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In the heart of Arizona and the Phoenix metropolitan area, Falcon Field is a general aviation airport owned and operated by the City of Mesa. Located in northeast Mesa, Falcon Field is minutes from hotels & luxury resorts, major league spring training baseball, outdoor recreation, entertainment, shopping, Arizona State University, and other metro area cities.

Falcon Field serves as a reliever to Phoenix Sky Harbor International and Phoenix-Mesa Gateway airports, the region's two commercial service hubs. It is convenient to three major freeways, including the Loop 202 Red Mountain Freeway, the 101 Freeway north-south corridor, and Highway 60 Superstition Freeway east-west corridor.

Airport amenities include:

  • More than 700 based aircraft.
  • Two runways of 5,100 and 3,800 feet accommodate a wide variety of fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters.
  • FAA air traffic control tower.
  • Fixed-base operator provides competitive fuel prices and pilot services.
  • Three national car rental firms located on-airport.
  • More than 80 on-airport businesses provide aviation services - fueling, maintenance and repairs, inspections, avionics, aircraft painting and aircraft interiors - to support aircraft operations, manufacturing, or research & development activities.
  • Aircraft charters, recreational, sight-seeing and photography flights, and flight instruction are offered by multiple on-airport businesses.
  • Near-perfect flying weather with 325+ days of sunshine annually
  • On-airport parcels with runway/taxiway access are available for immediate development.
  • Variety of unique hangar facilities available to fit business needs.
  • Highly competitive, business friendly lease terms.
  • Surrounding 1,000-acre business district offers a wide range of affordable options. Available properties can accommodate the smallest start-up to an industry leader requiring thousands of square feet. Six industrial parks are located throughout the district, creating an ideal environment for small to large manufacturing and commercial enterprises.

Falcon Field Airport is committed to providing the public a valuable air transportation resource and enhancing the aeronautical industry in the community. It is known as a safe, friendly airport and takes pride in its unique history.


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Economic Impact of Aviation in Arizona - Arizona Department of Transportation

Mesa aviation museum offers flights in WWII planes - AZ Central

Mesa police air unit cuts response time, risk - AZ Central

Boeing in Mesa ranked third largest Arizona manufacturer - Phoenix Business Journal

Boeing flies production configuration AH-6i light helicopter for first time - The Boeing Company

Mesa-based MD Helicopters delivers 14 helicopters to Kurdistan government - AZ Central

East Valley aviation supporters make advocacy for industry easier - AZ Central

Mesa aviation firm expands globally, heads to North Africa - AZ Central

Falcon Field moves forward with lighting, ramp upgrades - East Valley Tribune

Falcon Field in Mesa earns FAA grant - East Valley Tribune

Falcon Field set to take off, expand - AZCentral

Business picking up at Arizona Aircraft - Aviation International News

Flight school unifying operations at Falcon Field - AZCentral

Lynn Tilton on reviving MD Helicopters & U.S. manufacturing - Bloomberg Businessweek

Falcon Field area in Mesa one of four Innovation Districts, mayor says - Arizona NewsZap

Mesa's Falcon Field terminal building renovations get under way - East Valley Tribune

Mesa City departments make budget pitches - AZCentral

Falcon Field getting $22.6M face-lift - AZCentral

Mesa is wise to polish economic jewel that is Falcon Field - Arizona Republic

East Valley girls fly toward aviation goals thanks to EVIT program - East Valley Tribune




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Upcoming Events

A Night in the 40's Big Band Dance
Saturday, March 14
5 p.m. doors open
5:15 p.m. swing dance lessons begin
6-11 p.m. band and dancing
Commemorative Air Force
Airbase Arizona Aviation Museum
2017 N. Greenfield Road
Falcon Field Airport

Fox 10's Cory McCloskey will take you on a journey to the past with the Sonoran Swing Big Band Orchestra and The Arizona Ballroom Champions.Wear your zoot suit and don your victory rolls to enter the costume contest or have your picture taken with Betty Grable at the nose of the B-17 Sentimental Journey! Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

$40 for tickets purchased before March 14. $35 for students & veterans. $45 for tickets purchased at the door. For more informatin, call 480-268-2151 or viosit www.azcaf.org

Pancake Breakfast & Fly-In
Saturday, March 21
8-11 a.m.
Falcon Warbirds Hangar
4626 Fighter Aces Drive
Falcon Field Airport

Have breakfast at the airport, see vintage aircraft and talk to the pilots! All Falcon Field Airport pilots, neighbors & friends are invited to the Pancake Breakfast & Fly-In hosted by the Falcon Warbirds

Share the invitation and bring your family & friends for a hearty breakfast of pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, orange juice and coffee! Tickets are $7 per plate, and proceeds support EAA Warbird Squadron 50. Women of the Moose East Mesa Lodge 2082 are assisting with the event.

Mark your calendar! The breakfasts & fly-ins will be held 8-11 a.m. on the third Saturday of each month through May. For more information, call (602) 705-4413.

Luna Landing
Saturday, May 2
7:30-9:30 a.m.
Fire Station 214
5950 E. Virginia Street

Join District 5 Mesa City Councilmember David Luna for a free breakfast cooked by the Mesa Fire & Medical Department and learn about the exciting things happening in the City!

Tours, Speakers & Aircraft Viewing  

Mesa's Falcon Field Airport offers year-round opportunities for school, youth, business and community organizations that are looking for an exciting field trip or meeting speaker. Learn about how the Airport operates, aviation businesses and services, how Falcon Field contributes to the community, or how you can get involved in aviation! We'll work with you to create a memorable experience!  


A visit to the Airport can be arranged to fit your group's needs and schedule. Get an up-close look at historic warbirds at the Commemorative Air Force Airbase Arizona Aviation Museum. Discover how the Mesa Police Department uses aviation to help keep the community safe. Experience the viewpoint of an air traffic controller. Learn about the unique airport businesses and aviation organizations based at Falcon Field. For more information or to schedule a tour, contact Chris Baldwin at (480) 644-4235 or Chris.Baldwin@mesaaz.gov.  


Request a speaker from Falcon Field Airport to be part of your group's next meeting. Whether you need a brief 10-minute presentation or your group has an hour's worth of questions, do not hesitate to invite us. We can customize a program just for your group! For more information or to schedule a speaker, contact Dee Anne Thomas at (480) 644-4233 or Dee.Anne.Thomas@mesaaz.gov

Aircraft Viewing

The public is welcome to enjoy the shaded viewing patio located behind the Falcon Field Airport terminal building. It is adjacent to the aircraft parking ramp and offers close-up views of fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters. Bring your binoculars for an even better view as aircraft take off, land and hover!

Free parking is available in front of the terminal building, 4800 E. Falcon Drive, Mesa, AZ 85215. Enter the terminal through the front door, proceed through the lobby, and access the patio from the back door. There are tables and chairs on the patio as well as picnic tables in the adjacent lawn area. The patio is open to the public 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday.

Aircraft also can be viewed any time from the public lawn adjacent to the terminal. The lawn is located on the east end of the building between the terminal and the air traffic control tower. A picnic table is available on the lawn. The lawn is accessed directly from the terminal parking lot.




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Fly Friendly Zone logo with FalconPurpose:

The Falcon Field Airport (Airport) Fly Friendly Program was created to establish and maintain a partnership between airport and community stakeholders. The goal of the Program is to minimize the effects of flight operations at Falcon Field on the surrounding community while also ensuring the long-term success of the airport.

General Background:

The Airport is owned and operated by the City. However, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules and regulations limit the City's ability to impose flight restrictions, such as limiting the hours of flight operations and prohibiting specific aviation businesses and aircraft types. Furthermore, the FAA is the only governmental agency with the authority to direct and control aircraft in flight.

Ultimately, the aircrafts pilot is in control of his/her aircraft and has the authority to make decisions about that aircraft for safety reasons. Since safety always comes first, these decisions may, at times, conflict with recommended aircraft noise abatement practices and procedures.

Brief History of the Fly Friendly Program: Fly Friendly Zone logo

In 2007, the City began recommending that pilots voluntarily comply with nationally-recognized noise abatement guidelines published by the Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association (AOPA), the National Business Aircraft Association (NBAA) and Helicopters Association International (HAI) when flying to and from Falcon Field. The City also invited stakeholders to participate on a Falcon Field Noise Committee for the purpose of establishing and maintaining an open dialogue regarding aircraft noise issues. The Committee met on a quarterly basis.

In April 2009, the City convened a Falcon Field Ad-Hoc Task Force to suggest reasonable solutions that balance and respond to the varying interests of the stakeholders. Task Force members included community members, airport tenants and businesses, including the airports largest flight training academy. In August 2009, the Task Force presented to the City a list of recommended strategies for reducing aircraft noise and safety concerns.

Efforts have been made by many of the key stakeholders to implement these recommendations to the greatest extent possible.

Leasing Opportunities

Available Airport Properties

Hangar & Tiedown Information

Falcon Field Airport has 413 general aviation hangars and more than 100 covered tiedowns for owners of general aviation aircraft. The airport currently maintains a waiting list for all hangars. Covered and open tiedowns are currently available for rent. All spaces are leased on a month-to-month basis.

For more information please contact Layna Dechant at 480-644-2450.

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Assets & Resources Desert Jet Center Hangars Site 5
Aircraft Hangar Suite Aviation Hangar, Offices & Storage Site 6
Large Aircraft Hangar with Offices & Storage Falcon Field Hangar and Office Building Site 7
Falcon Field Hangar with Office Site 1 Site 8
Solar Powered Building Site 2 Site 9
New Hangars Site 3 Site 10
Reilly Aviation, LLC Site 4 Site 11

Master Tenant Lease

Planned Area Development Design Standards

Falcon Field Sub-Area Plan

For more information contact Corinne Nystrom or Jim Law and at 480-644-2450.


Falcon Field Airport

4800 E. Falcon Drive
Mesa, AZ   85215
Main Phone: 480-644-2450
Voice Mail: 480-644-2444  
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