Snowbirds like Arizona in the winter and for good reason. Beautiful skies, pleasantly warm temperatures, and lots of smiling faces. Phoenix and neighboring city, Mesa (just a bit east) are also havens for aviation. Falcon Field is home to a huge variety of aircraft and proved friendly to Light-Sport Aircraft as no less than 18 of them arrived for EAA’s last-of-2005 Sport Pilot Tour event. Thirteen manufacturers showed their models to more than 500 registered visitors (plus quite a few more that didn’t register) on the ramp of the excellent Commemorative Air Force (CAF) facility at Falcon Field. Great EAA volunteers helped pull it off along with a very welcoming CAF organization. Now, EAA is deep into planning for eight more events in the next year, starting in April and running through next February. If one gets within a few hours drive of your home, you’ll find it worthwhile to attend.