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E68 Estrella Sailport
Maricopa, Arizona, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 04 NOVEMBER 2021

Location

FAA Identifier: E68
Lat/Long: 33-05-07.1760N 112-09-39.5260W
33-05.119600N 112-09.658767W
33.0853267,-112.1609794
(estimated)
Elevation: 1273 ft. / 388 m (estimated)
Variation: 13E (1985)
From city: 6 miles W of MARICOPA, AZ
Time zone: UTC -7 (year round; does not observe DST)
Zip code: 85239

Gliderport Operations

Gliderport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 03/1969
Control tower: no
ARTCC: ALBUQUERQUE CENTER
FSS: PRESCOTT FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: PRC (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: MON-FRI 1100-DUSK, ALL SAT-SUN 0900-DUSK
Wind indicator: yes
Segmented circle: yes

Gliderport Communications

CTAF: 122.9
WX AWOS-3 at A39 (13 nm SE): 126.900 (520-568-7704)

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
TFDr301/17.4STANFIELD VORTAC114.8012E
PXRr193/23.0PHOENIX VORTAC115.6012E
GBNr059/27.0GILA BEND VORTAC116.6014E
IWAr230/28.7WILLIE VORTAC113.3013E
BXKr110/40.0BUCKEYE VORTAC110.6014E

Gliderport Services

Oil available: FREQ 123.3 AVBL FOR COMM BTN GLIDER AND TOW ACFT.
Parking: tiedowns
Airframe service: NONE
Powerplant service: NONE
Bottled oxygen: NONE
Bulk oxygen: NONE

Runway Information

Runway 6R/24L

Dimensions: 2520 x 30 ft. / 768 x 9 m
Surface: asphalt, in fair condition
RUNWAY 6R  RUNWAY 24L
Latitude: 33-05.049333N33-05.163833N
Longitude: 112-09.927667W112-09.453000W
Traffic pattern: rightleft
Runway end identifier lights: nono

Runway 7/25

Dimensions: 3740 x 20 ft. / 1140 x 6 m
Surface: dirt, in fair condition
RUNWAY 7  RUNWAY 25
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Obstructions: 10 ft. brush, 256 ft. from runway, 70 ft. right of centerline, 25:1 slope to clear6 ft. brush, 105 ft. from runway, 55 ft. left of centerline, 17:1 slope to clear

Runway 6C/24C

Dimensions: 1995 x 25 ft. / 608 x 8 m
Surface: dirt, in fair condition
RUNWAY 6C  RUNWAY 24C
Traffic pattern: rightleft
Markings: nonenone
Runway end identifier lights: nono
Obstructions: 4 ft. brush, 20 ft. from runway, 60 ft. left of centerline, 5:1 slope to clear8 ft. brush, 100 ft. from runway, 75 ft. right of centerline, 12:1 slope to clear

Runway 6L/24R

Dimensions: 1910 x 25 ft. / 582 x 8 m
Surface: dirt, in fair condition
RUNWAY 6L  RUNWAY 24R
Traffic pattern: rightleft
Markings: nonenone
Runway end identifier lights: nono
Obstructions: 10 ft. tree, 90 ft. from runway, 30 ft. right of centerline, 9:1 slope to clearnone

Gliderport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Privately-owned
Owner: ARIZONA SOARING INC
PO BOX 858
MARICOPA, AZ 85139
Phone 520-568-2318
Manager: JASON STEPHENS
PO BOX 858
MARICOPA, AZ 85239
Phone 520-568-2318

Gliderport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 50
Single engine airplanes: 2
Gliders airplanes: 48
    
Aircraft operations: avg 69/day *
100% local general aviation
* for 12-month period ending 15 April 2021

Additional Remarks

A58-06R 4 FT BRUSH, 117 FT LEFT AND 0 FT FROM EOR.
A58-24L 5 FT BRUSH, 40 FT LEFT AND 0-20 FT FROM EOR.
A30A-07 CLSD INDEFLY.
OBSTRNS MTNS SW, N & NW. 1 FT BERM & 1 FT DITCH 30 FT NORTH OF RWY 06L/24R.
ARPT CLSD AT NIGHT.
FOR CD CTC PHOENIX APCH AT 602-306-2565.
POWER ACFT PAT IS SOUTH OF RWYS; GLIDER PAT IS NORTH OF RWYS.
POWERED ACFT ARE REQD TO USE RWY NOT IN USE BY GLIDERS.
AN AEROBATIC BOX IS ACTIVE FM 0900-1800; ONE SQUARE MILE AROUND THE PXR194023.
HEAVY NO-RADIO ACTIVITY.
PAVED RWY FOR TKOFF ONLY.
POWERED ACFT BE ALERT FOR HEAVY GLIDER TFC OPER WITHOUT COMM WITHIN 5 NM OF ESTRELLA SAILPORT.
ALL ACFT PPR DUE TO HEAVY GLIDER ACTIVITY CTC 520-568-2318.

Instrument Procedures

There are no published instrument procedures at E68.

Some nearby airports with instrument procedures:

P19 - Stellar Airpark (18 nm NE)
KCHD - Chandler Municipal Airport (21 nm NE)
KCGZ - Casa Grande Municipal Airport (21 nm E)
KPHX - Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (22 nm N)
KGYR - Phoenix Goodyear Airport (23 nm NW)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 01-Dec-2021
 Local
(UTC-7)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:4813:48
Sunrise07:1514:15
Sunset17:2100:21
Evening civil twilight17:4800:48

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  01-Dec-2021 18:20:48
Local (UTC-7)  01-Dec-2021 11:20:48
 
METAR
KA39 
13nm SE 
011735Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 16/M02 A3020 RMK AO2
KCHD 
20nm NE 
011747Z 00000KT 10SM SCT200 20/01 A3015
KCGZ 
21nm E 
011756Z AUTO 21004KT 10SM CLR 16/00 A3016 RMK AO2 SLP211 6//// T01610000 10161 20078 50003
KPHX 
22nm N 
011751Z 11003KT 10SM FEW150 FEW200 FEW250 23/M03 A3013 RMK AO2 SLP191 T02331028 10233 20111 50002
KGYR 
22nm NW 
011747Z 05004KT 10SM SKC 22/01 A3014
TAF
KPHX 
22nm N 
011120Z 0112/0218 09006KT P6SM FEW250 FM012300 28004KT P6SM SCT250 FM020400 09005KT P6SM SCT250
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Arizona Soaring 520-568-2318
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