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RCA

Ellsworth AFB
Rapid City, South Dakota

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FAA Identifier: RCA
Latitude/Longitude: 44-08-42.3400N / 103-06-12.8400W
44.1450 / -103.1033
Elevation: 3276 feet MSL (Estimated)
Magnetic Variation: 08E (2015)
Land Area Covered: acres
From City: 5 nautical miles SW of Rapid City, SD
County/Parish: Pennington, SD
Airport Operations:
Airport Use: Private
Activiation Date: 11/1/1938 12:00:00 AM
Sectional Chart: Cheyenne
Control Tower: Yes
ARTCC: Denver Center (ZDV)
FSS: Huron Flight Service Station ()
Attendance: ALL/MON-THU/1400-0730Z++, ALL/FRI/1400-0400Z++
Wind Indicator:
Segmented Circle: No
Lights: See Rmk
Beacon: Split-White-Green (Lighted military airport)
Communications:
RDR 373.0
RDR 393.0
PTD 372.2
PMSV 375.775
LCL/P 126.05
LC/P 253.5
GND/P 275.8
GND/P 121.8
EMERG 121.5
EMERG 243.0
DEP/P BASIC RADAR SVC 289.4
COMD POST 311.0
COMD POST 321.0
ATIS 120.625
ATIS 269.9
APCH/P DEP/P BASIC RADAR SVC 119.5
APCH/ BASIC RADAR SVC 259.1
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++ THU-FRI (3000/5+1).
RADAR - SEE TERMINAL FLIP FOR RADAR MINIMA.
Services:
Airframe Repair: Major
Power Plant Repair: Major
Bottled oxygen: None
Bulk oxygen: Low
Runway Information:
Runway: 13/31
Dimensions: 13497 x 300 ft.
Surface: Portland cement concrete
Runway Edge Lights: High intensity
Airport Ownership and Management:
Ownership: Air Force Owned
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
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Remarks:
  • OIL: O-132-133-148
  • TRAN ALERT: SVC AVBL 1500-2300Z++MON-FRI; CLSD SAT, SUN & HOL, AND GLOBAL STRIKE COMD (GSC) DOWN DAYS. NO FLEET SVC AVBL.
  • 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) NO
  • 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: MIL ACFT OPR FR ELLSWORTH AFB WILL AVOID BEAR BUTTE BY 2NM AND FLY NO LOWER THAN 10,000 FT MSL TO MAX EXTENT POSSIBLE.
  • FUEL: A++
  • CAUTION: MIGRATORY BIRD ACT BASH (PHASE II) MAR-APR AND OCT-NOV 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 STATION OPR H24 FR MON 0600Z++ THRU SAT 0300Z++, CLSD WKND, HOL AND GLOBAL STRIKE COMD DOWN DAYS. WX STN ON STBY FOR ISSUING WX WARNINGS, WATCHES AND ADVISORIES AND/OR ANY UNSKED AFLD OPR DURING CLOSURE PERIODS.
  • 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/"
  • 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)
  • BASE OPS V675-1052/2861.
  • CLSD WKND, HOLS AND GLOBAL STRIKE COMD (GSC) DOWN DAYS.
  • RY 13, ILS & PAPI GS ARE NOT COINCIDENTAL.
  • RY 31, ILS & PAPI GS ARE NOT COINCIDENTAL.
  • AIRFIELD LIGHTING ONLY AVAILABLE DURING TWR HOURS.
  • RECTANGULAR 4500 FT OVERHEAD 5000 FT. AVOID OVFT OF BASE PROPER WHEN CIR TO LDG.
Nearby Public Airports: (50 mile radius)
IDNameCity/State/UseChartDistance
RAP Rapid City Rgnl Rapid City, SD - Public Cheyenne 7 miles
49B Sturgis Muni Sturgis, SD - Public Cheyenne 23 miles
3V0 Custer State Park Fairburn, SD - Public Cheyenne 32 miles
CUT Custer County Custer, SD - Public Cheyenne 38 miles
SPF Black Hills-Clyde Ice Field Spearfish, SD - Public Cheyenne 41 miles
6V4 Wall Muni Wall, SD - Public Cheyenne 43 miles
Nearby Private Airports: (20 mile radius)
IDNameCity/State/UseChartDistance
3SD2 Kauer Private Box Elder, SD - Private 8 miles
4SD4 Dan'S Rapid City, SD - Private Billings 8 miles
2SD0 Paradise Valley Nemo, SD - Private Cheyenne 19 miles
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