Arizona's Premier Model Aviation Flying Field
West Model Way, Glendale AZ
Google maps plus code: MVM2+V4 Glendale, Arizona
Heading south on I-17 S
Take exit 217 for Pinnacle Peak Rd
Turn right onto W Pinnacle Peak Rd
Pass by McDonald's (on the right in 1.7 mi)
Turn left onto N 43rd Ave (by Hurricane Harbor)
Turn left onto W Model Way
The AMPS flying site has an asphalt runway that is 600’ long and 75’ wide. Both ends of the runway have an additional overrun areas for airplanes that fail to stop on the asphalt.. At the east-end of the asphalt runway we have a 105’ diameter circle for control line model airplane flying. The asphalt paved pit area is on the south side of the runway and is 250’ long and 35’ wide. Concrete parking blocks and a three foot high safety barrier fence separate the pit area from the runway.
Five flight stations are located along the barrier fence with openings between the pit and the runway. This allows up to five airplanes in the air at any time.
North of the runway is a cleared over flight area which is approximately 1000 - 1500 feet wide and 400 feet deep. This allows for safe emergency landings when necessary. Desert brush and trees cover the additional over flight areas.
AMPS members have constructed a Ramada shade structure that is 120’ long and 16’ wide. The Ramada is an open structure with telephone pole posts that support the roof. The 24’x10’ concession area is located at the west-end of the Ramada. The concession area is constructed of five-foot high concrete block walls on three sides. The walls step down to form low walls with concrete counter tops for serving food. Water is available at the Ramada for food preparation and clean up. Electricity is also available at the Ramada. The field has a mercury vapor flood light for security that lights up the parking area. AMPS members have installed fluorescent lights under the roof of the Ramada for activities at night.
The AMPS flying field has a vast parking area consisting of 5.5 acres south of the Ramada and runway. The parking area is separated from the pit and runway by a 5’ high chain link fence. Portable toilets are also available in the parking area.
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