Sells, Arizona

FAA NFDC Information Effective 56-day cycle 05/16/2024 - 7/11/2024

Ops Comms Services Owner Runways IFR Procs Current NOTAMs Remarks


FAA Identifier:E78
Lat/Lng:31.9325833333, -111.89425
31-55-57.3000N, 111-53-39.3000W
Estimated by Faa-Est on 06/24/2007
Elevation:2409 feet Surveyed
Magnetic Variation:12E,(1985), [9E (2024)]
From City:2nm NW of Sells


Use:Open to the public
Airspace Analysis:NOT ANALYZED
Estabd Prior to 5/15/59.
Ownership:Publicly owned
Control Tower:no
ARTCC:Albuquerque(ZAB)Albuquerque Center
FSS:Prescott FSS(PRC)
NOTAMs and Weather:PRCNOTAM-D service at airport
Wind Indicator:None
Landing Fee:no




Airframe Repair:None
Powerplant Repair:None
Bottled Oxygen:None
Bulk Oxygen:None

Based Aircraft


Annual Operations

For year ending:04/13/2023
Non-local GA:200
Military Operations:10


Owner:Tohono O'Odham Nation
Po Box 837
Sells, Az 85634
Manager:Demascus Francisco
Director of Planning and Economic Development.
Po Box 837
Sells, Az 85634
(520) 383-5546



Runway 04/22

Length:5830 feet
Width:60 feet
Width 60 ft in Some Areas; Narrower Due to Bushes Growing Thru Pavement.
Surface:Asphalt / Bituminous Concrete, Poor Condition
Runway 04/22 Large Unfilled Cracks, Loose Aggregate on Surface, Isolated Holes on Runway Surface.
Runway 4-22 +3" Wide Cracks (Longitudinal and Transverse) Full Length of Runway. Isolated Holes 1-2 Sq. ft. in Runway.
Surface Treatment:NONE
Weight Capacity:Single Wheel aircraft: 12,000 lbs
End 04 End 22
True Alignment:058,(049 Magnetic)238,(229 Magnetic)
Runway Markings:Nonstandard (Other Than Numbers Only),Runway Marked with 6 Inch Yellow Centerline Stripe only; Mkgs Faded; No Runway Number.,Poor ConditionNonstandard (Other Than Numbers Only),Runway Marked with 6 Inch Yellow Centerline Stripe only; Mkgs Faded; No Runway Number.,Poor Condition
Objects affecting Navigable Airspace (CFR part 77):Utility runway with a visual approachUtility runway with a visual approach
Object Clearance Slope:0:10:1
Object Height:9' AGL15' AGL
Object Distance:201' Along centerline
210' Along centerline
50' Right of centerline
Other Objects:Runway 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.12 ft Tree 123 ft from Eor & 59 ft R; 4 ft Fence 75 ft from Eor 40 ft. Left & Right of Centerline.



Additional Remarks

5 Tiedowns in Primary Surface.
Livestock on in Vicinity of Airport.
Runway 04/22 15 to 18 ft Trees and Brush in Primary Surface Entire Length of Runway, Both Sides.
Runway 04/22 8-15 Inch Drop-Offs at Edges of Runway. 3 ft Ditches Along//Within 3 ft of Runway Edges.
U.S. Border Patrol Has 1500 Gallon Jet a Tanker Truck Parked 16 ft. from the Pavement Edge Near Mid-Point of Runway.
for Cd Contact Albuquerque ARTCC at 505-856-4861.

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