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CHS -  CHARLESTON AFB/INTL
CHARLESTON, SC
  

  MVFR Current METAR
Reported by  KCHS, 01/17 19:56 UTC
Marginal VFR
 - broken 1900, overcast 4700
 - Visibility 7 Miles
 - Light Rain
 - Winds 300° at 14 Knots gusting 17
 - Temperature 7c, 45f
 - Dewpoint 3c, 37f
 - 30.15 inches mercury
Raw: 2018/01/17 19:56 KCHS 171956Z 30014G17KT 7SM -RA BKN019 OVC047 07/03 A3015 RMK AO2 RAB51 SLP209 P0000 T00720033
  Location
Latitude/Longitude: 32° 53' 55.10" N / 80° 2' 25.90" W
32° 53.9183' N / 80° 02.4317' W
32.898639 / -80.040528
Elevation: 46
Magnetic Variation: 05W
Sectional: CHARLOTTE
Distance/Direction From City: 9 nautical miles NW of CHARLESTON, SC
  Operations
Open to the Public: Yes
Control Tower: Unknown
Attendance Schedule: ALL YEAR, 24 HRS/DAY
Lighting Schedule: DUSK-DAWN
Segmented Circle: No
Landing Fee: No
Unicom Frequency: 122.950
CTAF Frequency:
  General Info
Airport Type: Airport
Ownership Type: Military
Owner: USAF
Owner Address: 437ABG/OTM
CHARLESTON AFB, SC 29404
843-767-7010
Manager: SUSAN STEVENS, ARPT DIRECTOR
Manager Address: 5500 INTL BLVD #101
CHARLESTON, SC 29418
843-767-7010
Number of Based Aircraft: 46
Number of Annual Operations: 96533
  Services
Available Fuel: 100, Jet A1+
Airframe Repair: MAJOR
Powerplant Repair: MAJOR
Bottled Oxygen Availability: None
Bulk Oxygen Availability: High Pressure
  Runways
Runway 03/21
7000 x 150 feet
Concrete , in Good condition
Edge Lighting: High intensity
03 21
True Alignment 024 204
Traffic Pattern Left Left
Threshold lat/lon unknown unknown
Threshold Crossing Height 50 50
Touchdown Elevation 35 43
ILS None None
Visual Glide Slope 4 light PAPI, left side 4 light PAPI, left side
Controlling Object none none
Runway Remarks none none
Runway 15/33
9001 x 200 feet
Concrete , in Good condition
Edge Lighting: High intensity
15 33
True Alignment 147 327
Traffic Pattern Left Left
Threshold lat/lon unknown unknown
Threshold Crossing Height 0 46
Touchdown Elevation 43 45
ILS ILS ILS
Visual Glide Slope 4 light PAPI, left side 4 light PAPI, left side
Controlling Object none none
Runway Remarks  - RUNWAY 15 BAK-12 (B) LOCATED 1250 FT FROM THRESHOLD.  - RUNWAY 33 BAK-12 1460 FT FROM THRESHOLD.
  Remarks
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 - THIS IS A SHARED-USE AIRPORT. THE USAF OWNS AND OPERATES ALL RUNWAYS AND THE MAJORITY OF THE TAXIWAYS. THE CHARLESTON COUNTY AVIATION AUTHORITY OPERATES THE CIVILIAN TERMINAL AND ASSOCIATED TAXIWAYS.
 - THIS AIRPORT HAS BEEN SURVEYED BY THE NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY.
 - PARKING ON TERMINAL APRON RESTRICTED TO COMMERCIAL AIR CARRIER AND ARFT FOR CUSTOMS CLEARANCE BY PRIOR ARRANGEMENT ONLY.
 - LIQUID OXYGEN SERVING AVAILABLE TO MILITARY.
 - CAUTION: TAXIWAY 'D' WING TIP CLEARANCE LINE 161 FT FROM TAXIWAY CENTERLINE. RUNWAY 15-33 NO RUNWAY END LIGHTS. RUNWAY 15-33 RAISED THRESHOLDS, 12 INCHES. DEPARTURE RUNWAY 03/APPROACH RUNWAY 21 TRAIN CARS (20 FT AGL) FREQUENTLY PARKED 1200 FT FROM RUNWAY END.
 - A-GEAR: RUNWAY 15-33 BAK-12A REQUIRED 1 HOUR PN.
 - JASU: 8(MD-3M) 2(MA-1A) (M32A-60) (M32A-60A)
 - FUEL: A, A+, J8 AVAILABLE AT C843-746-7600 OR C843-414-9200 (NC-100LL).
 - FLUID: SOAP - ROUTINE SOAP SAMPLES NOT AVAILABLE; SP PRESAIR LHOX LOX
 - OIL: NON-DETERGENT OIL NOT AVAILABLE FOR PISTON AIRCRAFT. O-128-133-148(MILITARY)
 - SEE FLIP AP/1 SUPPLEMENTARY AIRPORT RMK.
 - RESTRICTED: ALL INBD VIP CODE 7 OR HI, PAX, CARGO AIRCRAFT MUST CONTACT PALMETTO OPERATIONS NO LATER THAN 30 MIN PRIOR TO LANDING.
 - RESTRICTED: AMC AIRCRAFT OPR RESTRICTED DUR BIRD WATCH CONDITION MODERATE (TAKEOFF OR LANDING PERMS ONLY WHEN DEPARTURE/ARR ROUTE AVOID IDENT BIRD ACT, NO LCL IFR/VFR TRAFFIC PATTERN ACT) AND SEVERE (TAKEOFF AND LANDING PROH WO OG/CC APVL), CONTACT PALMETTO OPERATIONS FOR CURRENT BIRD WATCH CONDITION.
 - NO STUDENT SOLO TOUCH AND GO LANDING ALLOWED.
 - RESTRICTED: ALL AIRCRAFT MUST CONTACT PALMETTO OPERATIONS PRIOR TO ENTERING MILITARY RAMP FOR PRK ASGN.
 - RESTRICTED: NON-AMC AIRCREWS REQUEST RON SERVICE CONTACT COMD POST (PALMETTO OPERATIONS) DSN 673-8400, C843-963-8400 PRIOR ARR. TRML APN RESTRICTED TO COML AIR CARRIER AND AIRCRAFT FOR CSTMS CLEARANCE BY PRIOR PERMISSION REQUIRED.
 - CAUTION: MIGRATORY BIRD SEASON PHASE II 1-15 APR AND 1 AUG-30 NOV. RUNWAY 15-33 RAISED APPROACH LIGHT IN OVRN, RUNWAY 03-21 NO OVRN. WG TIP CLEARANCE LINES ON RAMP TAXIWAY 115 FT FROM CNTRLINE.
 - CAUTION: TAXIWAY D WINGTIP CLEARANCE LINE 161 FT FROM TAXIWAY CNTRLINE. RUNWAY 15-33 NO RUNWAY END LIGHT. RUNWAY 15-33 RAISED THRESHOLD LIGHT 12 INCHES.
 - TRAFFIC PATTERN: RECTANGULAR 1200 FT, OVERHEAD 1700 FT, LIGHT AIRCRAFT 700 FT, C5A 2000 FT.
 - MISC: BASE OPERATIONS DSN 673-3024, C843-963-3024. IF CIV SIDE OF AIRPORT IS FINAL DESTN, AIRCRAFT COMDR WILL SO INDICATE ON DD 175. DANGEROUS CARGO AIRCRAFT CONTACT PTD PRIM, PALMETTO OPERATIONS SECD. ALL AMC MSN AIRCRAFT CONTACT PALMETTO OPERATIONS WHEN WITHIN RDO RNG.
 - MISC: REQUEST WEATHER FCST FOR MILITARY OPR USING THE ICAO IDENT KIGC. MILITARY WEATHER ADVSY/WARNING AVAILABLE O/R VIA METRO. LLWAS. MILITARY WEATHER CLOSED 0100-1100 Z++, MON-FRI, CLOSED SAT SUN & HOLIDAYS. WEATHER BRIEFINGS FOR TRANSITIONAL AIRCREWS BYD NML OPR HOUR AVAILABLE VIA 26 OWS/BARKSDALE AFB,DSN 781-3952/3949/1212;C318-456-3949/1212.
 - MISC: MILITARY AERO CLUB AIRCRAFT CONTACT CHS GROUND CONTROL PRIOR TO TAXI.
 - SERVICE-LIGHT: AIRFIELD BEACON NOT VISIBLE FROM NW.
 - MISC: TEMP STORAGE OF CLASSIFIED MATERIALS: UP TO SECRET AT BASE OPERATIONS AND TOP SECRET AT COMMAND POST.
 - RESTRICTED: REQUEST C-5 AND B-747 AIRCRAFT TAXI WITH OUTBOARD ENGINES AT IDLE.
 - SERVICE: KCHS MILITARY PROVIDES NO SECURITY AND NO AIRCRAFT SERVICES AT FBO'S AND COMMERCIAL TERMINAL.
 - SERVICE: A-GEAR - RUNWAY 15-33 BAK 12A REQUIRED 1 HOUR PN.
 - STD: RUNWAY 03-21 CLOSED 1330-2200Z++ MTHLY 2ND THU. RUNWAY 15-33 CLOSED LAST THU OF EA MONTH 1330-2200Z++.
 - CAUTION: TAXIWAY D WINGTIP CLEARANCE LINE 161 FT FR TAXIWAY CNTRLINE. RUNWAY 15-33 NO RUNWAY END LIGHT. RUNWAY 15-33 1 FT RAISED THRESHOLD LIGHT.
 - CAUTION: RUNWAY 15-33 1000 FT OVERRUNS HAS FRANGIBLE RAISED APPROACH LIGHTS.
 - RAILROAD CARS FREQUENTLY PARKED AT APPROACH END OF RUNWAY 21. RAILROAD CARS 25 FT AGL AND 1000 FT FROM RUNWAY 21 THRESHOLD. GRVL PILES, UP TO 50 FT AGL, LOCATED 1000 FT FROM RUNWAY 21 THRESHOLD.
 - CAUTION: TAXIWAY GOING INTO MILITARY AERO CLUB RAMP UNLIGHTED.
 - CAUTION: MILITARY RAMP AIRCRAFT CONTACT CHS GRND CONTROL FOR ENG START & TAXI.
 - RESTRICTED: RCR NOT AVAILABLE.
 - MISC: AFLD SURFACE WEATHER OBS TAKEN IAW FAA CRITERIA, NOT AF CRITERIA.
 - SERVICE FUEL: ALL AIRCRAFT REQUIRED FUEL, PLEASE HAVE IN YOUR POSSESSION THE WHITE DD FORM 1896 FUEL CARD, US GOVT AIR CARD OR YOUR BASE BILLING INFO.
 - TRANS AIRCRAFT FOR MILITARY RAMP FOLLOW-ME REQUIRED.
 - RMK-CATION: RUNWAY 21 - FREQUENCY PRK TRAIN CARS (25 FT AGL) 1,000 FT FR THRESHOLD & GRAVEL PILES (TO 50 FT AGL) 1500 FT FR THRESHOLD.
 - PRIOR PERMISSION REQUIRED FOR PARKING OF GENERAL AVIATION AIRCRAFT ON TERMINAL RAMP CONTACT 843-767-1100.
 - INTENSIVE HEAVY MILITARY JETS & OTHER MISC AIRCRAFT EXECUTING NUMEROUS CARGO & PERSONNEL DROPS, HIGH SPEED LOW-LEVEL FORMATION FLTS & MISC AIR-TO-GROUND OPERATIONS.
 - (OVERRUN LEN, RUNWAY 15) RUNWAY 15/33, RAISED APPROACH LIGHTS IN OVERRUNS. CAUTION: RUNWAY 15-33 1000 FT OVERRUNS HAS FRANGIBLE RAISED APPROACH LIGHTS.
 - SUSAN STEVENS IS THE DIRECTOR OF AIRPORTS FOR THE CHARLESTON COUNTY AVIATIONS AUTHORITY. LARRY GILL AF BASEOPS MAN, 843-963-3028.
 - RUNWAY 03/21 CLOSED SECOND THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH 0830-1700.
 - CLOSED LAST THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH 0830-1700.
 - GROOVED.
 - GROOVED.
 - LIGHTS FOR BOTH RUNWAYS ARE AF SPEC TYPE.
 - FSS-ANDERSON AND-NOTAM AND
 - TRAFFIC PATTERN INFO: RECTANGULAR 1200 FT MSL, OVERHEAD 1700 FT MSL, LIGHT AIRCRAFT 700 FT MSL, C5A 200 FT MSL.
 - RUNWAY 15 BAK-12 (B) LOCATED 1250 FT FROM THRESHOLD.
 - RUNWAY 33 BAK-12 1460 FT FROM THRESHOLD.
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