Glendale — Glendale Municipal Airport
Glendale Municipal Airport ¹
Glendale Municipal Airport (ICAO: KGEU, FAA LID: GEU) is a city owned, public use airport located six nautical miles (7 mi, 11 km) west of the central business district of Glendale, a city in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States. It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011-2015, which categorized it as a general aviation reliever airport.
Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, this airport is assigned GEU by the FAA but has no designation from the IATA. The airport's ICAO identifier is KGEU.
Facilities and Aircraft ³
Glendale Municipal Airport covers an area of 720 acres (291 ha) at an elevation of 1,071 feet (326 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 1/19 with an asphalt surface measuring 7,150 by 100 feet (2,179 x 30 m).
For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2008, the airport had 136,289 aircraft operations, an average of 373 per day: 98% general aviation, 1% air taxi, and 1% military. At that time there were 220 aircraft based at this airport: 78% single-engine, 11% ultralight, 8% multi-engine, 2% jet, and 1% helicopter.
AFIA Photos 4
When traveling, always be sure to have your camera ready, and visit local Municipal Airports (MAP's). Many MAP's have “hidden treasures.” For example, when A Friend In Arizona (AFIA) visited the Glendale Municipal Airport on 5/16/2001, the “treasures” were in “plane-view.” A Canadian Vickers PBV-1A Canso-A (N413PB, s/n CV343) was parked on the tarmac. The PBV-1A is a Canadian built consolidated PBY-5A Catalina. There are also two MiG's; a Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17 Fresco and a Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 I at the South end of the airport. The two MiG's were without markings, so the registration numbers are currently unknown to us. Anyone know them? Again, a very special thanks to AFIA for sending us the following series of Walk-Around photos of these three aircraft.
Glendale Municipal Airport, Glendale, Arizona (Photos by AFIA)
Canadian Vickers PBV-1A Canso-A (N413PB, s/n CV343) on the tarmac (5/16/2011) at the Glendale MAP, Glendale, Arizona (Photos by AFIA)
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17 Fresco parked (5/16/2011) at the Glendale MAP, Glendale, Arizona (Photos by AFIA)
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 Fishbed parked (5/16/2011) at the Glendale MAP, Glendale, Arizona (Photos by AFIA)
A very special thanks to A Friend in Arizona (AFIA) for providing us with the above walk-around photos taken at the Glendale MAP.
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