The total economic impact (primary plus the multiplier effect) of aviation activities in Pinal County is estimated to exceed $350 million per year which includes supporting an estimated 6000 or more aviation-related jobs. This impact originates from a variety of aviation-related activities including general aviation, cargo transport, military activities, agriculture, skydiving, fuel sales, and travel and tourism.
Recently, the United States military and several foreign military allies are expressing a greater interest in Pinal County for the testing and manufacturing of the military's Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) program operations. Pinal County has multiple landscape scenarios: from low-lying dry deserts to wet high mountain regions. Coupled with large expanses of nearly uninhabited land, Pinal County has become a premier site for UAV types of operations now and in the future.
The following is a list of the general aviation airports in Pinal County: Pinal Air Park, Casa Grande Municipal Airport, Coolidge Municipal Airport, Eloy Municipal Airport, San Manuel Airport, Kearny Airport, Superior Airport, Pegasus Airport, Phoenix Regional Airport, Ak-Chin Community Airport, Estrella Sailport, Sarita Airport, Potter's Field Airport, Valley Farms Airport