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Once a Problematic Property, Pinal Airpark is Named Airport of the Year
Date: 5/10/2016
FLORENCE – Tails rise from the desert like shark fins from the water. Drivers on Interstate 10 can usually spot the tails from many of the aircraft stored at Pinal Air Park, but nothing else. It leads to the mystery of what is really on the west side of I-10. A secret training base? Testing grounds for new aircraft? Or perhaps a site for the CIA? Built in the early 40’s, the then named “Marana Army Air Field” trained pilots for World War II. The field was no longer used and decommissioned in 1948 when it was taken over by Pinal County. Since then, Pinal Air Park has been used primarily as a maintenance center for comme...MORE
 
 
 
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Joe Pyritz


Communications Director

Pinal County
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135
N Pinal Street
Florence, AZ 85132
 
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