Meadow  Lake  Airport
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Common Radio Nav/Com Frequencys for the Local Area


Meadow Lake Airport
CTAF = 122.7
Automated Unicom = De Commissioned
AWOS  118.45  719-683-5371
Runway Lights = Click mic 5 times on CTAF

Colorado Springs Approach Control

UNICOM:  122.95
ATIS:  125.0(719-596-7040)   254.3
WX ASOS:  PHONE 719-637-9696
SPRINGS GROUND:  121.7    348.6
SPRINGS TOWER:  119.9(WEST) 133.15(EAST) 335.55(EAST) 360.6(WEST) 133.15    335.55
SPRINGS APPROACH:  118.5 (239.025) 120.6
SPRINGS DEPARTURE:  124.0    257.875
CLEARANCE DELIVERY:  134.45    385.5
CLASS C IC:  118.5
EMERG:  121.5    243.0
IC:  118.5
PTD:  122.85    372.2
WX ASOS at CO90 (19 nm E):  118.325 (719-333-4512)

COS Airport Communications Center: (719) 550-1918

U.S. Customs: (719) 574-6607

COS ATC Tower: 719-380-6700

Approach (719) 556-9105* / 556-9106.*
*(Conversations on these lines are Recorded)

Nearby radio navigation aids
VOR radial/distance    VOR name    Freq    Var
FCSr007/(8.0)  BUTTS VOR  108.80  12E
BRKr188/8.9  BLACK FOREST VORTAC  112.50  13E
PUBr325/33.2  PUEBLO VORTAC  116.70  13E

NDB name    Hdg/Dist    Freq    Var    ID
PETEY                354/6.7  407  12E  CO  -.-. ---
IRONHORSE       006/8.0  335  12E  IHS  .. .... ...

U.S.A.F. Academy

ATIS:  134.1
ACADEMY GROUND:  121.8 [6/1-8/5 MON-SAT 0530-1900, 8/6-5/31 0630 OR SR IF, LATER - 1800 OR SS IF EARLIER. CLSD SUN & HOL.]
ACADEMY TOWER:  121.25(181-360) 124.15(001-180) 320.1 [6/1-8/5 MON-SAT 0530-1900, 8/6-5/31 0630 OR SR IF, LATER - 1800 OR SS IF EARLIER. CLSD SUN & HOL.]
EMERG:  121.5 243.0
PMSV: METRO:  121.95 376.0
PTD:  121.95 376.0
WX ASOS at CO90 (19 nm E):  118.325 (719-333-4512)

Butts Army Airfield  Ft. Carson

ATIS:  108.8 [0700-2300]
EMERG:  121.5 243.0
FLT FLW:  138.15(AVBL 24 HRS) 38.35(AVBL 24 HRS)
PMSV:  44.1
WX ASOS at COS (8 nm NE):  PHONE 719-637-9696

Calhan Airport
CTAF/UNICOM:  122.725

Ellicott Airport (aka Springs East)
CTAF:  122.9

For Airport or Navigation Frequencies NATIONWIDE Click on the link below, select Airport, and enter the city desired.

Communications  at Towered Airports

When you dial up the frequency, listen first before transmitting -- don’t cut out other transmissions. If the controller has just broadcast a question or instruction to another pilot, allow the pilot time to answer or acknowledge before breaking in.

Know what you are going to say before keying the mike, thereby making efficient use of transmission time.

Say it all on the first call, rather than establishing communications first. We in the tower are listening -- you need not start with a transmission like, "Jeffco Tower, Cessna two-three-four-, over."

Each initial call-up needs to include five things: 

Who you are calling.

Who you are.

Where you are.

What you want to do.

What you have (ATIS code).

This doesn’t take long. For example: "SPRINGS Tower, Cessna six-one-seven-four-Kilo, over BLACK FOREST, inbound for landing, with Echo". Or, "SPRINGS Ground, Cherokee eight-one-three-one-two, at JETCENTER, taxi with November".

Another way to make your transmissions efficient is to shorten your call sign to the last three characters after the initial call-up. For example, you are Cardinal three-four-five-six-six on initial call-up, but on later calls you are Cardinal five-six-six.

Acknowledge all clearances. Controllers, must know if you heard them.

Affirmative vs. Roger: These are the two most misused words .

Affirmative is a yes answer to a yes or no question.

Roger is an acknowledgment meaning, "I have received your transmission and understand it." Roger does not mean "yes".


"Are you over the VOR?" Answer, "Affirmative".

"Taxi to Runway 17right." Answer, "Roger, Runway 17R".

If you don’t understand, ask!  If you aren’t sure what the controller wants you to do, don’t guess. A surprised controller is not a happy one, but more importantly, the controller cannot separate you from traffic if you do something unexpected.



Don’t land without clearance. This sounds ridiculously simple, yet instances of this are not uncommon.

Remember that, "Number 2, follow the citation on two mile final," is not a clearance to land. If you are on a mile final and haven’t heard, "Cleared to land," ask about a landing clearance.

"Cleared to land" is not a touch-and-go clearance.

Runway separation standards are different for full stop traffic and touch-and-go aircraft. The tower must know that you intend to do a touch-and-go and you must have a clearance to do so.

When given taxi instructions to the active runway, read back the runway.

Example: "Cessna two-three-three, taxi to Runway 17right."  "SPRINGS Ground, Cessna two-three-three, Roger, taxi to Runway 17 right."

When given hold short of runway instructions, read back the instruction verbatim.

Example: "Cessna two-three-three hold short of Runway 17right for landing traffic." "SPRINGS Tower, Cessna two-three-three, Roger, hold short of Runway 17 right."

When ready for departure, contact Tower on 119.9 for departure sequence, and then move to the hold line in the sequence assigned.  As traffic volume increases, it is important to both you and the controller that you are ready for departure.

Examples: "Cessna two-three-three, turn right next taxiway, cross the hold line, then contact Ground point seven." (121.7 mhz) "Mooney six-three-hotel, turn left at Bravo, cross Alfa, then contact ground point seven." "Cessna two-three-three, turn right at Alfa six, cross Alfa into the ramp at Alfa seven, monitor ground point seven to parking."

Traffic advisories: When given traffic advisories let the controller know when you have the traffic in sight, or if you lose sight of the traffic. It makes everyone’s job easier when you keep the controller advised on traffic.

If you are asked to call the tower, don’t be afraid to do so. You might gain important knowledge that could save your life and the lives of others.
Our primary interest is to correct problems and misunderstandings.  Your cooperation assists us in achieving this goal.


Runway/Taxiway Incursions

Enough cannot be said about safety at airports. Caution must be used when operating in hanger and ramp areas. Ground operations on taxiways and runways must be controlled. Operations on runways and taxiways are not areas where pedestrians, vehicles or aircraft operate without a clearance from air traffic control. If you bring someone out to the airport, make sure they understand the basic rules of being on an airport. Safety cannot be over emphasized.