CAE Arrival and Departure Procedures for FFZ
CAE Oxford Aviation Academy and FFZ (Mesa Falcon Field) have agreed on a method to improve air safety for the flight school’s arriving and departing aircraft.
A letter of agreement (LOA) was recently issued authorizing routes and altitudes for CAE Oxford aircraft at the East Valley airport.
The LOA, with detailed information on routing and altitudes is available here, as a PDF.
Please note: FOR USE OF CAEOA AIRCRAFT ONLY; FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY.
Do not fly these procedures, if you are not part of CAE Oxford. Only CAE Oxford aircraft are authorized for these procedures; however, other aircraft in the area can benefit by becoming familiar with the procedures and anticipating CAE Oxford aircraft in the areas depicted. Remember: See and avoid!
Here are some of the highlights:
- Local airport control towers invite flight instructors and their students up for visits.
- The practice ILS at Luke Auxiliary Airfield near the south proving grounds, in the northwest Valley, is available for both training and currency. But, it cannot be used on checkrides.
- Remember Falcon Field’s north runway is closed when the tower is closed. Make left traffic Runway 04R, and right traffic on 22L, to stay on the north side of the airport, as outlined in the AFD.
Read more by downloading a PDF of all the meeting notes here.
Here is an update from IWA Tower Manager Casey Giddens, which just came in this afternoon:
After much consideration and careful review of the processes in place, it was unanimously agreed upon by the (Taxiway Victor Reconstruction Project) SRMP to eliminate restrictions on practice instrument approaches during this construction project.
I want to thank everyone on the SRM Panel for their attention and swift action.
Casey B. Giddens
Air Traffic Manager
Phoenix-Mesa Gateway FCT”
As always, please check NOTAMS, and FDC NOTAMS, and check with your FAAST team representatives for any updates.
And, a Huge Thanks to Casey for all the hard work on this issue!
PREVIOUSLY, practice Instrument Approach procedures were going to be NA (Not Authorized) due to construction at IWA. Here is the notice that went out via FAAST representatives and others in the aviation community earlier this week:
Beginning Tuesday, September 3, 2013, reconstruction of taxiway Victor is set to begin at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport
(KIWA) Arizona which is anticipated to last 160 days.
Beginning 9/3/2013 adjustments at the airport will include:
- No practice instrument approaches
- No helicopter pattern traffic to Taxiway’s Alpha or Bravo
- Helicopters may not depart from or land to taxiway Whiskey
- All turbojet aircraft landing RY30L, expect to roll to end (exit at Golf)
Check NOTAMS regularly for additional information. Contact your local FAA Safety Team (FAAST) representative for any questions or concerns.
A reminder that, with fire-fighting season in full swing across much of the western United States, Temporary Flight Restrictions will be abundant.
Check NOTAMS before each flight. Phoenix-Mesa Gateway (IWA) and Prescott (PRC) airports are often used as staging airports for firefighting aircraft. Be alert for possible procedure changes at those airports to accommodate them.
This reminder is among several others from the July 10 meeting of the Arizona Flight Training Workgroup.
For other helpful safety tips, on practice Instrument Approach Procedures, to local airport issues, download a PDF copy of the minutes here.
The Luke Practice ILS remains operational, after being re-opened for civilian air traffic use in January.
Members of the Arizona Flight Training Workgroup met on Wednesday at the Scottsdale Flight Standards District Office and wanted to remind pilots about the procedures for using the ILS.
Here are links to helpful information about the practice instrument approach: