February 2018 Executive Director's Report

By Jim Timm February 2018 I hope all of you have been able to start the new year right by getting in some time aviating around. The weather has been great, and there are a lot of places for us to fly out for that proverbial $100 Breakfast or Hamburger Lunch. Let’s get out and do it, but do...


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Grapevine Recap

Grapevine Recap By Mark Spencer While challenging weather scuttled our monthly fly in BBQ at Grapevine for January, several folks did fly in. Because of their hard work, along with a ground crew, a small tractor and 40 additional tons of fill, the airstrip has never looked better. Anyone that has visited Grapevine understands the incredible beauty of the...


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January 2018 Executive Director's Report

By Jim Timm January 2018 I hope everyone had a happy and safe holiday season, Santa was good to you, and all your Christmas surprises were good ones. The early Saturday morning breakfast flights are a bit cool, and the aircraft performance has really been impressive compared to last summer. I really wish the pilots’ performance could improve by...


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Spring 2018 Backcountry Line Up

Spring 2018 Backcountry Line Up By Mark Spencer While the weather continues to favor Arizona backcountry in the central desert, plan on attending one of APA’s backcountry weekends at the Grapevine Airstrip (88AZ) for one of our third Saturday BBQ’s. Of course you can fly in on Friday and stay the weekend, or if you are more of a...


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Accident Trends (GAARMS)

Accident Trends GAARMS Report: January 2018 Fred Gibbs Happy New Year to one and all! May this coming year be your best yet, and as the Arizona aviation community, let’s try to make 2018 the safest year on record. 2017 appears to have mirrored 2016, with the total number of fatal accidents (6) staying the same, but unfortunately,...


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Looking Both Ways

Looking Both Ways Howard Deevers Do you make New Year Resolutions? Almost all of us do, but many of us fail to follow through. The usual resolutions, such as losing a few pounds, eating healthier, exercising more, earning a new rating, or attending more safety seminars, may not materialize, even though we have the best of intentions. But...


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February 2018 Executive Director's Report
By Jim Timm  February 2018  I hope all of you have been able to start the new year right by getting in some time aviating around. The weather has been great, and there are a lot of places for us to fly out for that proverbial $100 Breakfast or Hamburger Lunch. Let’s get out and do it, but do it safely!!  Our calendar is full of fly in events both...  Read more...February 2018 Executive Director's Report
Grapevine Recap
Grapevine Recap  By Mark Spencer While challenging weather scuttled our monthly fly in BBQ at Grapevine for January, several folks did fly in. Because of their hard work, along with a ground crew, a small tractor and 40 additional tons of fill, the airstrip has never looked better. Anyone that has visited Grapevine understands the incredible beauty of...  Read more...Grapevine Recap
February 2018 Aviation Accident Summary
By Jim Timm  February 2018  The following are NTSB reports of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late December, 2017, through late January, 2018. We use this detailed accident information to develop safety programs and briefings that will help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others, and then hopefully they will take...  Read more...February 2018 Aviation Accident Summary
Johnathan the Brave
Johnathan the Brave  By Andrew Vogeney  Working a part-time job can have a lot of perks, most notably for me the paycheck that keeps the gas tanks half full. I work a few nights a week at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel, and I’m proud of a lot of the “extras” we get to do for our community. One of them is working with Hope Kids,...  Read more...Johnathan the Brave
Cottonwood Fly-In & Safety Seminar
Cottonwood Fly-In & Safety Seminar   By Timothy M Pebler  The seminar was attended by about 52 people from Cottonwood, Camp Verde, Rimrock, Flagstaff, Prescott, Mesa, Deer Valley, Glendale and Sedona. Fred had an educational presentation on winter flying weather with lots of positive comments from those who attended. Morgan Scott and the...  Read more...Cottonwood Fly-In & Safety Seminar
Spring Getaway — El Fuerte, Mexico!
Spring Getaway - El Fuerte, Mexico! April 12-15  By Brad Lawrence  Call / email  Brad Lawrence 602-460-4286 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. April 12-15 All-inclusive 4 day trip: Hotel Torres del Fuerte, meals, transfers, and events. April 12 Thursday - Fly down, Transfer to Hotel Torres Del Fuerte - Dinner show April 13 Friday - Full...  Read more...Spring Getaway — El Fuerte, Mexico!

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  • Camping in Pleasant Valley Enjoying a beautiful weekend in May camping in Young, AZ, at Pleasant Valley.
  • Double Circle Ranch Early Photos Double Circle Ranch manager and partner, Abner T. Wilson & his family circa 1910
  • Grapevine at Roosevelt Lake A 3800' asphalt runway just steps away from Roosevelt Lake.
  • Double Circle Ranch at Eagle Creek This year marks the beginning of the reopening process of the beautiful Double Circle Ranch and airstrip near Clifton, AZ.

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Current Issue: 
February 2018

 

Newsletter Highlights:

 

  • President and Director's Reports
  • AZ Aviation Accident Summary
  • Grapevine, Cottonwood Fly-In, & Goldwater Range Tour Photos
  • GAJSC Safety Topic: Maintenance Placards
  • Spring Getaway to El Fuerte, Mexico
  • Johnathan the Brave by Andrew Vogeney
  • AZ Airport Focus: Kingman - by Brian Shober
  • GAARMS: Symposium in Deer Valley by Fred Gibbs
  • Winter Flying by Howard Deveers
  • Event Pictures, Upcoming Events, and Flyers   

 

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These bulletins were produced by the APA and RAF to provide information to increase the safety of pilots choosing to fly into these backcountry airstrips. See locations on Google Maps.

 

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The liability waiver must be completed for any APA sponsored fly-in event.  Please sign and either mail, email, or fax to 520-826-3101.

 

 

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  • Backcountry Airstrip Safety Information

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These bulletins were produced by the APA and RAF to provide information to increase the safety of pilots choosing to fly into these backcountry airstrips. See locations on Google Maps.

 

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