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KMCF MacDill Air Force Base
Tampa, Florida, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 26 JANUARY 2023

Location

FAA Identifier: MCF
Lat/Long: 27-50-57.6400N 082-31-16.3900W
27-50.960667N 082-31.273167W
27.8493444,-82.5212194
(estimated)
Elevation: 14 ft. / 4.3 m (surveyed)
Variation: 06W (2025)
From city: 4 miles S of TAMPA, FL
Time zone: UTC -5 (UTC -4 during Daylight Saving Time)
Zip code: 33608

Airport Operations

Airport use: Private use. Permission required prior to landing
Activation date: 05/1941
Control tower: yes
ARTCC: MIAMI CENTER
FSS: SAINT PETERSBURG FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: MCF (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: CONTINUOUS
Pattern altitude: TFC PAT: RECTANGULAR 1100 FT; OVHD 1600 FT. DRG VFR COND TKOF & TGL MNTN 1100 FT TIL DER. HELI 600 FT.
Wind indicator: yes
Segmented circle: no
Lights: HIRL RWY 5/23 OPR WHEN TWR OPN.
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.
International operations: customs landing rights airport

Airport Communications

ATIS: 133.825 270.1
MAC DILL GROUND: 118.575 275.8
MAC DILL TOWER: 120.175 294.7
TAMPA APPROACH: 354.0 124.95 135.5
TAMPA DEPARTURE: 290.3 353.575 119.65 ;RWY 23 119.9 ;RWY 05
BLFRG STAR: 119.65
COMD POST: 132.775 134.1 ;6 AMW 311.0 ;6 AMW 323.8 ;6 AMW
DADES STAR: 135.5
MAATY STAR: 118.8
PMSV METRO: 225.05
PTD: 372.2
RAYZZ STAR: 118.8
WX AWOS-3 at TPF (5 nm NE): 118.925 (813-251-6824)
WX ASOS at SPG (8 nm SW): 118.875 (727-821-4334)
WX ASOS at TPA (8 nm N): 126.45 (813-873-7228)
WX ASOS at PIE (9 nm W): 134.5 (727-531-3456)
WX AWOS-3 at VDF (14 nm NE): 121.125 (813-630-0924)
WX AWOS-3P at CLW (15 nm NW): 119.225 (727-449-2184)
  • SFA.
  • CALL LGT OPS.

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
PIEr117/9.3ST PETERSBURG VORTAC116.4005W
SRQr010/26.6SARASOTA VOR/DME117.0005W
LALr252/28.1LAKELAND VORTAC116.0001E

 
NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
CAPOK137/13.136005WPI .--. ..
COSME184/14.236805WTP - .--.

Airport Services

Fuel available: A JET-A++
Airframe service: NONE
Powerplant service: NONE
Bottled oxygen: NONE
Bulk oxygen: LOW

Runway Information

Runway 5/23

Dimensions: 11421 x 151 ft. / 3481 x 46 m
MKD 150 FT WIDE WITH 50 FT WT BRG SHOULDERS EACH SIDE.
Surface: asphalt/grooved, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 71 /R/B/W/T
Runway edge lights: high intensity
Operational restrictions: BEARING STRENGTH: ST175; SBTT429; TRT494; TDT700.
RUNWAY 5  RUNWAY 23
Latitude: 27-50.243833N27-51.677667N
Longitude: 082-31.961333W082-30.584833W
Elevation: 8.0 ft.13.9 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)4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)
RVR equipment: touchdowntouchdown
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)
Runway end identifier lights: nono
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Instrument approach: LOC/GSLOC/GS

Helipad H1

Dimensions: 100 x 100 ft. / 30 x 30 m
Surface: concrete, in excellent condition
Latitude: 27-50.693367N
Longitude: 082-30.790167W
Elevation: 9.7 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: U.S. Air Force
Owner: USAF
MACDILL AFB
TAMPA, FL 33608
Manager: CHIEF OF AFLD MANAGEMENT
MACDILL AFB
TAMPA, FL 33608

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft operations: avg 257/day
100% military

Additional Remarks

E60-05 N AND S BAK-12B AVBL MON-FRI 1300Z-2030Z++; 45 MIN PN TO CNCT CABLE, UNABVL DRG WKEND AND FEDERAL HOL.
E60-23 N AND S BAK-12B AVBL MON-FRI 1300Z-2030Z++; 45 MIN PN TO CNCT CABLE, UNABVL DRG WKEND AND FEDERAL HOL.
JASU: (A/M32A-86) (AM32-95) (M32A-60)
FUEL: AIR CARD RQRD FOR AVN FUEL OR U.S. CASH; CASH FUEL PPR - FUELS DSN 968-2074.
FLUID: LPOX LOX
TRAN ALERT: OPR 1100-0300Z++. LAVATORY SVC ONLY PPR. LTD TRAN PRK FOR TACTICAL ACFT; EXP SVC DELAY FOR TACTICAL ACFT. UNABLE TO SVC ACFT WITH ORDINANCE. TRAN ALERT IS CONTRACT MAINT. TRAN ACFT MUST LAND BY 0230Z++ EXC VIP. ALL FTR TYPE/TRAINER ACFT MUST LAND BY 0200Z++. NO MULTIPLE IFR/VFR APCH FOR TRAN ACFT AFTER 0230Z++. TRAN ALERT CAN SUPPORT MINIMAL TRAN ACFT FOR LCL OR OUT AND BACK TRAN FLTS WITH PRIOR APVL.
SEE FLIP AP/1 FLT HAZ (FLORIDA-R2901) & SUPPLEMENTARY ARPT RMK AND AFTERBURNER PROC.
RSTD: AVOID OVFT OF ST. PETERSBURG LAND MASS BY AT LEAST 1.5 NM. PPR - BASE OPS DSN 968-2929/2350, C813-828-2350/2929, FOR PPR NR, FOR SVC AND OTHER RSTD. PPR ISSUED UP TO 7 DAYS PRIOR TO ARR. AFLD MGMT RQR FPL FOR ACFT PRIOR TO DEP.
CAUTION: ON INST APCH TO RWY 23 USE CAUTION DUR OVFT OF PETER O. KNIGHT ARPT DUE TO LGT ACFT TFC BLW APCH LEG 4 NM NE.
CAUTION: COMMERCIAL ACFT CROSS APCH TO MACDILL AFB ENROUTE TO TAMPA INTL ARPT AT AND ABV 2100 FT. ON INST APCH TO RWY 05 USE CAUTION DUR OVFT OF ALBERT WHITTED ARPT DUE TO LGT TFC BLW APCH LEG 6 NM SW. MAINT RWY AND TWY CNTRLINE WHEN EXITING RWY.
CAUTION: UNCTL VFR TFC IN VCNTY OF KMCF BLW 1200 FT.
CSTMS/AG/IMG: SEE FLIP AP/1.
AG: SEE GLOBAL HF SYSTEMS LISTING IN FIH.
RSTD: ACFT OPR RSTD DUR BIRD WATCH COND MODERATE (TKOF OR LDG PERMS ONLY WHEN DEP AND ARR RTE AVOID IDENT BIRD ACT. NO LCL IFR/VFR TFC PAT ACT) AND SEVERE (TKOF AND LDG PROH WO OG/CC APVL), CTC ATIS, TWR, COMD POST, OR BASE OPS FOR CURRENT BIRD WATCH COND.
CAUTION: NSTD OVNR MRK MACDILL AFB ON RWY 05/23 ENDS. NSTD MRKS NORTH/SOUTH RAMPS, WING-TIP OBST LINES FOR TRNG.
CAUTION: BIRDBATH ONLY USED FOR P-3, C-130, E-3A, KC-135 & B-737 ACFT NO FTR OR COPTER UNLESS APVD BY AFM.
CAUTION: BIRD HAZ; EXP HVY BIRD ACT FM 1 NOV - 28 FEB DURG PHASE II BASH PERIOD; 24 HR BIRD WATCH ALERT IN EFCT.
CAUTION: ACFT MAKING 180 DEG TURNS ON RWY USE HAMMERHEADS LAST 1000 FT AT EACH END.
TSNT AIRCREWS MAY CTC 9 OWS FOR WX BRIEF - DSN 965-0939.
RSTD: CTC BASE OPS DSN 968-2929/2350, C813-8282350/2929, FOR PPR NR, FOR SVC AND OTHER RSTD.
MISC: WHEN NVD OPS IN EFCT CTC TWR 10 MIN PRIOR TO ARR OR DEP FOR AFLD LGT ADJ - INFO DSN 968-2120/4822.
AN/FMQ-19 AUTOMATED OBSERVING SYS IN USE; AUGMENTED BY HUMAN OBSN WHEN NEC DUR AFLD HRS.
MISC: WX OBSN AVBL H24 VIA AUTO SYS DSN 968-2627. DUR WX FLT CLOSURES REMOTE BRIEFING SVC AVBL FR 26 OWS DSN 331-2651, C318-529-2651. WHEN POSSIBLE 2 HR ADV NTC FOR ALL RQR BRIEFINGS.
RSTD: ALL DV & TSNT ACFT CTC MACDILL CMD POST 311.0 OR DSN 968-4361/4362 (C813-828-4361) 3 HR PRIOR TO ARR & 30 MIN PRIOR TO ARR WITH DV CODES, CUSTOMS INFO & SPACE-A PAX INFO.
RSTD: ALL AIRCREW DEP CIV ARPT OR GUARD/RESERVE BASE CALL COMD POST 1 HR PRIOR TO TAKEOFF WITH PAX/CARGO/ETA INFO.
CAUTION: NUMEROUS VOIDS/SINKHOLES ON AFLD; REMAIN ON TWY CNTRLN.
RSTD: ALL ACFT MUST LAND BY PPR APPROVED TIME OR CALL WITH DEVIATIONS OR PPR IS INVALID; EXC FOR VIP.
MISC: MACDILL CRASH FIRE RESPONSE (CFR) IS AN ACFT RESCUE AND FIREFIGHTING (ARFF) CAT 4 WITH 7,800 GAL CAPABILITY. STEADY ARFF COND FOR MACDILL AFB IS OPTIMUM LEVEL OF SVC (OLS) FOR CAT 1-4, AND REDUCED LEVEL OF SVC (RLS) FOR CAT 5-6.
MISC: CLASS B AIRSPACE SVC AUTO TERMINATES WHEN ACFT IS INSTR TO CTC TWR.
ALL SERIES B-747 & A-380 MUST ARRIVE WITH A TOW BAR.
RSTD: BRAVO RAMP PRK SPOT B4 CLSD FOR ALL ACFT.
RSTD: CARGO/HVY ACFT LNDG ON BAK-12 CABLES NA.
CAUTION: USE CTN DURG TAXIING OPS AT NIGHT ON SPOTS A1-A4 DUE TO REMOVED APN LGTG.
ALL ACFT REQ TO PARK ON ARMY APN MUST CTC ASF MACDILL C813-828-3180/3183 UP TO 7 DAYS PRIOR TO ARR/MNM NOTICE IS 24 HR PRIOR TO ARR.
RSTD: HELIPAD H1 (100 FT X 100 FT CON) USA RES AVN SUPPORT FAC MACDILL USE ONLY.
RSTD: DEPLOYED UNIT CMPLX APN (DELTA/DUCC RAMP) CLSD.
PMSV O/S UFN. PLS CTC 6 OSS/OSW WX AT (813) 828-4405 FOR WX INFO.
DELTA RAMP, DEPLOYED UNIT COMPLEX (DUC) RSTD TO TOW-IN/TOW-OUT, AND LCL ACFT MAINT USE ONLY.
RSTD: DELTA (DUC) RAMP CLSD.

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 26 January 2023 at 0901Z to 23 February 2023 at 0900z.

 
STARs - Standard Terminal Arrivals
BLFRG TWO (RNAV)   2 pages: [1] [2]
BRDGE NINE   download
DADES ONE (RNAV)   2 pages: [1] [2]
DARBS THREE   download
LZARD SIX   download
MAATY FOUR (RNAV)   2 pages: [1] [2]
MAATY FOUR (RNAV), CONT.2   download
RAYZZ TWO (RNAV)   2 pages: [1] [2]
 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
ILS OR LOC RWY 05   download
ILS OR LOC RWY 23   download
RNAV (GPS) RWY 05   download
RNAV (GPS) RWY 23   download
TACAN RWY 05   download
TACAN RWY 23   download
 
Departure Procedures
MACDILL ONE   download

Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KTPF - Peter O Knight Airport (5 nm NE)
KSPG - Albert Whitted Airport (8 nm SW)
KTPA - Tampa International Airport (8 nm N)
KPIE - St Pete-Clearwater International Airport (9 nm W)
KVDF - Tampa Executive Airport (14 nm NE)
KCLW - Clearwater Air Park (15 nm NW)
 
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Airport diagram
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 05-Feb-2023
 Local
(UTC-5)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:5111:51
Sunrise07:1612:16
Sunset18:1323:13
Evening civil twilight18:3723:37

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  05-Feb-2023 07:49:18
Local (UTC-5)  05-Feb-2023 02:49:18
 
METAR
KMCF 050655Z AUTO 05009KT 10SM SCT070 15/11 A3022 RMK AO2 DZB17E26 SLP236 P0000 T01520112 FZRANO $
KTPF 
6nm NE 
050735Z AUTO 06009KT 10SM SCT090 OVC100 SCT090 OVC100 A3025 RMK AO2
KTPA 
7nm N 
050653Z 04007KT 10SM SCT075 16/11 A3028 RMK AO2 SLP251 T01610106
KSPG 
8nm SW 
050653Z AUTO 05012KT 10SM SCT075 17/13 A3024 RMK AO2 SLP240 T01720128
KPIE 
9nm NW 
050653Z AUTO 05007KT 10SM FEW075 17/12 A3027 RMK AO2 SLP248 T01720122
KVDF 
14nm NE 
050735Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM SCT070 SCT080 14/11 A3027 RMK AO2
KCLW 
15nm NW 
050735Z AUTO 08006KT 10SM SCT060 BKN080 15/10 A3025 RMK AO2
TAF
KMCF 050100Z 0501/0607 09012KT 9999 SCT050 BKN060 QNH3027INS BECMG 0509/0510 07009KT 9999 SCT030 BKN040 QNH3024INS BECMG 0517/0518 04010G15KT 8000 -SHRA BKN015 OVC020 QNH3016INS TX21/0521Z TN10/0511Z
KTPA 
7nm N 
050305Z 0503/0606 06006KT P6SM BKN080 FM051900 25007KT P6SM VCSH BKN030
KPIE 
9nm NW 
050541Z 0506/0606 07007KT P6SM BKN080 FM051800 35006KT P6SM VCSH OVC050 FM060300 34005KT P6SM OVC100
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