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E78 Sells Airport
Sells, Arizona, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 11 OCTOBER 2018

Location

FAA Identifier: E78
Lat/Long: 31-55-57.3000N / 111-53-39.3000W
31-55.955000N / 111-53.655000W
31.9325833 / -111.8942500
(estimated)
Elevation: 2409 ft. / 734.3 m (surveyed)
Variation: 12E (1985)
From city: 2 miles NW of SELLS, AZ
Time zone: UTC -7 (year round; does not observe DST)
Zip code: 85634

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 04/1940
Control tower: no
ARTCC: ALBUQUERQUE CENTER
FSS: PRESCOTT FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: PRC (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: UNATNDD
Wind indicator: no
Segmented circle: no

Airport Communications

CTAF: 122.9

Nearby radio navigation aids

NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
ROBLES241/28.522012ERBJ .-. -... .---
RYAN240/39.333812ERYN .-. -.-- -.

Airport Services

Airframe service: NONE
Powerplant service: NONE
Bottled oxygen: NONE
Bulk oxygen: NONE

Runway Information

Runway 4/22

Dimensions: 5830 x 60 ft. / 1777 x 18 m
WIDTH 60 FT IN SOME AREAS; NARROWER DUE TO BUSHES GROWING THRU PAVEMENT.
Surface: asphalt, in fair condition
RUNWAY 4-22 +3" WIDE CRACKS (LONGITUDINAL AND TRANSVERSE) FULL LENGTH OF RUNWAY. ISOLATED HOLES 1-2 SQ. FT. IN RUNWAY.
Weight bearing capacity: 
Single wheel: 12.5
Runway edge markings: RY MKD WITH 6 INCH YELLOW CNTRLN STRIPE ONLY; MKGS FADED; NO RY NUMBER.
RUNWAY 4  RUNWAY 22
Latitude: 31-55.701542N31-56.206898N
Longitude: 111-54.134640W111-53.175085W
Gradient: 1.0%1.0%
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 046 magnetic, 058 true226 magnetic, 238 true
Markings: NSTD, in poor conditionNSTD, in poor condition
Runway end identifier lights: nono
Obstructions: 9 ft. trees, 201 ft. from runway
RY 04 10 TO 12 FT TREES AND BRUSH 0FT. TO 200 FT. FROM THRESHOLD 0B; +3 FT. BERM 100 FT. FROM THRESHOLD ON CENTERLINE ACROSS APPROACH.
15 ft. trees, 210 ft. from runway, 50 ft. right of centerline
12 FT TREE 123 FT FROM EOR & 59 FT R; 4 FT FENCE 75 FT FROM EOR 40 FT. LEFT & RIGHT OF CENTERLINE.

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Publicly-owned
Owner: TOHONO O'ODHAM NATION
PO BOX 837
SELLS, AZ 85634
Phone 520-383-2028
Manager: GERALD FAYUANT
PO BOX 837
SELLS, AZ 85634
Phone (520) 383-5546
PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft operations: avg 22/month *
77% transient general aviation
19% air taxi
4% military
* for 12-month period ending 17 April 2017

Additional Remarks

5 TIEDOWNS IN PRIMARY SFC.
LIVESTOCK ON INVOF ARPT.
RY 04/22 15 TO 18 FT TREES AND BRUSH IN PRIMARY SURFACE ENTIRE LENGTH OF RY, BOTH SIDES.
RY 04/22 3 FT DITCHES ALONG RY EDGES.
U.S. BORDER PATROL HAS 1500 GALLON JET A TANKER TRUCK PARKED 16 FT. FROM THE PAVEMENT EDGE NEAR MID-POINT OF RUNWAY.

Instrument Procedures

There are no published instrument procedures at E78.

Some nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KRYN - Ryan Field Airport (39 nm E)
KAVQ - Marana Regional Airport (45 nm NE)
KTUS - Tucson International Airport (50 nm E)
KDMA - Davis Monthan Air Force Base (53 nm E)
KCGZ - Casa Grande Municipal Airport (62 nm N)
 
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Aerial photo of E78 (Sells Airport)
Photo by Zack Brown
Photo taken 13-Dec-2006
on final for runway 4

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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 21-Oct-2018
 Local
(UTC-7)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:1213:12
Sunrise06:3613:36
Sunset17:4800:48
Evening civil twilight18:1301:13

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  21-Oct-2018 11:53:28
Local (UTC-7)  21-Oct-2018 04:53:28
 
METAR
KRYN 
39nm E 
210245Z 10016G21KT 10SM CLR 27/11 A2997 RMK LAST
KAVQ 
45nm NE 
211135Z AUTO 13010G20KT 10SM BKN085 OVC100 24/07 A2997 RMK AO2 T02360069
KTUS 
50nm E 
211053Z 12014G25KT 10SM BKN090 21/09 A3005 RMK AO2 SLP134 T02060089
TAF
KTUS 
50nm E 
210536Z 2106/2206 11017G27KT P6SM SCT090 FM211300 12015G25KT P6SM VCSH BKN080 FM212000 12012KT P6SM BKN070
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