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CHS
Charleston AFB/International Airport
Official FAA Data Effective 2020-10-08 0901Z
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KCHS Airport Diagram
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Location Information for KCHS
Coordinates: N32°53.92' / W80°2.43'
Located 09 miles NW of Charleston, South Carolina on 2060 acres of land. View all Airports in South Carolina.
Estimated Elevation is 46 feet MSL.
TPA: RECTANGULAR 1154 FT AGL/1200 FT MSL, OVHD 1654 FT AGL/1700 FT MSL, LGT ACFT 654 FT AGL/700 FT MSL, C5A 1954 FT AGL/ 2000 FT MSL.
Operations Data
Airport Use:Open to the public
Activation Date:October 1937
Status:Operational
Control Tower:Yes
Seg-Circle:No
Beacon:Clear-Green
(Lighted Land Airport)
Wind Indicator:Yes, Not Lighted
A.R.T.C.C.:JACKSONVILLE
F.S.S.:ANDERSON
NOTAMs Facility:CHS (NOTAM-D available)
Sectional Chart:CHARLOTTE
ARFF Cert:I C S 01/2006
Customs:Customs Landing Rights
AirspaceAnalysis:NO OBJECTION
Attendance:Continuous
Airport Communications
ATIS:124.75
ASOS:124.75 Tel. 843-554-9862
CHARLESTON TOWER:126.0 239.0
CHARLESTON GROUND:121.9 348.6
CHARLESTON APPROACH:119.3 ;331-150 120.7 ;151-330 284.0 306.925 ;151-330 317.45 379.925 ;331-150
CHARLESTON DEPARTURE:119.3 ;331-150 120.7 ;151-330 306.925 ;151-330 379.925 ;331-150
IC:120.7 ;151-330 306.925 ;151-330
CLEARANCE DELIVERY:127.325 291.65
UNICOM:122.950
BAGGY STAR:120.7 306.925
OSPRI STAR:120.7 306.925
EMERG:121.5 243.0
AMYLU STAR:119.3 ;331-150 379.925 ;331-150
OPS:134.1 ;PALMETTO 255.5 ;PALMETTO, QUICK TIMING 349.4 ;PALMETTO
CLASS C:119.3 ;331-150 120.7 ;151-330 306.925 ;151-330 379.925 ;331-150
PTD:372.2
AWOS-3 at JZI (11.9 S):123.775 843-559-3123
AWOS-3 at LRO (13.2 E):118.625 843-849-0438
AWOS-3 at DYB (15.6 NW):119.575 843-821-8403
Remarks:
  • REMARKS: TRAN CALL 30 MIN OUT.
Nearby Navigation Aids
IDNameFreqRadial / Range
VOT CHS CHARLESTON 113.50 337°0.3
VOT VAN VANCE 110.40 155°40.2
VOT NBC BEAUFORT 110.50 058°42.5
VOR ALD ALLENDALE 116.70 096°63.6
IDNameFreqBearing / Range
VOR CH ASHLY 329 328°5.5
VOR DYB DORCHESTER COUNTY 365 309°15.4
VOR PHH ANDREWS 255 037°42.0
VOR MNI MANNING 381 348°42.1
Runway 15/33
CLSD LAST THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH 0830-1700.
Dimensions:9001 x 150 feet / 2744 x 46 meters
Surface:Concrete / Grooved in Good Condition
Weight Limits:73 /R/B/W/T
Edge Lighting:High Intensity
Runway 15Runway 33
Coordinates:N32°54.78' / W80°2.89'N32°53.53' / W80°1.94'
Elevation: 42.6 38.0
Traffic Pattern: Left Left
Runway Heading: 147° True 327° True
Markings:Precision Instrument in good condition.Precision Instrument in good condition.
Glide Slope IndicatorP4L (3.00° Glide Path Angle)P4L (3.00° Glide Path Angle)
RVR Equipment Touchdown Midfield Rollout Touchdown Midfield Rollout
Approach Lights:ALSF2 Standard 2,400 Foot High-intensity Approach Lighting System with sequenced flashers, CATEGORY II or III Configuration.MALSR 1,400 Foot Medium-intensity Approach Lighting System with runway alighment indicator lights.
Centerline Lights:YesYes
Runway 03/21
RY 03/21 CLSD SECOND THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH 0830-1700.
Dimensions:7000 x 150 feet / 2134 x 46 meters
Surface:Concrete / Grooved in Good Condition
Weight Limits:71 /R/B/W/T
Edge Lighting:High Intensity
LGTS FOR BOTH RWYS ARE AF SPEC TYPE.
Runway 03Runway 21
Coordinates:N32°53.09' / W80°2.74'N32°54.14' / W80°2.17'
Elevation: 20.6 39.6
Traffic Pattern: Left Left
Runway Heading: 24° True 204° True
Markings:Precision Instrument in good condition.Precision Instrument in good condition.
Glide Slope IndicatorP4L (3.00° Glide Path Angle)P4L (3.00° Glide Path Angle)
REIL:YesYes
Services Available
Fuel:100 (green), Jet A-1+
Transient Storage:Hangars,Tiedowns
Airframe Repair:MAJOR
Engine Repair:MAJOR
Bottled Oxygen:NONE
Bulk Oxygen:HIGH
Other Services:AVIONICS,CHARTER SERVICE,AIRCRAFT SALES
Ownership Information
Ownership:Owned by the Air Force
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
(843) 963-3028
Manager:ELLIOTT SUMMEY
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
843-761-7000
Operational Statistics
Single Engine Aircraft Based on Field:28 Statistics collected for 12 month period ending 2019-05-31
Multi-Engine Aircraft Based on Field:6 Annual Commercial Operations:49965
Jet Aircraft Based on Field:43 Annual Commuter Operations:none
Helicopters Based on Field:4 Annual Air Taxi Operations:15576
Military Aircraft Based on Field:none Annual Military Operations:19412
Gliders Based on Field:none Annual GA Local Operations:2473
Ultralights Based on Field:none Annual GA Itinerant Operations:30785
Other Remarks
  • 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: AFLD MGMT DSN 673-3024/6, C843-963-3024/6. AFLD MGMT OUT OF OFFICE CTC NR C843-609-4362. 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. WX FLT CLOSED WKENDS, HOL AND DOWN DAYS. MIL WX FLD AFLD SUPPORT AVBL 24/7 FOR SVR WX, C843-754-1956. MSN WX SUPPORT HRS 1200-2100++ MON-FRI, DSN 673-3011/3016, C843-963-3011. MSN WX SUPPORT CLSD WKENDS, HOL, AND DOWN-DAYS. MSN WX SUPPORT BRFGS FOR AIRCREW AVBL VIA THE 260WS/BARKSDALE AFB DSN 331-2651/C318-529-2651 DUR MIL WX FLT CLOSURE HRS.
  • SERVICE-LGT: AIRFIELD BEACON NOT VISIBLE FROM NW.
  • MISC: TMPRY STOR OF CLASSIFIED MATERIALS: LTD CLASSIFIED STOR AVBL. 24 HR PN RQR WITH AFLD MGMT. 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 TRNG FLT TRAN ALERT SUPPORT CTC AFLD MGMT 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 TAXI 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. C-17 ENG RUNNING ONLOADS/OFFLOADS AVBL 24 HR PN. CTC 437 APS DSN 673-3193/4 C843-963-3193/4 FOR COORD/APVL. PASS PAX/CARGO INFO TO PALMETTO OPS 3 HRS PRIOR TO ARR.
  • 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.
  • AFLD GRASS CUTTING OPS CONDUCTED IN CTL MOVEMENT AREA YR ROUND; CTC AFLD MGMT FOR DLY LCTN.
  • PPR FOR PARKING OF GENERAL AVIATION ACFT ON TERMINAL RAMP CTC 843-767-1100.
  • MISC: COMBAT OFF-LOAD OPS ON N END OF TWY D MUST ENSURE THAT PALLETS LAND PRIOR TO LEAD-IN LINE TO RWY 15 APCH END; CTC GND IF PALLET LANDS BYD LEAD-IN LINE.
  • RSTD: EXP RWY 15/33 OPS SUSPD 1230-1300Z++DLY FOR A-G INSPECTION.
  • INTENSIVE HEAVY MIL JETS & OTHER MISC ACFT EXECUTING NUMEROUS CARGO & PERSONNEL DROPS, HIGH SPEED LOW-LEVEL FORMATION FLTS & MISC AIR-TO-GROUND OPNS.
  • TPA: RECTANGULAR 1154 FT AGL/1200 FT MSL, OVHD 1654 FT AGL/1700 FT MSL, LGT ACFT 654 FT AGL/700 FT MSL, C5A 1954 FT AGL/ 2000 FT MSL.
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