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Data Effective: 10/12/2017 - 11/09/2017
CHS (KCHS)
CHARLESTON AFB/INTL
CHARLESTON , SC - UNITED STATES
Summary/Location
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Latitude/Longitude 32-53-55.1 N / 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)
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
    COMMUNICATIONS
    UNICOM: 122.95 MHz  
    CTAF: None  
    ATIS: 124.75 MHz 24 Hours
    RADAR SERVICE: Approach / Departure
    RADAR TYPE: ASR-8 24 Hours
    CHARLESTON APPROACH: 284 MHz APCH/S  
      317.45 MHz APCH/S  
    CHARLESTON APPROACH/DEPARTURE: 119.3 MHz APCH/P DEP/P CLASS C 331-150
      120.7 MHz APCH/P DEP/P CLASS C IC (151-330)
      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 - (OSPRI RNAV STAR): 120.7 MHz OSPRI RNAV STAR  
      306.925 MHz OSPRI RNAV STAR  
    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.
     
    Other - (TRTLS RNAV STAR): 120.7 MHz TRTLS RNAV STAR  
      306.925 MHz TRTLS RNAV STAR  
    WEATHER
    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 AWOS-3 119.575 MHz 843-821-8403 15.6 nm
    MKS WX AWOS-3 119.175 MHz 843-761-1486 17.2 nm
    RUNWAY 03/21
    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.
    PCN 71/R/B/W/T
    Single Wheel  
    Double Wheel  
    Double Tandem  
    Dual Double Tandem  

    Base End: 03

    True Alignment 24°
    Traffic Pattern Left
    Markings Precision instrument
    Markings Condition Good
    Latitude 32-53-5.346 N
    Longitude 80-2-44.1698 W
    Elevation 20.6 ft.
    Threshold Crossing Height 50 ft. AGL
    Visual Glide Path Angle
    Visual Slope Indicator 4-light PAPI on left
    Centerline Lights no
    Runway End Identifier Lights Yes
    TDZE 35.4 ft.

    Reciprocal End: 21

    True Alignment 204°
    Traffic Pattern Left
    Markings Precision instrument
    Markings Condition Good
    Latitude 32-54-8.415 N
    Longitude 80-2-10.249 W
    Elevation 39.6 ft.
    Threshold Crossing Height 50 ft. AGL
    Visual Glide Path Angle
    Visual Slope Indicator 4-light PAPI on left
    Centerline Lights no
    Runway End Identifier Lights Yes
    TDZE 43 ft.
    RUNWAY 15/33
    Dimensions 9001 ft. x 150 ft.
    Surface Type CONC
    Surface Condition GOOD
    Treatment GRVD
    Runway Edge Lights High Intensity
    PCN 73/R/B/W/T
    Single Wheel  
    Double Wheel  
    Double Tandem  
    Dual Double Tandem  

    Base End: 15

    True Alignment 147°
    Traffic Pattern Left
    Markings Precision instrument
    Markings Condition Good
    Latitude 32-54-46.8812 N
    Longitude 80-2-53.2282 W
    Elevation 42.6 ft.
    Threshold Crossing Height 50 ft. AGL
    Visual Glide Path Angle
    Visual Slope Indicator 4-light PAPI on left
    Approach Lights ALSF2
    Centerline Lights yes
    Runway End Identifier Lights No
    TDZE 42.6 ft.

    Reciprocal End: 33

    True Alignment 327°
    Traffic Pattern Left
    Markings Precision instrument
    Markings Condition Good
    Latitude 32-53-31.8434 N
    Longitude 80-1-56.379 W
    Elevation 38 ft.
    Threshold Crossing Height 59 ft. AGL
    Visual Glide Path Angle
    Visual Slope Indicator 4-light PAPI on left
    Approach Lights MALSR
    Centerline Lights yes
    Runway End Identifier Lights No
    TDZE 44.8 ft.
    HELIPORTS
    None
    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.
    JOINT BASE CHARLESTON
    CHARLESTON AFB, SC 29404
    UNITED STATES
    Phone: 843-761-7012

    MANAGER

    PAUL CAMPBELL
    PAUL CAMPBELL IS THE DIRECTOR OF AIRPORTS FOR THE CHARLESTON COUNTY AVIATION AUTHORITY. THE AIR FORCE AIRFIELD MANAGER CAN BE CONTACTED AT 843-963-3028.
    5500 INTL BLVD
    CHARLESTON, SC 29418
    UNITED STATES
    Phone: 843-761-7000
    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.
    • 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 OVRN 800FT.
    • 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 673-3011 C843-963-3011. MIL WX OPS HRS 1100-2000Z++ 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.
    • SERVICE-LGT: AIRFIELD BEACON NOT VISIBLE FROM NW.
    • MISC: TMPRY STOR OF CLASSIFIED MATERIALS: LTD CLASSIFIED STOR AVBL. PRIOR COORD RQR. CTC BASE OPS 24 PRIOR TO ARR. NO CLASSIFIED STOR AT COMD POST. FOR TOP SECRET STOR CTC OG/OGS 24 HR PRIOR TO ARR DSN 673-0955, C843-963-0955.
    • SERVICE: KCHS MIL PROVIDES NO SECURITY AND NO ACFT SERVICES AT FBO'S AND COMMERCIAL TERMINAL.
    • 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.
    • 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 IN HIGH LCTD 75 FT LEFT OF TWY D CNTLN N OF TWY E.
    • CAUTION: RY 15-33 1 FT RAISED THLD LGT.
    • MISC: PAX TRML OPR 0930-0330Z++ DLY. AFTER HRS CTC DSN 673-7005/7006 OR C843-963-7005/7006.
    • SERVICE-LGT: RWY 15 ALSF-2 ALSO OPR AS SSALR DUR VMC.
    • ALL AIRCRAFT USE UPPER ANTENNA UNTIL AIRBORN
    METAR/TAF

    Currently no METAR data is avaliable for this airport

    Currently no TAF data is avaliable for this airport