MOGOLLON AIRPARK OPERATING GUIDELINES –
April 11, 2015, version 2.1
Airpark Operating Guidelines – Aviation is a
set of recommendations for pilots operating
at the Mogollon Airpark with the goal of
enhancing Airpark safety. These guidelines
do not attempt to replace or supersede the
Federal Aviation Regulations or the
Aeronautical Information Manual but,
are simply a set of commonsense courtesy
items to make the Airpark a safer place for
the operation of aircraft. AIRPARK SAFETY
MUST BE PRIORITY #1!
1.2 The Mogollon
Airpark is a high elevation mountain airport
with attendant occasional high winds and
moderate to severe turbulence. Pine trees
and hangar homes line the runway and can
cause disturbed or accelerated crosswind
conditions. There are no runway lights and
the airport is considered day use only.
Association (including its members, and
officers and directors and employees)
assumes no responsibility or liability for
loss, injury or damage to persons or
property on the airport, or using airport
facilities, by reason of, but not limited to
fire, vandalism, winds, flood, earthquake or
collision damage (and all parties bound by
these guidelines do so release the
Association) nor does it assume any
liability by reason of injury to persons or
property while using the facilities of same
regardless of whether these guidelines are
followed. All persons using the Airpark and
airport facilities do so at their own risk.
2.0 AIRPORT OPERATION AND DESCRIPTION
03/21 * Asphalt * 3436’ x 50’ with 1244’
north overrun/taxi and 1355’ south
overrun/taxi. Runway 21 is designated for
calm wind. Field Elevation:
6658’ MSL. Right traffic for Runway 03.
Airpark runway has a significant upslope
from both ends to a hump near the middle.
Because of this configuration runway visual
line of sight is not possible from one end
of the runway to the other. Also, effective
VHF radio communication can be severely
degraded or impossible from one end of the
runway to the other.
Therefore, prior to departure, the pilot
should consider these factors along with
aircraft performance in order to ensure a
clear runway prior to takeoff. A taxi to
midfield may be utilized to enhance the
pilot's visual field of view and further
display the aircraft to ground traffic.
Also, please note radio communications
Due to the configuration of
the runway, touch and go, and stop and go
landings are discouraged.
Taxiways at Mogollon Airpark are narrow, and
some are shielded from view by vegetation.
Pilots may wish to inform other pilots of
taxiing intentions (see radio communications
below) to avoid unexpected encounters with
opposite direction taxi traffic.
Pilots should avoid overflying the noise
sensitive populated areas to the west and
southeast of the Airpark, especially on
departure. Traffic patterns for both
runways 03/21 are to the east of the Airpark
– All traffic patterns are to the east of
the airport. Arrivals to runway 21 use
left-hand traffic. Arrivals to runway 03
use right-hand traffic. Low passes for any
purpose are discouraged, but should not be
lower than 300’ AGL. The low pass should be
in the direction of intended landing.
- Departures from runway 21 should be
straight out until beyond any houses to
avoid overflying the local community.
Departures from runway 03 should be a right
turn or straight out until beyond any houses
to avoid overflying the local community.
Southwest departures from Runway 03 should
use a right traffic pattern for departure
and remain east of the runway until 1000’
AGL or higher altitude.
- a. Helicopters – 7,500’ MSL.
b. Reciprocating Engine Aircraft – 7,500’
c. Turbine Powered
Aircraft – 8,000’ MSL.
All aircraft operating at
Mogollon Airpark should have two way
communications available on CTAF 122.90, and
make the transmissions as recommended in the
The Airpark has an AWOS-1
installed at midfield east of the parallel
taxiway. The wind sensor is located between
the taxiway and runway immediately west of
the AWOS unit. Three mike clicks will
provide a standard weather advisory – an
additional three click will provide an
extended advisory. Four clicks will enable
the radio check feature.
Please see” Important” note below.
of the runway line of sight issue and the
probable effect on radio communication,
pilots should use the AWOS radio check
feature to announce ground operations and
takeoff intentions. This is accomplished
Clicking the mike four times
2. Wait for the AWOS to
respond with “Transmit radio check”.
3. Transmit take off or
4. Listen for your
transmission rebroadcast from the midfield
This radio check
retransmission can be heard anywhere on the
ground at the Airpark, as well as in the
air. (Tip: Some
bottom mounted antenna may have difficulty
pinging the AWOS. Moving the aircraft
slightly may give a better result)
Runway Incursion Prevention
The preferred runway crossing location is at
the ends of the runway. Crossing at the mid
field “H” taxiway is discouraged.
Use of AWOS Radio Check
reduce the possibility of simultaneous
takeoffs from opposite runway ends, the
radio check retransmission can be heard
anywhere on the ground at the Airpark (See
communication Section 2.5).
of Ground traffic: Aircraft have the
absolute right of way on all taxiways and
the runway. Refer to the MAOG-General and
signs for control of all other ground