Cochise County Airport


Cochise County Airport (P33) is a public-use airport owned and operated by Cochise County. It is four miles west of the central business district of Willcox, AZ. The Federal Aviation Administration's National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems includes the airport, which categorizes it as a general aviation facility. The airport accommodates corporate aircraft, business owners, local general aviation aircraft, and pilots. The Fixed Based Operator (FBO) is Willcox Aviation, LLC, providing fuel, pilot supplies, a small terminal building, and minor aviation maintenance.

Flight Fundamentals Inc. is based at the Cochise County airport (P33) and provides specialized flight and ground training, aerial survey, and light aircraft maintenance. FFI was started in 2020 with just one airplane. We now operate seven aircraft and employ five full-time Cochise County residents and four part-time instructors. In 2021, we trained nearly 100 pilots, completed 17 aircraft inspections, and performed hundreds of hours of aircraft maintenance. We are currently on track to exceed those numbers in 2022.

2021 Arizona Aviation Economic Impact Study for Cochise County

Airport Master Plan

An Airport Master Plan (AMP) describes and depicts the overall concept for the long-term development of an airport. It presents the concepts graphically in the Airport Layout Plan (ALP) drawing set and reports the data and logic based on the concept in the narrative report. The plan aims to provide direction for future airport development that will satisfy aviation demand in a financially feasible manner and meet the needs of Cochise County with respect to the airport. 

The following objectives guide in the preparation of the airport master plan:

  • Comply with all applicable federal, state, and local regulations.
  • Consider recent national and local aviation trends and how these trends affect Cochise County Airport.
  • Identify the existing capacity of airport infrastructure and determine if there is a need to maintain or improve facilities.
  • Interact with, and retrieve input from, the public and other stakeholders on airport issues and plans.
  • Understand the issues, opportunities, and constraints of the airport.
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