General Pilot Procedures

May 3-6, 2017

Marana Regional will operate a Temporary Tower during the 4 days of the event. The tower will enhance safety of flight and improve air traffic flow during the course of the event.

During this event, the Marana Airport will be CLASS E airspace with an operating control tower.

SVFR IS NOT AUTHORIZED during the operation of the temporary TOWER

VFR

VFR arrivals shall contact KAVQ Tower on 126.4 Mhz  at least 6 miles from the airport to receive sequencing/ landing instructions. Please activate landing lights/strobes/position lights for identification to other traffic. Radar service is not available at the temporary tower. Be prepared to “rock your wings” upon request. Runway 12 is left traffic and Runway 30 is right traffic. The tower will define downwind or base entries depending upon your position and traffic ahead. Be aware of parachuting operations in the vicinity of the Pinal Airpark (MZJ) 10.4sm to the NW as well as glider activity due west at El Tiro Gliderport (Pvt) 12.7sm. As you proceed inbound please be aware that aircraft flying “Demo” patterns located immediately east of Runway 12/30 may be in the traffic pattern. You may be advised to follow this traffic or depending upon traffic/wind conditions to land on Runway 03/21. Interstate 10 runs N/S 4.6sm to the East of Runway 12/30. The Rillito Cement Plant is a landmark to the east used for 45deg entry to Runway 12 left downwind. If holding becomes necessary, pilots will be instructed to enter a VFR holding pattern over the Gravel pit south of runway 12-30. Traffic will then be advised when to begin their inbound entry to the traffic pattern.

VFR DEPARTURE PROCEDURES

Prior to taxi, monitor the AWOS-3 on 118.375 Mhz. Contact Ground Control on 121.05 MHz for clearance to taxi. Advise the ground controller that you have the current information for VFR and ready to taxi. Run-ups will be conducted at departure end of runway. If required due to ground traffic volume, the tarmac immediately to the south and west of the intersection of Taxiway A and C may also be used. Upon completion of the run-up in Taxiway A/C area, contact ground for further taxi instructions. Read back ALL HOLD SHORT INSTRUCTIONS. When number one for departure, contact the AVQ tower, proceed straight out for two (2) miles before proceeding on course. Be aware and vigilant for aircraft inbound or conducting demonstration flights.

IFR

All arriving IFR aircraft inbound will be provided IFR service by TUCSON approach and coordinated with the AVQ temporary tower.

IFR DEPARTURES

All departing IFR aircraft shall request their IFR clearance from the AVQ Tower. Prior to taxi, monitor the AWOS-3 on 118.375 Mhz. Contact Ground Control on 121.05 MHz for clearance to taxi. Advise the ground controller that you have the current information for VFR and ready to taxi. Run-ups will be conducted at departure end of runway. If required due to ground traffic volume, the tarmac immediately to the south and west of the intersection of Taxiway A and C may also be used. Upon completion of the run-up in Taxiway A/C area, contact ground for further taxi instructions. Read back ALL HOLD SHORT INSTRUCTIONS.

LANDING

Landing will be either on Runway 12/30 (6901×100) or Runway 03/21 (3892×75) depending upon traffic and weather/prevailing winds. Upon touchdown follow the instructions of the tower controller

AIRCRAFT PARKING

Visiting aircraft parking will be operated in two areas of the airport. The first area is a portion of the field circumvented by Taxiway C and the north side of Runway 03/21. The second area will be in the area west of 12/30 at the terminal parking area and south end between two sets of hangars and the helipad.The South End area w/helipad does not have tie down anchors.Ground control will hand you off to the Air Boss frequency, 133.3 Mhz for parking instructions. Advise the ground personnel if you require parking on the ramp. Ramp parking is first come, first serve. Every effort will be made to accommodate those aircraft that should not park on the graded dirt area. There is also some hard surface parking west of Taxiway A that is available, but offers no tie downs. Normal tie down anchors are not effective in the graded area. Please bring 3 concrete anchors (18”-24”). Small sledge hammers will be provided for you to set the anchors. If you plan on camping, advise the ground personnel on 133.3 Mhz. You will be directed to the camping area on the west side of Taxiway C.

Fueling your Aircraft

We are requesting that the self-serve station be closed due a high volume of taxi activity. You can reach the FBO via Unicom or after hours: 520-730-4318

 Demonstration Flight Control

At the northwest end of the Show Ramp will be a tent with personnel responsible for coordinating traffic for Showcase Flights and Demonstration rides by vendors. Pilot’s should report into the Tent for a morning briefing at 0700 each day. A different colored pass will be provided your day’s flights. If you miss the morning briefing, you will receive a 1 on 1 update. A waiver will be signed by each pilot operating equipment for rides. Passengers for demonstration flights will gather at the Control Tent to receive their briefing. Passengers need to have the wristband reflecting the current day’s color coding. The passengers will sign a wavier prior to loading and departure. Travel on the ramp requires contact with via the local control frequency so that we can dispatch escort vehicles for aircraft movement on the show ramp. Upon loading passengers at the flight control area, the air boss will advise you to switch to ground control for normal taxi operation to the active runway. It is anticipated that most flights will be using Runway 12-30. The normal traffic patterns east of Runway 12-30 will used by the tower. Showcase flights will be limited to a 0900-1500hours daily window. Demonstration flights will be conducted between 0800 and 1700 daily.

UAS (Drone Operations)

It is expected that a UAS (remote control drone) will be operating a demonstration box in the vicinity of the pilot registration area. The box will be approximately 200×200 with a maximum altitude of 100 feet. This area is west of Runway 12-30 and east of the airport terminal building area.

Ultralights

Ultralight landing and take-offs will be conducted at the west end of 03-21. Aircraft taking-off will be expected to exit no further east than the Airport terminal departing on a left crosswind and left downwind to Runway 03. Advise the Tower your intended direction of departure remaining North and West of the pattern for Runway 03. If you intend to remain in the pattern, advise Ground Control on 121.05 Mhz prior to take-off clearance.