Phoenix Goodyear Airport

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Phoenix Goodyear Airport
GYR logo.png
IATA: GYRICAO: KGYRFAA LID: GYR
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerCity of Phoenix
ServesPhoenix, Arizona
LocationGoodyear, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Hub forOxford Aviation Academy
Elevation AMSL968 ft / 295 m
Coordinates33°25′41″N 112°22′28″W / 33.42806°N 112.37444°W / 33.42806; -112.37444Coordinates: 33°25′41″N 112°22′28″W / 33.42806°N 112.37444°W / 33.42806; -112.37444
Websitephoenix.gov/goodyearairport/
Map
GYR is located in United States
GYR
Location within Arizona
Runways
DirectionLengthSurface
ftm
3/218,5002,591Asphalt
Statistics (2012)
Aircraft operations137,253
Based aircraft223
Source: Federal Aviation Administration[1]
 
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Phoenix Goodyear Airport
GYR logo.png
IATA: GYRICAO: KGYRFAA LID: GYR
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerCity of Phoenix
ServesPhoenix, Arizona
LocationGoodyear, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Hub forOxford Aviation Academy
Elevation AMSL968 ft / 295 m
Coordinates33°25′41″N 112°22′28″W / 33.42806°N 112.37444°W / 33.42806; -112.37444Coordinates: 33°25′41″N 112°22′28″W / 33.42806°N 112.37444°W / 33.42806; -112.37444
Websitephoenix.gov/goodyearairport/
Map
GYR is located in United States
GYR
Location within Arizona
Runways
DirectionLengthSurface
ftm
3/218,5002,591Asphalt
Statistics (2012)
Aircraft operations137,253
Based aircraft223
Source: Federal Aviation Administration[1]

Phoenix Goodyear Airport (IATA: GYRICAO: KGYRFAA LID: GYR), formerly known as Goodyear Municipal Airport, is a public airport located approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) southwest of the central business district of Goodyear, in Maricopa County, Phoenix, Arizona, United States.[1]

The facility was originally constructed during World War II as a naval air facility known as NAF Litchfield Park, then upgraded to naval air station status and renamed NAS Litchfield Park. Its primary role following the end of World War II was that of storage and preservation of obsolete or excess U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Coast Guard aircraft.[2] In 1968, all Department of Defense and U.S. Coast Guard aircraft preservation and storage was consolidated at the Military Aircraft Storage and Disposition Center (MASDC) at Davis-Monthan AFB in Tucson and NAS Litchfield Park was slated for closure.

Following the closure of NAS Litchfield Park in 1968, the city of Phoenix purchased the airport as a general aviation reliever airport for Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The airport is not served by any commercial airlines at this time.[citation needed]

Seen from Piper PA-28 Warrior of Oxford Aviation Academy taxing on taxiway A towards the main parking, during night rating

It is a designated Superfund site due to a number of soil and groundwater contaminants.

NAS Litchfield Park[edit]

Seen from Lufthansa's ramp looking north, the Commercial parking and the OAA parking

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Phoenix Goodyear Airport covers an area of 789 acres (319 ha) which contains one asphalt paved runway (3/21) measuring 8,500 x 150 ft (2,591 x 46 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2007, the airport had 188,136 aircraft operations, an average of 515 per day: 93% general aviation, <1% scheduled commercial, 5% military and 1% air taxi. There are 223 aircraft based at this airport: 73% single engine, 11% multi-engine, 16% jet aircraft and <1% helicopters.[1]

Flags of training centers based at Phoenix Goodyear Airport (Oxford Aviation Academy & Lufthansa Flight Training)
A PA34 of Oxford Aviation Academy at Seneca's ramp

Resident companies[edit]

The airfield is home to several private companies offering aircraft maintenance and commercial pilot training:

Both of these flight training schools, while regulated by the FAA and operating under their regulations, train students to JAA requirements as required for Europe.

Operational Statistics[edit]

seen from apron, Oxford Aviation Academy's airplanes Piper PA-28 Warrior
Type of OperationNumber
Single Engine Aircraft Based on Field:196
Multi-Engine Aircraft Based on Field:17
Annual Commercial Operations:147
Jet Aircraft Based on Field:2
Annual Commuter Operations:none
Helicopters Based on Field:2
Annual Air Taxi Operations:313
Military Aircraft Based on Field:6
Annual Military Operations:4228
Gliders Based on Field:none
Annual GA Local Operations:79391
Ultralights Based on Field:none
Annual GA Itinerant Operations:53174

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for GYR (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2007-07-05
  2. ^ http://www.flickr.com/photos/45586426@N06/galleries/72157627638783878/

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