Phoenix Deer Valley Airport

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Phoenix Deer Valley Airport
Phoenix-Deer Valley Airport-(A) Terminal-1975.jpg
Phoenix Deer Valley Airport Terminal
Airport type Public
Owner City of Phoenix
Serves Phoenix, Arizona
Elevation AMSL 1,478 ft / 450 m
Coordinates 33°41′18″N 112°04′57″W / 33.68833°N 112.08250°W / 33.68833; -112.08250Coordinates: 33°41′18″N 112°04′57″W / 33.68833°N 112.08250°W / 33.68833; -112.08250
Website [1]
Direction Length Surface
ft m
7R/25L 8,196 2,498 Asphalt
7L/25R 4,500 1,372 Asphalt
Statistics (2011)
Aircraft operations 317,443
Based aircraft (2011) 965

Phoenix Deer Valley Airport (IATA: DVTICAO: KDVTFAA LID: DVT) is a public airport 17 miles (27 km) north of Phoenix, in Maricopa County, Arizona. It is owned by the City of Phoenix.[1] The FAA's National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2009–2013[4] categorized it as a reliever airport for Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.[1]

In 2010 the airport recorded 368,747 aircraft movements, making it the 25th busiest airport in the world by aircraft movements and the busiest general aviation airport in the world.[5]


There is no scheduled airline, but charter service is available through several companies, including one charter airline, Westwind Air Service.[6] Two large flight schools, Westwind School of Aeronautics and TransPac Aviation Academy, are located at Deer Valley.

TransPac Aviation Academy has brought a number of international students to the school, including people from China, Vietnam and Colombia.[7]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

The airport covers 914 acres (370 ha) at an elevation of 1,478 feet (450 m). It has two asphalt runways: 7R/25L is 8,196 by 100 feet (2,498 x 30 m) and 7L/25R is 4,500 by 75 feet (1,372 x 23 m).[1]

In 2008 the airport had 376,504 aircraft operations, average 1,031 per day: 65% general aviation, 35% military and <1% airline. 987 aircraft were then based at the airport: 85% single-engine, 10% multi-engine, 2% jet, 2% helicopter, <1% glider, and <1% military.[1]

By 2017, the schools located at this airport began using such aircraft as the Boeing 737 to teach future airline pilots at the location.


Phoenix Deer Valley Airport has hosted various air shows of vintage World War II aircraft's. Among the events which have taken place there is "Wings of Freedom".

Deer Valley Airport
Deer Valley Airport Monument
USGS aerial image, 1997 
Deer Valley Airport 
Deer Valley Airport beacon 
B-17 G Flying Fortress (Chuckie) 
B-17 G Flying Fortress (Chuckie) taking off. 
B-24 J Liberator 
P-51C Mustang 
B-25 Mitchell 


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