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 typePublic
OwnerCity of Phoenix
ServesPhoenix, Arizona
Elevation AMSL1,478 ft / 450 m
Coordinates33°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
Direction Length Surface
ft m
7R/25L 8,196 2,498 Asphalt
7L/25R 4,500 1,372 Asphalt
Statistics (2011)
Aircraft operations317,443
Based aircraft (2011)965

Phoenix Deer Valley Airport (IATA: DVT, ICAO: KDVT, FAA LID: DVT) is a public airport 17 miles (15 nmi; 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]


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]

Incidents and accidents[edit]

  • On August 20, 2018, an accident occurred when an Acroduster airplane crashed at Seventh Street near the airport as it was trying to land on it, killing 54 year old pilot Theodore Rich and his 49 year old passenger, Elaine Carpenter.[7]


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".


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