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.



We would like to thank our corporate sponsor!

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Latest News Articles

Read more: Day Trip News
  by Mike McCann APA Day-Trip Coordinator   12/2/23 - Marble Canyon, AZ On Saturday, December 2 we had a wonderful day trip to Marble Canyon, AZ.  Perfect weather existed along the entire route, and aircraft came from numerous directions including southern Utah, Lake Havasu, and multiple Phoenix area airports.  In total, 10 aircraft and 15 pilots and
Read more: December 2023 President’s Report
Greetings, It’s hard to believe that 2023 is coming to a close and the new year will be here before we know it. The winter flying weather has been stellar lately, and let’s hope it continues for the foreseeable future. Before we finish out this year, the APA team will be busy again this month closing out the 2023 Scholarship cycle. We had another good turnout this year with
Read more: December 2023 Executive Director's Report
    Lately, Saturday mornings have been great for flying out for the weekend breakfasts, except for one Saturday when the weather was a bit questionable, and a number opted to go to the local IHOP instead of flying. The flying conditions are just what we have been waiting for during the past long, hot summer. So now let’s get out there and go flying! I’m sure you
Read more: The Joy of Aviation
  By Howard Deevers   Our introduction to aviation can come from many different sources. Some of us grew up in aviation families, where a parent, grandparent, or other relative was already involved in aviation in some manner as a private pilot, airline pilot, mechanic, or even military-related flying. Others gain an interest in aviation by simply looking at
Read more: November Aviation Accident & Incident Summary
  by Jim Timm   The following are the reports of aviation accidents and incidents that have occurred in Arizona from mid-October through November. We hope to use the following detailed accident information to develop safety programs, briefings, and posters/flyers that would help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others and be able to take the necessary
Read more: Arizona October-November 2023 Pilot Deviations
   by Jim Timm   These pilot deviations need to be examined to determine if a common threat exists that we should address to help reduce the number of deviations that occur, and thus enhance aviation safety. In the reporting period from October 13 through November 10 there were thirty-five pilot deviations reported by the FAA SDL FSDO



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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

2023 pilot clinic

The Pilot Clinic
Flight Physicals
(623) 469-4688

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

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Steve Thompson
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(480) 980-9846