Arizona Airports Association

AzAA Bylaws state that two (2) statewide meetings shall be held each year, in the fourth (Spring) and second (Fall) quarters of the fiscal year.

AzAA members will be notified via email when conference registration opens. Non-members should check back on the AzAA Website approximately 60 days prior to the conference for updates. Upcoming events are also included below.

Neilson A. Bertholf, known to everyone as "Dutch", has worked more than 50 years in the aviation industry.The Spring AzAA Conference was named after Dutch following his retirement from his final position, Director of the City Phoenix Aviation Department, overseeing Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, Deer Valley Airport and Goodyear Airport.

The Fall Conference is typically a one-day conference to maximize information sharing around the start of the new Federal fiscal year. The Fall Conference is titled the "Wally Burg" Annual Conference. Wally started his 36-year career with the Tucson Airport Authority (TAA) as a firefighter in 1966 while still in college and served as the Tucson Airport Director for 23 years, in addition to serving in several key local and national industry leadership positions.

Save the Date

    • October 05, 2022
    • 5:30 PM
    • October 06, 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • Desert Willow Conference Center, Phoenix, AZ

    The conference starts on Wednesday, October 5 with the Welcome Reception from 5:30 to 7:30 PM and continues with conference sessions from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Thursday, October 6. 
    Members, please be sure to sign in to your membership account prior to registering in order to receive discounted pricing. 

    Click here for the agenda

    Exhibitor Opportunities 

    AzAA's Annual Fall Conference is a great opportunity for you to showcase your professional services or innovative materials and equipment. Exhibitor fees include one (1) conference registration. 

    Click here for the exhibitor layout

    Golf Tournament is Now Available!

    Tee times will be set from 8:33 to 9:18 AM and the pairings list will be available closer to the conference. 9 holes will be open to carts, however the other 9 holes will be cart path only. No lunch will be provided.

    Welcome Reception Tickets are Available!

    Tickets are available to purchase for $30 each for the Welcome Reception on Wednesday, October 5 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at the Desert Willow Conference Center. To register a guest for the Welcome Reception, please enter your guest's information on your registration form and purchase an additional ticket or contact AzAA Headquarters ( at 480-403-4618.

    • April 30, 2023
    • May 02, 2023
    • Little America Hotel, Flagstaff, AZ

    Click here for hotel and additional conference information.

    Registration will be available in early 2023.

    • October 04, 2023
    • October 05, 2023
    • Desert Willow Conference Center, Phoenix, AZ

    Additional information and registration will be available Summer 2023. 

Past events

July 21, 2022 AzAA Summer Networking Event
June 04, 2022 Aviation Expo & Pancake Breakfast Fly-In
May 01, 2022 2022 AzAA "Dutch Bertholf" Spring Conference
May 01, 2022 2022 AzAA Spring Conference Sponsor
March 05, 2022 64th Annual Cactus Fly-In and Hot Rod Show
January 20, 2022 Sponsorship Registration – Arizona Aviation Day
January 20, 2022 Arizona Aviation Day - Attendee Registration
October 27, 2021 2021 AzAA "Walter Burg" Fall Conference
September 13, 2021 TRB Webinar: Training Operations Personnel at Small Airports
August 25, 2021 Chandler Chamber Economic Update Luncheon: AVIATION - REFUELING THE VALLEY'S ECONOMY
July 15, 2021 AzAA Summer Networking Event
May 03, 2021 2021 'Dutch Bertholf' Spring Conference
May 03, 2021 2021 AzAA Virtual Spring Conference Sponsor
March 31, 2021 AzAA Virtual Happy Hour
February 23, 2021 Member Round Table Discussion - Best Practices Guide
February 05, 2021 Arizona Aviation Day
January 14, 2021 AzAA Virtual Happy Hour
December 09, 2020 Member Round Table Discussion
October 22, 2020 2020 AzAA Fall Conference
October 07, 2020 Member Round Table Discussion
September 02, 2020 Member Round Table Discussion
August 13, 2020 Summer Networking Happy Hour
August 05, 2020 Member Round Table Discussion
July 01, 2020 Member Round Table Discussion
June 03, 2020 Member Round Table Discussion
April 28, 2020 AzAA General Membership Meeting
January 14, 2020 Sponsorship Registration – Arizona Aviation and Aerospace Day
January 14, 2020 Arizona Aviation and Aerospace Day and Dinner with Legislators
November 20, 2019 Arizona Pavements/Materials Conference
November 07, 2019 Havasu 600 Air Race
October 16, 2019 2019 AzAA Fall Conference
August 17, 2019 NYL Fly-In Celebrating 90th Anniversary of Women's National Air Derby
June 27, 2019 AzAA Summer Networking Event
April 14, 2019 2019 AzAA "Dutch Bertholf" Spring Conference
April 14, 2019 2019 AzAA Spring Conference Sponsor
March 30, 2019 2019 Falcon Field Airport Open House
March 30, 2019 Impala Bob's Car Show
March 30, 2019 Southwest Military Transport Show
February 28, 2019 AzAA Spring Scholarship Application Deadline
February 08, 2019 Copperstate Fly-In

Contact Us
1800 E. Ray Rd.,
Suite A106
Chandler, AZ 85225
P: (480) 403-4618
F: (480) 935-5270

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