Tentative Air Show Schedule
11 a.m.: Opening Ceremony
Luke Air Force Base Flyover
John McMahon Tribute (Color Guard, Taps, Balloon Release)
Cindy Irish (Misty Blues) Parachute jump with flag (Will Allen
circle jumper and teaser flight)
11:15 a.m.: Darrel Massman
11:30 a.m.: Desert Rats Warbird Demonstration Team
11:45 a.m.: Will Allen (Pitts)
This is the fourth year for the one day SciTech Festival here in Buckeye. The Festival will provide interactive science, math and technology activities for everyone – adults , young people and families. The participating SciTech Partners represent several disciplines in the science and technology fields. Last year we attracted 24 organizations including Lowell Observatory, Arizona Science Center, Stargazing For Everyone, Dignity Kids, T-Gen, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, West-Mec, Mt. Lemmon Sky Center, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, Civil Air Patrol, International Dark Sky Association , Boy Scouts of America, Focus Astronomy, Republic Services, local schools robotics clubs, Challenger Space Center, and Buckeye Fire to name a few. This is a STEM event you won’t want to miss.
A special thanks to the following groups that have committed to the 2018 Air Fair:
- Archer-Ragsdale Arizona Chapete, TAI
- Light Horse Legacy
- Us Coast Guard Auxiliary
- Tuskegee Motorcycle Group
- American Legion Auxilary
- American Legion Post 53
- Tuskegee Air Man
- American Aviation Historical Society
- Desert Warriors Frank Luke Memorial
- Rosie the Riveter
- 101st Airborne
- Arizona Ground Crew Reenactors
Rides aboard vintage military warbird, helicopter, and hot air balloon will be available for purchase!
Buckye Municipal Airport (BXK)
3000 S. Palo Verde Rd.
Buckeye, AZ 85326
RWY: 5500‘ x 75’
Runway 17: Right Traffic, 2-Light PAPI
Runway 35: Left Traffic, 4-Light PAPI
Fuel: 100LL - 24 Hour Service
CTAF/ Unicom: 122.975
WX ASOS -3 119.625
VOR: Buckeye VORTAC 110.60
BXK: Radial 092/ Distance 7.2
PILOTS FLYING IN THE VICINITY OF BUCKEYE MUNICIPAL AIRPORT (KBXK) DURING THE BUCKEYE AIR FAIR
Buckeye Air Fair will be held at the Buckeye Municipal Airport (BXK) Saturday, February 3, 2018.
The Air Fair is expected to generate an unusually high volume of VFR traffic in the vicinity of KBXK. Since this airspace is routinely subject to intensive student training activity, the amount of VFR traffic concentrated in a relatively small area will be extremely high; consequently, pilots are urged to exercise extreme caution when conducting operations in this area.
There will NOT be any special arrival/departure procedures in effect during the Air Fair. Pilots operating to, from, and in the vicinity of Buckeye Municipal Airport during this period should follow standard recommended practices for operations at non-towered airports, utilizing CTAF (122.975). Pilots should exercise extreme caution for heavy traffic in the area.
• Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station
• Training areas
• Alert Areas
• Military Training Routes
Nearby airports for diversions if necessary:
• Phoenix Goodyear (KGYR 15 NM E)
• Glendale (KGEU ~18 NM ENE)
• Gila Bend (E63 28 NM S)
• Wickenburg (E25 32 NM N)
VFR Loiter points if needed due to delays:
• Arlington (~7 SW of airport)
• Buckeye Hills (~9 S of airport: peak 1952)
• Pierce (~6 SE of airport)
• Tonapah Truck Stop (~ 12 WNW of airport along I10)
• Gila Compressor (~12 SW of airport beyond Arlington)
• Proving Grounds (~12 N of BXK VORTAC)
VFR Departure recommendations:
• Monitor AWOS before engine start 119.625 or 623-386-7627
• Advise ground safety personnel of departure readiness and start engine after
they clear area.
• Often best departure path will be the internal east taxiway south to TXY A
then to RWY 35 or via TXY H to RWY 17 based on wind.