The AFTW is concerned about the mid-air collision hazard that exists at Casa Grande Airport and the area around the Stanfield VORTAC (TFD).  There is a large number of students practicing instrument approaches to Casa Grande, as well as VFR and IFR traffic transitioning between southern Arizona and the Phoenix area.  The AFTW has taken the initiative to develop and distribute standardized procedures to increase safety and reduce the chance of an accident or incident in the Casa Grande/Stanfield area.  We ask that all pilots adhere to these standardized procedures.  Please contact the AFTW with questions or concerns.

An FAA letter to airmen in 2012 states that it is best to use UNICOM as the primary frequency when on any published part of the approach, including the hold.

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