Casa Grande Municipal Airport (CGZ)
3225 N. Lear Ave.
Casa Grande, AZ 85122
(520)426-3616 Fax (520) 426-1422
The Casa Grande Municipal Airport is located in the city of Casa Grande, south and west of Interstate 10 and west of Arizona Highway 387. The airport is owned and operated by the City of Casa Grande and occupies approximately 640 acres.
The Casa Grande Municipal Airport hosts several aviation events between December and April.
The Phoenix and Casa Grande areas experience large volumes of flight training activity. For additional infomation on flight safety procedures in these areas, visit the AFTW at: www.aftw.org .
The existing facilities include a paved runway (05-23), three major taxiways, apron and tiedown areas, hangers, a lighted wind sock, segmented circle, and rotating beacon. Runway 05-23 has a Medium Intensity Runway Lighting System (MIRL) with precision instrument markings for Runway 05 and basic markings on Runway 23. Visual/Instrument approach aids include a Precision Approach Path Indicator (PAPI), Runway End Identifier Lights (REILS), threshold lights, and a Category I Instrument Landing system (ILS). Four published instrument approaches into the Airport can be executed. The approaches to Runway 5 consist of a VOR/GPS approach or an ILS/DME approach. Runway 23 has a published GPS approach.
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 provide 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 the construction of four private hangars and plans on allowing up to 15 additional private hangars to be built on leased airport land during the fall of 2009.
Located at 3225 N. Lear Ave, the terminal building was built in 2001. The 4,800 square feet facility contains offices, restrooms, showers, a pilot briefing and flight planning area, a Pilot’s Lounge, a Pilot Shop and a fuel service desk. Beginning April 1, the terminal will be open seven (7) days a week from 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for the summer months.
Pinal Avenue/State Highway 387 provides access to the airport. An access road leads directly to the terminal building and the FBO facility.
There are 60 auto parking spots available to terminal users, FBO patrons, and occupants of the shade hangars.
Phillips 66 brand 100LL aviation fuel and Jet-A fuel is supplied by the City of Casa Grande. The City maintains 12,000 gallon storage tanks for both 100LL aviation fuel and Jet-A. A Phillips 100LL aviation fuel self-serve system is available 24/7 at a discounted price. Beginning April 1, Full service 100LL aviation fuel and Jet-A are both available from 6:30 am to 4:30 pm seven days a week during the summer months.
Airport Meteorological Data
Casa Grande has an AWOS-3 system to provide local weather information. It can be accessed on 132.175 or by calling (520)836-3392.
Weather for Casa Grande
The City of Casa Grande leases facilities to three aircraft maintenance businesses, two medical evacuation service companies and one recreational parachuting operation. Several businesses and a world class Warbird Airplane Restoration business are located within the Airport Industrial Park south of and adjacent to the airport that have access to the airport for their aircraft. The City of Casa Grande actively encourages the establishment of facilities and aviation-related business, such as an airport restaurant, on airport property.
Monthly Fly-In and Breakfast
On the last Saturday of every month, breakfast is served by the Free Masons in the airport terminal. The event usually starts about 8:00 a.m. and ends around 11:00 a.m. 100LL (FS & SS) and Jet A (FS only) fuel is available.