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Welcome to Arizona’s Best Flying Club. We make your flying dreams a reality.

We were established in Phoenix, Arizona in 1958 to provide cost effective aircraft to members for educational, social and recreational purposes.
Come explore the valley’s longest-standing flying club with aircraft located at both Chandler Municipal and Phoenix-Deer Valley Airports.

Board of Directors

A board of directors makes the Club policy and manages Club affairs. The six board members are elected by the general membership at the annual meeting in January. The term of office is two years with three directors being elected each year. The officers of the club are selected at the first meeting of the board of directors following the annual meeting.

The officers of the corporation are president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer, maintenance officer, and operations officer. Additional officers may be elected or appointed as deemed necessary, having the authority and duties prescribed by the Board of Directors.

Regularly scheduled board meetings are held monthly on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM. They alternate between the terminal building conference room or pilot lounge at Chandler airport and the Cutter Aviation conference room at Deer Valley airport.

Current Board:

  • President: Jeff Quackenbush
  • Vice President and Safety Officer: Neil Tracht
  • Secretary: Jay Calchera
  • Treasurer: Jason Broomham
  • Operations Officer: J.C. Jones
  • Maintenance Officer: Ken Conteen

About

A view of Phoenix Sky Harbor’s Terminal One circa 1952.
The airport officially opened September 2, 1929.
Phoenix Flyers was established in 1958 at Sky Harbor.

Phoenix Flyers is a 501(c)(7) non-profit, member-owned, social flying club based in Phoenix, Arizona. The club was founded in 1958 at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport for educational, social and recreational purposes involving the proper use and enjoyment of aircraft and the improvement of flying skills.

The club owns four aircraft; two Cessna Skylanes, a Piper Comanche and a Piper Archer. In 1997 the club moved its aircraft from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport to the Chandler Municipal and Phoenix Deer Valley Airports.

In order to provide equal access to the aircraft, we rotate all of the aircraft between Chandler and Deer Valley every four months, so that there’s always one Cessna and one Piper at each airport.

Our goal is to maintain an active membership and strive to provide excellent, well maintained aircraft at reasonable rates. Isn’t it about time you joined the Phoenix Flyers family?

Updates

April 2018 meeting cancelled; new Deer Valley meeting location in-progress

Our 24 April 2018 meeting is cancelled due to a lack of quorum (officer business travel). Next board meeting is now scheduled for May 22 at CHD. We also will be changing locations at Deer Valley Airport. Due to changes to terminal building security, we cannot use the upstairs conference room at our standard meeting …

How available is our fleet?

One of the frequently asked questions from prospective members is: how difficult is it to schedule an aircraft? Using data from AircraftClubs.com, we’ve assembled some Fleet Usage and Availability Statistics on their own page. Most notably, over the last two years: There are usually two aircraft available on any given day, and Our aircraft are …

AOPA Regional Fly In, 14-15 Sept 2018 in Santa Fe, NM

Bob Ballou is putting together a group to attend AOPA’s Regional Fly In. If you’re interested in joining the crew, please reach out to him! Remember, contact information is available in AircraftClubs. See his recent announcement: Greetings fellow club members, AOPA is conducting a regional fly in on 14-15 September in Santa Fe NM. Aside …

Contact Us

Once you’ve taken a look at our collected resources — like our FAQ, our Operations Manual, and our pages on Joining us or Learning to Fly — if you have more questions about the club please reach out: The form below will contact one of our officers.

(Please note we’re all volunteers; sometimes it may take a few days to get a response based on vacations and so forth. Thanks for your patience!)

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