Join us for an annual gathering celebrating a fun, eccentric, and diverse camaraderie of amazing people partaking in aviation, shooting, pyro fun, large scale art, and other activities in the pristine beauty of the Arizona Sonoran Desert.
Every year friends of the ̶d̶e̶s̶p̶o̶t̶ Mayor make the trip to the Supreme Leader's remote nation in the Sonoran Desert called MoTown. Part fly-in, part Burning Man, part Wild West, the Arizona Flying Circus has evolved into a rather unusual event like no other.
Certainly, a large variety of pilots make it out every year with their flying contraptions, but you will also find wild costumes, explosions, enormous fires, great food, fireworks, flamethrowers, artwork, firearms (yes, there is a shooting range on site), live music, and the infamous bowling ball cannon.
The AFC is a purely ̶f̶o̶r̶c̶e̶d̶ volunteer effort guided by our love and passion of flight and to celebrate our remaining freedoms, meet and reconnect with fellow birds of a feather, and gather at this breathtaking place. Come join us for warm winter flying in sunny Arizona!
Located just thirty miles Southwest of Phoenix in beautiful Vekol Valley, Motown Airport (5AZ6) is an amazing haven for flying, shooting, and enjoying the beauty of the open desert. You can either fly in or drive-in.
The property features a huge Paramotor launch area and two hard-packed, smooth, dirt runways. The East-West runway is 2700' long and 65' wide! We also have an open hangar and a fantastic pilot lounge.
Bordering the Sonoran National Monument and surrounded by pristine desert mountains and incredible wildlife, this 80-acre haven is ideal for Ultralight, LSA, and GA flying.
MoTown can be difficult to find and drive to, but the rewards of flying here far outweigh the adventure of getting to MoTown.
You are not expected to just be an attendee at the AFC you are a participant!
What makes the AFC amazing are the contributions from participants. The ̶D̶i̶c̶t̶a̶t̶o̶r̶ ̶d̶e̶m̶a̶n̶d̶s̶ Mayor asks each person coming to the AFC to help out or bring something to share at the event.
For example, participants have donated firewood, fireworks, artwork, talents, food, construction, safety, and cleanup.
This website was created and ̶s̶t̶o̶l̶e̶n̶ donated.
Egg in a bag breakfast and coffee are available each morning at the pilot lounge.
Up N Smoke BBQ caters Saturday night's dinner. Southern traditional style BBQ slowly smoked over pecan wood for up to 16 hours and then served fresh straight from the pit on to the customers.
Big Papa's food truck is available for lunch and dinner. The best Italian sausage, burgers, and mountains of curly fries.
The ̶D̶i̶c̶t̶a̶t̶o̶r̶ Mayor sometimes serves up Kool-Aid!
Show your ̶c̶o̶m̶p̶l̶i̶a̶n̶c̶e̶ support with official Arizona Flying Circus propaganda uniforms!
Shirts, hats, and more with the AFC logo and great designs. All created by the most talented designer in the world, the ̶D̶i̶c̶t̶a̶t̶o̶r̶ Mayor himself.
All of the profits go ̶t̶o̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶D̶i̶c̶t̶a̶t̶o̶r̶'̶s̶ ̶g̶a̶m̶b̶l̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶h̶a̶b̶i̶t̶ back into making the AFC even better.