Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):  
               September 20, 2010
Advanced Photonix, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as specified in its Charter)
Delaware 1-11056 33-0325826
(State or other jurisdiction (Commission (IRS Employer
of incorporation) File Number) Identification No.)
2925 Boardwalk, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104  
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)  
Registrant's telephone number, including area code:   
(734) 864-5600
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Item 7.01 - Regulation FD Disclosure.
Effective September 16, 2010, Richard D. Kurtz, Chief Executive Officer of Advanced Photonix, Inc. (the “Company”), adopted a prearranged trading plan under Rule 10b5-1 (the “Plan”) to purchase shares of Company’s Class A Common Stock (“Common Stock”).
The Plan provides that Mr. Kurtz will purchase 1,000 shares of Common Stock common stock per month occurring between September 16, 2010 and March 31, 2011. Shares of Common Stock will be purchased under the Plan in the open market at prevailing market prices and all such purchases under the Plan will be disclosed publicly in accordance with applicable securities laws, rules and regulations through appropriate filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
The information in this Item 7.01 of the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K shall not be deemed to be incorporated by reference into any registration statement or other document pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, unless such subsequent filing specifically references this Current Report on Form 8-K.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
     /s/ Richard D. Kurtz
    Richard Kurtz, Chief Executive Officer  

Dated: September 20, 2010