Join us for a weekend of fun for the entire family featuring an Air Show, vintage and military aircraft, action-packed demonstrations, AZ SciTech exhibitions and so much more.
February 18-20, 2022
AVIATION & EDUCATION EXPO
Buckeye Municipal Airport
3000 South Palo Verde Road
Buckeye, AZ 85326
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 18-20, 2022.
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.
Expect an airspace closure between 11:00L and 12:30L for the Airshow performances. No arrivals or departures will be permitted between these times.
- 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.
Hotel / Camping information
Discounted rates available at the local Home1 Suites by Hilton Buckeye Phoenix
955 S. Watson Rd. - Reservation link
Note: schedule is subject to change and may be updated regularly.
2022: Two Air Show Days!
Saturday, February 19th - Noon - 2 p.m.
Sunday, February 20th - Noon - 2 p.m.
Meet the Airshow Performers . . .
Jon Melby Airshows
With the wide variety of performers and aircraft on the airshow circuit today, Jon has chosen to concentrate on flying freestyle maneuvers in a modern bi-plane. The bi-plane has a classic look, but Jon keeps the audiences attention with his aggressive performance style.
Power Addiction Airshow
Flying the MXS-R aerobatic aircraft by MX Aircraft, Brad brings power and performance into each airshow. Watch as he pushes the envelope of one of the most advanced aerobatic aircraft in the world today. Brad will delight and amaze the audience while remaining well within his tight margin of safety.
The Vanguard Squadron
The only ethanol-powered airshow team in the world is coming to the airshow! The team of four Vans RV-3 airplanes demonstrates formation flying at its finest, including: formation loops and rolls. Flying formation aerobatics requires intense dedication and practice and the Vanguards bring a wealth of experience to the show with over two decades of airshow experience!
Buckeye Air Fair Announcer
Jeff Overby became hooked on aviation in 1996 after attending local fly-in. He was offered a ride and that is all that it took to get him hooked on aviation. Having raced about everything it wasn’t long before he found his way the thrill of aerobatics. He enjoys the unlimited freedom, speed, and feeling of G-Force as he regularly takes to the skies.
He has owned several airplanes from Cessna’s, Float & Ski equipped Piper Super Cub, and several aerobatic models including Extra, Pitts, and Harmon Rockets.
While attending an airshow with his aerobatic flight instructor he was asked to be the announcer and the crowd enjoyed his high energy and knowledge of the sport.
Jeff now travels from his home base of Phoenix, AZ with wife Melissa and two children Trevin, and Lindsey entertaining crowds at some of the largest airshows in the United States. He is honored to be a part of the new Yak 110 Team and hopes to meet you at an airshow soon.