Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport (IWA)
Phoenix-Mesa Gateway is a medium to large multi-use airport. It serves air carriers, business and general aviation, transient military aircraft, and is home to extensive flight training operations. This diverse mix of aircraft capability and pilots experience and skill, make it a busy and challenging airport. Located approximately 20 miles southeast of Phoenix Sky Harbor, it is a reliever and convenient alternative to the busier more congested airport. When flying into any airport with the diverse mix of traffic and pilot experience that Phoenix-Mesa Gateway has, pilots need to be ready for runway changes, taxi route changes, and holding instructions both in the air and on the ground. The configuration of three parallel runways is a bit unusual and necessitates increased attention to runway assignment when arriving and departing the airport. Ensuring a clear understanding of what you are to do and where you are to do it will make your trip safer and more enjoyable.
Airport Diagrams, VFR Charts, Chart Supplement, NOTAMS, and Construction Notice Diagrams, etc., are routinely updated. Here are some links to current FAA information.
- Aeronautical Information Services. The Aeronautical Information Services site has a wealth of information and:
- Is the authoritative government source for collecting, storing, maintaining, and disseminating aeronautical data for the U. S. and its territories.
- Develops and maintains all public instrument flight procedures and airways.
- Serves as the FAA's aeronautical charting authority for the development, publication, and dissemination of aeronautical charts and products to support aviation and to meet demand for increased capacity, efficiency, and predictability in the airspace, routes, and airports of the National Airspace System (NAS).
- Airport Construction
- Airport Diagram
- Chart Supplement
- From the Flight Deck Videos
- Hot Spots
- VFR Charts