Getaway to Durango, CO, May 27-29

www.soaringcolorado.com (http://www.soaringcolorado.com) Trip Coordinator - Perry Null 505-722-3806 He has negotiated rates for the zip line excursion, the rental car and the hotel in Durango. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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Grapevine to be Charted!

GRAPEVINE TO BE CHARTED! By Mark Spencer You read that right gang! We’ve begun the process of placing the Grapevine airstrip back on the Phoenix sectional, replacing the closed airport symbol that has marked the place of Grapevine for nearly 20 years! In my mind, it seems like just last year that we had our first volunteer weekend at the Grapevine,...


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2016 APA Scholarships

2016 APA SCHOLARSHIPS by Jim Timm Early each year, for the past few years, The Arizona Pilots Association has made a couple of scholarships available to qualified and deserving aviation program students at the East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT) location at Williams Gateway Airport in Mesa to assist the students in pursuing their aviation careers. This year’s program resulted...


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2016 Membership Drive

Help us grow our voice in our first ever Membership Drive Its simple! Step 1: Send our open letter highlighting our accomplishments as an organization to your friends within the Aviation community. Step 2: Post our letter at your local airport FBO bulletin board and share it on Facebook! Step 3: When a friend joins and enters your name on the form, ...


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Durango Colorado May 28 Weekend Getaway

Getaway Flight to Durango, CO — May 28 Something different for this APA Getaway Flight. A venue that is indisputably awesome in the mountains of Colorado. This zip line excursion is for all ages. No running, flying or any athletic ability required.We fly into Durango-La Plata County Airport (KDRO) Saturday morning May 28, pick up a rental car, and drive to...


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Backcountry Updates

Backcountry Events By Mark Spencer Spring has brought some pretty good flying weather for us this year, and with it some great backcountry flying and events. This weekend’s fly in camp at Pleasant Valley (24AZ) just north of the beautiful and historic community of Young, went off without a hitch. Just after the first two aircraft arrivals, a light rain...


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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
Getaway to Durango, CO, May 27-29
Download PDF Flyer APA Getaway Flight May 27/28/29 (Friday arrival - Sunday departure)Soaring Treetop Adventures, Durango, COFriday - Arrive KDRO, Durango-La Plata Co. Airport. Dinner at Eolus 7:15pm 9201 x 150ft. asphalt, grooved, in good conditionFBO AVFlight 970-259-7400 UNICOM: 122.8Car Rental with Enterprise Reservations 970-385-8648 with Beth. A 2 day rate of $73.91 has been… Read more...Getaway to Durango, CO, May 27-29
Grapevine to be Charted!
GRAPEVINE TO BE CHARTED! By Mark Spencer You read that right gang! We’ve begun the process of placing the Grapevine airstrip back on the Phoenix sectional, replacing the closed airport symbol that has marked the place of Grapevine for nearly 20 years! In my mind, it seems like just last year that we had our first volunteer weekend at the Grapevine, clearing the cracks and… Read more...Grapevine to be Charted!
GAARMS Report: May 2016
GAARMS Report: May 2016 Fred Gibbs The first 4 months of 2016 are now behind us, and we have only had 2 fatal aircraft accidents. Overall, our general aviation community is doing quite well – in fact, very well. While certainly not trying to diminish the 2 fatal accidents in any way, neither were directly indicative of the average GA community, that is to say, flying… Read more...GAARMS Report: May 2016
May Aviation Accident Summary
By Jim Timm May 2016 The following are the NTSB reports of the aviation accidents that occurred in Arizona from early March thru late April, 2016. We will use this detailed accident information in the coming year to develop safety programs and briefings that will help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others and hopefully take the action necessary to prevent similar accidents… Read more...May Aviation Accident Summary
May 2016 Executive Director's Report
By Jim Timm May 2016 Fortunately, we are still enjoying the reasonably good flying weather, and I hope you are able to get out and enjoy flying to one of the fly in breakfasts or just flying around enjoying the freedom of flight. Whatever the case, be safe, have fun, and plan on attending the annual APA meeting at the Falcon Field EAA Warbirds Hangar on Saturday, May 7th, from noon to… Read more...May 2016 Executive Director's Report

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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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May 2016

 

Newsletter Highlights:

  • President and Director's Reports
  • Grapevine to be Charted!
  • GAJSC Safety Topic: Spatial Disorientation
  • Weekend Getaway to Cottonwood and Durango on May 28 by Brad Lawrence
  • 2016 Scholarship Winners
  • APA Happy Hour at Harold's by Mary Hames & Susan Wearly
  • GAARMS Report by Fred Gibbs
  • Ready to go Electric? by Howard Deevers
  • Upcoming Events & Classifieds


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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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