Arizona Aviation Hall of Fame
Arvin “Arv” Schultz’s association with aviation in Arizona began in the mid-1960’s when he received his pilot’s license and became a Flight Instructor with the Sawyer School of Aviation. In 1967 he began his career as an airline pilot with Apache Airlines. Over the next 30 years he flew with Bonanza Airlines, AirWest Airlines, Hughes AirWest Airlines and Republic Airlines. Arv retired from Northwest Airlines in 1994. 2 years earlier he began publishing Arizona Flyways Magazine to promote aviation in Arizona. In 2000 the magazine changed its name to America’s Flyways and expanded its distribution to the entire United States but it continued to focus on the history and future of Arizona aviation. Arv continues to work as a spokesman for aviation in the state, not only through his magazine but also as a speaker for aviation and civic groups.