Air’Zona Aircraft Services, Inc. is a full service FBO, located on field at Kingman Airport (IGM). Kingman is located in Southwest Mohave County, Arizona.

Aircraft service and maintenance is our business. We take pride in our work and every effort is taken to make sure your aircraft is in the best working condition possible. Air’Zona Aircraft values your business and will make sure that our service to you will be the most important thing we do.


Kingman Airport was built by the US Government during WWII for the purpose of training Army Air Force personnel gunnery defense in various Air Force aircraft. The airport was given to Mohave County in the 1950’s. It was named Kingman Airport. Many of the WWII Army barrack foundations still remain. There are approximately five original hangars in use, many have been restored and updated, the exterior of the hangars are original. The Flight Control tower is still standing, though not in operation.

During WWII Arizona had many sites that were used for a number of reasons, some for rest or recreation others used as training bases; one such training site was Kingman Airport. During WWII Kingman Airport was used as a gunnery training site. After the war, Kingman Army Airfield was converted to Sales & Storage Depot No. 41 by the War Assets Administration to house planes and other equipment awaiting sale or decommissioning.

Kingman Army Airfield was established as a training base for Army Air Force aerial gunners. In addition to the main base, the Kingman Ground to Ground Gunnery Range and Kingman Air to Air Gunnery Range was located about six miles north of the present city limits of the City of Kingman. From this point, the former practice gunnery ranges extended northward approximately 31 miles, generally following the Hualapai Valley. To support the training at the main facility, Yucca Army Airfield operated several emergency landing strips.


Patrick J. Connell - GM

Office: (520) 308-8745

Patrick serves as the General Manager of Air'Zona for the Marana, AZ operation. Patrick is responsible for the daily operation of the facility in Marana, including coordinating dismantling activities, storage operations, and interacting with customers to continue to grow Air'Zona as the premier facility in the Southwest.

Working in a family fixed base operation in Iowa gave Patrick experience in all phases of aviation. After graduating from high school Patrick joined the Army for 3 years as a UH-1H helicopter crew chief, spending time in Korea and Colorado. Commercial aviation experience was gained at Pan Am, ATA, and Northwest airlines as a mechanic and supervisor in engine overhaul and aircraft line maintenance. Over 10 years was spent at a 145 facility as the accountable manager for teardown, storage, and heavy maintenance. Overall Patrick has 40 years of experience in the aviation field.

Patrick is an A&P mechanic with an A.A.S. degree in Aviation Maintenance.

David W. Bixler - President

Office: (952) 224-2426 x1

Dave serves as President of Air'Zona and has been with the company since its inception date of October 2014. His responsibilities include managing all aspects of the company’s business operations and customer engagements.

Prior to Air'Zona , Dave served as a senior enlisted Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) with the United States Air Force & Minnesota Air National Guard for 29 years, and worked for Northwest Airlines for 16 years.

Dave’s past aviation experience includes Commercial and Military Aviation Management, Engineering, Quality Assurance and extensive jet engine maintenance at remote worldwide locations. Dave has been deployed in the Middle East multiple times as an aviation subject matter expert for the United States Air Force.

Dave holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Metropolitan State University, AAS degree in Aviation Maintenance Technology from Community College of the Air Force and a FAA Airframe & Power plant License.


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