Arizona Airport Focus: Bagdad (E51)
Arizona Airport Focus: Bagdad (E51)  By Brian Schober  Copper is one of the staple industries in Arizona. It has played, and still plays, an important role in our state, as more than 68% of the copper used in the United States in 2017 came from Arizona. Ask any state legislator what the 3 C’s of Arizona are and they’ll tell you “Coper,...  Read more...Arizona Airport Focus: Bagdad (E51)
Santa Barbara / Santa Ynez - It Was Double Fun
Santa Barbara / Santa Ynez - It Was Double Fun  Friday, April 27, 2018, members of the APA flew to Santa Barbara, CA, and enjoyed the scenery, food, and the landmarks. After landing in beautiful VFR weather on the beach, we headed up to the Santa Barbara Mission and took the self guided tour through this 200 year old complex. This is the queen of the 21 missions...  Read more...Santa Barbara / Santa Ynez - It Was Double Fun
Yuma International Airport, Yuma, Arizona (NYL)
Yuma International Airport, Yuma, Arizona (NYL)  By Brian Schober  Yuma is truly a unique place steeped in history and lore. Yuma is the source material for countless movies and novels about the Wild West. It also has a rich history that spans centuries and was crucial to America’s power. The area got a head start on history with Europeans, with the...  Read more...Yuma International Airport, Yuma, Arizona (NYL)
Benson Municipal Airport (E95)
Benson Municipal Airport (E95)  By Brian Schober  Our next installment of highlighting Arizona airports takes us to Benson (E95). Benson Municipal Airport is about three miles northwest the city of Benson and about 30 miles east of Tucson in Arizona’s southern tier. Benson’s airport hasn’t always been at the current location. Records show...  Read more...Benson Municipal Airport (E95)
Kingman Airport, Kingman Arizona
Kingman Airport, Kingman Arizona  By Brian Schober  The US Army Air Forces played a major role in developing many of Arizona’s current and long-gone airports. Kingman’s airport is no exception. The US Army Air Forces had a need to train gunnery crews assigned to the newly-developed B-17 Flying Fortresses and an unpopulated 4,000+ acres...  Read more...Kingman Airport, Kingman Arizona
Arizona Airport Focus — Cottonwood (P52)
Cottonwood (P52) By Brian Schober.  This is the first in a series of articles highlighting unique and fun Arizona general aviation airports. This month, we are highlighting the Cottonwood airport, P52. The scenic and historic town of Cottonwood lies approximately 100 miles North of Phoenix or about 50 miles Southwest of Flagstaff. The airport was originally...  Read more...Arizona Airport Focus — Cottonwood (P52)
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