Lake Charles Regional Airport

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Lake Charles Weather (°F)

KLCH (0.2 NM at True Heading of 268)
METAR: KLCH 192053Z AUTO 21017G24KT 10SM FEW035 31/20 A2981 RMK AO2 PK WND 22028/2034 SLP101 T03060200 56024
TAF: KLCH 191734Z 1918/2018 20014G20KT P6SM FEW035 FM192200 18012G18KT P6SM FEW050 FM200200 17010KT P6SM FEW025 TEMPO 2008/2012 BKN020 FM201400 18017G26KT P6SM SCT025

Location

Latitude: 
30-07-33.9000N (30.126083)
Longitude: 
093-13-24.3000W (-93.223417)
Elevation: 
14.6 feet MSL (4 m MSL)
Magnetic Variation: 
0.7 E (as of May 2022 from WMM2020 model)
Time Zone: 
UTC -6.0 (Standard Time)
UTC -5.0 (Daylight Savings Time)
From City: 
05 N.M. S of Lake Charles, Louisiana
Found On: 
Houston Chart
FAA Region: 
ASW

Contacts

Manager: 
Publicly owned: 
HEATH ALLEN
PO DRAWER 5820
LAKE CHARLES, LA 70607-5820
337-477-6051
CALCASIEU PARISH
PO BOX 5820
LAKE CHARLES, LA 70607
337-477-6051

Operations

Airport Status: 
Operational
Facility Use: 
Public
Type: 
Airport
Activation Date: 
11/1961
Control tower: 
Yes
Attendance (Months/Days/Hours): 
Months/Days/Hours
ALL/ALL/0500-2230
Boundary ARTCC: 
ZHU (Houston)
Responsible ARTCC: 
ZHU (Houston)
Lighting Schedule: 
SEE RMK
Segmented Circle Indicator: 
Yes
Beacon Color: 
White-Green (Lighted Land Airport)
Traffic Pattern Altitude: 
1015 feet (309 m)
NOTAMs Facility: 
LCH
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: B
Air Carrier Service: Scheduled
Certification Date: 05/1973

Based Aircraft

Single Engine:  46
Multi Engine:  10
Jet Engine:  3
GA Helicopters:  41

Annual Operations (as of 02/28/2022)

Total Operations:  28319
Commercial:  48 0.2%
Air Taxi:  10991 38.8%
GA Local:  7695 27.2%
GA Itinerant:  8834 31.2%
Military Aircraft:  751 2.7%

Communications

CTAF:  120.700
Unicom:  122.950
Tower:  LAKE CHARLES
120.7
257.8
Hrs: 0600-2200
Clearance Del.:  126.25
Ground:  121.8
Approach:  LAKE CHARLES
119.35 ;WEST
119.8 ;EAST
282.3 ;EAST
353.75 ;WEST
Hrs: 0600-2200

HOUSTON ARTCC
Hrs: 2200-0600
Departure:  LAKE CHARLES
119.35 ;WEST
119.8 ;EAST
282.3 ;EAST
353.75 ;WEST
Hrs: 0600-2200

HOUSTON ARTCC
Hrs: 2200-0600
ATIS:  118.75
Hrs: 24
ASOS:  (337-477-3371)
EMERG:  243.0
TRSA:  119.35 ;WEST
TRSA:  282.3 ;EAST
TRSA:  119.8 ;EAST
TRSA:  353.75 ;WEST
EMERG:  121.5

  • APCH/DEP SVC PRVDD BY HOUSTON ARTCC (ZHU) ON FREQS 124.7/317.4 (LAKE CHARLES RCAG) WHEN LAKE CHARLES APCH CTL (LCH) CLSD.
  • LAKE CHARLES APCH CTL USES FREQ 119.75 FOR OFFSHORE HELICOPTER OPNS.
   

Fixed Based Operators (FBOs) & Fuel

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Area Code: 337

Business Name Frequency Phone Fuel Grade
ERA Helicopters, Inc.
  
478-6131 Jet A
Transit Aviation of Lake Charles, Inc.
  
Unicom 122.95 478-7722 100LL, Jet A
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Flight Service Stations

Primary Alternate
FSS on Field: 
FSS Name (ID):  De Ridder(DRI)
Frequency: 
Toll Free Phone:  1-800-WX-BRIEF

Instrument Procedures / Charts


FAA Terminal Procedures valid from 0901Z 05/19/22 to 0901Z 06/16/22.

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IAP - Instrument Approach Procedure Charts
MIN - Minimums
STAR - Standard Terminal Arrival Charts
Page Type Page Name Volume Action Since
Last Cycle
APD AIRPORT DIAGRAM SC-4
IAP ILS OR LOC RWY 15 SC-4
IAP LOC BC RWY 33 SC-4 Deleted
IAP RNAV (GPS) RWY 05 SC-4
IAP RNAV (GPS) RWY 15 SC-4
IAP RNAV (GPS) RWY 23 SC-4
IAP RNAV (GPS) RWY 33 SC-4
IAP VOR-A SC-4
IAP VOR/DME-B SC-4
MIN ALTERNATE MINIMUMS SC-4 Changed
MIN RADAR MINIMUMS SC-4
MIN TAKEOFF MINIMUMS SC-4
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Navigation Aids (Navaids) near LCH

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 Lake Charles Regional Airport
(LCH KLCH LCH)
0 359 100LL, Jet A-1+
6.6 Chennault International Airport
(CWF KCWF CWF)
39 38 100LL, Jet A-1+
7.9 Southland Field Airport
(KUXL UXL)
272 271 100LL, Jet A
21.5 Welsh Airport
(6R1)
71 71 100LL, Jet A
29.4 Jennings Airport
(3R7)
76 76 100LL, Jet A
30.3 Orange County Airport
(KORG ORG)
263 262 100LL, Jet A
42.7 Jack Brooks Regional Airport
(BPT KBPT BPT)
255 254 100LL, Jet A
42.8 Beauregard Regional Airport
(DRI KDRI DRI)
351 350 100LL, Jet A
46.2 Eunice Airport
(UCE 4R7)
63 63 100LL, Jet A, MOGAS
51.6 Beaumont Municipal Airport
(BMT KBMT BMT)
266 265 100LL, Jet A
55.1 Hawthorne Field Airport
(45R)
283 282 100LL, Jet A
57.9 Kibs Air Park Airport
(7LA4)
74 74 100LL, MOGAS
59.8 Abbeville Chris Crusta Meml Airport
(KIYA IYA)
98 98 100LL, Jet A
62.8 Leesville Airport
(L39)
354 353 100LL, Jet A
63.7 St Landry Parish-Ahart Field Airport
(OPL KOPL OPL)
65 65 100LL, Jet A+
64.3 Lafayette Regional/Paul Fournet Field Airport
(LFT KLFT LFT)
85 85 100LL, Jet A, Jet A+
69.7 Acadiana Regional Airport
(ARA KARA ARA)
94 94 100LL, Jet A
71.4 Bunkie Municipal Airport
(2R6)
45 45 100LL
76.6 Liberty Municipal Airport
(T78)
268 266 100LL, Jet A
80.0 Alexandria International Airport
(AEX KAEX AEX)
25 25 100, Jet A, MOGAS

Notices to Airmen (NOTAMS)

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Remarks

A110*G THIS AIRPORT HAS BEEN SURVEYED BY THE NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY.
A110-1 ATCT BLIND SPOT ON TWY J.
A110-2 BIRDS ON & INVOF ARPT.
A110-3 USE EXTREME CARE CONST ON TERMINAL RAMP.
A110-4 FOR CD IF UNA TO CTC ON FSS FREQ, CTC HOUSTON ARTCC AT 281-230-5622.
A26 PPR 8 HRS FOR UNSKED ACR OPNS; ARFF INDEX B SVC AVBL ON REQ 0800-1630 MON-FRI EXCEPT HOLS CALL AMGR 337-477-6051-EXT 0. ARFF INDEX A AVBL DURG ACR OPNS.
A34-15/33 SOUTH 900 FT GRVD.
A81-APT WHEN ATCT CLSD ACTVT MALSR RWY 15; MALSF RWY 33; HIRL RWY 15/33; MIRL RWY 05/23 - CTAF. PAPI RWY 33 OPR CONSLY.

Runways

Runway Summary

Runways: 05/23
15/33
Longest Runway: 15/33 is 6500 ft (1981 m) long
Runways with an Instrument Approach: 15

LCH Airport Runway Details

Runway 05/23  5200 ft x 100 ft (1585 m x 30 m)
Runway Length Source:  NGS as of 04/09/2007
Runway Edge Lights:  Medium Intensity

Runway Weight Bearing Capacity (in thousands of pounds) 
Single Wheel Landing Gear:  70.0
Dual Wheel Landing Gear:  90.0
Dual Tandem Wheel Landing Gear:  140.0

Runway 05

Runway 23

Elevation: 
10.0 14.5
Latitude: 
30-07-42.5986N 30-08-14.3564N
Longitude: 
093-13-47.0809W 093-13-00.4770W
True Magnetic Hdg.: 
052 232
Glide Path Angle: 
3.0 degrees 3.0 degrees
Traffic Pattern: 
Left Right
Runway Markings Type: 
Nonprecision Instrument Nonprecision Instrument
Runway Markings Condition:
Fair Fair
Object at End: 
TREE
Object Height: 
65
Distance from End: 
1620
Object Centerline Offset: 
455 ft. right of centerline
Visual Glide Slope Indicators: 
4-Light PAPI On Left Side Of Runway 4-Box VASI On Left Side Of Runway
REIL: 
Yes Yes
Threshold Crossing Height: 
49 47
Declared Distances
Take Off Run Avbl. (TORA): 
5200 5200
Take Off Distance Avbl. (TODA): 
5200 5200
Actual Stop Dist. Avbl. (ASDA): 
5200 5200
Landing Dist. Avbl. (LDA): 
5200 5200

Runway 15/33  6500 ft x 150 ft (1981 m x 46 m)
Runway Length Source:  NGS as of 04/09/2007
Surface:  Asphalt - Good condition - Saw-cut or plastic grooved
Runway Edge Lights:  High Intensity

Runway Weight Bearing Capacity (in thousands of pounds) 
Single Wheel Landing Gear:  100.0
Dual Wheel Landing Gear:  145.0
Dual Tandem Wheel Landing Gear:  260.0

Runway 15

Runway 33

Elevation: 
11.4 10.3
Latitude: 
30-07-43.3955N 30-06-45.2289N
Longitude: 
093-13-40.5139W 093-13-08.8749W
True Magnetic Hdg.: 
155 335
ILS Type: 
ILS/DME
Glide Path Angle: 
3.0 degrees 3.0 degrees
Traffic Pattern: 
Right Left
Runway Markings Type: 
Precision Instrument Precision Instrument
Runway Markings Condition:
Good Good
Object at End: 
POLE
Object Height: 
28
Distance from End: 
1412
Object Centerline Offset: 
455 ft. right of centerline
Visual Glide Slope Indicators: 
4-Light PAPI On Left Side Of Runway 4-Light PAPI On Right Side Of Runway
Runway Visual Range (RVR): 
Midfield Midfield
Approach Light System: 
1,400 Foot Medium Intensity Approach Lighting System With Runway Alignment Indicator Lights 1,400 Foot Medium Intensity Approach Lighting System With Sequenced Flashers
Threshold Crossing Height: 
70 54
Declared Distances
Take Off Run Avbl. (TORA): 
6500 6500
Take Off Distance Avbl. (TODA): 
6500 6500
Actual Stop Dist. Avbl. (ASDA): 
6500 6500
Landing Dist. Avbl. (LDA): 
6500 6500

Services

Airframe Repair: 
Major
Powerplant Repair: 
Major
Bottled Oxygen: 
Low Pressure
Bulk Oxygen: 
Low Pressure
Fuel Available: 
100, Jet A, MOGAS
Landing Fees: 
No
Parking: 
Hangars and tiedowns available
Other Services: 
All ground services- air start, wide body stairs, beltloaders, aircraft cleaning, baggage handling.

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