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|Locale Reference||atc facility : zzz|
airport : apa
|Controlling Facilities||tower : alb|
|Operator||general aviation : instructional|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, Low Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Function||instruction : instructor|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : cfi
pilot : commercial
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 120|
flight time total : 750
flight time type : 500
|Function||instruction : trainee|
|Qualification||pilot : student|
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
|Airport||other physical facility|
I was unable to see centennial airport because it has no beacon. Den approach asked if we had centennial in sight after advising us that we were 1 mile from the centennial air traffic area. We advised that we did not have the airport. Approach terminated radar service. We called up centennial tower, reported that we were northwest, inbound to land. We were told to enter right base for 17L and to report crossing I-25. We were over I-25 at that time and reported that fact to tower who subsequently cleared us to land. There was no other traffic in the immediate area. It would be helpful if the apa beacon were operating because it had been some time since I had flown into apa at night.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: GA INSTRUCTOR REQUESTS THAT APA BEACON BE PUT BACK IN SERVICE SO THE ARPT WILL BE EASIER TO SEE AT NIGHT.
Narrative: I WAS UNABLE TO SEE CENTENNIAL ARPT BECAUSE IT HAS NO BEACON. DEN APCH ASKED IF WE HAD CENTENNIAL IN SIGHT AFTER ADVISING US THAT WE WERE 1 MILE FROM THE CENTENNIAL ATA. WE ADVISED THAT WE DID NOT HAVE THE ARPT. APCH TERMINATED RADAR SVC. WE CALLED UP CENTENNIAL TWR, RPTED THAT WE WERE NW, INBND TO LAND. WE WERE TOLD TO ENTER RIGHT BASE FOR 17L AND TO RPT XING I-25. WE WERE OVER I-25 AT THAT TIME AND RPTED THAT FACT TO TWR WHO SUBSEQUENTLY CLRED US TO LAND. THERE WAS NO OTHER TFC IN THE IMMEDIATE AREA. IT WOULD BE HELPFUL IF THE APA BEACON WERE OPERATING BECAUSE IT HAD BEEN SOME TIME SINCE I HAD FLOWN INTO APA AT NIGHT.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of August 2007 and automatically converted to unabbreviated mixed upper/lowercase text. This report is for informational purposes with no guarantee of accuracy. See NASA's ASRS site for official report.