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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: 
7.9 W (as of June 2018 from WMM2015 model)
Time Zone: 
UTC -5.0 (Standard Time)
UTC -4.0 (Daylight Savings Time)
From City: 
9 N.M. NW of Charleston, South Carolina
Found On: 
Charlotte Chart
FAA Region: 
ASO

Operations

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)
Segmented Circle Indicator: 
No
Beacon Color: 
White-Green (Lighted Land Airport)
Traffic Pattern Altitude: 
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:  29
Multi Engine:  12
Jet Engine:  22
GA Helicopters:  6

Annual Operations (as of 05/31/2017)

Total Operations:  108372
Commercial:  39928 36.8%
Air Taxi:  19022 17.6%
GA Local:  1651 1.5%
GA Itinerant:  26629 24.6%
Military Aircraft:  21142 19.5%

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
119.3 331-150
120.7(151-330)
306.925(151-330)
379.925(331-150)
Hrs: 24

284.0
317.45
Departure:  CHARLESTON
119.3 331-150
120.7(151-330)
306.925(151-330)
379.925(331-150)
Hrs: 24

284.0
317.45
ATIS:  124.75
Hrs: 24
ASOS:  (843-554-9862)
PALMETTO OPS:  134.1
OSPRI RNAV STAR:  120.7
EMERG:  243.0
PALMETTO OPS:  349.4
TRTLS RNAV STAR:  120.7
PALMETTO OPS:  255.5 QUICK TIMING
PTD:  372.2
EMERG:  121.5
OSPRI RNAV STAR:  306.925
TRTLS RNAV STAR:  306.925

  • REMARKS: TRAN CALL 30 MIN OUT.
   

Contacts

Manager: 
Air Force owned: 
PAUL CAMPBELL
5500 INTL BLVD
CHARLESTON, SC 29418
843-761-7000
USAF
JOINT BASE CHARLESTON
CHARLESTON AFB, SC 29404
843-761-7012

Fixed Based Operators (FBOs) & Fuel

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Area Code: 803

Business Name Frequency Phone Fuel Grade & Location
GF Air, LLC
  
843-723-0009
Larry Keener & Associates
  
Unicom 122.95 272-7766
Ramp 66
  
Unicom 122.95 272-5337, 800-433-8918 100LL, Jet A
Signature Flight Support
  
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


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APD AIRPORT DIAGRAM SE-2
DP LGRHD TWO (RNAV) SE-2
DP MLTRE TWO (RNAV) SE-2
DP PLFMD TWO (RNAV) SE-2
DP PLMTO TWO (RNAV) SE-2
DP SWPFX TWO (RNAV) SE-2
HOT HOT SPOT SE-2
IAP HI-VOR/DME 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/DME OR TACAN RWY 03 SE-2
IAP VOR/DME OR TACAN RWY 15 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 TWO (RNAV) SE-2
STAR AMYLU TWO (RNAV)[DELIMITER] CONT.1 SE-2
STAR BAGGY TWO (RNAV) SE-2
STAR DDENA ONE (RNAV) SE-2
STAR GMSTR ONE (RNAV) SE-2
STAR MKNZI ONE (RNAV) SE-2
STAR MKNZI ONE (RNAV)[DELIMITER] CONT.1 SE-2
STAR OSPRI SIX (RNAV) SE-2
STAR OSPRI SIX (RNAV)[DELIMITER] CONT.1 SE-2
STAR RSRVE ONE (RNAV) SE-2
STAR TRTLS FOUR (RNAV) SE-2
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Maps, Charts, & Diagrams

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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 Executive 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 County Airport
(KARW ARW)
225 233 100LL, Jet A
42.2 Santee Cooper Regional Airport
(KMNI MNI)
348 356 100LL
43.9 Georgetown County Airport
(GGE KGGE GGE)
55 63 100LL, Jet A
52.3 Hilton Head Airport
(HHH KHXD HXD)
219 226 100LL, Jet A
53.0 Orangeburg Municipal Airport
(OGB KOGB OGB)
309 317 100LL, Jet A
53.8 Ridgeland-Claude Dean Airport
(3J1)
243 250 100LL
58.9 Lake City Municipal CJ Evans Field Airport
(51J)
13 21 100LL
58.9 Bamberg County Airport
(99N)
294 301 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 Memorial 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 19 100LL, Jet A
80.0 Plantation Arpk Airport
(KJYL JYL)
259 266 100LL
80.1 Jim Hamilton L B Owens Airport
(CUB KCUB CUB)
323 331 100LL, Jet A

Notices to Airmen (NOTAMS)

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Ratings & Reviews

Charleston AFB/International Airport Ratings

Category Aspect Rating
Overall Rating for Charleston AFB/International Airport
  • 4.0/5 (1 vote cast)

Flight Service Number of Flights
  • 1.5/5 (2 votes cast)

Overall Number of Routes Served
  • 1.0/5 (1 vote cast)

International Routes Served
  • 2.5/5 (2 votes cast)

On-time Performance
  • 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

Business Services & Internet Airport Lounges
  • 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

Business Centers
  • 2.0/5 (1 vote cast)

Airport Website (information & tools)
  • 4.0/5 (1 vote cast)

Availability of Internet Connectivity
  • 1.0/5 (1 vote cast)

Wireless Internet Access
  • 3.0/5 (2 votes cast)

General Facilities ATM Locations
  • 3.0/5 (1 vote cast)

Public Telephones
  • 2.0/5 (2 votes cast)

Restrooms
  • 2.3/5 (4 votes cast)

Architecture
  • 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

Terminal Layout
  • 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

Seating Areas
  • 2.3/5 (4 votes cast)

Overall Cleanliness
  • 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

Children Play Areas
  • 1.0/5 (2 votes cast)

Geographic Location
  • 2.5/5 (2 votes cast)

Baggage Claim Locations
  • 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

Baggage Handling
  • 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

Overall Comfort
  • 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

Security Lines
  • 3.3/5 (4 votes cast)

Transportation & Parking Parking Availability
  • 2.0/5 (1 vote cast)

Parking Pricing
  • 2.0/5 (1 vote cast)

Public Transport
  • 2.0/5 (1 vote cast)

Car Rental
  • 3.0/5 (2 votes cast)

Taxis
  • 1.0/5 (1 vote cast)

Hotel Shuttles
  • 1.0/5 (1 vote cast)

Proximity to City Center
  • 4.0/5 (2 votes cast)

Amenities Shopping (variety and number)
  • 3.3/5 (4 votes cast)

Restaurants & Bars (variety and number)
  • 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

Restaurants & Bars (price/value)
  • 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

Runways

CHS Airport Runway Summary

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

CHS Airport Runway Details



Runway 03/21  7004 ft x 150 ft (2135 m x 46 m)
Runway Length Source:  as of
Surface:  Asphalt -
Runway Pavement Class: 
Runway Edge Lights:  Yes Intensity

Runway Weight Bearing Capacity (in thousands of pounds) 
Single Wheel Landing Gear: 
Dual Wheel Landing Gear: 
Dual Tandem Wheel Landing Gear: 
Dual Dual Tandem Wheel Landing Gear: 

Runway 03

Runway 21

Elevation: 
21 41
Latitude: 
32.8848 32.9023
Longitude: 
-80.0456 -80.0362
True Magnetic Hdg.: 
24 204
ILS Type: 
Glide Path Angle: 
0.0 degrees 0.0 degrees
Traffic Pattern: 
Runway Markings Type: 
Runway Markings Condition:
Arresting Device: 
Object at End: 
Object Height: 
0 0
Object Marked/Lighted?: 
Distance from End: 
0 0
Object Centerline Offset: 
Visual Glide Slope Indicators: 
Runway Visual Range (RVR): 
Approach Light System: 
REIL: 
Yes Yes
Touchdown Lights: 
Centerline Lights: 
Threshold Crossing Height: 
Threshold Elevation: 
21 41
Displaced Threshold: 
0 0
Threshold Latitude: 

Threshold Longitude: 

Declared Distances
Take Off Run Avbl. (TORA): 
0 0
Take Off Distance Avbl. (TODA): 
0 0
Actual Stop Dist. Avbl. (ASDA): 
0 0
Landing Dist. Avbl. (LDA): 
0 0



Runway 15/33  9001 ft x 200 ft (2744 m x 61 m)
Runway Length Source:  as of
Surface:  Concrete -
Runway Pavement Class: 
Runway Edge Lights:  Yes Intensity

Runway Weight Bearing Capacity (in thousands of pounds) 
Single Wheel Landing Gear: 
Dual Wheel Landing Gear: 
Dual Tandem Wheel Landing Gear: 
Dual Dual Tandem Wheel Landing Gear: 

Runway 15

Runway 33

Elevation: 
43 39
Latitude: 
32.913 32.8922
Longitude: 
-80.0481 -80.0323
True Magnetic Hdg.: 
147 327
ILS Type: 
Glide Path Angle: 
0.0 degrees 0.0 degrees
Traffic Pattern: 
Runway Markings Type: 
Runway Markings Condition:
Arresting Device: 
Object at End: 
Object Height: 
0 0
Object Marked/Lighted?: 
Distance from End: 
0 0
Object Centerline Offset: 
Visual Glide Slope Indicators: 
Runway Visual Range (RVR): 
Approach Light System: 
REIL: 
Yes Yes
Touchdown Lights: 
Centerline Lights: 
Threshold Crossing Height: 
Threshold Elevation: 
43 39
Displaced Threshold: 
0 0
Threshold Latitude: 

Threshold Longitude: 

Declared Distances
Take Off Run Avbl. (TORA): 
0 0
Take Off Distance Avbl. (TODA): 
0 0
Actual Stop Dist. Avbl. (ASDA): 
0 0
Landing Dist. Avbl. (LDA): 
0 0

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, 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.
A110-36 MISC: PMSV RDO UNAVBL. PMSV/PHONE PATCH AVBL THRU 628 CP DSN 673-8400 C843-963-8400. WX FLT DSN 673-3011/3016. MON-FRI 1000-2000Z++. WX FLT CLOSED WKENDS, HOL AND DOWN DAYS. WX PERSONNEL ARE AVBL 24/7 THRU 628 CP FOR SEVERE WX INFO. WX BRIEFINGS FOR TRAN AIRCREWS AVBL VIA 26 OWS/BARKSDALE AFB, DSN 331-2651; C318-529-2651 DUR MIL WX 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 OG/OGS 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 RY 03-21 CLSD 1330-2200Z++ MTHLY 2ND THU. RY 15-33 CLSD LAST THU 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.
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.
A110-9 INTENSIVE HEAVY MIL JETS & OTHER MISC ACFT EXECUTING NUMEROUS CARGO & PERSONNEL DROPS, HIGH SPEED LOW-LEVEL FORMATION FLTS & MISC AIR-TO-GROUND OPNS.
A14 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.
A30-03/21 RY 03/21 CLSD SECOND THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH 0830-1700.
A30-15/33 CLSD LAST THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH 0830-1700.
A40-03/21 LGTS FOR BOTH RWYS ARE AF SPEC TYPE.
E147 TFC PAT INFO: RECTANGULAR 1200 FT MSL, OVHD 1700 FT MSL, LGT ACFT 700 FT MSL, C5A 200 FT MSL.
E60-15 TYPE-H BAK-12A(B) (1260')
E60-33 TYPE-H BAK-12A(B) (1460')

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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