Airpark Holds Annual Fly-In


The Mogollon Airpark’s Fly-In Breakfast attracted a crowd of visitors and there was a wide variety of aircraft on hand to view.

The Mogollon Airpark’s Fly-In Breakfast attracted a crowd of visitors and there was a wide variety of aircraft on hand to view. Photo by Andy Towle. |

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Continued warm, calm days with highs in the mid to upper 80s and lows around the 50-degree mark are predicted with low or no winds.

This welcome respite is allowing fire crews to get an upper hand on the Willow Fire near Bear Canyon Lake. Earlier this week, the size of the fire was re-classified downward in size from the estimated 400 acres to 213 acres due to updated field geospatial data received.

Still no precipitation is forecasted in the foreseeable future and stage 2 fire restrictions are continued by the Apache-Sitgreaves Black Mesa Fire District. Complete containment of the fire is to already have been accomplished by Thursday according to fire officials.

The Mogollon Airpark had its annual Fly-In Breakfast on June 18. Many civic organizations set up booths for information as well as some real estate vendors.

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Heber Breakfast

On hand as well was the Heber-Overgaard Fire Department, Apache-Sitgreaves Forest Service and others.

On display individuals had different types of aircraft that ranged from a Piper Cub to a helicopter from “Native Air Ambulance” that is based at the Summit Healthcare Hospital in Show Low. A Civil Air Patrol aircraft was also on display.

Three WWII era propeller fighter aircraft flew in formation for a time around the Mogollon Airpark. Other “Pusher” single seat propeller aircraft were on hand giving a show taking off and “buzzing” the airfield. This year’s turnout was very good as many years in the past.

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