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Negrito Safety Briefing

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This briefing is advisory in nature and does not replace the responsibility of the pilot in command obligation to use sound judgment regarding skill level, experience and aircraft suitability.

The RAF makes no warranty for the condition of the runway surface or suitability of the airstrip environment.

                                                                                       Negrito Airstrip,
New Mexico

                                 Coordinates: 33⁰31.15.22’N / 108⁰32.34.21’W









Looking southwest

Runway profile, orientation, elevation

Runway 17/35  7500’ x 40’ turf/dirt
Runway 03/21  4000’ x 40’ turf/dirt
Elevation 8143’

Special Considerations or Operations

Very high density altitude, runways may be soft and muddy when wet, wildlife and livestock on and in vicinity of runways, high terrain in vicinity, downdrafts possible on short final runway 03/21, recommend shutdown on runway 17/35 and push into parking areas due to large rocks off runway, no cellphone coverage.

Caution - Be aware of the following items

Prior permission required, no cellphone coverage, very high density altitude, gusty winds and downdrafts possible.

Airstrip Communication Frequency


Arrival Procedure

Normal left hand patterns

Departure Procedure

Normal departure to avoid terrain


Camping area, fire ring, aircraft parking and tiedown anchors mid-field runway 17/35. No restrooms.

Additional Information

Adhere to the RAF Code of Conduct at all times.

Fly out all trash and leave the facilities cleaner than you found it.

Local emergency dial 911. 


Gila Dispatch Office: 800-538-1644 (available 24/7)

No cell service at Negrito airstrip, emergency phone at USFS Negrito Fire Base 1 mile east during fire season.


Print a copy of this brief and take it with you to Negrito.  

Briefing Date: 10/15/2018 (revision good for one year)

Have a great visit!