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Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport (IWA)

Know Before You Go

Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (IWA) is a medium to large multi-use airport, located approximately 20 miles southeast of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX). IWA serves air carriers, business and general aviation, and transient military aircraft. It is home to extensive flight training operations here, you find a diverse mix of aircraft capability, pilot experience and skill levels. 

The airspace at IWA is Class D with a 3900’ MSL ceiling.  It underlies Phoenix Class B airspace which begins at various altitudes over IWA Class D airspace. (Refer to Sectional Chart). View a printable Pilot Handbook of the IWA information found on this Web page.

IWA airport diagram with wrong surface twy takeoff notation


Below find various IWA-specific information and things to be aware of, as well as general information to inform your preflight planning. This will be reviewed quarterly and updated as needed. This information is to supplement the From the Flight Deck Videos that are produced by the FAA Runway Safety Group. Here you will also find information provided by the local air traffic controllers at the airport where you intend to fly. The information is subject to change. Not for navigation or legal* pre-flight action. Always refer to official pre-flight materials such as, but not limited to, NOTAMs, airport diagrams, VFR charts and airport construction notices for the latest airport-specific details.

IWA Tower Hours of Operation 0500L to 0000L 
Administrative Office Open 0730L to 1530L – M through F
Business Phone 480-988-7678

Last updated: Monday, February 5, 2024