Phoenix Deer Valley Airport

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Phoenix Deer Valley Airport
Phoenix Deer Valley Airport - USGS 30 April 1997.jpg
USGS aerial image, 1997
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.



  1. ^ a b c d e FAA Airport Master Record for DVT (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 29 July 2010.
  2. ^ 2009 Busiest Airports by Aircraft Movements
  3. ^ Airport IQ 5010, Phoenix Deer Valley Airport
  4. ^ National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2009–2013: Appendix A: Part 1 (PDF, 1.33 MB). Federal Aviation Administration. Updated 15 October 2008.
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