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Data Effective: 07/18/2019 - 08/15/2019
RCA (KRCA)
ELLSWORTH AFB
RAPID CITY , SD - UNITED STATES
Summary
Latitude/Longitude 44-8-42.34 N / 103-6-12.84 W
Elevation 3276.3 FT
Variation 8 E 2015
From city 5 miles SW of RAPID CITY, SD
ARTCC ZDV
Section chart CHEYENNE
Time Zone UTC-7(-6DT)
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OPERATIONS
Airport Status Operational
Facility use Private use only
Control Tower Air traffic control tower plus radar approach ontrol
Tower Hours 1400-0730Z++ MON-THU, 1400-0300Z++ FRI, CLSD SAT, SUN, GLOBAL STRIKE COMD DOWN DAYS, & HOL.
Apch/Dep Hours H24 1300Z++ MON THRU 0500Z++ SAT, 1300-0500Z++ SAT-SUN, OTHER TIMES CTC DENVER CENTER 127.95 338.2
FSS HURON FSS (HON)  Toll Free: 1-800-WX-BRIEF
    NOTAMs Facility RAP (RAPID CITY RGNL)
    Attendance FRI 1400-0400Z++
    MON-THU 1400-0730Z++
    CLSD WKND, HOLS AND GLOBAL STRIKE COMD (GSC) DOWN DAYS.
    Wind Indicator  
    Segmented Circle No
    Lights SEE RMK
    AIRFIELD LIGHTING ONLY AVAILABLE DURING TWR HOURS.
    Beacon Split Clear and Green
      SS-SR
    Landing Fee  
    Fuel NONE
    Fire and Rescue  
    Int'l Operations   
    COMMUNICATIONS
    UNICOM: None  
    CTAF: None  
    ATIS: 269.9 MHz SAME AS ATCT HRS.
    RADAR SERVICE: Approach / Departure
    ELLSWORTH APPROACH/DEPARTURE: 119.5 MHz APCH/P DEP/P  
    ELLSWORTH EMERGENCY: 121.5 MHz EMERG  
    ELLSWORTH GROUND: 121.8 MHz GND/P  
    ELLSWORTH TOWER: 126.05 MHz LCL/P  
    Other - (BASIC RADAR): 119.5 MHz BASIC RADAR  
    Remarks:
    • RADAR - SEE TERMINAL FLIP FOR RADAR MINIMA.
    • APCH/DEP SVC PRVDD BY DENVER ARTCC (ZDV) ON 127.95/338.2 (CRAWFORD RCAG) WHEN ELLSWORTH APCH CLSD.
    WEATHER
    ID Type Frequency Phone Distance Remarks
    RAP WX ASOS 118.525 MHz 605-393-2832 6.3 nm
    CUT WX ASOS 120.00 MHz 605-673-5744 33.3 nm
    SPF WX AWOS-3 118.325 MHz 605-642-8536 35.7 nm
    RUNWAY 13/31
    Dimensions 13497 ft. x 300 ft.
    Surface Type CONC
    Surface Condition  
    Treatment  
    Runway Edge Lights High Intensity
    PCN 73/R/C/W/T
    Single Wheel  
    Double Wheel  
    Double Tandem  
    Dual Double Tandem  

    Base End: 13

    Traffic Pattern Left
    Markings Precision instrument
    Markings Condition Good
    Latitude 44-9-31.9081 N
    Longitude 103-7-14.681 W
    Elevation 3276.3 ft.
    Threshold Crossing Height 62 ft. AGL
    Visual Glide Path Angle
    Visual Slope Indicator 4-light PAPI on left
    Approach Lights ALSF1
    Runway End Identifier Lights Yes
    TDZE 3276.3 ft.

    Reciprocal End: 31

    Traffic Pattern Left
    Markings Precision instrument
    Markings Condition Good
    Latitude 44-7-52.767 N
    Longitude 103-5-11.0052 W
    Elevation 3178.5 ft.
    Threshold Crossing Height 70 ft. AGL
    Visual Glide Path Angle
    Visual Slope Indicator 4-light PAPI on left
    Approach Lights ALSF1
    Runway End Identifier Lights Yes
    TDZE 3191.5 ft.
    HELIPORTS
    None
    CHARTS

    Chart data valid from 0901Z 07/18/19 to 0901Z 08/15/19.

    AIRPORT DIAGRAM for RCA

    Minimums

    TAKEOFF MINIMUMS

    Departure Procedure (DP) Charts

    ELLSWORTH THREE
    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.
    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 1400-2300Z++MON-FRI; CLSD SAT, SUN & HOL, AND GLOBAL STRIKE COMD (GSC) DOWN DAYS. FLEET SVC UNAVBL.
    • 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.
    • FM OBS POINT WX TECHNICIANS UNABLE TO SEE THE TDZ OF BOTH RYS.
    • RSTD: PPR MIN 24 HR NOTICE, CTC DSN 675-1052/2861, C605-385-1052/2861.
    • MILITARY RSTD: BIRD WATCH COND - (SEVERE) NO DEP, LND OR APCH WO 28 OG/CC APVL; (MODERATE)- FULL STOP ONLY, ARR, DEP RQR 28 OG/CC APVL. CREWS SHOULD COMPLY WITH OWNING MAJCOM GUIDANCE REQ BWC UPDATE BEFORE EACH APPROACH PRIOR TO REACHING THE FAF. (LOW) NORMAL OPERATING PROCEDURES IN EFFECT.
    • GLOBAL STRIKE COMD RSRS APPLIED TO GLOBAL STRIKE COMD ONLY
    • EXTV GENERAL AVN AND COML TFC IN VCNTY OF RAPID CITY ARPT 6.5 NM SE OF ARPT.
    • CSTMS/AG/IMG: LTD TO US DOD ACFT ONLY; AVBL WITH 24 HR NOTICE. IMG SERVICE UNAVBL FOR NON-DOD PERS. CTC 28 OSS/OSAA, DSN 675-1052/2861, C605-385-1052/2861.
    • RSTD: AIRCREW SHOULD AVOID BEAR BUTTE, DEFINED BY THE RCA 317/25 FIX, BY FLYING NO LOWER THAN 10,000 FT MSL WITHIN 2NM.
    • FUEL: A++. HOT REFUEL AVBL TO B-1, EA-18 AND E-4B ACFT ONLY.
    • CAUTION: MIGRATORY BIRD ACT BASH (PHASE II) MAR-APR AND OCT-NOV OR ACTIVE VIA NOTAM. DEER HAZ, RPT ANY ACT TO TWR/PTD.
    • COMSEC ISSUING AND CLASSIFIED MATERIAL STORAGE UNAVBL FROM AMOPS, CTC COMD POST FOR STORAGE.
    • MISC: WX STN AVBL H24.
    • MISC: TRAN ACFT REQ FOR APCH AND PATTERN WORK, RQR 24 HR NOTICE, CTC OPS DSN 675-1052/2861.
    • OPR 1400-0730Z++ MON-THU 1400-0040Z++, FRI. CLSD WEEKENDS, HOL AND GLOBAL STRIKE COMD (GSC) DOWN DAYS
    • PRIM FREQ 311.0.
    • AMOS HAS LTD VIS CAPABILITIES WHEN IN AUTOMATED MODE; WX STN AUGMENTS FOR VIS AT OR BELOW 3 SM WHEN AFLD OPEN. VIS LTD NE TO SE DUE TO BLDGS. RWY 31/13 RVR EQPT UNSVC.
    • RMK-CAUTION: MULTIPLE 12 FT TALL TRAILERS LCTD ON BOMBER ALERT APRON, APRX 1314 FT SW OF RY 31 CNTRLN.
    • "VERIFY POWDER RIVER TRAINING COMPLEX STATUS BEFORE FILING IFR FPL" VIA SPECIAL USE AIRSPACE SITE: HTTPS://SUA.FAA.GOV/SUA/"
    • WHEN ATCT CLSD, FOR CD CTC DENVER ARTCC AT 303-651-4257.