Ibex Hardpan (also referred to as the Tule Valley Hardpan) is a dry lake bed west of the town of Delta in Central Utah. While there is no defined “runway,” pilots are suggested to use the dry lake surface south of the island as a landing surface, especially during large gatherings. A windsock has been placed atop the island as depicted to the right. Because of it’s nature, pilots are reminded that the condition of the landing surface varies with the weather, as well as the countless unmarked hazards such as watering troughs, wet areas, and springs that are scattered across the lake bed. A thorough inspection of the runway would be a great standard practice and is encouraged, however, keep the fly-bys over the landing surface and not the parked airplanes.
Ibex lies under and near many Military Operating Areas. Contact Salt Lake Center on 127.825 (or Clover Control on 134.1) for advisories regarding the SEVIER A/B/C/D MOAs (100’ AGL-17,999’ MSL).