June 2018 Executive Director's Report
By Jim Timm  June 2018  It’s become that time of the year when we give more consideration to flying out to some of the higher altitude airports for breakfast, just a short break to enjoy the cooler weather. So, it’s also time to start giving much more serious attention to density altitude when you head out. Here’s hoping you will be able...  Read more...June 2018 Executive Director's Report
June 2018 Aviation Accident Summary
By Jim Timm  June 2018  The following are NTSB reports of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late April through late May. 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 will take the...  Read more...June 2018 Aviation Accident Summary
Arizona Airport Focus: Marble Canyon
Arizona Airport Focus: Marble Canyon  By Brian Schober  Arizona is marked by incredibly rugged terrain, rustic beauty and insanely brilliant landscape. In fact, there are three National Parks in Arizona: The Grand Canyon, Petrified Forest and Saguaro. Arizona typifies the Old West seen in movies over the last 75 years. Fortunately, that rustic Old West...  Read more...Arizona Airport Focus: Marble Canyon
Porsche Aircraft Engines
Porsche Aircraft Engines  by Hal Tretbar  Reprinted by permission from the Zuffenhausen News, Spring 2018 Issue (pcasar.com) I really appreciate the Porsche 3.2 liter motor in my 1987 Carrera. This air-cooled, 6 cylinder boxer engine is powerful, dependable, and efficient. Ferry Porsche (company: Porsche AG) must have liked these attributes also. In 1980 he...  Read more...Porsche Aircraft Engines
CFIT Accidents (GAARMS)
GAARMS Report: June 2018   Fred Gibbs  (Your guy in Flagstaff) So far this year we have had only one fatal GA accident here in Arizona, the PA-24 Piper Comanche out of Scottsdale last month. That is already one too many, but only one in the past 5 months is an improvement over last year. Let’s keep that trend going and make 2018 the...  Read more...CFIT Accidents (GAARMS)
Flying the KC 135 Simulator
Flying the KC 135 Simulator  Howard Deevers  My daughter, Barb, moved back to Western Pennsylvania a few months ago. I assisted her in exploring this option last year. We stayed with her best friend, Cindy, who lives in Murrysville, just East of Pittsburgh. Cindy is married to a Lt Col in the Air National Guard at Pittsburgh International Airport, the...  Read more...Flying the KC 135 Simulator
May 2018 Executive Director's Report
By Jim Timm  May 2018  In case you haven’t noticed, summer is knocking on our door, and I’m not all that keen on the idea of having to get up so early if I want smooth flying conditions. At least we can get some flying in without encountering all the adverse weather conditions some other pilots have to contend with in other parts of the country....  Read more...May 2018 Executive Director's Report
Double Circle Fly In & Camp
Double Circle Fly In & Camp  By Mark Spencer The Spring backcountry fly in season is nearly over, but come out and enjoy one of our last two events. It’s Grapevine (88AZ) May 18th through 20th, which is our last hosted Grapevine event until fall. To end the season, on Memorial Day weekend we’ll be at Pleasant Valley (24AZ) just outside...  Read more...Double Circle Fly In & Camp
May 2018 Aviation Accident Summary
By Jim Timm  May 2018  The following are NTSB reports of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late March thru late April. 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 will...  Read more...May 2018 Aviation Accident Summary
Summertime in the Desert (GAARMS)
GAARMS Report: May 2018   Fred Gibbs  (Your guy in Flagstaff) April has turned out to be the month of one of the most deadly crashes we have seen in quite a while. The crash of the Piper Comanche taking off out of Scottsdale airport took the lives of 6 beautiful young people on their way to Las Vegas for a fun time! If you want to read a whole...  Read more...Summertime in the Desert (GAARMS)
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