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

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 10 OCTOBER 2019

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 31 /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: NSTD TWO LGT PAPI'S IN USE. USE CAUTION FOR NSTD, NON-COINCIDENTAL FRANGIBLE INFRA-RED LGT LCTD BTN 1000 FT & 7000 FT FM LDG THLD. THESE LGTS VISIBLE ONLY THRU NIGHT VISION DEVICES (NVD) IN SUPPORT OF PPR NIGHT VISION GOGGLE (NVG) MSN.
MISC: RY 17/35 ASPH WITH FIRST 1444 FT (RWY 17) AND 1401 FT (RWY 35) CONC AND GROOVED.
MISC: NSTD LGT LCTD IN BOTH OVRN: PRE THLD BAR - FIVE RED LGTS EACH SIDE OF OVRN JUST OFF EDGES - LCTD 100 FT FROM THLD AND ANOTHER SERIES OF RED LIGHTS - 11 ON BOTH N AND S END - ON CNTRLN LCTD 200 FT FROM THLD.
CAUTION: NUMEROUS OBST ON AFLD UNLGTD.
CAUTION: RY 17/35 MRK FIRST 1000 FT - BOTH ENDS OF RY 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 RY.
CAUTION: RY ELEV SIGN LCTD AT TWY A; END OF RY 35 883 FT. END OF RY 17 826 FT.
RMK: PERIPHERAL (OUTSIDE) TAXILANES ON AND 'N' & 'S' TURN AROUNDS TOO CLOSE TO EDGE AT 20 FT (25 FT RQ); 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' 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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Photo taken 01-Jul-2015
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 17-Oct-2019
 Local
(UTC-7)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:1313:13
Sunrise06:3813:38
Sunset17:5500:55
Evening civil twilight18:2001:20

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  17-Oct-2019 14:22:24
Local (UTC-7)  17-Oct-2019 07:22:24
 
METAR
KGXF 171358Z AUTO 15005KT 7SM CLR 18/01 A2973 RMK AO2 SLP057 T01750012
TAF
KLUF 
42nm NE 
171200Z 1712/1818 VRB06KT 9999 SCT250 QNH2973INS BECMG 1719/1720 23012G20KT 9999 FEW250 QNH2961INS BECMG 1800/1801 24012KT 9999 SKC QNH2963INS BECMG 1805/1806 VRB06KT 9999 SKC QNH2966INS TX32/1721Z TN14/1812Z
KPHX 
47nm NE 
171120Z 1712/1818 10008KT P6SM SCT250 FM172000 25010G16KT P6SM FEW080 FEW250 FM180100 25009KT P6SM SKC FM180900 09009KT P6SM SKC
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