Charleston AFB/International Airport

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Charleston Weather (°F)

METAR: KCHS 220656Z 00000KT 10SM // FEW250 06/02 A3020 RMK AO2 SLP225 T00560022

TAF: KCHS 220532Z 2206/2306 00000KT P6SM SKC FM221500 20007KT P6SM FEW250 FM221900 21010G16KT P6SM BKN250 FM230000 20010KT P6SM BKN150

Reporting Station: KCHS (0.0 NM at True Heading of 349)
Visibility: 10+SM
Flight Category: VFR
Altimeter: 1022.8
Temperature: 5.6 C (42.08 F)
Dewpoint: 2.2 C (35.96 F)

Location

Latitude: 
32-53-55.1000N (32.898639)
Longitude: 
080-02-25.9000W (-80.040528)
Elevation: 
46.0 feet MSL (14 m MSL)
Magnetic Variation: 
8.2 W (as of February 2024 from WMM2020 model)
Time Zone: 
UTC -5.0 (Standard Time)
UTC -4.0 (Daylight Savings Time)
From City: 
09 N.M. NW of Charleston, South Carolina
Found On: 
Charlotte Chart
FAA Region: 
ASO

Contacts

Manager: 
Air Force owned: 
ELLIOTT SUMMEY
5500 INTL BLVD
CHARLESTON, SC 29418
843-761-7000
USAF
JOINT BASE CHARLESTON
CHARLESTON AFB, SC 29404
(843) 963-3028

Operations

Airport Status: 
Operational
Facility Use: 
Public
Type: 
Airport
Activation Date: 
10/1937
Control tower: 
Yes
Attendance (Months/Days/Hours): 
Months/Days/Hours
ALL/ALL/ALL
Boundary ARTCC: 
ZJX (Jacksonville)
Responsible ARTCC: 
ZJX (Jacksonville)
Segmented Circle Indicator: 
No
Traffic Pattern Altitude (MSL): 
1046 feet (319 m)
NOTAMs Facility: 
CHS
NOTAM-D Service: 
Yes
International Airport of Entry: 
No
Customs Landing Rights: 
Yes
Military Landing Rights: 
No
Civil/Military Joint Use: 
Yes
Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting: 
Class I
ARFF Index: C
Air Carrier Service: Scheduled
Certification Date: 01/2006

Based Aircraft

Single Engine:  39
Multi Engine:  9
Jet Engine:  25
GA Helicopters:  2

Annual Operations (as of 02/28/2023)

Total Operations:  123816
Commercial:  54653 44.1%
Air Taxi:  16503 13.3%
GA Local:  2729 2.2%
GA Itinerant:  37414 30.2%
Military Aircraft:  12517 10.1%

Communications

Unicom:  122.950
Tower:  CHARLESTON
126.0
239.0
Hrs: 24
Clearance Del.:  127.325
291.65
Ground:  121.9
348.6
Approach:  CHARLESTON
120.7 ;151-330
121.275 ;331-150
306.925 ;151-330
379.925 ;331-150
Hrs: 24

284.0
317.45
Departure:  CHARLESTON
120.7 ;151-330
121.275 ;331-150
306.925 ;151-330
379.925 ;331-150
Hrs: 24

284.0
317.45
ATIS:  124.75
Hrs: 24
ASOS:  124.75 (843-554-9862)
MLTRE DP:  121.275 ;331-150
OSPRI STAR:  306.925
MLTRE DP:  379.925 ;331-150
CLASS C:  120.7 ;151-330
PLMTO DP:  121.275 ;331-150
EMERG:  243.0
STUNO DP:  306.925
PLMTO DP:  379.925 ;331-150
BAGGY STAR:  120.7
SWPFX DP:  121.275 ;331-150
OPS:  255.5 ;PALMETTO, QUICK TIMING
SWPFX DP:  379.925 ;331-150
LGRHD DP:  120.7
EMERG:  121.5
OSPRI STAR:  120.7
OPS:  349.4 ;PALMETTO
STUNO DP:  120.7
PTD:  372.2
AMYLU STAR:  121.275 ;331-150
CLASS C:  306.925 ;151-330
AMYLU STAR:  379.925 ;331-150
BAGGY STAR:  306.925
CLASS C:  121.275 ;331-150
OPS:  134.1 ;PALMETTO
LGRHD DP:  306.925
CLASS C:  379.925 ;331-150

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Fixed Based Operators (FBOs) & Fuel

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Area Code: 803

Business Name Frequency Phone Fuel Grade
GF Air, LLC
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843-723-0009
Larry Keener & Associates
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Unicom 122.95 272-7766
Ramp 66
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Unicom 122.95 272-5337, 800-433-8918 100LL, Jet A
Signature Flight Support
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Unicom: 122.95, Arinc: 131.625 +1 843 414 9200
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Flight Service Stations

Primary Alternate
FSS on Field:  N
FSS Name (ID):  Anderson(AND)
Frequency: 
Toll Free Phone:  1-800-WX-BRIEF

Instrument Procedures / Charts


FAA Terminal Procedures valid from 0901Z 02/22/24 to 0901Z 03/21/24.

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APD - Airport Diagram
DP - Departure Procedure Charts
HOT - Hot Spots
IAP - Instrument Approach Procedure Charts
MIN - Minimums
STAR - Standard Terminal Arrival Charts
Page Type Page Name Volume Action Since
Last Cycle
APD AIRPORT DIAGRAM SE-2
DP LGRHD THREE (RNAV) SE-2
DP MLTRE THREE (RNAV) SE-2
DP PLMTO THREE (RNAV) SE-2
DP STUNO ONE (RNAV) SE-2
DP SWPFX THREE (RNAV) SE-2
HOT HOT SPOT SE-2
IAP HI-VOR OR TACAN RWY 15 SE-2
IAP ILS OR LOC RWY 15 SE-2
IAP ILS OR LOC RWY 33 SE-2
IAP ILS RWY 15 (CAT II) SE-2
IAP ILS RWY 15 (SA CAT I) SE-2
IAP RNAV (GPS) Y RWY 03 SE-2
IAP RNAV (GPS) Y RWY 15 SE-2
IAP RNAV (GPS) Y RWY 21 SE-2
IAP RNAV (GPS) Y RWY 33 SE-2
IAP RNAV (RNP) Z RWY 03 SE-2
IAP RNAV (RNP) Z RWY 15 SE-2
IAP RNAV (RNP) Z RWY 21 SE-2
IAP RNAV (RNP) Z RWY 33 SE-2
IAP VOR OR TACAN RWY 15 SE-2
IAP VOR/DME OR TACAN RWY 03 SE-2
IAP VOR/DME OR TACAN RWY 21 SE-2
IAP VOR/DME OR TACAN RWY 33 SE-2
LAH LAHSO SE-2
MIN ALTERNATE MINIMUMS SE-2
MIN TAKEOFF MINIMUMS SE-2
STAR AMYLU THREE (RNAV) SE-2
STAR AMYLU THREE (RNAV)[DELIMITER] CONT.1 SE-2
STAR BAGGY THREE (RNAV) SE-2
STAR BAGGY THREE (RNAV)[DELIMITER] CONT.1 SE-2
STAR OSPRI SEVEN (RNAV) SE-2
STAR OSPRI SEVEN (RNAV)[DELIMITER] CONT.1 SE-2
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Navigation Aids (Navaids) near CHS

Navigational Aid (NAVAID) distances from the airport are listed in Nautical Miles (NM).

Nearby Airports with Fuel

Dist (NM) Name (Airport IDs) True Hdg Mag Hdg Fuel Grade
12.0 Charleston Exec Airport
(KJZI JZI)
170 178 100LL, Jet A
13.0 Mt Pleasant Regional-Faison Field Airport
(KLRO LRO)
90 98 100LL, Jet A
15.6 Summerville Airport
(KDYB DYB)
309 317 100LL, Jet A
17.2 Berkeley County Airport
(KMKS MKS)
0 8 100LL, Jet A
30.3 Lowcountry Regional Airport
(RBW KRBW RBW)
272 280 100LL, Jet A
41.9 Beaufort Exec Airport
(KARW ARW)
225 233 100LL, Jet A
42.2 Santee Cooper Regional Airport
(KMNI MNI)
348 356 100LL, Jet A
43.9 Georgetown County Airport
(GGE KGGE GGE)
55 64 100LL, Jet A
52.3 Hilton Head Airport
(HHH KHXD HXD)
219 227 100LL, Jet A
53.0 Orangeburg Municipal Airport
(OGB KOGB OGB)
309 317 100LL, Jet A
53.8 Ridgeland-Claude Dean Airport
(3J1)
243 251 100LL, Jet A, Jet A+
58.9 Lake City Municipal CJ Evans Field Airport
(51J)
13 21 100LL
58.9 Bamberg County Airport
(99N)
294 302 100LL
62.2 Allendale County Airport
(KAQX AQX)
275 282 100LL, Jet A
72.3 Conway-Horry County Airport
(KHYW HYW)
39 48 100LL, Jet A, Jet A+
74.5 Huggins Meml Airport
(58J)
4 12 100LL
74.8 Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport
(SAV KSAV SAV)
232 239 100LL, Jet A, Jet A++
78.8 Florence Regional Airport
(FLO KFLO FLO)
11 20 100LL, Jet A
80.0 Plantation Airpark Airport
(KJYL JYL)
259 266 100LL, Jet A+
80.1 Jim Hamilton L B Owens Airport
(CUB KCUB CUB)
323 331 100LL, Jet A

Notices to Airmen (NOTAMS)

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Remarks

A11 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.
A110*G THIS AIRPORT HAS BEEN SURVEYED BY THE NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY.
A110-19 PARKING ON TERMINAL APRON RESTRICTED TO COMMERCIAL AIR CARRIER AND ACFT FOR CUSTOMS CLEARANCE BY PRIOR ARRANGEMENT ONLY.
A110-2 LIQUID OXYGEN SERVING AVBL TO MILITARY.
A110-22 JASU: 8(MD-3M) 2(MA-1A) (M32A-60) (M32A-60A)
A110-24 FLUID: SOAP - ROUTINE SOAP SAMPLES NOT AVBL; SP PRESAIR LHOX LOX
A110-25 OIL: NON-DETERGENT OIL NOT AVBL FOR PISTON ACFT. O-128-133-148(MIL)
A110-26 SEE FLIP AP/1 SUPPLEMENTARY ARPT RMK.
A110-28 RSTD: ALL INBD VIP CODE 7 OR HI, PAX, CARGO ACFT MUST CTC PALMETTO OPS NO LATER THAN 30 MIN PRIOR TO LDG.
A110-29 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.
A110-3 NO STUDENT SOLO TOUCH AND GO LANDING ALLOWED.
A110-30 RSTD: ALL ACFT MUST CTC PALMETTO OPS PRIOR TO ENTERING MIL RAMP FOR PRK ASGN.
A110-31 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.
A110-32 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.
A110-34 TFC PAT: RECTANGULAR 1200 FT, OVERHEAD 1700 FT, LGT ACFT 700 FT, C5A 2000 FT.
A110-35 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.
A110-36 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 1100-2300Z++ MON-THU AND 1100-2100Z++ FRI, DSN 673-3016/3644, C843-963-3016, CLSD WKEND, 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.
A110-40 SERVICE-LGT: AIRFIELD BEACON NOT VISIBLE FROM NW.
A110-41 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 437 SOS 24 HR PRIOR TO ARR DSN 673-0955, C843-963-0955.
A110-44 SERVICE: KCHS MIL PROVIDES NO SECURITY AND NO ACFT SERVICES AT FBO'S AND COMMERCIAL TERMINAL.
A110-46 RSTD: RWY 03-21 CLSD 2ND TUE EA MONTH 1330-2200Z++. RWY 15-33 CLSD LAST TUE OF EA MONTH 1330-2200Z++.
A110-48 CAUTION: RY 15-33 1000 FT OVERRUNS HAS FRANGIBLE RAISED APCH LIGHTS.
A110-51 CAUTION: MIL RAMP ACFT CONTACT CHS GND CONTROL FOR ENG START & TAXI.
A110-52 RSTD: RVR AVAIL VIA FAA ATCT.
A110-53 MISC: AFLD SFC WX OBS TAKEN IAW FAA CRITERIA, NOT AF CRITERIA.
A110-54 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.
A110-55 TRANS ACFT FOR MIL RAMP FOLLOW-ME RQR. MIL ACFT FOR FBO PRK/SVC RQR PPR (843-746-7600).
A110-56 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.
A110-57 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.
A110-58 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.
A110-59 CAUTION: MIL SIDE WG TIP CLNC LINES: TWY D 161 FT FR TWY CNTRLN AND RAMP INTER-TXY 115 FT FR CNTRLN.
A110-61 RSTD: C5, B747, AND AN-124 ACFT TAXI WITH OUTBOARD ENG AT IDLE.
A110-62 FUEL: A++(MIL), A+(ATLANTIC AVN, C843-746-7600) (NC-100, A1+).
A110-63 CAUTION: FUEL PIT/SWITCH OBST 36 IN HIGH LCTD 75 FT LEFT OF TWY D CNTLN N OF TWY E.
A110-64 CAUTION: RY 15-33 1 FT RAISED THLD LGT.
A110-65 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.
A110-66 SERVICE-LGT: RWY 15 ALSF-2 ALSO OPR AS SSALR DUR VMC.
A110-67 ALL AIRCRAFT USE UPPER ANTENNA UNTIL AIRBORNE.
A110-68 RWY COND CODE (RWYCC) NOT RPTD.
A110-69 AFLD GRASS CUTTING OPS CONDUCTED IN CTL MOVEMENT AREA YR ROUND; CTC AFLD MGMT FOR DLY LCTN.
A110-7 PPR FOR PARKING OF GENERAL AVIATION ACFT ON TERMINAL RAMP CTC 843-767-1100.
A110-71 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.
A110-73 RSTD: EXP RWY 15/33 OPS SUSPD 1230-1300Z++DLY FOR A-G INSPECTION.
A110-74 MISC: RWY 15/33 AND 3/21 GROOVED.
A110-9 INTENSIVE HEAVY MIL JETS & OTHER MISC ACFT EXECUTING NUMEROUS CARGO & PERSONNEL DROPS, HIGH SPEED LOW-LEVEL FORMATION FLTS & MISC AIR-TO-GROUND OPNS.
A14 ELLIOTT SUMMEY IS THE DIR OF ARPTS FOR THE CHARLESTON CO AVN AUTH. THE AIR FORCE AIRFIELD MGR CAN BE CTCD AT 843-963-3028.
A40-03/21 LGTS FOR BOTH RWYS ARE AF SPEC TYPE.
E147 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.
E60-15 TYPE-H BAK-12A(B) (1260')
E60-33 TYPE-H BAK-12A(B) (1460')

Runways

Runway Summary

Runways: 03/21
15/33
Longest Runway: 15/33 is 9001 ft (2744 m) long
Runways with an Instrument Approach: 15, 33

CHS Airport Runway Details

Runway 03/21  7000 ft x 150 ft (2134 m x 46 m)
Runway Length Source:  MILITARY as of 10/05/2009
Surface:  Concrete - Good condition - Saw-cut or plastic grooved
Runway Pavement Class:  71 /R/B/W/T
Runway Edge Lights:  High Intensity

Runway 03

Runway 21

Elevation: 
20.6 39.6
Latitude: 
32-53-05.3460N 32-54-08.4150N
Longitude: 
080-02-44.1698W 080-02-10.2490W
Runway True Alignment: 
024 204
Glide Path Angle: 
3.0 degrees 3.0 degrees
Traffic Pattern: 
Left Left
Runway Markings Type: 
Precision Instrument Precision Instrument
Runway Markings Condition:
Good Good
Visual Glide Slope Indicators: 
4-Light PAPI On Left Side Of Runway 4-Light PAPI On Left Side Of Runway
REIL: 
Yes Yes
Touchdown Lights: 
No No
Centerline Lights: 
No No
Threshold Crossing Height: 
50 50

Runway 15/33  9001 ft x 150 ft (2744 m x 46 m)
Runway Length Source:  MILITARY as of 09/04/2003
Surface:  Concrete - Good condition - Saw-cut or plastic grooved
Runway Pavement Class:  73 /R/B/W/T
Runway Edge Lights:  High Intensity

Runway 15

Runway 33

Elevation: 
42.6 38.0
Latitude: 
32-54-46.8812N 32-53-31.8434N
Longitude: 
080-02-53.2282W 080-01-56.3790W
Runway True Alignment: 
147 327
ILS Type: 
ILS ILS
Glide Path Angle: 
3.0 degrees 3.0 degrees
Traffic Pattern: 
Left Left
Runway Markings Type: 
Precision Instrument Precision Instrument
Runway Markings Condition:
Good Good
Arresting Device: 
BAK-12 BAK-12
Visual Glide Slope Indicators: 
4-Light PAPI On Left Side Of Runway 4-Light PAPI On Left Side Of Runway
Runway Visual Range (RVR): 
Touchdown, Midfield, Rollout Touchdown, Midfield, Rollout
Approach Light System: 
Standard 2,400 Foot High Intensity Approach Lighting System With Sequenced Flashers, Cat. II or III Config. 1,400 Foot Medium Intensity Approach Lighting System With Runway Alignment Indicator Lights
REIL: 
No No
Touchdown Lights: 
Yes No
Centerline Lights: 
Yes Yes
Threshold Crossing Height: 
50 59

Services

Airframe Repair: 
Major
Powerplant Repair: 
Major
Bulk Oxygen: 
High Pressure / Low Pressure
Fuel Available: 
100LL, Jet A
Landing Fees: 
No
Parking: 
Hangars and tiedowns available

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