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RCA
Ellsworth AFB Airport
Official FAA Data Effective 2019-10-10 0901Z
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KRCA Airport Diagram
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Location Information for KRCA
Coordinates: N44°8.71' / W103°6.21'
Located 05 miles SW of Rapid City, South Dakota. View all Airports in South Dakota.
Estimated Elevation is 3276 feet MSL.
TPA: RECTANGULAR 4500 FT MSL, 5000 FT MSL OVHD, AVOID OVFT OF BASE PROPER WHEN CRC TO LDG.

Magnetic Variation from 2015 is 8° East
Operations Data
Airport Use:Private Use
Activation Date:November 1938
Status:Operational
Control Tower:Yes
Seg-Circle:No
Beacon:Split-Clear-Green
(Lighted Military Airport)
Lighting Schedule:SEE RMK
A.R.T.C.C.:DENVER
F.S.S.:HURON
NOTAMs Facility:RAP (NOTAM-D available)
Sectional Chart:CHEYENNE
AirspaceAnalysis:NOT ANALYZED
Attendance:ALL/MON-THU/1400-0730Z++
ALL/FRI/1400-0400Z++
CLSD WKND, HOLS AND GLOBAL STRIKE COMD (GSC) DOWN DAYS.
Airport Communications
ATIS:120.625 269.9
ELLSWORTH TOWER:126.05 253.5
ELLSWORTH GROUND:121.8 275.8
ELLSWORTH APPROACH:119.5 259.1
ELLSWORTH DEPARTURE:119.5 289.4
RADAR:373.0 393.0
EMERG:121.5 243.0
BASIC RADAR:119.5 259.1 289.4
COMD POST:321.0
SOF:311.0
PTD:372.2
PMSV METRO:375.775
ASOS at RAP (6.3 S):118.525 605-393-2832
ASOS at CUT (33.2 SW):120.00 605-673-5744
AWOS-3 at SPF (35.6 NW):118.325 605-642-8536
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.
  • FULL SVC AVBL DUR AFLD OPR HR (SEE NOTAM), LTD SVC OT. REMOTE BRIEFING SVC AVBL SCOTT AFB 15 OWS DSN 576-9755, C618-256-9755.
  • NO-NOTAM MP 0730-1300Z++ THUR, FRI; 0500-1300Z++ SAT, SUN, MON (3000/5+1).
Nearby Navigation Aids
IDNameFreqRadial / Range
VOT RCA ELLSWORTH 108.80 339°0.4
VOT RAP RAPID CITY 112.30 325°10.9
VOR ECS NEWCASTLE 108.20 061°54.5
VOD PHP PHILIP 108.40 263°62.4
IDNameFreqBearing / Range
VOD SPF BLACK HILLS 300 296°35.7
Runway 13/31
Dimensions:13497 x 300 feet / 4114 x 91 meters
Surface:Concrete
Weight Limits:73 /R/C/W/T
Edge Lighting:High Intensity
Runway 13Runway 31
Coordinates:N44°9.53' / W103°7.24'N44°7.88' / W103°5.18'
Elevation: 3276.3 3178.5
Traffic Pattern: Left Left
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 Touchdown
Approach Lights:ALSF1 Standard 2,400 Foot High-intensity Approach Lighting System with sequenced flashers, CATEGORY I Configuration.ALSF1 Standard 2,400 Foot High-intensity Approach Lighting System with sequenced flashers, CATEGORY I Configuration.
REIL:YesYes
Services Available
Fuel:NONE
Transient Storage:NONE
Airframe Repair:MAJOR
Engine Repair:MAJOR
Bottled Oxygen:NONE
Bulk Oxygen:LOW
Ownership Information
Ownership:Owned by the Air Force
Owner:U.S. AIR FORCE
44TH CSG, ELLSWORTH AFB
RAPID CITY, SD 57706
Manager:BASE OPERATIONS
44TH CSG, ELLSWORTH AFB
RAPID CITY, SD 57706
605-385-1052
BASE OPS V675-1052/2861.
Other Remarks
  • 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 NTC, CTC DSN 675-1052/2860, C605-385-1052/2860.
  • 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 675-1052/2860, C605-385-1052/2860.
  • 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 NTC, CTC OPS DSN 675-1052/2860, C605-385-1052/2860.
  • 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.
  • LGT: RWY 31-13 NSTD ALSF-1, MISSING LAST CNTRLN BARRETTE PRIOR TO THLD.
  • 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)
  • AIRFIELD LIGHTING ONLY AVAILABLE DURING TWR HOURS.
  • TPA: RECTANGULAR 4500 FT MSL, 5000 FT MSL OVHD, AVOID OVFT OF BASE PROPER WHEN CRC TO LDG.
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