Phoenix Goodyear Airport
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|Phoenix Goodyear Airport|
|Owner||City of Phoenix|
|Location||Goodyear, United States|
|Elevation AMSL||971 ft / 296 m|
Phoenix Goodyear Airport (IATA: GYR, ICAO: KGYR, FAA LID: GYR) (formerly Goodyear Municipal Airport) is a public airport a 1.15 miles (1.00 nmi; 1.85 km) southwest of Goodyear, in Maricopa County, Arizona.
It was built during World War II as a naval air facility, NAF Litchfield Park, then upgraded to naval air station status and renamed NAS Litchfield Park. Its primary role after the end of World War II was storage and preservation of obsolete or excess U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Coast Guard aircraft. 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 airlines. The airport is, however, a major keep and maintenance spot, and the aircraft of many airlines, both domestic and international, can be spotted there.
Phoenix-Goodyear Airport is a Superfund site due to a number of soil and groundwater contaminants from its time as a military installation.
NAS Litchfield Park
- Runway 3/21 measuring 8,501 ft × 150 ft (2,591 m × 46 m)
- Helipad H1, measuring 64 ft × 64 ft (20 m × 20 m)
In 2007 the airport had 188,136 aircraft operations, average 515 per day: 93% general aviation, <1% airline, 5% military and 1% air taxi. 223 aircraft are based at the airport: 73% single engine, 11% multi-engine, 16% jet and <1% helicopters.
The airfield is home to several companies offering aircraft maintenance and commercial pilot training:
- AerSale, Inc operates a maintenance facility on the airfield which comprises maintenance, storage and disposal. The northern side of the airfield is used for storage and many Boeing 727, Douglas DC-9s and DC-10s are visible from the road as they await their fate.
- Airline Training Center Arizona (ATCA) is the training facility for the Lufthansa Flight Training of German Lufthansa Airlines. Basic flight training for German Air Force student pilots is also conducted in G 120A aircraft.
- Oxford Aviation Academy (OAA) is the US name for Oxford Aviation Academy, a British company specializing in training airline pilots for United Kingdom, British Airways and European airlines. OAA moved to Falcon Field in October 2013 and is no longer based at KGYR.
From 2014 CTC Wings aviation academy started to use the airport as training facility in addition to its center in Hamilton, New Zealand.
|Type of Operation||Number|
|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|
SNJs at Litchfield Park in 1960
FJ-4F in 1960
AJ-2 in the 1960s
A Ford Trimotor lands at Phoenix Goodyear Airport during March 2017
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Phoenix Goodyear Airport.|
- Phoenix Goodyear Airport (official site)
- Phoenix Goodyear Airport (GYR) at Arizona DOT airport directory
-  (FAA Statistical Data)
- (PDF), effective November 8, 2018
- FAA Terminal Procedures for GYR, effective November 8, 2018
- Resources for this airport: