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

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 11 AUGUST 2022

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

Fuel available: A++

Runway Information

Runway 17/35

Dimensions: 8502 x 150 ft. / 2591 x 46 m
Surface: asphalt
FIRST 1444 FT RWY 17 & FIRST 1401 FT RWY 35 GROOVED CONC.
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 43 /F/B/W/T
Runway edge lights: medium intensity
Runway edge markings: CTN: FIRST 1000 FT MKD ONLY: END NOT EASILY IDENTIFIED.
Operational restrictions: CTN: BA POOR WHEN WET.
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: CHUCK FOWLER BASE OPS
LUKE AFB
GLENDALE, AZ 85301
Phone 623-856-5264

Additional Remarks

A30A-35 RSTD: BACK TAXI RQRD WHEN LDG.
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: 24 HR PPR FOR LNDG - 56 RMO/QAE D896-5261; PPR NOT RQR FOR EMERG, DIVERT OR SKED RANGE MISSION OPS.
CTN: TWY A 50 FT WIDE & 25 FT SHOULDERS; C-130 IDLE OUTBOARD ENG.
CTN: OUTSIDE TXLS ON N & S TURN AROUND & PRKG RAMP NONSTD; ONLY 20 FT TO EDGE OF RAMP.
SERVICE-LGT: NONSTD TWO LGT PAPI IN USE. CTN NONSTD NON-COINCIDENT FRANGIBLE INFRA RED LGT 1000-7000 FT FM LDG THR; VISIBLE ONLY THRU NGT VISION DEVICE IN SUPPORT OF PPR NGT VISION GOGGLE MISSION.
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.
CTN: NMRS UNLGT OBST ON FLD.
CTN: UNEVEN SFC BOTH SIDES OF APCH & DEP END BAK-12; COULD RESULT IN TAIL HOOK SKIPPING OVR CABLE.
CTN: RWY ELEV SIGN AT TWY A; RWY 17 END 826 FT & RWY 35 END 883 FT.
MISC: NO HAZ CARGO PAD AVBL.
CLASS D SVC OPR 1430-0630Z MON-FRI; 1500-2359Z WKEND; CLSD HOL; OTR TIME CLASS G.
CTN: 3 RAMP LGT POLES 100 FT FM EDGE OF PRK RAMP.
FOR CD CTC LUKE APCH AT 623-856-7361. IF UNA, CTC PHOENIX APCH AT 602-306-2565.
SVC: A-GEAR RWY 17/35 APCH & DEP END BAK-12B(B) IN RAISED POSN WITH 8 PT TIE-DOWNS; S BAK-12B(B) (1201 FT), N BAK-12B(B) (1238 FT), DEP END E-5 (IN OVRN) IN RAISED POSN.
CTN: RWY EDGE LGTS DO NOT ALIGN WITH OUTBOARD EDGE OF RWY END LGTS.
CTN: E-5 A-G CABLE 1 FT FM THR.
AFT HR HOP.
SEE FLIP AP/1 SUPPLEMENTARY ARPT RMK.
RSTD: HELIPADS LTD TO UH-60 OR SMALLER; HELIPADS UNLGTD; RSTD TO DAY VFR USE WO AMGR APVL.

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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Photo taken 01-Jul-2015
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 15-Aug-2022
 Local
(UTC-7)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight05:2912:29
Sunrise05:5512:55
Sunset19:1602:16
Evening civil twilight19:4202:42

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  15-Aug-2022 07:28:54
Local (UTC-7)  15-Aug-2022 00:28:54
 
METAR
KGXF 150656Z AUTO 17007KT 10SM FEW140 25/23 A2989 RMK AO2 SLP109 T02510233 403800245 $
TAF
KPHX 
47nm NE 
150520Z 1506/1612 31008KT P6SM VCSH SCT110 BKN150 BKN250 FM150800 VRB05KT P6SM FEW070 SCT150 BKN250 FM151200 10007KT P6SM SCT150 SCT250 FM152000 25007KT P6SM SCT150 SCT250 FM160500 14009KT P6SM SCT150 BKN250
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