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E68 Estrella Sailport
Maricopa, Arizona, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 01 FEBRUARY 2018

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

 
NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
CHANDLER226/20.840712ECHD -.-. .... -..

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
Gradient: 0.4%0.4%
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
Gradient: 0.4%0.4%
Traffic pattern: rightleft
Markings: nonenone
Runway end identifier lights: nono
Obstructions: 8 ft. brush, 15 ft. from runway, 92 ft. right of centerline, 1:1 slope to clear23 ft. brush, 100 ft. from runway, 75 ft. right of centerline, 4:1 slope to clear

Runway 6L/24R

Dimensions: 1910 x 25 ft. / 582 x 8 m
Surface: dirt, in fair condition
RUNWAY 6L  RUNWAY 24R
Gradient: 0.4%0.4%
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 46/day *
100% local general aviation
* for 12-month period ending 31 December 2015

Additional Remarks

A58-06R RWY 07 IS IN PRIMARY SURFACE AT 85 FEET LEFT OF CENTERLINE FOR THE ENTIRE LENGTH. 4 FOOT BRUSH 117 FEET LEFT AND 0 FEET FROM EOR.
A58-24L RWY 25 IS IN PRIMARY SURFACE 85 FEET RIGHT OF CENTERLINE. 5 FOOT BRUSH 40 FEET LEFT AND 0 FEET FROM EOR.
OBSTRNS MTNS SW, NW & N. 1' BERM & -1' DITCH N OF RWY 06L/24R.
AIRPORT CLOSED AT NIGHT.
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 RY 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 18-Feb-2018
 Local
(UTC-7)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:4513:45
Sunrise07:1014:10
Sunset18:1501:15
Evening civil twilight18:4001:40

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  18-Feb-2018 11:35:14
Local (UTC-7)  18-Feb-2018 04:35:14
 
METAR
KCHD 
20nm NE 
180347Z 00000KT 10SM BKN200 17/09 A3004 RMK LAST
KCGZ 
21nm E 
181056Z AUTO 03003KT 8SM 09/08 A2999 RMK AO2 SLP153 T00940083 $
KPHX 
22nm N 
181051Z 08007KT 10SM FEW130 SCT250 12/09 A2997 RMK AO2 SLP139 T01220089 $
KGYR 
22nm NW 
180347Z 00000KT 10SM SCT200 BKN250 16/08 A3004 RMK LAST
KGEU 
28nm N 
180147Z 00000KT 10SM FEW100 BKN200 BKN250 19/08 A3005 RMK LAST
KLUF 
28nm N 
181058Z AUTO 01006KT 10SM CLR 09/09 A2996 RMK AO2 SLP142 T00930090 VISNO RWY21 $
KIWA 
29nm NE 
181115Z AUTO 10007KT 10SM CLR 10/09 A3000 RMK AO2 T00960086
KGXF 
31nm SW 
181058Z AUTO 16005KT 9SM CLR 10/08 A2997 RMK AO2 SLP143 T01030084
KFFZ 
32nm NE 
180247Z 00000KT 20SM BKN200 18/07 A3007
KBXK 
33nm NW 
181115Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM SCT043 08/08 A2998 RMK AO1
TAF
KPHX 
22nm N 
180811Z 1808/1912 09004KT P6SM BKN250 FM182100 24012G18KT P6SM SCT070 BKN250 FM190400 24015G22KT P6SM VCSH BKN060 BKN250
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Arizona Soaring 520-568-2318
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