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Grapevine Monthly Camping Weekend

Friday, March 15, 2024
Sunday, March 17, 2024


Contact - Leanne - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Location - Grapevine (AZ88) near Roosevelt Lake

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The camp host for this month is:

~ Chris Nugent ~

Dinner and a Movie!!!


Come out this weekend for the Grapevine Fly-in. We will be providing Saturday’s dinner entree, please bring a side dish and dessert. 

Afterwards at dark we will be watching the movie Maverick (Top Gun 2).

Just think how much fun it will be sitting out under the stars and watching a great movie!  And don’t forget to help support the Grapevine weekends by donating $10 per person for the dinner and movie.

Please come and enjoy great comradery with other pilots, old and young, great camping surroundings, campfire, vault toilet and starry skies.  What more can you ask for? 

See you there,

Leanne Tawoda



Friday night: Camp out under the stars!

Saturday Night:  Join us to camp under the stars and tell stories around the group campfire! Camp host will prepare the main course. Campers, please bring a side dish or dessert to share. 

Sunday: Most folks depart by noon

ATTN: Please, no motor vehicles, other than APA and USFS support vehicles, are permitted past the gate at the highway. This is a closed area and only aircraft access is allowed. Help us keep our commitment to the USFS!

The Arizona Pilots Association has done an incredible job saving and rehabilitating Grapevine Airstrip (88AZ).  Located on the south shore of Roosevelt Lake, the approach to runway 17 is beautiful.  It gives the boaters on the lake a close-up view of many different aircraft as they land on the fantastic asphalt runway.  At 3,800 feet long, this allows most aircraft to check it out. 

I am here to invite those interested to enjoy the backcountry flying, camping, and great camaraderie.  On the third Saturday of the month from October to April, Grapevine has a hosted weekend fly in and camping.  Although not everyone is able to come in on Friday, there are a few of us that wouldn’t miss it.  I am glad to tell the Friday crowd that the restaurant in Roosevelt is open again and under new management.

On Saturday, there are plenty of members and non-members that fly in and love to talk planes, airstrips, and other exciting adventures!  I want to encourage everyone to come out and join us.  Watch out for Mike Andresen, there is always something to clean up or work on, and the Grapevine airstrip is maintained only though donations and volunteer help.

Also, why not stay overnight?  The weekend host(s) will provide the dinner’s main meal and the sides are brought by the other campers.  This results in a fantastic, scrumptious, heavenly, yummy, luscious, divine, tasty, mouth-watering meal with beautiful scenery and wonderful sunsets.  In September, Jupiter was rising over the eastern mountain range, competing with Venus in the western sky.

There will be some additions to the weekend.  Coming this year, we will have corn hole competitions and other fun activities.  Also, how good are you at making a paper airplane?  Will it fly?  How well will it fly?   Won’t you come and join us?  Want to be a host?  I’ve had many other suggestions, but I would love to hear from you, too.

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Grapevine is open full time now, but the third Saturday of each month is a special time for a group camp dinner on Saturday evening. Come and camp for the weekend!





Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more info or if you are interested in volunteering.


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Location - Grapevine (AZ88) near Roosevelt Lake

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