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Overview of this strange and apparently not very busy airfield in the middle of nowhere, a few miles north of Pinal (MZJ). Apparently a training heliport for the Arizona Army National Guard's Apaches with its own control trower (but no class D airspace).
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Photo Added: January 19, 2013

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Anonymous
4 years ago
But they don't like if you do a low approach there
Anonymous
4 years ago
This looks weird.
Anonymous
4 years ago
When I spotted the picture the sweet memories of the Arizona flight training came back. Good luck and many happy landings for all the cross-country flyers out there.
Anonymous
4 years ago
It has been my experience in the military that these things are built for "other" reasons than the official title. It may be used for training, but it is here for a totally different reason - just not yet.
Anonymous
4 years ago
Gov't waste at its finest
Anonymous
4 years ago
This is where the tax payers money are used :)))))
Anonymous
4 years ago
Thats not the hole airfield... look a real, complete picture and you will the a hughe mass of plans and coppers
Anonymous
4 years ago
Very strange, but cool! Seeing unique airports are super interesting.
Anonymous
4 years ago
Great photo. There is nothing else around it, but the "sister" version of this which is located at MZJ is used by the CIA for training. I'm guessing they wanted a little more secrecy for what they do.
Anonymous
4 years ago
Great Shot! I was flying there a couple of times. Even did a low approach on a simulated engine failure! And it is kind of controlled - you need to contact them within 4 NM and below 2500'. Anyway...we will never what it really will be used for! :)
Anonymous
4 years ago
Nothing secret about stagefields. There's a mess of them around Ft. Rucker, Al. Mainly for training helicopter aircrews, ATC, and firecrews. They're in the middle of nowhere because no one wants to live around there when 12 choppers are practicing approaches for 2-3 hours. And that is the whole airfield. http://goo.gl/maps/QWF81

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