Pleasant Valley, Young AZ (24AZ)
By Mark Spencer
Get ready for Veteran's day weekend, November 10 -12th, as we’ll be back in Young, at the Pleasant Valley, 24AZ airstrip. If you have a big tire plane, we’re working on a special fly over to our newest backcountry airstrip, Buzzard’s Roost that Saturday morning. Buzzard’s Roost is basically an open hilltop suited only for the skilled backcountry pilot with appropriate aircraft. Landing is uphill from either the north or south side of the hill, depending on winds, and density altitude; wildlife, rocks, and other debris are all possible. That being said, you can see from the photo below that it is a beautiful place! This view is from the southeast looking northwest towards Payson. The old windsock pole has been tied to this tree for about 50 years and your APA donated the new windsock to the USFS who installed it for us last year. See the flyer on the next page for more fly-in details!
As always, for the most up to date information on backcountry events, unexpected changes and such, visit the APA Facebook site. You do not need to be a Facebook user to benefit from this site. Also always read and understand our pilot briefs before visiting these airstrips. Lastly, you are responsible as pilot in command, under 91.3(a) for yours and the safety of your occupants.