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.

NOTE: Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view the guides/diagrams.

By clicking on the links below you will be able to open the requested guide, diagram, information, or map:

Airport/BaseLocationAircraft Observation GuideFAA Airport DiagramNative Aircraft
Luke Air Force BaseGlendale, AZLuke AOGFAA - LukeF-16, F-35
Davis-Monthan Air Force BaseTucson, AZDavis-Monthan AOGFAA - Davis-MonthanA-10, C-130, HH-60
Marine Corps Air Station YumaYuma, AZMCAS Yuma AOGFAA - MCAS YumaAV-8B, F-35, F-5, MV-22
Phoenix-Mesa Gateway AirportMesa, AZGateway AOGFAA - GatewayCommercial, some mixed military activity (especially on weekends)
Sky Harbor International AirportPhoenix, AZFAA - Sky HarborCommercial
Tucson International AirportTucson, AZTIA AOGFAA - TIACommercial, F-16 (AZ ANG/RNLAF), KC-135
Naval Air Facility El CentroEl Centro, CANAFEC AOGFAA - NAFECMixed transient military aircraft (U.S. Navy, some USMC)
Nellis Air Force BaseLas Vegas, NVNellis AFB AOGFAA - NellisF-16, F-15, F-15E, F-22, F-35, A-10, HH-60
Los Angeles International AirportLos Angeles, CAFAA - LAXCommercial

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