MCCHORD FIELD (JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD)
Latitude: 47-8-15.64 N
Longitude: 122-28-35.31 W
Elevation: 322 ft.
Variation: 20 E 1985
From city: 3 miles S of TACOMA, WA
ARTCC: ZSE
Section chart: SEATTLE
Time Zone: UTC-8(-7DT)
TCM (KTCM)
TACOMA, WA
UNITED STATES

Data is effective:
04/03/2014 - 05/29/2014
Airport Operations
Airport Status: Operational
Facility use: Private use only
Control Tower: Airport traffic control tower
Tower Hours: 24 Hours
FSS: SEATTLE FSS (SEA)
Toll Free: 1-800-WX-BRIEF
NOTAMs Facility: TCM (MCCHORD FIELD (JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD))
Attendance: Continuous
Segmented Circle: No
Beacon: Clear and Green
SS-SR
Fuel: NONE
Int'l Operations: Not a Landing Rights Airport
ONE HR NTC RQR FOR CSTMS.
Airport of Entry
Airport Contacts
OWNER:
USAF
62 AIR BASE GP, MCCHORD AFB
TACOMA, WA 98438
UNITED STATES
MANAGER:
BASE OPERATIONS
62 AIR BASE GP, MCCHORD AFB
TACOMA, WA 98438
UNITED STATES
Phone: 253-982-5611
General Remarks
•  RWY 16-34 E5 & BAK-12B AVBL MON-FRI 1530Z-0001Z++. NORTH AND SOUTH BAK-12B RWY ARRESTING GEARS UNAVAILABLE DURING NATIONAL HOLIDAYS. WHEN RWY 16-34 ACTIVATED, APCH E5 IS REMOVED. RWY 16-34 BAK-12B 30 MIN PN RQR TO CONNECT CABLE.
•  JASU: (MD-3M) 1(MD-3) 1(MA-1A) (AM32A-60) 1(MC-11).
•  FLUID: SP PRESAIR DE-ICE-EXP 3 HR DELAY. LHOX LOX.
•  OIL: O-128-133-148-156 SOAP - RESULTS RQR 24 HR, 1530-0030Z++ WKD EXC HOL, RESULTS NOT AVBL OT. TRAN ACFT REQ SOAP WILL ARR WITH HISTORICAL ENG SOAP DATA FOR TREND ANALYSIS.
•  TRAN ALERT: OPR H24. DELAYS CAN BE EXP. PRK LTD.
•  AMP-1/AMP-3 OVERT/COVERT ASSAULT ZONE LGTS INSTL IN MIDDLE 5000 FT RY 16/34.SEE AP/1.
•  RSTD: PPR INCL SKED AMC MSN DUETO LTD RAMP SPACE, TRAN ACFT PRK EXTREMELY LTD. 24 HR PRIOR COORD REQ, BASE OPS DSN382-5611, C253-982-5611. ALL INBD ACFT MUST CTC COMD POST NO LATER THAN 30 MIN PRIOR TO LDG.
•  RSTD: AMC ACFT OPR RSTD DUR BIRD WATCH COND MODERATE (TKOF AND LDG PERMS ONLY WHENDEP/ARR RTE AVOID IDENT BIRD ACT, NO LCL IFR/VFR TFC PAT ACT) AND SEVERE (TKOF AND LDG PROHWO OG/CC APVL), CTC PTD/ATIS/COMD POST FOR CURRENT BIRD WATCH COND.
•  RSTD: TRAN AIRCREWS CONDUCTING LCL AREA LO-LEVEL TRNG MSN MUST RCV LCL PRO/RSTD BRIEFING FR 62 OSS/OSK AT DSN382-3615, C253-982-3615.
•  CAUTION: WHEN PERFORMING PRE-TKOF ENG RUNUP, ALIGN ACFT SOTHAT DEBRIS IS NOT BLOWN TOWARD ADTAC ALERT HGR OR ADJ ACFT PRK RAMP. DUR VFR COND, ACFTMAKING LO APCH, NML TKOF, TOUCH AND GO LDG, OR MISSED APCH REMAIN AT OR BLW 1800' TIL DEP END OF THE RWY. BIRD HAZ.
•  TFC PAT: BEFORE LDG MAINT TFC PAT ALT COMMENSURATE WITH SAFETY AS LONG AS PRACTICABLE. RECTANGULAR 1800', OVERHEAD 2300'.
•  CSTMS/AG/IMG: CSTMS AVBL, 1 HR PN RQR WKD 1600-0100Z++, OT 2 HR PN RQR. IMG ON CALL 24 HR PN DESIRED, 4 HR PN RQR.
•  MISC: BASE OPS DSN 382-5611, C253-982-5611. S 1,000' RWY 16-34 IS CONCRETE; RWY IS GROOVED.
•  ATIS PHONE NUMBER C 253-982-2847. DSN 382-2847. DIGITAL-ATIS, DATA LINK ENABLED.
•  FUEL: A++
•  RWY 16-34 MRKD WITH WHITE NON-REFLECTIVE 90'X3500' VFR DAY TIME ASSAULT LDG ZONE.
Airport Communications
UNICOM: None  
ATIS: 270.1 MHz  
RADAR SERVICE: Approach / Departure  
MCCHORD EMERGENCY: 121.5 MHz EMERG  
  243 MHz EMERG  
MCCHORD GROUND: 118.175 MHz GND/P  
  279.65 MHz GND/P  
MCCHORD TOWER: 124.8 MHz LCL/P  
  259.3 MHz LCL/P  
Other - (ALCP): 349.4 MHz ALCP  
Other - (PMSV): 342.3 MHz PMSV
PMSV METRO: WX STN OPR PMSV 1200-0400++ AND FRI 1200-0000++ EXCL HOL OR DUR SEVERE WX. CLSD DUR WEEKENDS AND HOL. WX FLT DSN 382-3434/5005, C253-982-3434/5005. AN/FMQ-19 AUTOMATED OBSERVING SYS IN USE; AUGMENTED BY HUMAN OBSN WHEN NEC DUR AFLD HRS. FULL SVC PMSV AVBL VIA PHONE PATCH WITH COMD POST TO THE 25 OWS. TRAN AIRCREW MAY CTC 25 OWS DSN 228-6598, OR C520-228-6598 FOR WX BRIEFING. WHEN POSSIBLE PROVIDE 2 HR PN FOR ALL RQR BRIEFINGS.
UNUSBL 095-102 BYD 34 NM BLO 9400 FT.
Other - (PTD): 372.2 MHz PTD  
SEATTLE APPROACH: 377.15 MHz APCH/P  
SEATTLE APPROACH/DEPARTURE: 126.5 MHz APCH/P DEP/P (161-198)
  126.5 MHz APCH/P DEP/P  
  377.15 MHz APCH/P DEP/P (161-198)
  377.15 MHz APCH/P DEP/P  
Remarks:
•  SFA
Radio AIDS To Navigation
ILS/DME:
Rwy End Type ID Frequency Channel Remarks
Rwy 16 ILS I-MAR 109.9 MHz  
•  RY 16-34 BC UNUSE. RY 16-34 NO-NOTAM MP 0800-1700Z++ AND 2100-2300Z++ TUE AND THU.
Rwy 34 ILS II-TCM 108.5 MHz  
•  RY 16-34 BC UNUSE. RY 16-34 NO-NOTAM MP 0800-1700Z++ AND 2100-2300Z++ TUE AND THU.


NAVAIDS:
Type ID Name Frequency Hours Distance Bearing Remarks
VORTAC TCM MCCHORD 109.6 MHz 24 Hours 0.6 nm 185.6°
•  OPERATIONAL RESTRICTED
•  TACAN RECEIVER CHECKPOINT - GROUND: MCCHORD AFB, WA/164 RADIAL/1.4 NM/RWY 34 RUNUP AREA.
•  VORTAC NO-NOTAM MP 0800-1700Z++ AND 2100-2300Z++ WED.
•  VOR UNUSBL 300-75 BYD 10 NM BLO 8000 FT; 300-340 BYD 12 NM; 340-026 BYD 19 NM; 026-036 BYD 12 NM BLO 8500 FT; 036-056 BYD 12 NM; 056-069 BYD 19 NM; 069-075 BYD 19NM BLO 8000 FT; 069-075 BYD 24 NM BLO 10000 FT; 135-146 BYD 12 NM; 146-156 BYD 12 NM BLO 5800; 200-270 BYD 12 NM.
NDB GRF GRAYE 216 KHz 24 Hours 5.3 nm 98.2°
•  OPERATIONAL IFR
•  NDB UNMTO HOL.
NDB LAC LACOMAS 328 KHz 24 Hours 8.4 nm 22.7°
•  OPERATIONAL IFR
•  UNMTO HOL.
VORTAC SEA SEATTLE 116.8 MHz 24 Hours 19.1 nm 200.9°
•  OPERATIONAL RESTRICTED
•  VOR PORTION UNUSBL 008-023 BYD 20 NM BLO 3500 FT; 008-023 BYD 30 NM BLO 4100 FT; 233-273 BYD 8 NM BLO 5500 FT; 233-273 BYD 20 NM BLO 8000 FT; 233-273 BYD 30 NM BLO 10,000 FT; 233-273 BYD 35 NM BLO 11000 FT; 303-333 BYD 20 NM BLO 2900 FT; 303-333 BYD 30 NM BLO 4000 FT; 333-353 BYD 15 NM BLO 3500 FT; 353-008 BYD 20 NM BLO 2900 FT.
•  ANTENNA IS DOPPLER. PER SEA FSS/10-13-73.
•  TACAN ANTENNA OFFSET 150' ON 300 DEG RADIAL. COMPUTED BY AFS-603. 09/24/71.
•  TACAN AZIMUTH & DME UNUSBL 303-008 BYD 30 NM BLO 3500 FT; 008-028 BYD 30 NM BLO 7000 FT; 008-028 BYD 20 NM BLO 4500 FT; 203-253 BYD 27 NM ALL ALTS.
•  TACAN AZIMUTH UNUSBL 008-163 ALL DSTCS AND ALTS, 173-293 ALL DSTCS AND ALTS.
VOT SEA SEATTLE-TACOMA 117.5 MHz 24 Hours 19.7 nm 201.1°
•  OPERATIONAL IFR
NDB CAN CARNEY 274 KHz 24 Hours 22.1 nm 137.8°
•  OPERATIONAL IFR
•  NDB UNUSBLE 030-310 BYD 15 NM.
VOR/DME PAE PAINE 110.6 MHz 24 Hours 47.6 nm 189.8°
•  OPERATIONAL RESTRICTED
•  DME 674 ELEV 475512.1N LAT 1221641.8W LONG .
Weather Data Services
ID Type Frequency Phone Distance Remarks
PLU WX AWOS-3 128.575 MHz 253-848-2748 8.1 nm
SEA WX ASOS   206-431-2834 19.9 nm
OLM WX ASOS 135.725 MHz 360-943-1278 20.1 nm
PWT WX AWOS-3 121.2 MHz 360-674-2811 24.3 nm
CLS WX AWOS-3 118.025 MHz 360-740-5164 34.7 nm
Runways
16/34
Dimensions: 10108 ft. x 150 ft.
Surface Type: ASPH-CONC
Surface Condition:  
Treatment: GRVD
Runway Edge Lights: High Intensity
Weight Limitations  
   PCN: 46/R/B/W/T
   Single Wheel: 155,000 lbs
   Double Wheel: 220,000 lbs
   Double Tandem: 390,000 lbs
   Dual Double Tandem: 800,000 lbs
  Runway 16 Runway 34
Traffic Pattern: Left Right
Markings: Precision instrument Precision instrument
Markings Condition: Good Good
Latitude: 47-9-5.52 N 47-7-25.7593 N
Longitude: 122-28-35.63 W 122-28-34.9907 W
Elevation: 281.5 ft. 321.3 ft.
Threshold Crossing Height: 68 ft. AGL 59 ft. AGL
Visual Glide Path Angle:
Visual Slope Indicator: 4-light PAPI on left 4-light PAPI on right
Approach Lights: ALSF1: Standard 2400 feet high intensity approach lighting system with sequenced flashers, category 1 configuration ALSF2: Standard 2400 feet high intensity approach lighting system with sequenced flashers, category II or III configuration
Centerline Lights: yes yes
Runway End Identifier Lights: No No
TDZE: 282 ft. 321.3 ft.

162/342
Dimensions: 3000 ft. x 60 ft.
Surface Type: ASPH
Surface Condition:  
Treatment:  
Runway Edge Lights:  
Weight Limitations  
   PCN:  
   Single Wheel:  
   Double Wheel:  
   Double Tandem:  
   Dual Double Tandem:  
  Runway 162 Runway 342
Runway End Identifier Lights: No No

Heliports
None