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CHS

Charleston AFB/intl
Charleston, South Carolina

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FAA Identifier: CHS
Latitude/Longitude: 32-53-55.1000N / 080-02-25.9000W
32.8986 / -80.0403
Elevation: 46 feet MSL (Estimated)
Magnetic Variation: 07W (2010)
Land Area Covered: 2060 acres
From City: 9 nautical miles NW of Charleston, SC
County/Parish: Charleston, SC
Airport Operations:
Airport Use: Public
Activiation Date: 10/1/1937 12:00:00 AM
Sectional Chart: Charlotte
Control Tower: Yes
ARTCC: Jacksonville Center (ZJX)
FSS: Anderson Flight Service Station ()
Attendance: Continuous
Wind Indicator: Yes
Segmented Circle: No
Lights:
Beacon: White-Green (lighted land airport)
International Operations: No
Landing Fee: No
Communications:
Unicom: 122.95
TRTLS RNAV STAR 120.7
TRTLS RNAV STAR 306.925
PTD 372.2
PALMETTO OPS 134.1
PALMETTO OPS 349.4
PALMETTO OPS 255.5 QUICK TIMING
OSPRI RNAV STAR 306.925
OSPRI RNAV STAR 120.7
LCL/P 239.0
LCL/P 126.0
GND/P 348.6
GND/P 121.9
EMERG 121.5
EMERG 243.0
CD/P 291.65
CD/P 127.325
ATIS 124.75
APCH/S 284.0
APCH/S 317.45
APCH/P DEP/P CLASS C IC 120.7(151-330)
APCH/P DEP/P CLASS C IC 306.925(151-330)
APCH/P DEP/P CLASS C 379.925(331-150)
APCH/P DEP/P CLASS C 119.3 331-150
REMARKS: TRAN CALL 30 MIN OUT.
Services:
Fuel available: 100 Jet-A1+
Airframe Repair: Major
Power Plant Repair: Major
Bottled oxygen: None
Bulk oxygen: High
Runway Information:
Runway: 03/21
Dimensions: 7000 x 150 ft.
Surface: Portland cement concrete - in good condition
Surface Treatment: Saw-cut or plastic groove
Runway Edge Lights: High intensity
Runway: 15/33
Dimensions: 9001 x 150 ft.
Surface: Portland cement concrete - in good condition
Surface Treatment: Saw-cut or plastic groove
Runway Edge Lights: High intensity
Airport Ownership and Management:
Ownership: Air Force Owned
Owner: USAF
Joint Base Charleston
Charleston Afb, SC 29404
843-761-7012
Manager: Paul Campbell
5500 Intl Blvd
Charleston, SC 29418
843-761-7000
Sectional Map:
Remarks:
  • 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.
  • THIS AIRPORT HAS BEEN SURVEYED BY THE NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY.
  • PARKING ON TERMINAL APRON RESTRICTED TO COMMERCIAL AIR CARRIER AND ACFT FOR CUSTOMS CLEARANCE BY PRIOR ARRANGEMENT ONLY.
  • LIQUID OXYGEN SERVING AVBL TO MILITARY.
  • 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.
  • NO STUDENT SOLO TOUCH AND GO LANDING ALLOWED.
  • RSTD: ALL ACFT MUST CTC PALMETTO OPS PRIOR TO 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 TRA
  • 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 AIRBORNE.
  • RWY COND CODE (RWYCC) NOT RPTD.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • RY 03/21 CLSD SECOND THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH 0830-1700.
  • CLSD LAST THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH 0830-1700.
  • LGTS FOR BOTH RWYS ARE AF SPEC TYPE.
  • TFC PAT INFO: RECTANGULAR 1200 FT MSL, OVERHEAD 1700 FT MSL, LGT ACFT 700 FT MSL, C5A 200 FT MSL.
  • TYPE-H BAK-12A(B) (1260')
  • TYPE-H BAK-12A(B) (1460')
Nearby Public Airports: (50 mile radius)
IDNameCity/State/UseChartDistance
JZI Charleston Executive Charleston, SC - Public Charlotte 14 miles
LRO Mt Pleasant Rgnl-Faison Field Mount Pleasant, SC - Public Charlotte 15 miles
DYB Summerville Summerville, SC - Public Charlotte 18 miles
MKS Berkeley County Moncks Corner, SC - Public Charlotte 20 miles
6J2 St George St George, SC - Public Charlotte 34 miles
5J5 Holly Hill Holly Hill, SC - Public Charlotte 34 miles
RBW Lowcountry Rgnl Walterboro, SC - Public Charlotte 35 miles
ARW Beaufort County Beaufort, SC - Public Charlotte 48 miles
PHH Robert F Swinnie Andrews, SC - Public Charlotte 48 miles
MNI Santee Cooper Rgnl Manning, SC - Public Charlotte 49 miles
Nearby Private Airports: (20 mile radius)
IDNameCity/State/UseChartDistance
SC98 Mount Holly Goose Creek, SC - Private Charlotte 11 miles
SC65 Raven'S Run Mount Pleasant, SC - Private Jacksonville 15 miles
SC42 Hondarosa Charleston, SC - Private Charlotte 15 miles
SC50 Yonges Island Charleston, SC - Private Charlotte 18 miles
SC51 Too Goo Doo Farms Meggett, SC - Private Charlotte 18 miles
SC06 Pluff Mud Field Charleston, SC - Private Charlotte 19 miles
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