On this page you will find links to airport/base information, location maps, aircraft observation guides, and FAA airport/base diagrams for the various airports, military bases, and other airfields throughout the Western United States.
***Disclaimer*** The creator and/or distributor of these documents/guides makes no claim as to the legality of observing and/or photographing aircraft at the locations specified in these documents. It is expected that private property is off-limits, as well as, any locations designated as such (ex- no parking/standing zones, legally prohibited areas, etc.). At times, observing/photographing aircraft can be a sensitive security issue. In any case, one should always be prepared to be confronted by law enforcement/airport or base security and be respectful at all times. While one can argue on whether aircraft observation at airports and military installations is a right or privilege, during these security-sensitive times in the U.S., I recommend you view at it as a privilege and act accordingly.
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By clicking on the links below you will be able to open the requested guide, diagram, information, or map:
|Airport/Base||Location||Aircraft Observation Guide||FAA Airport Diagram||Native Aircraft|
|Luke Air Force Base||Glendale, AZ||Luke AOG||FAA - Luke||F-16, F-35|
|Davis-Monthan Air Force Base||Tucson, AZ||Davis-Monthan AOG||FAA - Davis-Monthan||A-10, C-130, HH-60|
|Marine Corps Air Station Yuma||Yuma, AZ||MCAS Yuma AOG||FAA - MCAS Yuma||AV-8B, F-35, F-5, MV-22|
|Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport||Mesa, AZ||Gateway AOG||FAA - Gateway||Commercial, some mixed military activity (especially on weekends)|
|Sky Harbor International Airport||Phoenix, AZ||FAA - Sky Harbor||Commercial|
|Tucson International Airport||Tucson, AZ||TIA AOG||FAA - TIA||Commercial, F-16 (AZ ANG/RNLAF), KC-135|
|Naval Air Facility El Centro||El Centro, CA||NAFEC AOG||FAA - NAFEC||Mixed transient military aircraft (U.S. Navy, some USMC)|
|Nellis Air Force Base||Las Vegas, NV||Nellis AFB AOG||FAA - Nellis||F-16, F-15, F-15E, F-22, F-35, A-10, HH-60|
|Los Angeles International Airport||Los Angeles, CA||FAA - LAX||Commercial|