Picacho Auxiliary Army Airfield #1

Picacho Auxiliary Army Airfield #1 is today used by helicopters of the AZ National Guard, based at the nearby Silverbell Army Heliport, and consists of six short paved runways (they don’t need to be very long as helicopters, not planes, land there). You can see a chopper parked at the top of the light brown strip. The Airfield was built during WW2 as a satellite of the nearby Marana Army Airfield (now Pinal Airpark) and if you zoom out a little bit you can make out the original landing mat at a 45 degree angle to the new…

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