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Phoenix — Phoenix Deer Valley Airport
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Phoenix Deer Valley Airport ¹
702 W. Deer Valley Road
Phoenix, AZ 85027
(623) 869-0975

Overview ³

  • Phoenix Deer Valley Airport
  • 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
  • Statistics (2009): Aircraft operations 402,335
  • Based aircraft (2008): 987

Phoenix Deer Valley Airport (IATA: DVT, ICAO: KDVT, FAA LID: DVT) is a public use airport located 15 nautical miles (28 km) north of the central business district of Phoenix, a city in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States. It is owned by the City of Phoenix. According to the FAA's National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2009-2013, it is categorized as a reliever airport for the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

In 2009, it recorded 402,335 aircraft movements, making it the 22nd busiest airport in the world in terms of aircraft movements and the busiest airport in the world without scheduled airline service.

Usage ³

In 2009, Deer Valley was the 14th busiest general aviation airport in the United States. There is no scheduled airline service. However charter service is still available through several companies. Two large flight training academies, Westwind School of Aeronautics and TransPac Aviation Academy, are located at Deer Valley. These two schools account for a majority of operations at the airport.

Facilities and Aircraft ³

Phoenix Deer Valley Airport covers an area of 914 acres (370 ha) at an elevation of 1,478 feet (450 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt paved runways: 7R/25L is 8,197 by 100 feet (2,498 x 30 m) and 7L/25R is 4,508 by 75 feet (1,374 x 23 m).

For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2008, the airport had 376,504 aircraft operations, an average of 1,031 per day: 65% general aviation, 35% military and <1% scheduled commercial. At that time there were 987 aircraft based at this airport: 85% single-engine, 10% multi-engine, 2% jet, 2% helicopter, <1% glider, and <1% military.

AFIA Photos 4

Recently A Friend In Arizona (AFIA) visited the Phoenix Deer Valley Airport on 1/5/2012. While there, AFIA was able to get some nice "walk-around" photos of two different Aero Vodochody Aero L-39C Albatros advanced jet trainer aircraft.

1976 Aero Vodochody L-39C Albatros (NX143XX, s/n 630648) photographed on (1/5/2012) at the Phoenix Deer Valley Airport (Photos by AFIA)

1980 Aero Vodochody L-39C Albatros (NX151XX, s/n 031616) photographed on (1/5/2012) at the Phoenix Deer Valley Airport (Photos by AFIA)

Special Thanks

A very special thanks to AFIA (A Friend in Arizona) for providing us with the above series of “walk-around” photos of the two Aero Vodochody L-39C Albatros advanced jet trainers shown above.


  1. Phoenix Deer Valley Municipal Airport, website
  2. Google Earth, Satellite Image
  3. Wikipedia, Phoenix Deer Valley Airport
  4. A Friend in Arizona (AFIA), 01/05/2012 Aircraft Photos

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