April 2018 Executive Director's Report
By Jim Timm  April 2018  Spring is in full swing, and the flying weather has been generally pretty good thus far. With some daytime temperatures already in the 90’s, and the increased number of bugs that come with that, I’ve already been finding my windshield spattered with an unavoidable bug or two. Spring is here, or I’ve just been...  Read more...April 2018 Executive Director's Report
Arizona Legislature GA Caucus
Arizona Legislature GA Caucus  By Mark Spencer Thanks to Representative Todd Clodfelter, District 10 in the Tucson area, we had our third successful General Aviation Caucus meeting in Phoenix on Tuesday March, 20th at the state legislature building. On the agenda were two presentations: the first was by Adam Hawkins from Global External Relations, and...  Read more...Arizona Legislature GA Caucus
April 2018 Aviation Accident Summary
By Jim Timm  April 2018  The following are NTSB reports of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late February through late March. The Arizona Pilots Association uses 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...  Read more...April 2018 Aviation Accident Summary
Yuma International Airport, Yuma, Arizona (NYL)
Yuma International Airport, Yuma, Arizona (NYL)  By Brian Schober  Yuma is truly a unique place steeped in history and lore. Yuma is the source material for countless movies and novels about the Wild West. It also has a rich history that spans centuries and was crucial to America’s power. The area got a head start on history with Europeans, with the...  Read more...Yuma International Airport, Yuma, Arizona (NYL)
A Very Close Call (GAARMS)
GAARMS Report: April 2018   Fred Gibbs  (Your guy in Flagstaff) The seventh annual APA General Aviation Accident Reduction and Mitigation Symposium – GAARMS VII – will be held across the state this year: Phoenix, Prescott, Yuma, Tucson By the time you read this, three of the four annual APA General Aviation Accident...  Read more...A Very Close Call (GAARMS)
When Things Go Bump in the Night
When Things Go Bump In The Night  Howard Deevers  Is it true that when you are flying at night your airplane makes strange noises? When in IMC you hear things that you didn’t hear only a few minutes ago when in the clear. The airplane is probably just fine, but our senses are in a higher state, so we do think we hear things that we didn’t...  Read more...When Things Go Bump in the Night
USFS Wildfire Avoidance and Information
Below is a presentation on federal and state wildfire aviation operations in southeastern Arizona. The presentation provides information about types of fire fighting aircraft, how they are used at and near wildfires, and the conditions they operate in. Fire season normally starts in March and concludes in October in southern Arizona, although wildfires can occur year round...  Read more...USFS Wildfire Avoidance and Information
March 2018 Executive Director's Report
By Jim Timm  March 2018  It’s that time of the year that we are having a number of fly-ins and airport open house events. Keep your eye on the calendar, and take some of them in. It’s a lot of fun to take the time to go to some of the events and see what’s happening in aviation around the state. Besides, it’s a good excuse to get out...  Read more...March 2018 Executive Director's Report
Spring Backcountry Kicks Off!
Spring Backcountry Kicks Off!  By Mark Spencer Our schedule was published last month and here we are already in March with two backcountry events. First, starting on Friday the 16th, donation lunch on Saturday the 17th, at the Grapevine airstrip along the shores of Roosevelt lake. Our guests this weekend will include forest service planners hoping to...  Read more...Spring Backcountry Kicks Off!
March 2018 Aviation Accident Summary
By Jim Timm  March 2018  The following are NTSB reports of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late January, 2017, through late February, 2018. The Arizona Pilots Association uses this detailed accident information to develop safety programs and briefings that will help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others, and then...  Read more...March 2018 Aviation Accident Summary
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