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 when dry conditions...


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June 2017 Executive Director's Report

By Jim Timm June 2017 Summer is here. Many of the usual Saturday morning fly in breakfasts have shut down for the duration, many of the aviation activities are slowing down, and you have to get up pretty early to enjoy any comfortable flying. So what’s new! It’s that time of the year again, so just find a cool...


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39th Annual Members Meeting

39th Annual Members Meeting By Kit McCloud The 2017 Annual Members Meeting was a great success! Almost one hundred people made the journey to the Scottsdale Airport to learn a little more about what the APA has done over the past year, and what we will be continuing into 2018. Almost thirty people took advantage of the new webinar...


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AZ Pilots Association Gives $6,000 in Scholarships

AZ Pilots Association Gives $6,000 in Scholarships By Andrew Vogeney As a part of our mission to support sustained GA in Arizona, the Arizona Pilots Association awarded three scholarships during our Annual Meeting. This year we supporting deserving high school students with a total of $6,000 toward their aviation educations! Each of our 2017 Scholarship award winners will have...


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May 2017 Executive Director's Report

By Jim Timm May 2017 Is everybody out there flying? I hope so. According to the NTSB the number of aircraft accidents occurring in Arizona has been down significantly lately. I hope everyone has been out there flying as usual, but doing it more safely! Better get out there and join that fly out to breakfast group, and have...


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GAARMS Report: May 2017

GAARMS Report: May 2017 Fred Gibbs HERE WE ARE, 1/3RD OF THE WAY THROUGH 2017 AND OUR SAFETY EFFORTS ARE STILL HOLDING! WE HAVE NOW MADE IT TO MAY WITH NO MORE FATAL ACCIDENTS. LET’S HOPE JANUARY WAS JUST AN ANOMOLY, A “BLIP” IN OUR SAFETY EFFORTS. If you all make it to the APA Annual meeting at the Scottsdale...


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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 when dry conditions… Read more...USFS Wildfire Avoidance and Information
Grapevine, Final Spring Fly In
Grapevine, Final Spring Fly In By Mark Spencer APA’s last organized event for the spring went off without a hitch on the weekend of May 19th through 21st. The only challenge was keeping up with parking of the 30 aircraft! According to Kit ad Brad, our hosts for this weekend, there were a total 64 attendees throughout the weekend. Everyone pitched in with food dishes for the pot… Read more...Grapevine, Final Spring Fly In
June Aviation Accident Summary
By Jim Timm June 2017 The following are the NTSB reports of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late April, 2017, through late May, 2017. We will use this detailed accident information to develop safety programs and briefings to help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others, and then take the action necessary to prevent similar accidents from happening to… Read more...June Aviation Accident Summary
June 2017 Executive Director's Report
By Jim Timm June 2017 Summer is here. Many of the usual Saturday morning fly in breakfasts have shut down for the duration, many of the aviation activities are slowing down, and you have to get up pretty early to enjoy any comfortable flying. So what’s new! It’s that time of the year again, so just find a cool spot, sit back, and relax. When you do go flying, please watch… Read more...June 2017 Executive Director's Report
39th Annual Members Meeting
39th Annual Members Meeting  By Kit McCloud  The 2017 Annual Members Meeting was a great success! Almost one hundred people made the journey to the Scottsdale Airport to learn a little more about what the APA has done over the past year, and what we will be continuing into 2018. Almost thirty people took advantage of the new webinar option and watched from home. Joan Fudala… Read more...39th Annual Members Meeting
AZ Pilots Association Gives ,000 in Scholarships
AZ Pilots Association Gives $6,000 in Scholarships  By Andrew Vogeney  As a part of our mission to support sustained GA in Arizona, the Arizona Pilots Association awarded three scholarships during our Annual Meeting. This year we supporting deserving high school students with a total of $6,000 toward their aviation educations! Each of our 2017 Scholarship award… Read more...AZ Pilots Association Gives $6,000 in Scholarships

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  • Camping in Pleasant Valley Enjoying a beautiful weekend in May camping in Young, AZ, at Pleasant Valley.
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  • 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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July 2017

 

Newsletter Highlights:

  • President and Director's Reports
  • GAJSC Safety Topic: Pilots & Medications
  • AZ Aviation Accident Summary
  • Scholarship Winner Takes Flight
  • MCAGCC Temporary SUA Notification
  • Payson Camp-Out Recap
  • Weekend Getaway Tour to Zion, Utah Aug 25-27
  • De-ja vu, All Over Again by Howard Deveers
  • GAARMS, Catalina Island, & BasicMed by Fred Gibbs
  • Davis Monthan Boneyard Tour Info by Jordan Ross
  • 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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