Centennial Airport (APA) in Denver, Colorado
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Centennial Airport (APA)

  • General
  • Type: Airport, Status: Operational, Acivation Date: 03/01/1968, Runways: 3, Land Area Covered By Airport: 1400 acres, Ownership: Publicly owned, Facility Use: Open to public, Site Number: 02572.*A, Location ID: APA, Region: Northwest Mountain, District Office: DEN, Unicom Frequency: 122.950 MHz, Traffic Pattern Altitude: 1000, Aeronautical sectional chart: Denver, Tie-In FSS: No, Tie-In FSS ID: DEN, Tie-In FSS Name: Denver, Tie-In FSS Toll-Free Number: 1-800-WX-BRIEF, Elevation: 5885 ft, Elevation determination method: Surveyed, Elevation Source: 3RD PARTY SURVEY (2014-06-09), Air traffic control tower: Yes, Boundary ARTCC (FAA) computer ID: ZCD, Boundary ARTCC ID: ZDV, Boundary ARTCC Name: Denver, Airspace Determination: No Objection, Federal Agreements: NGY, NOTAM Service: Yes, NOTAM Facility ID: APA, Last Inspection Date: 04/24/2014, Inspection Group: State aeronautical personnel, Inspection Method: State
  • Location
  • State: Colorado, County: Arapahoe, City: Denver, GPS (Degrees): Lat: 39° 34' 12.460'', Lng: -104° 50' 57.500'', GPS (Seconds): Lat: 39.570128, Lng: -104.849306, GPS determination method: Estimated, Position Source: FAA (2014-06-09), Distance from central business district: 15 mi (SE) Find on map
  • Owner
  • Arapahoe Co Public Arpt Auth, 7800 S Peoria St, Englewood, Co 80112, 303-790-0598
  • Manager
  • Robert Olislagers, 7800 South Peoria St, Englewood, Co 80112, 303-790-0598
  • Operations
  • Period: 12/31/2012 - 12/31/2013, Air Taxi Operations: 33,313, Itinerant Operations: 126,740, Local Operations: 132,288, Military Operations: 9,135
  • Aircraft
  • Single Engine Aircraft: 566, Multi Engine Aircraft: 139, Jet Engine Aircraft: 134, Helicopters: 19
  • Additional
  • Fuel Types: 100LLA, Magnetic Variation: 8E (Year 2015), Beacon Color: Clear-green (lighted land airport), Bulk Oxygen Type: High/Low pressure, Lighting Schedule: Ss-Sr, Beacon Schedule: Ss-Sr, Airframe repair service availability/type: Major, Power Plant repair service availability/type: Major, Customs Airport Of Entry: No, Customs Landing Rights: No, Military/civil joint use agreement: No, Military Landing Rights: Yes, Non-Commercial Landing Fee: No, Transient storage: HGR,TIE, Wind direction indicator: Y-L, Segmented circle airport marker system: No, Other services: AMB, AVNCS, CHTR, INSTR, RNTL, SALES, SURV
  • Remarks
  • CALL US CUSTOMS 303-768-0309.

Runway 1

  • Base End
  • Base End ID: 10, True Alignment: 111, Right Traffic Pattern: No, Runway Markings Type: Basic, Markings Condition: Good, Physical GPS (Degrees): Lat: 39° 34' 22.420'', Lng: -104° 50' 53.570'', Physical GPS (Seconds): Lat: 39.572894, Lng: -104.848214, Physical Elevation: 5824 ft, Threshold Crossing Height: 44.0 ft, Glide Path Angle: 0.03 °, Displaced GPS (Degrees): Lat: 39° 34' 21.010'', Lng: -104° 50' 48.800'', Displaced GPS (Seconds): Lat: 39.572503, Lng: -104.846889, Elevation At Displaced Threshold: 5822 ft, Length At Displaced Threshold: 400 ft, Elevation At Touchdown Zone: 5824.2 ft, Visual Glide Slope Indicators: P2L, FAA FAR Part 77 Category: Utility runway with a visual approach, Object Clear Slope: 50, Runway End Gradient: 0.6, Position Source: ARPTS CONTRACTOR (03/25/2015), Elevation Source: ARPTS CONTRACTOR (03/25/2015), Displaced Threshold Position Source: ARPTS CONTRACTOR (03/25/2015), Displaced Threshold Elevation Source: ARPTS CONTRACTOR (03/25/2015), Touchdown Zone Elevation Source: 3RD PARTY SURVEY (10/07/2013)
  • Reciprocal End
  • Reciprocal End ID: 28, True Alignment: 291, Right Traffic Pattern: No, Runway Markings Type: Basic, Markings Condition: Good, Physical GPS (Degrees): Lat: 39° 34' 05.460'', Lng: -104° 49' 56.350'', Physical GPS (Seconds): Lat: 39.568183, Lng: -104.832319, Physical Elevation: 5794 ft, Threshold Crossing Height: 41.0 ft, Glide Path Angle: 0.03 °, Elevation At Touchdown Zone: 5812.8 ft, Visual Glide Slope Indicators: P2L, Runway End Identifier Lights (REIL): Yes, Controlling Object Description: POLE, FAA FAR Part 77 Category: Utility runway with a non-precision approach, Object Clear Slope: 40, Object Height: 42 ft, Object Distance From Runway: 1898.0 ft, Object Offset From Runway: 60R ft, Runway End Gradient: 0.6, Position Source: ARPTS CONTRACTOR (03/25/2015), Elevation Source: ARPTS CONTRACTOR (03/25/2015), Touchdown Zone Elevation Source: 3RD PARTY SURVEY (10/07/2013)

Runway 2

  • Base End
  • Base End ID: 17L, True Alignment: 178, Right Traffic Pattern: No, Runway Markings Type: Precision instrument, Markings Condition: Good, Physical GPS (Degrees): Lat: 39° 35' 02.910'', Lng: -104° 51' 05.310'', Physical GPS (Seconds): Lat: 39.584142, Lng: -104.851475, Physical Elevation: 5793 ft, Threshold Crossing Height: 47.0 ft, Glide Path Angle: 0.03 °, Elevation At Touchdown Zone: 5823.0 ft, Visual Glide Slope Indicators: P4L, FAA FAR Part 77 Category: Other than utility, Object Clear Slope: 50, Runway End Gradient: 0.9 (Up), Position Source: ADO (07/10/2014), Elevation Source: 3RD PARTY SURVEY (10/07/2013), Touchdown Zone Elevation Source: 3RD PARTY SURVEY (10/07/2013)
  • Reciprocal End
  • Reciprocal End ID: 35R, True Alignment: 358, Instrument Landing System (ILS) Type: Instrument landing system, Right Traffic Pattern: Yes, Runway Markings Type: Precision instrument, Markings Condition: Good, Physical GPS (Degrees): Lat: 39° 33' 24.150'', Lng: -104° 51' 00.760'', Physical GPS (Seconds): Lat: 39.556708, Lng: -104.850211, Physical Elevation: 5885 ft, Threshold Crossing Height: 45.0 ft, Glide Path Angle: 0.03 °, Elevation At Touchdown Zone: 5885.0 ft, Visual Glide Slope Indicators: P4L, Approach Light System: MALSR, FAA FAR Part 77 Category: PIR, Object Clear Slope: 50, Runway End Gradient: 0.9 (Down), Position Source: ADO (07/10/2014), Elevation Source: 3RD PARTY SURVEY (10/07/2013), Touchdown Zone Elevation Source: 3RD PARTY SURVEY (10/07/2013)

Runway 3

  • Base End
  • Base End ID: 17R, True Alignment: 178, Right Traffic Pattern: Yes, Runway Markings Type: Non-precision instrument, Markings Condition: Good, Physical GPS (Degrees): Lat: 39° 34' 44.349'', Lng: -104° 51' 13.387'', Physical GPS (Seconds): Lat: 39.578986, Lng: -104.853719, Physical Elevation: 5804 ft, Threshold Crossing Height: 41.0 ft, Glide Path Angle: 0.03 °, Elevation At Touchdown Zone: 5833.7 ft, Visual Glide Slope Indicators: P4L, Runway End Identifier Lights (REIL): Yes, FAA FAR Part 77 Category: Other than utility runway with a visual approach, Object Clear Slope: 50, Runway End Gradient: 0.9 (Up), Position Source: 3RD PARTY SURVEY (10/07/2013), Elevation Source: 3RD PARTY SURVEY (10/07/2013), Touchdown Zone Elevation Source: 3RD PARTY SURVEY (10/07/2013)
  • Reciprocal End
  • Reciprocal End ID: 35L, True Alignment: 358, Right Traffic Pattern: No, Runway Markings Type: Non-precision instrument, Markings Condition: Good, Physical GPS (Degrees): Lat: 39° 33' 35.226'', Lng: -104° 51' 10.190'', Physical GPS (Seconds): Lat: 39.559785, Lng: -104.852831, Physical Elevation: 5869 ft, Threshold Crossing Height: 37.0 ft, Glide Path Angle: 0.03 °, Elevation At Touchdown Zone: 5868.7 ft, Visual Glide Slope Indicators: P4R, Runway End Identifier Lights (REIL): Yes, Controlling Object Description: FENCE, FAA FAR Part 77 Category: Other than utility runway with a visual approach, Object Clear Slope: 20, Object Height: 16 ft, Object Distance From Runway: 527.0 ft, Object Offset From Runway: 215L ft, Runway End Gradient: 1.0, Position Source: 3RD PARTY SURVEY (10/07/2013), Elevation Source: 3RD PARTY SURVEY (10/07/2013), Touchdown Zone Elevation Source: 3RD PARTY SURVEY (10/07/2013)

Near Midair Collisions Incidents

21-JAN-2013 13:35
Report Number: NNMTAPA13001, Incident Evaluation: POTENTIAL
Reporing aircraft: CESSNA CE-172 (CE-172-R), Operation: GENERAL AVIATION (14 CFR 91), Registration Nr: N403FR, Flight Plan Filled: Visual Flight Rules, Flight Phase: Landing
Other aircraft: PIPER PA-28 (PA-28-235), Operation: GENERAL AVIATION (14 CFR 91), Registration Nr: N9487W, Flight Plan Filed: Visual Flight Rules, Flight Phase: Landing
10-JAN-2008 85:6
Event ID: 1070510612, Report Number: NNMTAPA08001
Reporing aircraft: ADAM AIRCRAFT INDUSTRIES A700, Operation: GENERAL AVIATION (14 CFR 91), Registration Nr: N700LJ, Altitude: 7400 ft, Flight Plan Filled: Visual Flight Rules, Flight Phase: Descent
Other aircraft: CESSNA, Operation: GENERAL AVIATION (14 CFR 91), Registration Nr: N86BJ, Altitude: 7500 ft, Flight Plan Filed: Visual Flight Rules, Flight Phase: Climb
19-JUN-1997 13:33
Event ID: 1070500519, Report Number: NNMTAPA97001, Incident Evaluation: NO HAZARD, Diagonal Separation: 100 ft
Reporing aircraft: ROCKY MOUNTAIN HELICOPTERS/RMH AERO LOGGING CORP, SNIAS AS-350, Operation: AIR TAXI (14 CFR 135), Registration Nr: N96LG, Altitude: 5800 ft, Sight Separation: 1 sec, Flight Plan Filled: Visual Flight Rules, Flight Phase: Level Flight/Cruise
Other aircraft: CESSNA CITATION 550 II, Operation: PUBLIC USE (GOVERNMENTAL), Registration Nr: N26621, Altitude: 5800 ft
19-FEB-1993 11:32
Event ID: 1070509557, Report Number: NNMTAPA93001, Incident Evaluation: POTENTIAL, Diagonal Separation: 300 ft
Reporing aircraft: PIPER PA-44, Operation: GENERAL AVIATION (14 CFR 91), Registration Nr: N2092K, Altitude: 6100 ft, Flight Plan Filled: Visual Flight Rules, Flight Phase: Climb
Other aircraft: AIRMEC AIRMEC-A1 (AIRMEC-A1-EAGLEROCK), Operation: GENERAL AVIATION (14 CFR 91), Registration Nr: N1121P, Altitude: 6500 ft, Flight Plan Filed: Visual Flight Rules, Flight Phase: Climb

National Wildlife Strike Incidents

2015-09-30
Time: Day (11:56), Sky: Some Cloud, Precipation: None, Operator: Business, Aircraft: EC130 (Helicopter), Mass: 2251 - 5700 kg, Engines: 1, Power Type: Turboshaft (helicopter), Registration: N130WF, Remains Collected: Yes, Remains Sent: No, Above Ground: 10 ft, Speed: 10 knots, Phase of Flight: Approach, Birds Seen: 1, Birds Struck: 1, Species: Rock pigeon, Size: Small, Pilot warned of birds/wildlife: No, Strikes/Damages: Struck Wing or Rotor, Effect On Flight: None, Report Type: FAA Form 5200-7-E
Comments: MEDICAL TRANSPORT xxxx-xx-x-xxxxxx OPERATOR / OWNER = AIR METHODS
Remarks: NO DMG TO ROTORS.
2015-09-11
Remains Collected: Yes, Remains Sent: No, Runway: 17L, Birds Struck: 1, Species: Vesper bats, Size: Small, Report Type: FAA Form 5200-7-E
Remarks: CALIFORNIA MYOTIS. 10:00 AM DAY
2015-08-29
Time: Day (18:20), Sky: No Cloud, Precipation: None, Operator: Privately Owned, Aircraft: PIPER (Airplane), Registration: N39464, Remains Collected: Yes, Remains Sent: No, Runway: 17L/35R, Phase of Flight: Approach, Birds Seen: 1, Birds Struck: 1, Species: European starling, Size: Small, Strikes/Damages: Struck Other, Part Not Reported, Effect On Flight: None, Report Type: FAA Form 5200-7-E
Comments: SOURCE= FOUR xxxx-x (xxxx-x-xx-xxxxxx, Rx, Rx. Rx) OPERATOR / OWNER = STEPHEN WISE
Remarks: ID BY SMITHSONIAN.
2015-08-13
Remains Collected: Yes, Remains Sent: Yes, Runway: 10/28, Birds Struck: 1, Species: Horned lark, Size: Small, Report Type: FAA Form 5200-7-E
Comments: SOURCE= TWO xxxx-x (xxxx-x-xx-xxxxxx, Rx)
Remarks: ID BY SMITHSONIAN. 2:30 AM NIGHT
2015-08-10
Time: Night (02:06), Sky: Some Cloud, Precipation: None, Operator: Business, Aircraft: LEARJET-31 (Airplane), Mass: 2251 - 5700 kg, Engines: 2, Power Type: Turbofan, Remains Collected: No, Runway: 17L, Above Ground: 8500 ft, Speed: 220 knots, Phase of Flight: Climb, Birds Struck: 1, Species: Unknown bird - large, Size: Large, Pilot warned of birds/wildlife: No, Damage: Uncertain Level, Strikes/Damages: Struck & Damaged Other, Engine #2 Nacelle, Effect On Flight: Precautionary Landing, Report Type: FAA Form 5200-7-E
Comments: xxxx-x-xx-xxxxxx OPERATOR/OWNER = INTERNATIONAL JET AVIATION SERVICES NOTE: TRIED TO CONTACT REPORTER TWICE FOR DAMAGE CLARIFICATION
2015-07-29
Time: Day (17:46), Sky: Some Cloud, Precipation: None, Operator: Business, Aircraft: CITATION EXL (Airplane), Mass: 5,701 - 27,000 kg, Engines: 2, Power Type: Turbofan, Registration: N1967G, Remains Collected: Yes, Remains Sent: No, Runway: 17L, Phase of Flight: Landing Roll, Birds Struck: 1, Species: Western meadowlark, Size: Small, Strikes/Damages: Struck Landing Gear, Report Type: FAA Form 5200-7-E
Comments: OPER = GARY COMMUNITY INVESTMENT CO. xxxx-x-xx-xxxxxx
2015-07-27
Remains Collected: Yes, Remains Sent: Yes, Birds Struck: 1, Species: Red-tailed hawk, Size: Medium, Report Type: FAA Form 5200-7-E
Comments: SOURCE= TWO xxxx-x (xxxx-x-xx-xxxxxx, Rx)
Remarks: ID BY SMITHSONIAN. 1 CLUSTER OF FEATHERS FOUND AND ONE LARGE FEATHER APPROX 20' AWAY FROM CLUSTER. FOUND AT TWY-A AT A16. 15:45 PM DAY
2015-07-23
Time: Day (08:31), Sky: No Cloud, Precipation: None, Operator: Business, Aircraft: C-172 (Airplane), Mass: <= 2,250 kg, Engines: 1, Power Type: Reciprocating engine (piston), Registration: N733TC, Remains Collected: No, Runway: 17R, Phase of Flight: Climb, Birds Struck: 1, Species: Unknown bird - small, Size: Small, Strikes/Damages: Struck Wing or Rotor, Effect On Flight: None, Report Type: FAA Form 5200-7-E
Comments: OPER = OUR JET LLC xxxx-x-xx-xxxxxx
Remarks: UNSURE OF ID, UNABLE TO FIND BIRD.
2015-07-17
Time: Day (07:15), Sky: No Cloud, Precipation: None, Operator: Business, Aircraft: C-560 (Airplane), Mass: <= 2,250 kg, Engines: 2, Power Type: Turbofan, Remains Collected: Yes, Remains Sent: Yes, Runway: TWY A, Phase of Flight: Taxi, Birds Struck: 1, Species: Perching birds (y), Size: Small, Strikes/Damages: Struck Engine 1, Report Type: FAA Form 5200-7-E
Comments: OPER = NETJETS SOURCE = TWO xxxx-x (xxxx-x-xx-xxxxxx, Rx)
Remarks: ID BY SMITHSONIAN.UNDETERMINED SPECIES OF PASSERINE/SONGBIRD (ORDER PASSERIFORMES). INSUFFICIENT DIAGNOSTIC MATERIAL FOR MORE SPECIFIC ID.
2015-07-14
Time: Day (08:30), Sky: No Cloud, Precipation: None, Operator: Business, Aircraft: PA-28 (Airplane), Mass: <= 2,250 kg, Engines: 1, Power Type: Reciprocating engine (piston), Registration: N7963C, Remains Collected: Yes, Remains Sent: No, Runway: 17R, Speed: 65 knots, Phase of Flight: Landing Roll, Birds Seen: 1, Birds Struck: 1, Species: American kestrel, Size: Small, Strikes/Damages: Struck Wing or Rotor, Effect On Flight: None, Report Type: FAA Form 5200-7-E
Comments: SOURCE = TWO xxxx-x (xxxx-x-xx-xxxxxx, xxxxxx) OPERATOR / OWNER = PLANE OMDAHL LLC
Remarks: NO DMG TO A/C. INCIDENT OCCURRED JUST AFTER T/D. DID NOT ACTUALLY SEE THE BIRD HIT THE A/C BUT LOOKED LIKE IT STRUCK NEAR THE ROOT OF THE RT WING OR THE RT LANDING GEAR.
2015-07-01
Time: Dusk (20:30), Sky: Some Cloud, Precipation: None, Operator: Business, Aircraft: DA-2000 (Airplane), Mass: 5,701 - 27,000 kg, Engines: 2, Power Type: Turbofan, Registration: N227QS, Remains Collected: Yes, Remains Sent: No, Runway: 17R, Speed: 90 knots, Phase of Flight: Take-off run, Birds Seen: 2-10, Birds Struck: 1, Species: Coyote, Size: Large, Pilot warned of birds/wildlife: No, Strikes/Damages: Struck Engine 2, Struck Wing or Rotor, Struck Fuselage, Struck Landing Gear, Effect On Flight: Aborted Take-off, Report Type: FAA Form 5200-7-E
Comments: OPER = NETJETS SOURCE = TWO xxxx-x xxxxx-x-x-xxxxxx, x-x-xxxxxx)
Remarks: APPROACHING V1, A PACK OF AT LEAST 5 COYOTES CROSSED OUR PATH. WE HIT 1 WITH THE NOSE WHEEL. THE ANIMAL DISINTEGRATED LEAVING STREAKS OF BLOOD ON VARIOUS PART OF FUSELAGE AND #2 ENGINE INLET.
2015-06-30
Time: Dusk (19:50), Sky: Some Cloud, Precipation: None, Operator: Business, Aircraft: GULFSTREAM G150 (Airplane), Mass: 2251 - 5700 kg, Engines: 2, Power Type: Turbofan, Registration: N217MS, Remains Collected: No, Runway: 35R, Phase of Flight: Landing Roll, Birds Seen: 1, Birds Struck: 1, Species: Western meadowlark, Size: Small, Pilot warned of birds/wildlife: Yes, Strikes/Damages: Struck Other, Part Not Reptd, Effect On Flight: None, Report Type: FAA Form 5200-7-E
Comments: xxxx-x-x-xxxxxx OPERATOR / OWNER = GS xxx-xxx LLC
Remarks: A/C STRUCK BIRD. BIRD FLEW AWAY SOON AFTER THE EVENT.
2015-06-10
Remains Collected: Yes, Remains Sent: No, Runway: 17R, Birds Struck: 1, Species: American kestrel, Size: Small, Report Type: FAA Form 5200-7-E
Remarks: 12:30 PM DAY
2015-05-31
Remains Collected: Yes, Remains Sent: No, Runway: 17L, Birds Struck: 1, Species: Prairie dogs, Size: Medium, Report Type: FAA Form 5200-7-E
Remarks: 18:51 PM DAY
2015-05-28
Remains Collected: Yes, Remains Sent: No, Runway: 17L, Birds Struck: 1, Species: Western kingbird, Size: Small, Report Type: FAA Form 5200-7-E
2015 Incidents: 23, 2014 Incidents: 33, 2013 Incidents: 29, 2012 Incidents: 25, 2011 Incidents: 38, 2010 Incidents: 15, 2009 Incidents: 12, 2008 Incidents: 1, 2007 Incidents: 1, 2006 Incidents: 2, 2005 Incidents: 1, 2004 Incidents: 2, 2003 Incidents: 3, 2002 Incidents: 1, 2000 Incidents: 2, 1998 Incidents: 3, 1996 Incidents: 1, 1995 Incidents: 1, 1994 Incidents: 1, 1992 Incidents: 2, 1990 Incidents: 3
FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 19 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Denver)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 485 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

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