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  • 3276 msl
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Ellsworth Air Force Base Airport

Rapid City, SD

Phone: 605-385-1052
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Attendance: Attended
Clsd Wknd, Hols And Global Strike Comd (Gsc) Down Days.Year-round,Mon-Thu/1400-0730z++Year-round,Fri/1400-0400z++
Tower:ATCT(Air Force) plus Radar Approach Control, 17 hrs/day, weekdays, other hours weekendsTower Hrs: 1400-0730Z++ MON-THU, 1400-0300Z++ FRI, CLSD SAT, SUN, ACC DOWN DAYS, & HOL.Primary Depart. Control Hrs: OPR 24 HRS.Primary Approach Control Hrs: OPR 24 HRS.Mil Ops Hrs: CLSD
Elevation:3,276 ft (998.5 m) (Estimated)
Location:5.00 mi. SW of Rapid City
Beacon: Present (split-white-green)
Instrument Procedures:ILS, LOC, TACAN
Runway length: 13497 ft
Fees:No data
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Runway 13/31

Dimensions:13497 x 300ft. / 4113.9 x 91.4mWeight Bearing Cap:
Surface:concrete, no surface treatment, condition not reportedRunway Edge Lights:high
#Elev/HdgTr. Pat.MarkingsApproach LightsTD PointILS/LOCObstructionsComments/Noise
133276.3ft. MSL

0.7% down
precisionapproach: 2400ft/High-Intensity/Sequenced Flashers, Cat-I Config.
runway end identifier: REIL is present
runway visual range: Touchdown
visual glide slope: 4-Light/Left-Side PAPI
ILSRy 13, Ils & PAPI Gs are Not Coincidental
313178.5ft. MSL

0.7% up
precisionrunway visual range: Touchdown
visual glide slope: 4-Light/Left-Side PAPI
runway end identifier: REIL is present
approach: 2400ft/High-Intensity/Sequenced Flashers, Cat-I Config.
ILSRy 31, Ils & PAPI Gs are Not Coincidental

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Operations & More Information

Lat/Long:N44 8.7057' / W103 6.2140'
Charts:NACO: Cheyenne Sectional
Mag Var:08E (2015)
ARTCC:Denver (ZDV)
FSS:Huron (HON)
NOTAM Facility:RAP
Approach/Departure Control Facility
Pattern Altitude:
Rectangular 4500 Ft Overhead 5000 Ft. Avoid Ovft of Base Proper When Cir to Ldg
Wind Indicator:Not Present
Seg. Circle:No
Lighting:Airfield Lighting Only Available During Twr Hours

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Owner:Airport Manager:
U.S. Air ForceBase Operations
44th Csg, Ellsworth Afb44th Csg, Ellsworth Afb
Rapid City, SD 57706Rapid City, SD 57706
Base Ops V675-1052/2861