Arizona Pilots Association

General Aviation in Arizona

Advocating the common interests of Arizona's general aviation community at the local and state level.

Arizona Pilots Association
The Voice of General Aviation in Arizona!


Scholarships are given each year to help fill the financial need of students pursuing aviation related educational opportunities at accredited colleges.


Safety briefing pamphlets, map, and videos for the backcountry airstrips in Arizona that the APA and volunteers have worked to reopen and currently maintain.


Information regarding properties and contacts in a listing of the airparks located in Arizona, with special articles detailing the ins-and-outs of many of them.

Passport App

Win awards and stay proficient by visiting Arizona’s public-use airstrips and airports, as well as many airport restaurants and aviation themed museums in our #FLYAZ Passport App.


The APA provides safety seminars around the state, as well as articles on various safety topics each month. We also have available for download GAJSC safety presentations.


The APA maintains a comprehensive calendar of many aviation events around Arizona, as well as our monthly Grapevine BBQ and special getaways. Find out what's happening.


Latest News Articles

Read more: August 2022 Accident & Incident Summary
  by Jim Timm   The following is a report of the aviation accidents and incidents that have occurred in Arizona from mid-July through August. We use the following detailed accident information to develop safety programs and briefings that would help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others, and take the necessary action to prevent them from having
Read more: July-August Pilot Deviations
   by Jim Timm   These pilot deviations need to be examined to determine if a common thread exists that we should address to help reduce the number of deviations that occur and enhance aviation safety. In the time period from July 15 through August 11 there were seventeen pilot deviations recorded by the FAA SDL FSDO. These deviations were committed by
Read more: Fatal Accident Review Sep 2022
  By Fred Gibbs   We are now entering the 9th month of 2022.  Fall is coming in all around us.  The trees will be turning, monsoon season will end, and if all is normal, very nice flying weather will descend upon us. More of us will take to the skies, and therefore, more of us need to be careful. So please, don’t add to my fatal accident count! As of
Read more: September 2022 President’s Report
  Greetings, The past couple of years brought lots of uncertainty and precautions to us. We're excited to announce that we'll be holding our Annual Membership Meeting on September 24th from 9-11am at the new EVIT aviation building hangar at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (IWA). This is a fantastic new air-conditioned venue and we thank EVIT for hosting us. We have a
Read more: September 2022 Executive Director's Report
  Well, the hot weather is still with us, and it’s even a tad warm at dawn. It also seems to warm up only too quickly. I sure got spoiled with the cool morning temperatures at AirVenture Oshkosh, even though the visit was short lived. It will be good when things start to cool down again. I guess that should start to happen in late September. So, until then, I guess I’ll
Read more: Checking the Oil and Kicking the Tires
  By Howard Deevers   The opinions express here are the authors only, and may not reflect those of APA, or any other aviation organization. On our very first flying lesson, we were taught to do a “Pre Flight Inspection.” Or, at least we should have been taught that. I don't remember anything resembling a Pre-Flight on my first three flying lessons. Is it because
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“The backcountry success of reopening airstrips in Arizona which the APA has accomplished through volunteer efforts is unsurpassed.”

Brian Schober, APA President

We would like to thank our partners!

2022 bill robinson blue skies light sport repair

Bill Robinson
Arizona Light Sport Airplane Repair
(623) 218-4646

2022 photos happen

Karyn King
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(206) 795-2796

2021 mark lambert

Mark Lambert
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(480) 409-7672

2022 steven huff designated airworthiness representative

Steven Huff
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(602) 390-4246

2022 arizona skies aviation

Glenn Roberts
Arizona Skies Aviation
(602) 463-5528

2022 10 partner91

Steve Thompson
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(480) 980-9846