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CHARLESTON AFB/INTL (CHS)
FAA IdentifierCHS
PositionN32 53.9, W080 2.4
Nearest City9 miles NW of CHARLESTON, SC
Elevation46'
Magnetic Variation07W (2010)
SectionalCHARLOTTE
Landing FeeN

Communications
Unicom122.950
APCH/S119.3
APCH/P DEP/P CLASS C IC120.7(151-330)
EMERG121.5
GND/P121.9
ATIS124.75
LCL/P126.0
CD/P127.325
PALMETTO OPS134.1
APCH/P DEP/P CLASS C135.8(331-150)
PMSV-METRO233.95
LCL/P239.0
EMERG243.0
PALMETTO OPS255.5 QUICK TIMING
APCH/S284.0
CD/P291.65
APCH/P DEP/P CLASS C IC306.925(151-330)
APCH/S317.45
GND/P348.6
PALMETTO OPS349.4
PTD372.2
APCH/P DEP/P CLASS C379.925(331-150)

Services
Airframe RepairMAJOR
Powerplant RepairMAJOR
Bottled OxygenNONE
Bulk OxygenHIGH

Aircraft
Single Engine015
Multi Engine013
Jet Engine012
Helicopter005
Glider
Military
Ultralight
Commercial Services020200

Terminal Procedures

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.
  • A-GEAR: RY 15-33 BAK-12A RQR 1 HR PN.
  • JASU: 8(MD-3M) 2(MA-1A) (M32A-60) (M32A-60A)
  • FUEL: A, A+, J8 AVBL AT C843-746-7600 OR C843-414-9200 (NC-100LL).
  • 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 NO OVRN.
  • 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: MIL WX ADVSY/WARNING AVBL O/R VIA METRO. LLWAS. MIL WX OPS HRS 1100-2030Z++, MON- FRI, CLSD SAT, SUN AND HOL. WX BRIEFINGS FOR TRAN AIRCREWS BYD NML OPR HR AVBL VIA 26 OWS/BARKSDALE AFB,DSN 781-3952/3949/1212; C318-456-3949/1212.
  • MISC: MIL AERO CLUB ACFT CONTACT CHS GROUND CONTROL PRIOR TO TAXI.
  • SERVICE-LGT: AIRFIELD BEACON NOT VISIBLE FROM NW.
  • MISC: TEMP STORAGE OF CLASSIFIED MATERIALS: UP TO SECRET AT BASE OPS AND TOP SECRET AT COMD POST.
  • SERVICE: KCHS MIL PROVIDES NO SECURITY AND NO ACFT SERVICES AT FBO'S AND COMMERCIAL TERMINAL.
  • SERVICE: A-GEAR - RY 15-33 BAK 12A RQR 1 HR PN.
  • RY 03-21 CLSD 1330-2200Z++ MTHLY 2ND THU. RY 15-33 CLSD LAST THU OF EA MONTH 1330-2200Z++.
  • CAUTION: RY 15-33 NO RY END LGT. RY 15-33 1 FT RAISED THLD LGT.
  • CAUTION: RY 15-33 1000 FT OVERRUNS HAS FRANGIBLE RAISED APCH LIGHTS. RWY 21 HOLDLINE ON TWY 3 1,000 FT FR RY CNTRLN.
  • CAUTION: TWY GOING INTO MIL AERO CLUB RAMP UNLGTD.
  • 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.
  • (OVERRUN LEN, RWY 15) RY 15/33, RAISED APCH LGTS IN OVERRUNS. CAUTION: RY 15-33 1000 FT OVERRUNS HAS FRANGIBLE RAISED APCH LIGHTS.
  • 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.
  • SUSAN STEVENS IS THE DIRECTOR OF AIRPORTS FOR THE CHARLESTON COUNTY AVIATIONS AUTHORITY. LARRY GILL AF BASEOPS MAN, 843-963-3028.
  • 1 RY 03/21 CLSD SECOND THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH 0830-1700.
  • 3 CLSD LAST THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH 0830-1700.
  • 1 GROOVED.
  • 3 GROOVED.
  • 1 LGTS FOR BOTH RWYS ARE AF SPEC TYPE.
  • FSS-ANDERSON AND-NOTAM AND
  • TFC PAT INFO: RECTANGULAR 1200 FT MSL, OVERHEAD 1700 FT MSL, LGT ACFT 700 FT MSL, C5A 200 FT MSL.
  • RY 15 BAK-12 (B) LCTD 1250 FT FROM THLD.
  • RY 33 BAK-12 1460 FT FROM THLD.

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