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NASCAR invades Goodyear Airport

By: Category: GoodyearPHXSpecial paint

This is a busy time for KGYR having hundreds of private planes coming in this weekend for the NASCAR races out at Phoenix International Raceway (PIR). Phxspotters was out on Friday for a majority of the arrivals. KGYR was tied with Atlanta for the best Airport when it comes to NASCAR.

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By: Category: AirshowsDeer ValleyFriendsMuseumsPHXWarbird

On Sunday November 14th 2010, crowds wait at Deer Valley Airport (KDVT) for what is to be expected of a grand arrival. At 12 o’clock sharp I can hear a child in the background “There she is daddy”.  As I  look to the south and I can see “FIFI” turning to make her final approach to 25L. The vision of this B-29 Super fortress getting larger as it gets closer and Touchdown.

Airplane enthusiasts and history buffs will want to see three famous aircraft of World War II. The only flying B-29 in the world, The B-17 Flying Fortress, and B-25 Mitchell will be on display at the Deer Valley Airport at Cutter Aviation in Phoenix Nov. 14-18.

The Commemorative Air Force will be flying the B-29 Super fortress “FIFI” from a weekend event in Long Beach, Calif...

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Spirit of America Invites

By: Category: AirshowsFriendsGoodyearPHX

What a day Jason Bong and Ben Cowden had this past Friday out a Goodyear Airport. They both were invited to take a special ride up in the Goodyear Blimp the ” Spirit of America”. Ben was the first of the two to get to go up and then Jason went up. When I saw Ben getting out of the Blimp he was ear to ear smile. Phxspotters would like to give a special thanks to our Captain Nathan Brooks, he was outstanding host. We look forward to next year visit.

The Spirit of America was christened September 5, 2002 during a ceremony in Akron, Ohio. The name of the ship was chosen as a tribute to the patriotic spirit of the United States. Performing the christening was Mrs...

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