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: GAARMS in Review
  by Fred Gibbs   Happy New Year to one and all.  I trust you all had a great holiday season! Apparently Santa and the reindeer did a great job of landing on everyone’s roof since I did not see any Santa accident reports or any reports of roof damage.   GAARMS in review: It appears as of the date I finished this article (December 27th), there were no
Read more: It's 2020. Now What?
  By Howard Deevers   Welcome to 2020, and Happy New Year. For the last decade we have been talking about ADS-B and that it is required after January 1, 2020. Even as the deadline loomed, there were many pilots that still did not know that they would be required to equip their airplanes. I would ask plane owners if they had equipped their planes and how. I had
~  Scholarship Corner  ~   By Chris Nugent    I wanted to provide the membership a very brief update on the 2019 scholarship application cycle and awards. The committee has been hard at work reviewing applications and developing the “short list” for scholarship awards. I must admit this has been more difficult than I expected based on the
Read more: See Something? Speak Up!
  By Brian Schober   Aviation is one of the safest activities humans can take part in. Despite the inherent danger of speeding through the sky in a metal tube, we've managed to reduce or eliminate most of the risks, such that there is less than one fatality per each 100,000 flight hours. Compared to driving, boating, or even golfing, we've done a great job at
Read more: Homecoming
  By Andrew Vogeney    Taking a real cross-country trip has been an aviation goal of mine for years, and 2019 finally brought me the chance to do it… twice. After semi-relocating to Chicago and leaving our 182 in Phoenix for several months, I just couldn’t bear it anymore. I was starting my instrument training (again) and decided it didn’t make sense to do it
Read more: January 2020 Executive Director's Report
    I hope everyone enjoyed a happy and safe Christmas and New Year’s holiday season. Unfortunately, the weather we had over the holidays wasn’t very conducive to doing much flying. It seems like it’s been a long time since we have had so many days strung together that have been nasty like it was. However, it didn’t appear to have slowed down the Christmas
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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