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

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 26 JANUARY 2023

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: NSTD LGT LCTD IN BOTH OVRN: PRE THLD BAR (FIVE RED LGTS EACH SIDE OF OVRN JUST OFF EDGES) LCTD 100 FT FR THR AND TERMINATING BAR OF 11 LGTS (3 RED LGTS, 5 WHITE LGTS AND 3 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.
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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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 02-Feb-2023
 Local
(UTC-7)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight07:0014:00
Sunrise07:2614:26
Sunset18:0301:03
Evening civil twilight18:2901:29

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  02-Feb-2023 12:13:39
Local (UTC-7)  02-Feb-2023 05:13:39
 
METAR
KGXF 021155Z AUTO 12004KT 10SM CLR 04/02 A3024 RMK AO2 SLP239 T00440023 10077 20044 53006 FZRANO $
TAF
KGYR 
36nm NE 
021120Z 0212/0312 06005KT P6SM SKC FM022200 23005KT P6SM FEW250 FM030500 05004KT P6SM SCT250
KLUF 
42nm NE 
020400Z 0204/0310 VRB06KT 9999 SKC QNH3010INS BECMG 0305/0306 VRB06KT 9999 SCT200 QNH3018INS TX20/0223Z TN07/0214Z
KGEU 
44nm NE 
021120Z 0212/0312 VRB03KT P6SM SKC FM022200 24005KT P6SM FEW250 FM030500 02004KT P6SM SCT250
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