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
Serves Phoenix, Arizona
Elevation  AMSL1,478 ft / 450 m
Coordinates 33°41′18″N 112°04′57″W / 33.68833°N 112.08250°W / 33.68833; -112.08250
Latitude and Longitude:

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 (2017)
Aircraft operations378,777
Based aircraft942
Sources: FAA, [1] ACI, [2] GCR, [3][ failed verification]

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, United States. 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 2017 the airport recorded 378,777 aircraft movements, making it the 25th busiest airport in the world by aircraft movements and the busiest general aviation airport in the world. [5]


In the 1950s, the Sperry Flight Systems Company established an aerospace/defense manufacturing facility on land north of Phoenix's city limits in what was mostly undeveloped desert. While the plant was under construction, roughly 480 acres to the north nearby was also leased as the potential site for a new flight testing facility. Later on this land was developed into a private airport and then sold, in 1971, to the City of Phoenix. A number of flight research and general aviation firms soon made the new airport their base of operations. [6] Federal Aviation Administration funding enabled upgrades to the terminal building, flight control tower, runways, and many other facilities and safety features.


There is no scheduled airline service, but charter service is available through several companies.

Facilities and aircraft

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 2017 the airport had 378,777 aircraft operations, average 1,037 per day: 99% general aviation, <1% military and <1% airline. 942 aircraft were then based at the airport: 807 single- engine, 90 multi-engine, 23 jet, 16 helicopter, 4 glider, and 2 military. [1]

Incidents and accidents

  • 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. Among the events which have taken place is "Wings of Freedom".


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