For all you backcountry adventurers, we’ve lined up a few weekend fly ins this fall where we can catch up with each other and enjoy the backcountry! We made such great strides over the last few years re-opening our backcountry to aviation, and had lots of fun and friendship in the process! Each of these airstrips also needs a little TLC to keep them in safe condition for all, and with a little effort from all, this TLC is made light work! We’ll also be introducing a new airstrip this fall, an opportunity to spend a few days at one of the finest dude ranches in AZ, south of Alpine.
Pleasant Valley, Young (24AZ) - Come enjoy camping the pine country with a BBQ Lunch on Saturday, put on by your APA. Bring your favorite Dutch Oven and recipe for dinner on Saturday night! Backup dates are May 3,4,5th. We’ve got the old Payson airport wind sock pole to get installed here, we’ll see if we can get the slab installed in advance of this weekend.
Double Circle Ranch (AZ66) - It’s time to gather at the old Double Circle Ranch again! This place is simply incredible. Join us for three days of camping and Saturday night Potluck dinner in the old lodge! We’ll be doing basic runway work, brush clearing, as well as log preservation on the lodge.
Of course don’t forget our monthly fly in camp and lunch on the third Saturday of each month at Grapevine (AZ88). We need volunteers to host a couple of these Saturdays. It’s a lot of fun and satisfaction seeing the smiles of fellow aviators! Contact Mike Andresen to sign up.
Grapevine dates this year:
Mar 15 - 17
Apr 19 - 21
May 17- 19