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User currently offlineDRAIGONAIR From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 709 posts, RR: 5
Posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2115 times:


Has anyone here visited Pinal Airpark? Would it be easy to get airside permission?
I have flow to the airfield a couple of times but there wasnt really time to walk around, so im wondering if i can get airside permision if i come with car (i have airline ID).

Are there public areas you can visit to see the planes or are there fences and the only way
to get near the planes are via the FBO or evergreen maintenance center?

let me know!


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User currently offlineVisityyj From Canada, joined Jun 2000, 519 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 2040 times:

The quick answer is No and No. Evergreen are extremely  butthead  about access, ever since Schnozz Meyer passed away years ago.

You can get distant views from some of the surrounding fields, but it involves off-roading. See: http://members.cox.net/jetnash/spotting/so-ariz.html

User currently offlineSoon7x7 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 2032 times:

I got airside a couple of times as I have a friend that breaks up aircraft out there that he owns BUT has since had a falling out as much of his property mysteriously dissapeared...since then all I was able to get was some touch and goes while shooting simultaneously...evergreen does not want to see your aircraft come to a full stop unless they are buying the airframe....good luck!

User currently offlineDRAIGONAIR From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 709 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 2016 times:

Real shame, i got the same response from some other people that you cant really get access...Not sure if i will be able to go there again but i hope so and then i will for sure bring my zoomlens and taxi around the scrap yard without stopping! Ill just ask my instructor to taxi and ill then try to take some shots!!

Cheers Nick

User currently offlineAirKas1 From Netherlands, joined Dec 2003, 4431 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 2005 times:

Hi Nick,

I've tried it by car when I was in Mesa last febuari. It was a pain in the a$$ to even find the right roads to get there, but once we arrived, there was this guard post with a boom and a guy in the booth. I didn´t even bother asking (also because we were on the way to Pima, which I can definately recommend!).

This is the photo of the gate on feb 11:


User currently offlineSoon7x7 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 5 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1876 times:

Quoting DRAIGONAIR (Reply 3):

One of the issues here is that the military conducts live ordnance operations closely, but just to the north. Although not a daily occurance.....the last time I went out there an Osprey crashed days before and 25 or so souls perished there so its a fairly sensative area.

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