La Cholla Airpark

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La Cholla Airpark
La cholla airpark.jpg
Airport type Private
Owner La Cholla Airpark, Inc.
Serves Tucson, Arizona
Location Oro Valley, Arizona
Elevation AMSL 2,940 ft / 896 m
Coordinates 32°26′48″N 111°00′10″W / 32.44667°N 111.00278°W / 32.44667; -111.00278
57AZ is located in Arizona
57AZ is located in the US
Direction Length Surface
ft m
1/19 4,500 1,372 Asphalt
Number Length Surface
ft m
HI 44 13 Asphalt
Statistics (2009)
Aircraft operations 4,000[1]
Based aircraft 95[2]

La Cholla Airpark (FAA LID: 57AZ) is a private airpark located in Oro Valley, Pima County, Arizona, 8 miles (7.0 nmi; 13 km) northwest of the central business district of Tucson.[3] La Cholla Airpark was founded in 1972 and includes 122 homes and buildable lots[4] in the foothills of the Tortolita Mountains. A 4,500 foot air strip is situated at the center of the community.

Transient aircraft are permitted to utilize La Cholla Airpark and prior permission is required. Insurance and flight information must be forwarded (fax) to the airpark prior to arrival. La Cholla Airpark supports a website to serve both the airpark homeowners and transient aircraft.[5]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

La Cholla Airpark has two landing sites:

  • Runway 1/19 measuring 4,500 ft × 44 ft (1,372 m × 13 m) asphalt
  • Helipad measuring 44 ft × 44 ft (13 m × 13 m).[3]

For the 12-month period ending December 31, 1999, the airport had 4,000 aircraft operations, an average of 10 per day, all of which were general aviation. As of January 15, 2009, 95 aircraft based at this airport: 95% single engine, 3% multi-engine and 2% helicopters.[3]


  1. ^ for the 12 months ending December 31, 1999
  2. ^ as of January 15, 2009
  3. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for 57AZ (Form 5010 PDF), effective January 15, 2009
  4. ^ Fuenning, Peggy. "About La Cholla Airpark". Retrieved 2009-03-02. 
  5. ^ La Cholla Airpark, official web site

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