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: There I was... engine failure... (GAARMS)
  2020 To Date: As you know, our safety record for 2019 was the best it has been in the 10 years I have been tracking it.  So far, as of the last week of February, as I write this, our safety record stands at perfect as per the NTSB reporting system.  We are off to a good start, and the hope is we can match, or beat, last year’s record. Because of the (Best
Read more: Multi-Tasking
  By Howard Deevers   “Multi-tasking” sounded like such an important word the first time I heard that term. It sounds like you must really be smart, or on top of your game, to be able to do more than one thing at a time, right? Our computers are designed to do more than one thing at a time, but are humans really able to do more than one thing at a time? We would
Read more: Pilot Comments: Perplexing and Destructive
  By Bob Glock    I flew from 1964 until a couple of years ago when health issues simply said it is time to admit that skills are diminishing. My recent concern is destructive failures near the airport. We fly thousands of miles and worry about engine failures, unexpected weather, and the other person's mistakes. It really feels good to have an airport
Read more: March 2020 Executive Director's Report
  I hope everyone has been enjoying the reasonably good flying weather we’ve been having, despite that one really rainy Saturday we had. Hopefully a lot of you were able to go to the recent Copperstate Fly In at Buckeye. There were many pilots that stopped by the APA display in the Vendor’s Hangar. It was good to have a chance to visit with many of you, and we hope you
Read more: March President’s Report
Greetings, February was chock full of local aviation fun. From a record-breaking Copperstate Fly-In held in Buckeye, to a record-breaking monthly Grapevine fly-in, to multiple breakfast club fly-outs, and folks just looking to camp in the backcountry, we had a great month! Thank you to the hundreds of members who swung by the APA booth at Copperstate to chat with us. We love
Read more: March 2020 Aviation Accident Summary
  The following are the NTSB reports of aviation accidents that occurred in Arizona from late January through late February. 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
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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