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Ellsworth Air Force Base

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KRCA
Airport
ICAO: KRCA
Summary
Name Ellsworth Air Force Base
Region North America
Territory United States US.gif
Location Rapid City, South Dakota
Serving
Coordinates 44° 8' 47.76" N, 103° 5' 33.34" W
Runways
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
13/31 4114 m13,497.375 ft
91 m298.556 ft
CON yes/yes


METAR
Observation KRCA 181056Z 30010KT 10SM CLR 12/07 A2993 RMK AO2A SLP129 T01150066 $
Station Ellsworth Air Force Base
Date/Time 18 September 2019 10:56:00
Wind direction 300°
Wind speed 10 kts
Lowest cloud amount n/a
Temperature 11.5°C
Dew point 6.6°C
Humidity 71%
QNH hPa
Weather condition n/a

CFIT
Tag(s) Altimeter Temperature Error Correction

Ellsworth Air Force Base

ICAO: KRCA IATA: RCA

Description

Ellsworth Air Force Base is a United States Air Force facility located 16 km8.639 nm
16,000 m
52,493.438 ft
northeast of the central business district of Rapid City, South Dakota.

Climatology

Semi-arid steppe climate (Köppen climate classification BSk). Hot, sometimes extremely hot summers and cold, sometimes very cold winters. Some snowfall during the winter. Areas featuring cold semi-arid climates are sometimes subject to major temperature swings during a 24 hour period.


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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of KRCA

  • A320, vicinity Rapid City SD USA, 2016 (On 7 July 2016, an Airbus A320 crew cleared for a dusk visual approach to Rapid City mis-identified runway 13 at Ellsworth AFB as runway 14 at their intended destination and landed on it after recognising their error just before touchdown. The Investigation concluded that the crew had failed to use the available instrument approach guidance to ensure their final approach was made on the correct extended centreline and noted that it had only been possible to complete the wrong approach by flying an abnormally steep unstabilised final approach. Neither pilot was familiar with Rapid City Airport.)