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!
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 the...  Read more...January 2018 Executive Director's Report
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 loner, visit...  Read more...Spring 2018 Backcountry Line Up
January 2018 Aviation Accident Summary
By Jim Timm  January 2018  The following are NTSB reports of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late November, 2017, through late December, 2017. 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 take the action necessary...  Read more...January 2018 Aviation Accident Summary
Blocking Display of ADS-B Information Last month I wrote a short note about a number of pilots in the Phoenix area that have received threatening or harassing letters about being too low over a certain area.  It seems that people on the ground are using FlightAware or similar software to monitor the altitudes of airplanes equipped with ADS-B. The altitude the person on...  Read more...Blocking Display of ADS-B Information
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