPS, PAR, TWR, WX OPR 24 HRS CLSD HOL. NO INCOMING SPACE A PASSENGERS WITHOUT PRIOR APPROVAL.
NO DE-ICE
FOR CD WHEN ATCT IS CLSD CTC SEATTLE APCH AT 206-214-4723. 120.1/290.9.
SMALL ARMS RANGE .8 NM E OF AFLD.

Instrument Procedures

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NOT FOR NAVIGATION. Please procure official charts for flight.
FAA instrument procedures published for use from 03 November 2022 at 0901Z to 01 December 2022 at 0900Z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
ILS OR LOC RWY 15   download (224KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 15   download (100KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 33   download (133KB)
Radar Approach Procedures available   download (149KB)
NOTE: Special Alternate Minimums apply   download (185KB)
 
Departure Procedures
LEWIS THREE   download (105KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (534KB)

Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KTCM - McChord Field Airport (Joint Base Lewis-McChord) (6 nm NE)
KTIW - Tacoma Narrows Airport (11 nm N)
KPLU - Pierce County Airport - Thun Field (12 nm E)
KOLM - Olympia Regional Airport (15 nm SW)
S50 - Auburn Municipal Airport (21 nm NE)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 30-Nov-2022
 Local
(UTC-8)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight07:0115:01
Sunrise07:3615:36
Sunset16:2300:23
Evening civil twilight16:5700:57

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  30-Nov-2022 13:50:21
Local (UTC-8)  30-Nov-2022 05:50:21
 
METAR
KGRF 301305Z 12008KT 7SM OVC015 05/03 A2944 RMK A02A SLPNO P0002 RVRNO $
KTCM 
5nm NE 
301324Z AUTO 17008KT 10SM FEW020 SCT025 SCT032 BKN044 BKN080 04/04 A2945 RMK AO2 RAE14 SLP978 $
KTIW 
11nm N 
301253Z AUTO 20012KT FEW011 BKN020 OVC085 06/04 A2944 RMK AO2 RAE46 SLP971 P0002 T00560039 $
KPLU 
12nm E 
301335Z AUTO 19005KT 10SM BKN027 OVC034 05/04 A2946 RMK AO2
KOLM 
15nm SW 
301341Z AUTO 27006G18KT 4SM -RA BR FEW012 SCT019 BKN028 05/03 A2947 RMK AO2 RAB31 P0003 T00500033
TAF
KGRF 300500Z 3005/0111 17018G30KT 6000 -SHRA BR SCT018 OVC025 640605 550005 QNH2941INS TEMPO 3005/3008 17020G41KT BECMG 3008/3009 17018G35KT 3200 SHRA BR BKN015 OVC020 640506 550005 QNH2940INS BECMG 3010/3011 18012G18KT 9999 -SHRA SCT015 OVC024 610405 540004 QNH2942INS BECMG 3015/3016 20013KT 9999 NSW SCT035 BKN060 QNH2948INS BECMG 3018/3019 22006KT 9999 FEW035 SCT060 BKN080 QNH2945INS BECMG 0107/0108 04006KT 2400 -SN BKN010 OVC024 650257 QNH2944INS TX07/3012Z TN01/0105Z
KTCM 
5nm NE 
300640Z 3006/0111 16012KT 8000 -RA BR OVC020 620309 QNH2944INS TEMPO 3006/3008 19022G32KT BKN015 530009 BECMG 3007/3008 20012G22KT 8000 -SHRA OVC020 610409 520009 QNH2943INS BECMG 3017/3018 21009KT 9999 NSW SCT015 BKN080 610809 520009 QNH2948INS BECMG 0107/0108 03006KT 9999 -SN BKN015 OVC025 620159 QNH2946INS BECMG 0109/0110 04005KT 3200 -SN BR BKN005 OVC015 630059 QNH2946INS TX05/3023Z TN03/3015Z
KOLM 
15nm SW 
301130Z 3012/0112 24010KT 6SM -RA BR SCT007 OVC013 TEMPO 3012/3016 4SM -RA BR BKN006 OVC012 FM301600 21005KT P6SM VCSH OVC015 FM302000 24004KT P6SM BKN025 BKN050 FM010000 04003KT P6SM VCSH BKN035 BKN050 FM010600 05004KT 5SM -SHSN BR OVC015
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