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FOR ULTRALIGHT/LIGHTSPORT PILOTS

 

If you have a radio: you can be in contact with Casa Grande CTAF/Unicom (122.7). Because there is no control tower in use at the Copperstate Fly-in for 2015, if you have communication capabilities, you can use the paved runway. Follow standard pattern procedures and altitudes. Remember that you are much slower than regular traffic so be aware.

If you do not have a radio: There is a graded 2000’ x 30’ dirt strip on the south side of Runway 5/23 at Casa Grande Municipal Airport (CGZ) and is parallel to that runway.  It is located abeam the paved parallel taxiway at the approach end of Runway 5. It will be marked with white chalk for the duration of the Fly-in.

Pilots may use this parallel dirt strip at their own risk, in compliance with the procedures below, with each pilot bearing responsibility for separation from other traffic.

With the exception of local operations and the arrival/departure routes described below, aircraft using the dirt strip are to remain clear of the airspace within a 3 statute mile radius of the Casa Grande Municipal Airport.

Arrivals:  Aircraft should approach the field from the SOUTH, at or below 400’ AGL, flying on the EAST side of the north/south dirt road that leads to the approach end of Runway 5.  Pattern altitude is 400’ AGL for trikes and other fixed-wing aircraft, 200’ AGL for powered parachutes. Follow standard ultralight regulations for congested area avoidance.

Departures:  Aircraft using the dirt strip should depart the area to the SOUTH, at or below 400’ AGL, remaining WEST of the north/south dirt road that leads to the approach end of Runway 5.[/fusion_text][/three_fifth][two_fifth last=”yes” spacing=”yes” center_content=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”” animation_speed=”0.1″ class=”” id=””][imageframe lightbox=”yes” lightbox_image=”https://www.copperstate.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/copperstate_traffic.png” style_type=”none” bordercolor=”” bordersize=”0px” borderradius=”0″ stylecolor=”” align=”center” link=”” linktarget=”_self” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″ hide_on_mobile=”no” class=”” id=””] Ultralight/Lightsport Arrival Pattern[/imageframe][imageframe lightbox=”yes” lightbox_image=”https://www.copperstate.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/2012_Airport-Layout_11x17.jpg” style_type=”none” bordercolor=”” bordersize=”0px” borderradius=”0″ stylecolor=”” align=”center” link=”” linktarget=”_self” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″ hide_on_mobile=”no” class=”” id=””] Airport Layout[/imageframe][/two_fifth]