Essential Airport Data

Essential Airport Data for SkyRanch at Carefree, 18AZ and other local information can be found here:

Additional SkyRanch Information

The additional information below will assist the pilot in becoming familiar with procedures unique to SkyRanch at Carefree. It is not intended to replace all of the information on this website, nor is it to be used without getting a pilot briefing from the airport manager prior to your arrival.

NOTAMs as of March 10, 2023

Please make a note of the following NOTAMs at SkyRanch at Carefree:

Crack sealing work is being performed on the Transient Ramp

SkyRanch at Carefree is a Private Airport
Fees below apply to arriving aircraft that meet the Prior Permission to Land criteria.

Contact the airport manager’s office to book your arrival

Aircraft Type

Landing Fee

Tie Down Fee

Single Engine



Twin Engine






Photo shoot


Prices effective 03/10/2023:

AvGas:  $6.20/gallon

Jet A:  $5.79/gallon

Members, subtract the “Membership Discount” from above quoted prices.

  • SkyRanch at Carefree is a private airport, contact airport manager’s office to book arrival. 480-488-3571
  • SkyRanch is CLOSED to the following:
    • Aircraft over 12,500 lbs Certified Gross Weight
    • Wheeled vehicles 47,000lbs Max Gross Weight
    • Private or commercially operated helicopters.
    • Pure jet aircraft that do not meet 14 CFR 36.1(5) Stage 3 noise level limits.
  • Carefree is a NOISE-SENSITIVE AREA. Comply with traffic pattern procedures outlined on this website. Flight over homes should be avoided below 3,500′ MSL (when compatible with safety.)
  • Use caution when departing from Runway 24: Black Mountain (3,398′) sits to the west and right of the departure path, 1 3/4 miles from the end of the runway.
  • Runway 06/24 has 2% down slope to the west — The runway high point is at the east end.
  • High temperatures = HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE. Factor slope into performance calculations.
  • Fuel samples should not be emptied on ramp surfaces, as this damages the asphalt. Please broadcast it across the cement apron at the fuel island or return a clean fuel sample back into your aircraft’s fuel tanks.

Safety Briefing Video