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11 ELP-FTW Delaware Springs DOCILF

GPS: 31.853277, -104.549017

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Location / Name

TEXAS:  Culberson County

11 ELP-FTW Delaware Springs DOCILF, Department of Commerce Intermediate Landing Field, Site No. 11 on the El Paso-Fort Worth airway
AKA Guadalupe DOCILF; Cow Mountain

GPS: 31.853277, -104.549017

Contract Air Mail

CAM #33 Los Angeles-Atlanta
El Paso-Fort Worth Airway
El Paso-Stanton Section


Robertson Aircraft Corporation and Southwest Air Fast Express (Inc.)
Contract awarded October 15, 1930

Subcontract for mail service on C.A.M. Route No. 33 made October 1, 1931
Between Robertson Aircraft Corporation and Southwest Air Fast Express (Inc.) parties of the first part
Southern Air Fast Express parties of the second part, subcontractor


Observations and Notes

The 11 ELP-FTW Delaware Springs Arrow is located approximately 9 miles off of Hwy 652, at the end of Road #1108.  Road #1108 is a well maintained asphalt road.  This area of Texas is a very large & beautiful valley with scattered cattle ranches.

The arrow is basically complete and in good condition.  All that remains of the shaft that connects the pad to the generator shed and the beacon pad is several concrete foundations. 

The total length of the arrow is 65 feet.

The pilot would approach the tail of the arrow on a compass heading of 82° (E), and then exit the arrow on a compass heading of 116° (E-SE).
(All measurements and compass headings are approximate).

This site is located at an active private airport, so under Federal Law no aerial drone photos were taken.

Contributors Photos

Photos contributed by Nick Gerlick on January 15, 2019

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