Laguna Army Airfield

Summary

Laguna Army Airfield
United States Geological Survey arial view of Laguna Army Airfield.jpg
Summary
Airport typeMilitary
OperatorUnited States Army
LocationYuma Proving Ground, Arizona
Elevation AMSL433 ft / 132 m
Coordinates32°51′58″N 114°23′52″W / 32.86611°N 114.39778°W / 32.86611; -114.39778
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
18/36 6,118 1,865 Asphalt
6/24 6,000 1,829 Asphalt
Sources: FAA and GNIS[1][2]
The MQ-9B Sky Guardian used Laguna Army Airfield for testing and certification, including achieving a 48.2 hour endurance record and getting the first FAA certification of an unmanned aircraft to fly in civilian air space.[3]

Laguna Army Airfield (IATA: LGF, ICAO: KLGF, FAA LID: LGF) is a military airport located at Yuma Proving Ground, 14 miles (12 nmi; 23 km) northeast of the central business district of Yuma, a city in Yuma County, Arizona, United States. The airport has an active air traffic control tower within class D airspace.[1]

Laguna Army Airfield was built during World War II as an auxiliary field that served Camp Laguna and the Yuma Army Air Field (now Marine Corps Air Station Yuma). It is one of many Arizona World War II Army Airfields.

Facilities

Laguna Army Airfield has two asphalt paved runways:

  • 18/36 measuring 6,118 by 150 feet (1,865 x 46 m)
  • 6/24 measuring 6,000 by 100 feet (1,829 x 30 m)[1]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c FAA Airport Form 5010 for LGF PDF, effective 2008-04-10
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Laguna Army Airfield (Yuma Proving Ground)
  3. ^ Game-changing unmanned aircraft tested at U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground, Army.mil, by Mark Schauer (ATEC), dated 3 June 2019, last accessed 24 July 2019

External links

  • Yuma Proving Ground, official site
  • FAA Airport Diagram (PDF), effective December 30, 2021
  • FAA Terminal Procedures for LGF, effective December 30, 2021
  • Resources for this U.S. military airport:
    • Airport information for KLGF at AirNav
    • Accident history for LGF at Aviation Safety Network
    • Aeronautical chart and airport information for KLGF at SkyVector