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.

Airport Focus

What is there to do when flying to the various Arizona airports? Check out our articles with details and photos of who to see, where to stay, and what do at our public airports.


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.


We would like to thank our corporate sponsor!

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Latest News Articles

Read more: Airspace Transitions and Class C Avoidance
  Several of our Arizona pilots regularly fly to California, and the Chino and Ontario airports are popular destinations. Chino Tower recently published a Letter to Airmen regarding transition of the Ontario Class C airspace both when the tower is open and when it is closed. We’ve reprinted it in its entirety below. This “wedge” has been an area of safety concern for
Read more: To All Drone Pilots
  To All Drone Pilots: Please check for Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs). If You Fly in a TFR, Aerial Firefighters Can't! To everyone who reads this, please share with Aviation, Civic and Social groups, Flight Schools, Hobby Shops, HOAs etc., in newsletters, websites, flyers, and everywhere
Read more: Reference AC 90-66B -  Non-Towered Airport Flight Operations
  Reference AC 90-66B - Non-Towered Airport Flight Operations Please give special attention to safe operations at non-towered airports during flight planning, student through advanced pilot training, Practical Tests, WINGS/Flight Reviews, airmen currency checks; whenever a pilot is
Read more: Scholarship Corner
~  Scholarship Corner  ~   By Chris Nugent  This month’s Scholarship Corner installment will wrap up our look at the 2019 APA Scholarship winners. As I noted last month, many of them are well into their flight training programs, while some are waiting for the fall college semesters to get underway. Regardless, the entire landscape in the aviation
Read more: July 2020 Aviation Accident Summary
  The following are the NTSB reports of aviation accidents that occurred in Arizona from May through late June. APA will use this detailed accident information to develop safety programs, briefings, and posters/flyers that help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others and take the action necessary to prevent them from having similar accidents. Aviation safety
Read more: Grapevine Funding USFS
  By Mark Spencer Our partnership with the Recreational Aviation Foundation and USFS is paying off at the Grapevine Airstrip, 88AZ. One of the accomplishments of then RAF President John McKenna a few years ago in Washington D.C. was the addition of language to the Department of Agriculture budget language that directed the USFS to invest $750,000 into backcountry
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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