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Location

Latitude: 
41-32-02.3000N (41.533972)
Longitude: 
093-39-47.1000W (-93.663083)
Elevation: 
957.5 feet MSL (292 m MSL)
Magnetic Variation: 
0.8 E (as of June 2018 from WMM2015 model)
Time Zone: 
UTC -6.0 (Standard Time)
UTC -5.0 (Daylight Savings Time)
From City: 
3 N.M. SW of Des Moines, Iowa
Found On: 
Omaha Chart
FAA Region: 
ACE

Operations

Facility Use: 
Public
Type: 
Airport
Activation Date: 
04/1940
Control tower: 
Yes
Attendance (Months/Days/Hours): 
Months/Days/Hours
ALL/ALL/ALL
Boundary ARTCC: 
ZMP (Minneapolis)
Segmented Circle Indicator: 
No
Beacon Color: 
White-Green (Lighted Land Airport)
Traffic Pattern Altitude: 
1958 feet (597 m)
NOTAMs Facility: 
DSM
NOTAM-D Service: 
Yes
International Airport of Entry: 
No
Customs Landing Rights: 
Yes
Military Landing Rights: 
Yes
Civil/Military Joint Use: 
No
Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting: 
Class I
ARFF Index: C
Air Carrier Service: Scheduled
Certification Date: 05/1973

Based Aircraft

Single Engine:  69
Multi Engine:  12
Jet Engine:  27
GA Helicopters:  2
Military Aircraft:  1

Annual Operations (as of 12/31/2017)

Total Operations:  70118
Commercial:  30914 44.1%
Air Taxi:  8848 12.6%
GA Local:  4459 6.4%
GA Itinerant:  23927 34.1%
Military Aircraft:  1970 2.8%

Communications

Unicom:  122.950
Tower:  DES MOINES
118.3
257.8
Hrs: 24
Clearance Del.:  134.15
317.55
Ground:  121.9
348.6
Approach:  DES MOINES
123.9
307.15
Hrs: 24

118.6
135.2
350.3
360.7
Departure:  DES MOINES
123.9
307.15
Hrs: 24

118.6
135.2
350.3
360.7
ATIS:  119.55(515-287-3180)
251.05(515-287-3180)
Hrs: 24
ASOS:  (515-974-8013)
EMERG:  121.5
EMERG:  243.0

  • CONTACT GND CONTROL ON 121.9 PRIOR TO PUSHBACK ON THE TERMINAL APRON.
  • ASR ELEV 955.1; CPME#1 41-26-15.8884N/93-38-55.1846W; CPME#2 41-31-37.4481N/93-39-32.5751W; MTI #1 41-31-31.5672N/93-38-42.0429W; MTI #2 41-31-14.8387N/93-40-54.5087W
   

Contacts

Manager: 
Publicly owned: 
MR. KEVIN FOLEY
5800 FLEUR DR RM 201
DES MOINES, IA 50321-2854
515-256-5100
DES MOINES AIRPORT AUTHORITY
5800 FLEUR DRIVE, ROOM 201
DES MOINES, IA 50321
515-256-5100

Fixed Based Operators (FBOs) & Fuel

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Area Code: 515

Business Name Frequency Phone Fuel Grade & Location
Des Moines Flying Service, Inc.
  
800-622-8311, for parts 800-247-2560
Elliot Aviation
  
Unicom 122.95, Arinc 130.57 285-6551 100LL, Jet A
Signature Flight Support
            
Unicom 122.95, Arinc 131.0 +1 515 256 5330 100LL, Jet A
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Flight Service Stations

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

Instrument Procedures / Charts


FAA Terminal Procedures valid from 0901Z 05/24/18 to 0901Z 06/21/18.

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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 NC-3
DP DES MOINES NINE NC-3
HOT HOT SPOT NC-3
IAP ILS OR LOC RWY 05 NC-3
IAP ILS OR LOC RWY 13 NC-3
IAP ILS OR LOC RWY 31 NC-3
IAP ILS RWY 31 (CAT II - III) NC-3
IAP ILS RWY 31 (SA CAT I) NC-3
IAP RNAV (GPS) RWY 05 NC-3
IAP RNAV (GPS) RWY 13 NC-3
IAP RNAV (GPS) RWY 23 NC-3
IAP RNAV (GPS) RWY 31 NC-3
IAP VOR/DME RWY 23 NC-3
LAH LAHSO NC-3
MIN ALTERNATE MINIMUMS NC-3
MIN TAKEOFF MINIMUMS NC-3
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Maps, Charts, & Diagrams

Des Moines - Des Moines International (DSM) Airport Terminal Map

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DSM Airport Diagram

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Navigation Aids (Navaids) near DSM

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
0.0 Des Moines International Airport
(DSM KDSM DSM)
0 359 100LL, Jet A
7.3 Morningstar Field Airport
(Y76)
7 6 100LL, MOGAS
10.4 Ankeny Regional Airport
(KIKV IKV)
24 23 100LL, Jet A
19.1 Winterset Municipal Airport
(3Y3)
237 236 100LL, Jet A
27.5 Ames Municipal Airport
(AMW KAMW AMW)
3 2 100, Jet A
28.4 Perry Municipal Airport
(PRO KPRO PRO)
308 307 100LL, Jet A
28.5 Knoxville Municipal Airport
(KOXV OXV)
119 119 100LL, Jet A
32.0 Boone Municipal Airport
(BNW KBNW BNW)
345 344 100LL, Jet A, MOGAS
33.2 Pella Municipal Airport
(KPEA PEA)
103 103 100LL, Jet A
33.8 Chariton Municipal Airport
(KCNC CNC)
155 154 100LL
37.3 Greenfield Municipal Airport
(KGFZ GFZ)
250 249 100LL
41.7 Jefferson Municipal Airport
(EFW KEFW EFW)
313 312 100LL
42.9 Grinnell Regional Airport
(KGGI GGI)
75 75 100LL, Jet A
48.1 Marshalltown Municipal Airport
(MIW KMIW MIW)
43 43 100LL, Jet A
48.3 Drake Airport
(2Y1)
13 12 100LL
54.9 Webster City Municipal Airport
(EBS KEBS EBS)
350 349 100LL, Jet A
55.1 Lamoni Municipal Airport
(KLWD LWD)
191 190 100LL
57.3 Audubon County Airport
(KADU ADU)
280 278 100LL, Jet A
58.9 Iowa Falls Municipal Airport
(IFA KIFA IFA)
17 17 100LL, Jet A
58.9 Corning Municipal Airport
(KCRZ CRZ)
237 235 100LL

Notices to Airmen (NOTAMS)

NOTAMs

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Ratings & Reviews

Des Moines International Airport Ratings

Category Aspect Rating
Overall Rating for Des Moines International Airport
  • 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

Flight Service Number of Flights
  • 1.0/5 (1 vote cast)

Overall Number of Routes Served
  • 3.0/5 (2 votes cast)

International Routes Served
  • 4.5/5 (2 votes cast)

On-time Performance
  • 2.5/5 (2 votes cast)

Business Services & Internet Airport Lounges
  • 4.0/5 (2 votes cast)

Business Centers
  • 2.5/5 (2 votes cast)

Airport Website (information & tools)
  • 1.0/5 (1 vote cast)

Availability of Internet Connectivity
  • 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

Wireless Internet Access
  • 5.0/5 (1 vote cast)

General Facilities ATM Locations
  • 4.0/5 (1 vote cast)

Public Telephones
  • 2.0/5 (1 vote cast)

Restrooms
  • 1.0/5 (1 vote cast)

Architecture
  • 5.0/5 (1 vote cast)

Terminal Layout
  • 1.0/5 (1 vote cast)

Seating Areas
  • 3.0/5 (1 vote cast)

Overall Cleanliness
  • 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

Children Play Areas
  • 4.0/5 (1 vote cast)

Geographic Location
  • 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

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

Baggage Handling
  • 1.0/5 (1 vote cast)

Overall Comfort
  • 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

Security Lines
  • 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

Transportation & Parking Parking Availability
  • 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

Parking Pricing
  • 2.5/5 (2 votes cast)

Public Transport
  • 4.5/5 (2 votes cast)

Car Rental
  • 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

Taxis
  • 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

Hotel Shuttles
  • 2.0/5 (2 votes cast)

Proximity to City Center
  • 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

Amenities Shopping (variety and number)
  • 4.0/5 (1 vote cast)

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

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

Runways

DSM Airport Runway Summary

Longest Runway: 05/23 is 9003 ft (2744 m) long
Runways with an Instrument Approach: 05, 13, 31

DSM Airport Runway Details



Runway 05/23  9003 ft x 150 ft (2744 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 05

Runway 23

Elevation: 
916 935
Latitude: 
41.5234 41.5379
Longitude: 
-93.6771 -93.6506
True Magnetic Hdg.: 
54 234
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: 
916 935
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 13/31  9001 ft x 150 ft (2744 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 13

Runway 31

Elevation: 
912 958
Latitude: 
41.5456 41.529
Longitude: 
-93.6745 -93.6502
True Magnetic Hdg.: 
132 312
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: 
912 958
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

A110-11 CONTRACT FUEL NOT AVBL; HOWEVER GOVT CONTRACTORS MAY ACPT GOVT CREDIT CARDS.
A110-13 BIRDS ON & INVOF ARPT.
A110-14 INFORMAL NOISE ABATEMENT PROCEDURES IN EFFECT. EXPECT ATC TO ASSIGN PREFERRED RY.
A110-16 SOUTH RAMP PCN 78 R/B/W/T. WEST RAMP PCN 87 R/B/W/T.
A110-18 TERMINAL RAMP ALL GATES AIR CARRIER DEICING PRIOR TO PUSHBACK UNLESS APPROVED BY ARPT DIRECTOR.
A110-19 MAX ACFT WEIGHT ALL FBO RAMPS 100,000 LBS
A110-21 TWR HAS LIMITED VISIBILITY ON TWY P AT TWY P-7 AND AER 05.
A110-23 CROSS BLEED ENGINE STARTS ON AIR CARRIER RAMP PROHIBITED.
A110-25 PAVEMENT CONDITION IS FAIR ON 4000' ASPH PORTION OF RY 5/23.
A110-26 USE CAUTION WHEN LNDG OVER RAISED LIGHTS IN THE OVERRUNS AND RWY THLDS AT DSM.
A110-27 PRK FOR MIL AND MIL CONTRACTED ACFT AVBL ON ANG RAMPS. PPR RQR CTC LOGISTIC PLANS OFFICE DSN 261-8573 C515-261-8573, TRAN ALERT DSN 261-8360 C515-261-8360, CP 261-8280 C515-261-8280. MIL CREWS CAN CTC HAWKI CP ON 252.9 ON APCH 1300Z-2330Z TUE-FRI. IA ARNG FIXED WING DET DSN 431-4993 C515-252-4993.
A110-28 TXG ACFT ON TRML APRON BTN TWY E & TWY F PROHIBITED.
A14 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
E111 PRVDD RWY/TWY MKD IN ACCORDANCE W FAA ADZY CIRCULAR NO 150/5340-IH.
E80 FLIGHT NOTIFICATION SERVICE (ADCUS) AVBL MON-FRI 0830-1700. FOR SAT; SUN; HOLS & NIGHT CUSTOMS SVC MAKE APPOINTMENTS MON-FRI 0830-1700. AT LEAST 3 HR ADVANCE NOTICE RQRD.

Services

Bottled Oxygen: 
None
Bulk Oxygen: 
None
Fuel Available: 
100LL
Landing Fees: 
No
Parking: 
Tiedowns available

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