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Flying to Laughlin Nevada!

Turning final to Bullhead City Airport, Laughlin Nevada is just across the Colorado River.

Best time of the year to go? Anytime but summer!
Flight time in a Super Viking from KAJO? 1.3
Food on the airport? No but free rides to town.
Fuel on airport? Yes, on the high side of average.
Landing or Handling fees? No
Comments about arriving and departing.  Pretty basic airport to get in or out of.
Things to do at or near the airport. Laughlin Nevada is just across the river.
Rate this stop with 10 being best, 5 average. 8.0. It's not Las Vegas but still a fun place.


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A trip to Laughlin Nevada!
After 45 minutes of flying across the brown desert one comes upon an oasis at the Colorado River called Laughlin Nevada. Cross the river and land at Laughlin Bullhead International Airport where there is plenty of ramp space. Typically Landmark Aviation will direct you into parking, then give you a ride to the General Aviation terminal.

Ask the desk to call for a shuttle to the Casinos and within 10 minutes a van appears. The shuttle is free but I always tip the driver.

Get off at the first casino, The Riverside, if I want to visit another casino there is a free Colorado River ferry boat behind each casino that backs to up the river. Several boats are running so the wait is minimal.

Inbound to Laughlin we heard a Lockheed tail number and were happy to find a restored TWA Airliner taking fuel. Our friends were waiting for us in Laughlin and now I kick myself that I didn't spend more time with the people flying the restored Lockheed 12A from JFK to San Luis Obispo where the aircraft is based. They were following the old TWA routes stopping at several airport across the country and filming a documentary. Before American Airlines bought TWA they were my airline of choice.

Pictures from Laughlin and Bullhead City !
Inbound on the 45 to downwind, looking south towards Lake Havasu
Inbound on the 45 to downwind, Laughlin Nevada in foreground. Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport across the river.
Casino on the Nevada Side.
The River Palace
Davis Dam turning base.
Base leg looking south down the Colorado River
The Riverside Casino from final approach.
Short final Bullhead City Airport.
Free ferry shuttle between Casinos.
Heading for home.

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