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: When Airplanes Could Fly
  By Howard Deevers   A student of mine went to Ryan Airport for his Private Pilot check ride. The date was 9/11/2001. He arrived for his appointment at 8 AM sharp, and by 9 AM Tucson Time, we all knew of the airplanes that flew into the buildings in New York. The airspace was shut down by the National Security Council. All airplanes were instructed to land as
Read more: Scholarship Corner
~  Scholarship Corner  ~   By Chris Nugent    As I mentioned in last month’s Scholarship Corner article, we will be taking a more in-depth look at each of our 2019 scholarship winners. I think you will agree that they are well deserving of the APA scholarship awards and will be great ambassadors for general aviation in Arizona. Scholarship
Read more: How much is this gonna cost?? (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. And, as I stated in last month’s issue, 2020 started off almost exactly like 2019, with a crash in which a passenger was fatality injured, but the pilot survived. On Friday, April 24, while watching the local Phoenix news, I saw the report of the
Read more: May 2020 Executive Director's Report
  I fear that this month’s report is going to be a rather short one. Because of the Coronavirus pandemic crisis, the FAA offices are shut down, and all aviation related meetings have been canceled; everything seems to have come to a halt. We have all been advised to stay home and venture out for essential purposes only, and when we are out, to maintain social distance
Read more: May President’s Report
Greetings, At the time of this writing, we're still deep in the midst of quarantine, political and economic uncertainty, and a lot of unknowns on every side. It's a tough time for many of us, with loss of work, family members afflicted, suddenly becoming teachers, and the vast array of change to nearly every aspect of our lives. One thing that hasn't changed is my love for
Read more: May 2020 Aviation Accident Summary
  The following are the NTSB reports of aviation accidents that occurred in Arizona from March through late April. APA uses this detailed accident information to develop safety programs, briefings, and 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 in the

Upcoming Events

Fri Jun 05 @ 9:00AM
**CANCELLED** Aviation Camp at Mesa
Tue Jun 09 @ 6:00PM
Monthly BOD Meeting
Fri Jun 19 @12:00AM
Gallup Fly-In
Sat Jun 27 @ 7:00AM
Casa Grande Airport (CGZ) Monthly Fly-In Breakfast
Sat Jul 11 @12:00AM
Steamboat Springs Fly-In
Thu Jul 16 @12:00AM
Dillon Fly-In
Sat Jul 18 @ 8:00AM
Benson Breakfast Fly-in
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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