Airports on reservations

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  1. NealRomeoGolf

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    Maybe @Zeldman is the best to answer this, but are there airports on reservations like in Arizona and New Mexico? I really don’t see any on the charts. Maybe they are uncharted or what? I don’t know anything about reservation life so please forgive my ignorance.
     
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    Yes there are. They are labeled like normal airports and are typically public use just like any normal airport. There are a bunch in South Dakota and Nebraska too. You wouldn't know they're on the reservation unless you looked it up.
     
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    I'd just have reservations about landing on the reservation without a reservation if you know what I mean.
     
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    I have reservations about some airports, but have never been to an airport on a reservation.
     
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    The one that comes to mind first is 1G4, which is home to the Grand Canyon Skywalk. I believe someone died near there last week. :(

     
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    Remember when making a comfort stop that these places usually don't have electricity in the restrooms. It's pretty rare these days for anyone to wire a head for a reservation....

    ;)
     
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    Electricity, hell you’re lucky if an airport on the Rez has a bathroom. There are plenty of airports on reservations. They get a lot os use from med flight companies. Landed at P10 last month when I needed to stretch my legs.
     
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    Off the top of my head, there's E24 at Whiteriver AZ, walking distance from the site of Fort Apache; P13, San Carlos Apache, near Globe AZ, where you can land and walk across the highway to the Apache Gold casino; also Tuba City, Kayenta, and certainly several others.
     
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    Boo! Hiss! Hah!
     
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    Really - P10? How were the large rocks on the runway?
     
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    Also Window Rock (RQE), Sells (E78), Ak-Chin (A39).
     
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    No rocks on the runway but the asphalt has seen better days.
     
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    Yes, there are airports on the reservations here in NM and AZ. Most that I went to are limited to day VFR because everything but the pavement has been...uh... liberated from the airport. As Nmm347 stated, you will be lucky to find an indoor bathroom, or even an outhouse. There may be one or two that still sell fuel, but I do not know of any. The last one I knew of that sold fuel, well, you would have to be real lucky to find someone that worked there that knew where the key was, if anyone was at the airport. The rez airports that are mostly used by air ambulance companies usually have lights. A couple runways that I used to go to we had to call the police department before taking off and ask if they can turn the lights on for us.

    These airports I went to are usually very remote without any thing there but sand and wind. They are public use, but unless a person has a real reason to be there it is unusual to see airplanes there.

    Rez life is different. Once a person understands native life then it gets much easier. I live in between the Navajo, Hopi and Zuni reservations. The population of Gallup doubles when the natives come to town to shop. The Zuni and Navajo tribes have been battling for centuries, and still are. Just in the courts now instead of the prairie.
     
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    Montana has em
     
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    I'd assume so. Chickasaw Nation Lear Jets fly in here all the time