For Immediate Release

Release No. 01-AWP-2124-OE
August 31, 2001
Contact: Jerry Snyder
Phone: (310) 725-3580

Federal Aviation Administration
Western-Pacific Region, AWP-520
P. O. Box 92007
Los Angeles, CA 90009-2007

No.: 01-AWP-2124-OE
ISSUE DATE: 08/31/01

The Federal Aviation Administration is conducting and aeronautical study concerning the following:

Description: Stadium Coordinates Represent Middle of Stadium @226 Ft. AGL —1,360 Ft. AMSL
Location: TEMPE, AZ
Latitude: 33-26-19.04 NAD 83
Longitude: 111-57-05.02
Heights: 226 feet above ground level (AGL),
1,360 feet above mean sea level (AMSL)

The structure as described above exceeds obstruction standards. To determine its effect upon the safe and efficient use of navigable airspace by aircraft and on the operation of air navigation facilities, the FAA is conducting an aeronautical study under the provisions of U.S.C., Section 44718 and, if applicable, Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 77.

In the study, consideration will be given to all facts relevant to the effect of the structure on existing and planned airspace use, air navigation facilities, airports, aircraft operations, procedures and minimum altitudes, and the air traffic control system.

Interested persons are invited to participate in the aeronautical study by submitting comments to the above FAA address. To be eligible for consideration, comments must be relevant to the effect the structure would have on aviation, must provide sufficient detail to permit clear understanding, must contain the aeronautical study number printed in the upper right hand corner of this notice, and must be received on or before 10/07/01.

Airport managers are encouraged to post this notice. This notice may be reproduced and circulated by any interested person.

H.M. Whitfield, Specialist, Airspace Branch

The center of the proposed 226 foot above ground level (AGL) 1,360 foot above mean sea level (AMSL) stadium would be located 12,431 feet east of the approach end and 781 feet south of the extended centerline of Runway 26 of the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The proposed structure is identified as an obstruction by exceeding the standards of Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) Part 77, Subpart C, as follows:

  • 77.23 (a) (2) by 26 feet, a height greater than 200 feet above ground level within 3 nautical miles of airport reference of the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
  • 77.23 (a)(3) by 115 feet, a height that increases a minimum instrument flight altitude within a terminal area.
  • The planned future ILS RWY 26 LOC minimums scheduled for publication on 09/06/01 would be increased by 120 feet from 1,500 feet to 1,620.