Hangar Haciendas Airpark (AZ90) Laveen, AZ by Kit McCloud. This airpark has to catch your eye if you’ve flown over it or driven by it. Nestled between South Mountain of Phoenix and a small ridge to the north, Hangar Haciendas Airpark is slightly out in the country you might say, but at the same time close to the metropolitan Phoenix area. As you can see in the photo on their website, there were only a couple of houses on the airpark in 1984. This park has developed rapidly compared to most airparks in Arizona. The residents have over 25 planes based here including a helicopter.
The private airpark has 38 one+ acre lots, and 26 are developed with a house. The County of Maricopa provides street maintenance, the City of Phoenix provides water, and most lots have a septic system. If you take a look at the airpark’s website, you can see it is quite thorough in covering the ins and outs and dos and don’ts of the airpark. The Hangar Haciendas Homeowners Association (HHHA) not only oversees the bylaws, but is very aggressive in maintaining a “good neighbor” status with surrounding residential subdivisions. They encourage noise abatement procedures, as well as host social events for their neighbors.
Scott Johnson is the present HOA President who gave input for this article. If you would like to land at the airpark you must be invited by one of the owners and sign a Hold Harmless Agreement which is fairly standard for private airparks. Their website lists all the procedures for landing and taking off as well as frequencies and airspace. Hangar Haciendas is directly south of Phoenix’s Class B airspace, so a little care must be given to this, but in all other directions one can operate up to 5,000 msl until out of the area. The runway is hard surfaced and 2,600’ end to end with the entire length useable for landing.