Category Special paint

End of Coolidge Fly-in Season 2011

By: Category: AntiqueEventsFriendsPHXRoad tripsSpecial paintUncategorized

A few weeks ago, when I got a message from Jason telling me about the Coolidge fly-in this Saturday, I wasn't sure if I wanted to go, part of me said yes, part of me said it's a bit of a long drive (Google said 3 hrs 20) for a morning event. Eventually I decided I was going no matter what and made sure I had Saturday free. I left for Coolidge around 5 AM (30 minutes late!) and thanks to the lack of traffic, made it to Coolidge around 7:45 (after getting slightly lost).
I had a completely different idea of the airport and the fly-in, first of all, the hangar is a massive WWII hangar that's still mostly original, and there's no fences. Yes, no fences...
Read More

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. Read More

Oldie ..but a Goodie!!

By: Category: Special paintUncategorized

I'll add one of my more popular(and one of my favorite) photos from back in the day when America West 75's carried a special scheme. I can't say much for the new special liveries painted on the 319s. Their nice..but when the 75s were painted...those were the days!!! You agree??Read More

Wonderful Aircraft Artwork

By: Category: Special paintUncategorized

I was cruising thru some of the modeling websites and found this guy's wonderful artwork. He happened to have a composite of the old America West "City of Phoenix" livery on N901AW. Go visit his site and check out the cool C-32A he has. http://www.planepix.ch/Read More