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RCA -  ELLSWORTH AFB
RAPID CITY, SD
  

  VFR Current METAR
Reported by  KRCA, 12/16 16:56 UTC
VFR
 - No Clouds Below 12000'
 - Visibility 10 Miles
 - Precipitation unknown
 - Winds 210° at 5 Knots
 - Temperature unknown
 - Dewpoint unknown
 - 30.23 inches mercury
Raw: 2018/12/16 16:56 KRCA 161656Z AUTO 21005KT 10SM CLR 06/M05 A3023 RMK AO2 SLP260 T00641050 $
  Location
Latitude/Longitude: 44° 8' 42.34" N / 103° 6' 12.84" W
44° 08.7057' N / 103° 06.2140' W
44.145094 / -103.103567
Elevation: 3276
Magnetic Variation: 11E
Sectional: CHEYENNE
Distance/Direction From City: 5 nautical miles SW of RAPID CITY, SD
  Operations
Open to the Public: No
Control Tower: Unknown
Attendance Schedule: ALL YEAR, MON-THU, 1400-0730Z+
ALL YEAR, FRI, 1400-0300
Lighting Schedule: DUSK-DAWN
Segmented Circle: No
Landing Fee: No
Unicom Frequency:
CTAF Frequency:
  General Info
Airport Type: Airport
Ownership Type: Military
Owner: U.S. AIR FORCE
Owner Address: 44TH CSG, ELLSWORTH AFB
RAPID CITY, SD 57706
Manager: BASE OPERATIONS
Manager Address: 44TH CSG, ELLSWORTH AFB
RAPID CITY, SD 57706
Number of Based Aircraft: 0
Number of Annual Operations: 0
  Services
Available Fuel: No fuel available
Airframe Repair: MAJOR
Powerplant Repair: MAJOR
Bottled Oxygen Availability: None
Bulk Oxygen Availability: Low Pressure
  Runways
Runway 13/31
13503 x 300 feet
Concrete , in Unknown condition
Edge Lighting: High intensity
13 31
True Alignment
Traffic Pattern Left Left
Threshold lat/lon unknown unknown
Threshold Crossing Height 0 0
Touchdown Elevation 0 0
ILS ILS ILS
Visual Glide Slope 4 light PAPI, left side 4 light PAPI, left side
Controlling Object none none
Runway Remarks  - PRECISION APPROACH PATH INDICATOR (PAPI) NOT ON CONT, CONTACT TOWER. PRECISION APPROACH PATH INDICATOR (PAPI) COINCIDENT WITH HGT GP 4.  - PRECISION APPROACH PATH INDICATOR (PAPI) NOT ON CONT, CONTACT TOWER. PRECISION APPROACH PATH INDICATOR (PAPI) COINCIDENT WITH HGT GP 4.
  Remarks
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 - FUEL: J8
 - FLUID: SP LPOX LOX-48 HOUR PN REQUIRED.
 - OIL: O-132-133-148
 - TRANSITIONAL ALERT: SERVICE AVAILABLE 1500-2300Z++MON-FRI; CLOSED SAT, SUN & HOLIDAYS.
 - RESTRICTED: ALL AIRCRAFT MAINT AT OR ABV 7700' AND 2640' HORIZONTAL SEPARATION IN THE IMMED VCNTY OF MT. RUSHMORE; AVOID DEVILS TOWER BY 5 NAUTICAL MILES. PRIOR PERMISSION REQUIRED ALL FULL STOP AIRCRAFT CONTACT BASE OPERATIONS NO EARLIER THAN 72 HOUR PRIOR TO ETA. FAX DSN 675-1053, C605-385-1053.
 - CAUTION: HI POTENTIAL FOR MID-AIR COLLISION EXISTS WITH AIRCRAFT FR RAPID CITY AIRPORT LOCATED APRX 6.5 NAUTICAL MILES SE OF AIRPORT. WHEN ON VISUAL APPROACH TO RUNWAY 31 EXER EXTREME CAUTION FOR CIV HI INTS PRK LOT LIGHT LOCATED 6600' FR END OF RUNWAY AND IN LINE WITH APPROACH LIGHT SYS.
 - CAUTION: BIRD HAZ - MIGRATORY BIRD ACT AUG-NOV (PHASELL) AND MAR-MAY (PHASELL) SURFACE TO 5000' AGL. DEER HAZ, RPT ANY ACT TO TOWER/PTD.
 - MISC: INBD VIP CODE 7 OR HI, CONTACT RAYMOND 33 15 MIN PRIOR TO BLOCK TIME WITH NAME, RANK AND PURPOSE OF VISIT.
 - PRIDE HNGR LOCATED N OF BASE WEATHER STN. HGT AND SIZE OF THE HNGR BLOCKS 20% OF THE HRZN & HINDERS OBS OF TS & OTHER CNVTV CLDS. FROM OBS POINT WEATHER TECHNICIANS UNABLE TO SEE THE TDZ OF BOTH RUNWAYS. S END WIND SENSOR TYPICALLY READS 10-15 KTS LOWER THAN N END DRG STG N WIND EVENTS.
 - RESTRICTED: PRIOR PERMISSION REQUIRED MIN 24 HOUR NOTICE RQD & NO EARLIER THAN 7 DAYS PRIOR.
 - CSTMS/AG/IMG: LTD. AVAILABLE 24 HOURS WITH 3 HOUR PRIOR NOTICE. IMG SVCS NA FOR NON DOD PERSONNEL OR NON US CITIZEN. CONTACT 28 OSS/OSAA, DSN 675 1052/2861, C605 385 1052/2861, FAX C605 385 1053 DSN 675 1053.
 - MILITARY RESTRICTED: BWC-(SEVERE) NO APPROACH/DEPARTURE WITHOUT 28 OG/CC APPROVAL. (MODERATE) TAKEOFF/APPROACHES WITH SQUADRON OPERATIONS OFFICER OR HIGHER PRIOR PERMISSION REQUIRED ONLY. REQUEST BWC UPDATE BEFORE EACH APPROACH PRIOR TO REACHING THE FAF. (LOW) NORMAL OPERATING PROCEDURES IN EFFECT.
 - MILITARY REMARKS: OPR 1400-0730Z++ MON-THU; 1400-0300Z++ FRI; CLOSED SAT, SUN ACC DOWN DAYS AND HOLIDAYS.
 - MISC: AMOPS AVAILABLE TO STORE CLASSIFIED UP TO SECRET; COMSEC ISSUING NOT AVAILABLE FROM AMOPS.
 - ACC REDUCED SAME RUNWAY SEPN APPLIED TO ACC AIRCRAFT ONLY.
 - CAUTION: HI POTENTIAL FOR MID-AIR COLLISION EXISTS WITH AIRCRAFT FR RAPID CITY AIRPORT LOCATED APRX 6.5 NAUTICAL MILES SE OF AIRPORT.
 - JASU: (AM32A-95) (A/M32A-86)
 - BASE OPERATIONS V675-1052/2861.
 - CLOSED SAT, SUN, ACC DOWN DAYS & HOLIDAYS.
 - PRECISION APPROACH PATH INDICATOR (PAPI) NOT ON CONT, CONTACT TOWER. PRECISION APPROACH PATH INDICATOR (PAPI) COINCIDENT WITH HGT GP 4.
 - PRECISION APPROACH PATH INDICATOR (PAPI) NOT ON CONT, CONTACT TOWER. PRECISION APPROACH PATH INDICATOR (PAPI) COINCIDENT WITH HGT GP 4.
 - RECTANGULAR 4500', OVERHEAD 5000'. AVOID OVFT OF BASE PROPER WHEN CIR TO LANDING.
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