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KGXF Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Airport
Gila Bend, Arizona, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 02 DECEMBER 2021

Location

FAA Identifier: GXF
Lat/Long: 32-53-16.2500N 112-43-10.5950W
32-53.270833N 112-43.176583W
32.8878472,-112.7196097
(estimated)
Elevation: 883 ft. / 269 m (estimated)
Variation: 13E (1985)
From city: 3 miles S of GILA BEND, AZ
Time zone: UTC -7 (year round; does not observe DST)
Zip code: 85337

Airport Operations

Airport use: Private use. Permission required prior to landing
Activation date: 07/1942
Control tower: yes
ARTCC: ALBUQUERQUE CENTER
FSS: PRESCOTT FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: GXF (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: DURG SKED RNG PERIODS ONLY
CLSD HOL.
Wind indicator: yes
Segmented circle: no
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.

Airport Communications

GILA BEND GROUND: 233.7 [OPR 1430-0630Z MON-FRI, 1500-2359Z WKEND, CLSD HOL.]
GILA BEND TOWER: 127.75 257.65 [OPR 1430-0630Z MON-FRI, 1500-2359Z WKEND, CLSD HOL.]
APPROACH: 125.45 ;SOUTH
DEPARTURE: 125.45 ;SOUTH
EMERG: 121.5 243.0
RANGE CTL: 122.775 ;CALL: SNAKE EYE 264.125
  • (APCH/DEP CTL TYPE) OPR MON-THU 1300-0530Z, FRI 1300-0130Z, CLSD WKEND AND HOL.

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
GBNr195/4.7GILA BEND VORTAC116.6014E
BXKr157/34.3BUCKEYE VORTAC110.6014E

Airport Services

Runway Information

Runway 17/35

Dimensions: 8502 x 150 ft. / 2591 x 46 m
Surface: asphalt
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 43 /F/B/W/T
Runway edge lights: medium intensity
RUNWAY 17  RUNWAY 35
Latitude: 32-53.971833N32-52.569833N
Longitude: 112-43.174833W112-43.178333W
Elevation: 826.0 ft.883.0 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Visual slope indicator: 2-light PAPI on right2-light PAPI on right
Runway end identifier lights: nono
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: U.S. Air Force
Owner: USAF
LUKE AFB
GLENDALE, AZ 85301
Manager: BASE OPERATIONS
LUKE AFB
GLENDALE, AZ 85301
CHUCK FOWLER ARPT MAN , 623-856-5264.

Additional Remarks

E60-35 ALL FOUR BAK-12B SHELTERS LCTD 200 FT FM RY CNTRLN. MIDDLE TWO TIE DOWN BOLTS ON N AND S BAK-12 CABLE TOO FAR APART AT 9.375' (7.5' RQR)
E60-17 ALL FOUR BAK-12B SHELTERS LCTD 200 FT FM RY CNTRLN. MIDDLE TWO TIE DOWN BOLTS ON N AND S BAK-12 CABLE TOO FAR APART AT 9.375' (7.5' RQR).
RSTD: PPR APVL FR 56 RMO/QAE (DSN 896-5261) MUST BE OBTAINED 24 HR PRIOR TO INTENDED LDG. PPR NOT RQR OF EMERG, DIVERTS OR OPNS IN SUPPORT OF SKED RANGE MSN.
CAUTION: TWY A ONLY 50 FT WIDE WITH 25 FT SHOULDERS. C-130 ARE RQR TO IDLE OUTBOARD ENGINES ON TWY A.
CAUTION: PERIPHERAL (OUTSIDE) TAXILINES ON PRK RAMP AND NORTH & SOUTH TURN AROUNDS TOO CLOSE TO EDGE OF RAMP AT 20 FT (25 FT RQR) USE CAUTION.
SERVICE-LGT: NONSTANDARD TWO LGT PAPI IN USE. USE CAUTION FOR NONSTANDARD, NON-COINCIDENTAL FRANGIBLE INFRA-RED LGT LCTD BTN 1000 FT & 7000 FT FM LDG THR. THESE LGTS VISIBLE ONLY THRU NIGHT VISION DEVICES (NVD) IN SUPPORT OF PPR NIGHT VISION GOGGLE (NVG) MSN.
MISC: RWY 17/35 ASPH WITH FIRST 1444 FT (RWY 17) AND 1401 FT (RWY 35) CONC AND GROOVED.
MISC: NONSTANDARD LGT LCTD IN BOTH OVRN: PRE THR BAR (FIVE RED LGTS EACH SIDE OF OVRN JUST OFF EDGES) LCTD 100 FT FR THR AND ANOTHER SERIES OF 11 LGTS (THREE RED LGTS, FIVE WHITE LGTS AND THREE RED LGTS ON N AND S END) ON CNTRLN LCTD 200 FT FR THR.
CAUTION: NUMEROUS OBST ON AFLD UNLGTD.
CAUTION: RWY 17/35 MRK FIRST 1000 FT - BOTH ENDS OF RWY NOT EASILY IDENTIFIABLE.
CAUTION: UNEVEN SFC BOTH SIDES OF APCH AND DEP END BAK-12 COULD RESULT IN TAIL HOOK SKIPPING OVER BAK-12 CABLE.
CAUTION: POTENTIAL EXIST FOR POOR BA ON WET RWY.
CAUTION: RWY ELEV SIGN LCTD AT TWY A; END OF RWY 35 883 FT, END OF RWY 17 826 FT.
RMK: PERIPHERAL (OUTSIDE) TAXILANES ON AND 'N' & 'S' TURN AROUNDS TOO CLOSE TO EDGE AT 20 FT (25 FT RQRD); USE CAUTION.
SERVICE: FUEL - A++
MISC: NO HAZ CARGO PAD AVBL.
RSTD: BACK TAXI RQRD WHEN LDG RWY 35.
CLASS D SVC OPR 1430-0630Z MON-FRI, 1500-2359Z WKEND, CLSD HOL, OT CLASS G.
AFTER HR COPTER OPS MAY OCCUR.
CAUTION: THREE RAMP LGT POLES LCTD 100 FT FR EDGE OF PRK RAMP.
FOR CD CTC LUKE APCH AT 623-856-7361. IF UNA, CTC PHOENIX APCH AT 602-306-2565.
NOTAM GXF.
SEE FLIP AP/1 SUPPLEMENTARY ARPT RMK.
RSTD: HELIPADS LIMITED TO UH-60 OR SMALLER HELICOPTERS.
RSTD: HELIPADS UNLGTD, RSTD TO DAY VFR USE ONLY UNLESS APPROVED BY AFLD MGR.

Instrument Procedures

There are no published instrument procedures at KGXF.

Some nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KGYR - Phoenix Goodyear Airport (36 nm NE)
KLUF - Luke Air Force Base (42 nm NE)
KGEU - Glendale Municipal Airport (44 nm NE)
P19 - Stellar Airpark (47 nm NE)
KCGZ - Casa Grande Municipal Airport (48 nm E)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 03-Dec-2021
 Local
(UTC-7)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:5113:51
Sunrise07:1814:18
Sunset17:2300:23
Evening civil twilight17:5000:50

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  03-Dec-2021 20:55:24
Local (UTC-7)  03-Dec-2021 13:55:24
 
METAR
KGXF 031858Z 00000KT 10SM CLR 22/M02 A3003 RMK AO2A SLP162 T02231018 $
TAF
KLUF 
42nm NE 
032000Z 0320/0502 VRB06KT 9999 SKC QNH2997INS TX27/0323Z TN10/0413Z
KPHX 
47nm NE 
031720Z 0318/0424 14005KT P6SM SKC FM032200 26004KT P6SM SKC FM040700 10004KT P6SM SKC FM042200 26004KT P6SM SKC
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