APCH/DEP: ABQ ARTCC 125.4/269.3
The existing Runway 05-23 is 5,200 feet in length and 100 feet wide. Beginning at the Runway 5 threshold, the runway slopes uphill from an elevation of 1445 to an elevation of 1462 at the runway 23 threshold. This location is the high point of the runway.
The Runway has an asphaltic concrete surface, comprised of a 5-inch thick asphalt surface course over 8 inches of crushed base course. The existing pavement is rated at 18,500 lb. Single wheel loading and 65,000 lb. dual wheel loading.
Runway Protection Zones (RPZ)
Other important items relating to the runways at the Airport include the Runway Protection Zones (RPZ), and the approach surfaces. The RPZ is defined as an area off the runway end used to enhance the protection of people and property on the ground. The RPZ is trapezoidal in shape and centered about the extended runway centerline. The existing Runway 5 RPZ lies within airport property boundaries and the Runway 23 RPZ extends beyond airport property. However, aviation easements protect the areas beyond the property limits. Arizona Highway 387 lies within the runway 23 RPZ.
At the Casa Grande Airport, a 50:1 precision instrument approach surface is the primary approach to Runway 5. The approach minimums are published at 285′ height above touchdown (HAT) with a ½ mile visibility. The best approach minimums available for a Category * (CAT I) Instrument Landing System (ILS) are 200′ HAT and ½ mile visibility.
The current approach for Runway 5 has several obstructions such as trees, shrubs, and fences.
The best-published GPS approach to Runway 23 provides 400′ and 1-mile minimums for a straight in approach for Category B aircraft.
The City of Casa Grande maintains and rents out 52 T-Hangars, 18 Shade Hangars, and 100+ tie-downs. The city has leased land out for the construction of four private hangars and plans on allowing up to 15 additional private hangars to be built on leased airport land.
Located at 3225 N. Lear Ave, the terminal building was built in 2001. The 4,800 square feet facility contains offices, restrooms, a pilot briefing and flight planning area, a Pilot’s Lounge, and a fuel service desk. The terminal is open seven (7) days a week from 6:00 am – 4:00 pm during May – October, and 6:30 am to 4:30 pm during November – April.