Originally Posted by lcnmrv8r
Marana (KAVQ)is easy in and easy out. SS or FS fuel.
Ryan (KRYN) is towered but is pretty friendly. It's way southwest. Also FS and SS fuel. Is usually a little cheaper than Marana.
Then there's Tucson international. Expensive fuel and tiedowns.
La Cholla Airpark also but it's private. Maybe Gil will chime in on whether or not that's an option.
Then there's Benson (E95) but it's quite a ways east but is a nice little airport.
None of these are great for a Northeast location. I'd probably go to Marana.
To the opposite side of town from La Cholla - it's almost an hour drive from our place...
The closest and easiest to get to is Tucson International - they are reasonably friendly there, it's the "ramp fee" for daily use that got everyone upset - but they might waive it if you buy fuel.
Call them and see what their current policy/charges are - Phone 520-573-8128 or 800-758-1874.
The NE side of town is airport-deprived...
Cheapest fuel in the area is at Casa Grande CGZ.
If your friends want to drive up this way to pick you up, send me an e-mail.