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: True Confessions (GAARMS)
  What a difference a year makes!! As of August 26th (the day I wrote this), there has only been one general aviation fatal accident in the state of Arizona since January 1st, that being the crash of a Piper PA-22-160 south-southeast of Kingman, back in January.  The pilot survived, but the one passenger on board died. GAARMS maintains the auspicious goal of trying
Read more: Arizona Airport Focus: Sierra Vista Pt. 2
  Last month’s Airport Focus column on Sierra Vista presented the attractions and activities in the area. This month, we’ll focus on the VFR approach and departure procedures. Sierra Vista is unique in that it is not only a joint-use military and civilian airport, but it is also under Restricted Areas and is home to many Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), better known as
Read more: Temporary Flight Restrictions
  The news has been referring to our recent weather pattern as the non-soon due to the lack of seasonal rain storms, and this lack of rain has created unusually dry vegetation around the state. As a result, there have been a number of both human and lightning caused fires, several of which have been very close to cities and towns.  When this occurs, a Temporary
Read more: September 2019 Executive Director's Report
  It’s summer time and the flying isn’t easy. It’s hot and bumpy, and I don’t care what anyone has to say, but there is a ray of hope on the horizon that fall, and good flying weather, can’t be too far away. I’ll keep that in mind and try to not get too crabby while waiting for the cooler weather. Trying to fly between Phoenix and Tucson and passing generally through
Read more: September President’s Report
Greetings, With Labor Day now behind us, we know there are only a few short weeks of triple-digit temps here in the Southwest. As the rest of the country begins to wind down their flying season with “one last blast” and the “final summer hangar cleanout,” that I often see described in aviation forums, we’re just the opposite. It’s finally getting cool enough to spend a little
Read more: September 2019 Aviation Accident Summary
The following are the NTSB reports of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late July, thru late August. APA will use this detailed accident information to develop safety programs, briefings, and posters/flyers that would 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