CHARLESTON AFB/INTL
Latitude: 32-53-55.1 N
Longitude: 80-2-25.9 W
Elevation: 46 ft.
Variation: 7 W 2010
From city: 9 miles NW of CHARLESTON, SC
ARTCC: ZJX
Section chart: CHARLOTTE
Time Zone: UTC-5(-4DT)
CHS (KCHS)
CHARLESTON, SC
UNITED STATES

Data is effective:
04/03/2014 - 05/29/2014
Airport Operations
Airport Status: Operational
Facility use: Open to the public
Control Tower: ATCT-TRACON
Tower Hours: 24 Hours
Apch/Dep Hours: 24 Hours
FSS: ANDERSON FSS (AND)
Toll Free: 1-800-WX-BRIEF
NOTAMs Facility: CHS (CHARLESTON AFB/INTL)
Attendance: Continuous
Wind Indicator: Yes
Segmented Circle: No
Beacon: Clear and Green
SS-SR
Landing Fee: No
Fuel: 100, A1+
Fire and Rescue: ARFF Index I C certified on 01/26/2006
Int'l Operations: Landing Rights Airport
Not an Airport of Entry
Airport Contacts
OWNER:
USAF
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.
437ABG/OTM
CHARLESTON AFB, SC 29404
UNITED STATES
Phone: 843-767-7010
MANAGER:
SUSAN STEVENS, ARPT DIRECTOR
SUSAN STEVENS IS THE DIRECTOR OF AIRPORTS FOR THE CHARLESTON COUNTY AVIATIONS AUTHORITY. LARRY SMITH IS THE AIR FORCE AIRFIELD MANAGER 843-963-3028.
5500 INTL BLVD
CHARLESTON, SC 29418
UNITED STATES
Phone: 843-761-7000
General Remarks
•  LIQUID OXYGEN SERVING AVBL TO MILITARY.
•  NO STUDENT SOLO TOUCH AND GO LANDING ALLOWED.
•  PPR FOR PARKING OF GENERAL AVIATION ACFT ON TERMINAL RAMP CTC 843-767-1100.
•  INTENSIVE HEAVY MIL JETS & OTHER MISC ACFT EXECUTING NUMEROUS CARGO & PERSONNEL DROPS, HIGH SPEED LOW-LEVEL FORMATION FLTS & MISC AIR-TO-GROUND OPNS.
•  PARKING ON TERMINAL APRON RESTRICTED TO COMMERCIAL AIR CARRIER AND ACFT FOR CUSTOMS CLEARANCE BY PRIOR ARRANGEMENT ONLY.
•  A-GEAR: RY 15-33 A-GEAR RQR PN; CTC TWR.
•  JASU: 8(MD-3M) 2(MA-1A) (M32A-60) (M32A-60A)
•  FLUID: SOAP - ROUTINE SOAP SAMPLES NOT AVBL; SP PRESAIR LHOX LOX
•  OIL: NON-DETERGENT OIL NOT AVBL FOR PISTON ACFT. O-128-133-148(MIL)
•  SEE FLIP AP/1 SUPPLEMENTARY ARPT RMK.
•  RSTD: ALL INBD VIP CODE 7 OR HI, PAX, CARGO ACFT MUST CTC PALMETTO OPS NO LATER THAN 30 MIN PRIOR TO LDG.
•  RSTD: AMC ACFT OPR RSTD DUR BIRD WATCH COND MODERATE (TKOF OR LDG PERMS ONLY WHEN DEP/ARR RTE AVOID IDENT BIRD ACT, NO LCL IFR/VFR TFC PAT ACFT) AND SEVERE (TKOF AND LDG PROH WO OG/CC APVL), CTC PALMETTO OPS FOR CURRENT BIRD WATCH COND.
•  RSTD: ALL ACFT MUST CTC PALMETTO OPS PRIORTO ENTERING MIL RAMP FOR PRK ASGN.
•  RSTD: NON-AMC AIRCREWS REQ RON SVC CTC COMD POST (PALMETTO OPS) DSN 673-8400, C843-963-8400 PRIOR ARR. TRML APN RSTD TO COML AIR CARRIER AND ACFT FOR CSTMS CLNC BY PPR.
•  CAUTION: MIGRATORY BIRD SEASON PHASE II 1-15 APR AND 1 AUG-30 NOV. RWY 15-33 RAISED APCH LGT IN OVRN, RY 03-21 NO OVRN.
•  TFC PAT: RECTANGULAR 1200 FT, OVERHEAD 1700 FT, LGT ACFT 700 FT,C5A 2000 FT.
•  MISC: BASE OPS DSN 673-3024, C843-963-3024. IF CIV SIDE OF ARPT IS FINAL DESTN, ACFT COMDR WILL SO INDICATE ON DD 175. DANGEROUS CARGO ACFT CTC PTD PRIM, PALMETTO OPS SECD. ALL AMC MSN ACFT CTC PALMETTO OPS WHEN WITHIN RDO RNG.
•  MISC: PMSV RDO UNAVBL. PMSV/PHONE PATCH AVBL THRU 628 CP DSN 673-8400 C843-963-8400. MIL WX ADVSY/WARNING/FCST UPDATES AVBL O/R VIA 437 WX DSN 673-3016 C843-963-3016. MIL WX OPS HRS 1100-2030Z++ MON-FRI; CLSD SAT, SUN AND HOL. LLWAS. WX BRIEFINGS FOR TRAN AIRCREWS AVBL VIA 26 OWS/BARKSDALE AFB, DSN 331-2651; C318-529-2651 DUR MIL WX CLOSURE HRS.
•  MISC: MIL AERO CLUB ACFT CONTACT CHS GROUND CONTROL PRIOR TO TAXI.
•  SERVICE-LGT: AIRFIELD BEACON NOT VISIBLE FROM NW.
•  MISC: TEMP STORAGE OF CLASSIFIED MATERIALS: UP TO SECRET AT BASE OPS AND TOP SECRET AT COMD POST.
•  SERVICE: KCHS MIL PROVIDES NO SECURITY AND NO ACFT SERVICES AT FBO'S AND COMMERCIAL TERMINAL.
•  SERVICE: A-GEAR - RY 15-33 BAK 12A RQR 1 HR PN.
•  RY 03-21 CLSD 1330-2200Z++ MTHLY 2ND THU. RY 15-33 CLSD LAST THU OF EA MONTH 1330-2200Z++.
•  CAUTION: RY 15-33 1000 FT OVERRUNS HAS FRANGIBLE RAISED APCH LIGHTS. RWY 21 HOLDLINE ON TWY 3 1,000 FT FR RY CNTRLN.
•  CAUTION: TWY GOING INTO MIL AERO CLUB RAMP UNLGTD.
•  CAUTION: MIL RAMP ACFT CONTACT CHS GND CONTROL FOR ENG START & TAXI.
•  RSTD: RVR AVAIL VIA FAA ATCT.
•  MISC: AFLD SFC WX OBS TAKEN IAW FAA CRITERIA, NOT AF CRITERIA.
•  SERVICE FUEL: ALL ACFT RQR FUEL, PLEASE HAVE IN YOUR POSSESSION THE WHITE DD FORM 1896 FUEL CARD, US GOVT AIR CARD OR YOUR BASE BILLING INFO.
•  TRANS ACFT FOR MIL RAMP FOLLOW-ME RQR. MIL ACFT FOR FBO PRK/SVC RQR PPR (843-746-7600).
•  CAUTION: RY 21 - FREQ PRK TRAIN CARS (25 FT AGL), CONSTRUCTION/UTILITY STORAGE YARD (20 FT AGL) 1000 FT FR THLD AND GRAVEL PILES (50 FT AGL) 1500 FT FR THLD.
•  RSTD: PPR, EXC AIREVAC, SAM AND AMC GDSSII MSN, FOR NUMBER AND LCL TRAINING FLT TRAN ALERT SUPPORT CTC AFLD OPS DSN 673-3024/6, C843-963-3024/6.
•  CAUTION: REDUCED FIRE SUPPORT FOR C-5 AND AN-124 ACFT, DEGRADATION OF FIRE FIGHTING CAPABILITY. C-5/AN-124 WITH EMERGENCY MUST CLOSELY COORDINATE RQR WITH PALMETTO OPS.
•  CAUTION: MIL SIDE WG TIP CLNC LINES: TWY D 161 FT FR TWY CNTRLN AND RAMP INTER-TXY 115 FT FR CNTRLN.
•  RSTD: C5, B747, AND AN-124 ACFT TWY WITH OUTBOARD ENG AT IDLE.
•  FUEL: A++(MIL), A+(ATLANTIC AVN, C843-746-7600) (NC-100, A1+).
•  CAUTION: FUEL PIT/SWITCH OBST 36 FT HIGH LCTD 75 FT LEFT OF TWY DELTA CNTLN N OF TWY ECHO.
•  CAUTION: RY 15-33 1 FT RAISED THLD LGT.
Airport Communications
UNICOM: 122.95 MHz  
ATIS: 124.75 MHz 24 Hours
RADAR SERVICE: Approach / Departure  
RADAR TYPE: ASR-8 24 Hours
CHARLESTON APPROACH: 119.3 MHz APCH/S  
  284 MHz APCH/S  
  317.45 MHz APCH/S  
CHARLESTON APPROACH/DEPARTURE: 120.7 MHz APCH/P DEP/P CLASS C IC (151-330)
  135.8 MHz APCH/P DEP/P CLASS C (331-150)
  306.925 MHz APCH/P DEP/P CLASS C IC (151-330)
  379.925 MHz APCH/P DEP/P CLASS C (331-150)
CHARLESTON CLERANCE DELIVERY: 127.325 MHz CD/P  
  291.65 MHz CD/P  
CHARLESTON EMERGENCY: 121.5 MHz EMERG  
  243 MHz EMERG  
CHARLESTON GROUND: 121.9 MHz GND/P  
  348.6 MHz GND/P  
CHARLESTON TOWER: 126 MHz LCL/P  
  239 MHz LCL/P  
Other - (PALMETTO OPS): 134.1 MHz PALMETTO OPS  
  255.5 MHz PALMETTO OPS QUICK TIMING
  349.4 MHz PALMETTO OPS  
Other - (PTD): 372.2 MHz PTD
REMARKS: TRAN CALL 30 MIN OUT.
 
Radio AIDS To Navigation
ILS/DME:
Rwy End Type ID Frequency Channel Remarks
Rwy 15 ILS II-CHS 109.7 MHz  
•  ILS CLASSIFICATION CODE IIE
Rwy 33 ILS I-CCI 108.9 MHz  
•  ILS/LOCALIZER UNUSBL BYD 20 DEG RIGHT OF COURSE.
•  ILS CLASSIFICATION CODE "ID".


NAVAIDS:
Type ID Name Frequency Hours Distance Bearing Remarks
VORTAC CHS CHARLESTON 113.5 MHz
HIWAS BROADCAST.
24 Hours 0.3 nm 332.2°
•  OPERATIONAL RESTRICTED
VOT CHS CHARLESTON 111 MHz 24 Hours 0.4 nm 175.4°
•  OPERATIONAL IFR
NDB CH ASHLY 329 KHz 24 Hours 5.5 nm 148.4°
•  OPERATIONAL IFR
NDB DYB DORCHESTER COUNTY 365 KHz 24 Hours 15.4 nm 129.2°
•  OPERATIONAL IFR
VORTAC VAN VANCE 110.4 MHz 24 Hours 40.2 nm 149.2°
•  OPERATIONAL IFR
•  VOR UNUSABLE 209-243 BLO 2000 FT ALL DIST; 244-208 BLO 18,000 FT ALL DIST.
TACAN NBC BEAUFORT   24 Hours 42.5 nm 53.4°
•  OPERATIONAL RESTRICTED
•  TACAN UNUSBL 300-010 BYD 30 NM BLW 5000'.
•  TACAN UNAVBL 0400-1200Z++ MON-FRI AND ALL DAY WEEKENDS EXCEPT WHEN AIRFIELD OPEN BY NOTAM.
VOR/DME EDS EDISTO 111.4 MHz 24 Hours 53.0 nm 128.9°
•  OPERATIONAL RESTRICTED
•  VOR/DME UNUSBL BLO 3,000 FT.
Weather Data Services
ID Type Frequency Phone Distance Remarks
CHS WX ASOS   843-554-9862 0.0 nm
JZI WX AWOS-3 123.775 MHz 843-559-3123 11.9 nm
LRO WX AWOS-3 118.625 MHz 843-849-0438 13.2 nm
DYB WX ASOS 119.575 MHz 843-821-8403 15.5 nm
DYB WX AWOS-3 119.575 MHz 843-821-8403 15.6 nm
Runways
03/21
RY 03/21 CLSD SECOND THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH 0830-1700.
Dimensions: 7000 ft. x 150 ft.
Surface Type: CONC
Surface Condition: GOOD
Treatment: GRVD
Runway Edge Lights: High Intensity
LGTS FOR BOTH RWYS ARE AF SPEC TYPE.
Weight Limitations  
   PCN: 66/R/B/W/T
   Single Wheel:  
   Double Wheel:  
   Double Tandem:  
   Dual Double Tandem:  
  Runway 03 Runway 21
True Alignment: 24° 204°
Traffic Pattern: Left Left
Markings: Precision instrument Precision instrument
Markings Condition: Good Good
Latitude: 32-53-5.346 N 32-54-8.415 N
Longitude: 80-2-44.1698 W 80-2-10.249 W
Elevation: 20.6 ft. 39.6 ft.
Threshold Crossing Height: 50 ft. AGL 50 ft. AGL
Visual Glide Path Angle:
Visual Slope Indicator: 4-light PAPI on left 4-light PAPI on left
Centerline Lights: no no
Runway End Identifier Lights: Yes Yes
TDZE: 35.4 ft. 43 ft.

15/33
CLSD LAST THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH 0830-1700.
Dimensions: 9001 ft. x 150 ft.
Surface Type: CONC
Surface Condition: GOOD
Treatment: GRVD
Runway Edge Lights: High Intensity
Weight Limitations  
   PCN: 51/R/B/W/T
   Single Wheel:  
   Double Wheel:  
   Double Tandem:  
   Dual Double Tandem:  
  Runway 15 Runway 33
True Alignment: 147° 327°
Traffic Pattern: Left Left
Markings: Precision instrument Precision instrument
Markings Condition: Good Good
Latitude: 32-54-46.8812 N 32-53-31.8434 N
Longitude: 80-2-53.2282 W 80-1-56.379 W
Elevation: 42.6 ft. 38 ft.
Threshold Crossing Height: 50 ft. AGL 59 ft. AGL
Visual Glide Path Angle:
Visual Slope Indicator: 4-light PAPI on left 4-light PAPI on left
Approach Lights: ALSF2: Standard 2400 feet high intensity approach lighting system with sequenced flashers, category II or III configuration MALSR: 1400 feet medium intensity approach lighting system with runway alignment indicator lights
Centerline Lights: yes yes
Runway End Identifier Lights: No No
TDZE: 42.6 ft. 44.8 ft.

Heliports
None