ELLSWORTH AFB
Latitude: 44-8-42.34 N
Longitude: 103-6-12.84 W
Elevation: 3276.2 ft.
Variation: 11 E 1985
From city: 5 miles SW of RAPID CITY, SD
ARTCC: ZDV
Section chart: CHEYENNE
Time Zone: UTC-7(-6DT)
RCA (KRCA)
RAPID CITY, SD
UNITED STATES

Data is effective:
04/03/2014 - 05/29/2014
Airport Operations
Airport Status: Operational
Facility use: Private use only
Control Tower: Air traffic control tower plus approach control
Tower Hours: 1400-0730Z++ MON-THU, 1400-0300Z++ FRI, CLSD SAT, SUN, ACC DOWN DAYS, & HOL.
Apch/Dep Hours: OPR 24 HRS.
FSS: HURON FSS (HON)
Toll Free: 1-800-WX-BRIEF
NOTAMs Facility: RAP (RAPID CITY RGNL)
Attendance: FRI 1400-0300Z++
MON-THU 1400-0730Z++
CLSD WKND, HOLS AND ACC DOWN DAYS.
Segmented Circle: No
Lights: SEE RMK
AIRFIELD LIGHTING ONLY AVAILABLE DURING TWR HOURS.
Beacon: Split Clear and Green
SS-SR
Fuel: NONE
Int'l Operations:  
Airport Contacts
OWNER:
U.S. AIR FORCE
44TH CSG, ELLSWORTH AFB
RAPID CITY, SD 57706
UNITED STATES
MANAGER:
BASE OPERATIONS
44TH CSG, ELLSWORTH AFB
RAPID CITY, SD 57706
UNITED STATES
Phone: 605-385-1052
BASE OPS V675-1052/2861.
General Remarks
•  CAUTION: HI POTENTIAL FOR MID-AIR COLLISION EXISTS WITH ACFT FR RAPID CITY ARPT LCTD APRX 6.5 NM SE OF ARPT.
•  JASU: (AM32A-95) (A/M32A-86)
•  OIL: O-132-133-148
•  TRAN ALERT: SVC AVBL 1500-2300Z++MON-FRI; CLSD SAT, SUN & HOL, AND ACC DOWN DAYS. NO FLEET SVC AVBL.
•  RSTD: ALL ACFT MAINT AT OR ABV 7700 FT &2640 FT HORIZONTAL SEPARATION IN THE IMMED VCNTY OF MT. RUSHMORE; AVOID DEVILS TWR BY 5 NM. PPR ALL FULL STOP ACFT CTC BASE OPS NO EARLIER THAN 72 HR PRIOR TO ETA. FAX DSN 675-1053, C605-385-1053.
•  MISC: INBD VIP CODE 7 OR HI, CTC RAYMOND 33 15 MIN PRIOR TO BLOCK TIME WITH NAME, RANK AND PURPOSE OF VISIT.
•   FROM OBS POINT WX TECHNICIANS UNABLE TO SEE THE TDZ OF BOTH RWYS.
•  RSTD: PPR MIN 24 HR NOTICE, CTC DSN 675-1052/2861, C605-385-1052/2861.
•  MILITARY RSTD: BIRD WATCH COND - (SEVERE/MODERATE) NO APCH/DEP W/O 28 OG/CC APVL, AND CREWS SHOULD COMPLY WITH OWNING MAJCOM GUIDANCE. REQ BWC UPDATE BEFORE EACH APPROACH PRIOR TO REACHING THE FAF. (LOW) NORMAL OPERATING PROCEDURES IN EFFECT.
•  ACC REDUCED SAME RY SEPN APPLIED TO ACC ACFT ONLY.
•  RMK - CAUTION: ACFT RESCUE & FIRE FIGHTING CAPABILITIES (ARFF) LTD FOR C-5 ACFT DUE TO REDUCED FIRE FIGHTING EQUIPMENT. PIOLTS WILL LAND AT THEIR OWN RISK.
•  EXTV GENERAL AVN AND COML TFC IN VCNTY OF RAPID CITY ARPT 6.5 NM SE OF ARPT.
•  CSTMS/AG/IMG: LTD, AVBL 24 HR WITH 3 HR PPR. SVCS SVC N/A FOR NON-DOD PERS, AND 20 PERS LIMIT INCL AIRCREW. CTC 28 OSS/OSAA, DSN 675-1052/2861, C605-385-1052/2861.
•  RSTD: MIL ACFT OPR FR ELLSWORTH AFB WILL AVOID BEAR BUTTE BY 2NM AND FLY NO LOWER THAN 10000 FT MSL TO MAX EXTENT POSSIBLE.
•  FUEL: A++
•  CAUTION: MIGRATORY BIRD ACT BASH (PHASE II) MAR-APR AND OCT-NOV. DEER HAZ, RPT ANY ACT TO TWR/PTD.
•  MISC: COMSEC ISSUING AND CLASSIFIED MATERIAL STOR NOT AVBL FROM AMOPS.
•  MISC: WX STN OPR MON-SAT 0700-0300Z++. CLSD WKNDS, HOL, AND ACC DOWN DAYS. WX STN ON STBY FOR SEVERE WX EVENTS (TORNADO WATCH/WNG, SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WNG) AND/OR ANY UNSKED AFLD OPS DURING CLOSURE PERIODS.
Airport Communications
UNICOM: None  
ATIS: 269.9 MHz SAME AS ATCT HRS.
RADAR SERVICE: Approach / Departure  
ELLSWORTH APPROACH: 259.1 MHz APCH/ BASIC RADAR SVC  
ELLSWORTH APPROACH/DEPARTURE: 119.5 MHz APCH/P DEP/P BASIC RADAR SVC  
ELLSWORTH DEPARTURE: 289.4 MHz DEP/P BASIC RADAR SVC  
ELLSWORTH EMERGENCY: 121.5 MHz EMERG  
  243 MHz EMERG  
ELLSWORTH GROUND: 121.8 MHz GND/P  
  275.8 MHz GND/P  
ELLSWORTH TOWER: 126.05 MHz LCL/P  
Other - (COMD POST): 321 MHz
CALL RAYMOND 33 (HAVE QUICKTIMING AVBL 287.7.)
COMD POST  
Other - (LC/P): 253.5 MHz LC/P  
Other - (PMSV): 375.775 MHz
FULL SVC AVBL DUR AFLD OPR HR (SEE NOTAM), LTD SVC OT.REMOTE BRIEFING SVC AVBL SCOTT AFB 15 OWS DSN 576-9755, C618-256-9755.
PMSV  
Other - (PTD): 372.2 MHz PTD  
Other - (RDR): 373 MHz RDR  
  393 MHz RDR  
Remarks:
•  RADAR - SEE TERMINAL FLIP FOR RADAR MINIMA.
•  APCH/DEP SVC PRVDD BY DENVER ARTCC ON FREQS 127.95/338.2 (RAPID CITY RCAG) WHEN ELLSWORTH APCH CTL CLSD.
Radio AIDS To Navigation
ILS/DME:
Rwy End Type ID Frequency Channel Remarks
Rwy 13 ILS I-ELR 111.5 MHz  
•  ILS CLASSIFICATION CODE IT.
•  NO-NOTAM MP: MON - FRI 0730-1500Z++
Rwy 31 ILS I-RCA 110.3 MHz  
•  ILS CLASSIFICATION CODE IT.
•  NO-NOTAM MP: 0730-1500Z++ MON-FRI (3000/5+1).


NAVAIDS:
Type ID Name Frequency Hours Distance Bearing Remarks
TACAN RCA ELLSWORTH   24 Hours 0.4 nm 348.0°
•  OPERATIONAL RESTRICTED
•  TACAN UNUSBL 010-020 BYD 20 NM BLO 10000.
•  NO-NOTAM MP: 0730-1300Z++ THU-FRI. (3000/5+1).
VORTAC RAP RAPID CITY 112.3 MHz 24 Hours 10.9 nm 338.8°
•  OPERATIONAL IFR
NDB RA RANCH 254 KHz 24 Hours 11.7 nm 337.4°
•  OPERATIONAL IFR
Weather Data Services
ID Type Frequency Phone Distance Remarks
RAP WX ASOS 118.525 MHz 605-393-2832 6.3 nm
SPF WX AWOS-3 118.325 MHz 605-642-8536 35.3 nm
Runways
13/31
Dimensions: 13497 ft. x 300 ft.
Surface Type: CONC
Surface Condition:  
Treatment:  
Runway Edge Lights: High Intensity
Weight Limitations  
   PCN: 71/R/A/W/T
   Single Wheel:  
   Double Wheel:  
   Double Tandem:  
   Dual Double Tandem:  
  Runway 13 Runway 31
Traffic Pattern: Left Left
Markings: Precision instrument Precision instrument
Markings Condition: Good Good
Latitude: 44-9-31.91 N 44-7-52.77 N
Longitude: 103-7-14.67 W 103-5-11 W
Elevation: 3276.2 ft. 3178.5 ft.
Threshold Crossing Height: 62 ft. AGL 70 ft. AGL
Visual Glide Path Angle:
Visual Slope Indicator: 4-light PAPI on left
RY 13, ILS & PAPI GS ARE NOT COINCIDENTAL.
4-light PAPI on left
RY 31, ILS & PAPI GS ARE NOT COINCIDENTAL.
Approach Lights: ALSF1: Standard 2400 feet high intensity approach lighting system with sequenced flashers, category 1 configuration ALSF1: Standard 2400 feet high intensity approach lighting system with sequenced flashers, category 1 configuration
Runway End Identifier Lights: Yes Yes
TDZE: 3276.2 ft. 3192 ft.

Heliports
None