Backcountry Camping and Cookout in Payson May 15-1

Backcountry Camping and Cookout in Payson (KPAN)May 15-17, 2015Payson Airport Campground Come help us thank thirteen year old James Nebrig for his hard work in providing a picnic shelter at the Payson (KPAN) airport campground! James and his parents, Ken and Lorrie, will be joining us for a weekend of fun, food, and flying in the cooler temps of Payson. A...


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Green Light for the Double Circle on May 8th-10th

Green Light for Double Circle May 8th-10th by Mark Spencer It’s been up to the wire, but our new friend, Eric Bredemann, District Archaeologist for the Clifton District of the Apache Sitgreaves National Forest, has accomplished what he had hoped to for us and won the approval of the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) for our upcoming project at the...


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May 2015 Executive Director's Report

By Jim Timm May 2015 I hope everyone has been out enjoying the reasonably good flying weather we have been having, but it appears it may not have been done as safely as it could have been. Unfortunately, this month’s safety report is not as good as it could have been. Please be careful out there! Seven Arizona NAVAIDS Are Listed for DecommissionIn...


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Airparks of Arizona

AIRPARK NAME / CONTACT CITY HOMES / SITES REALTOR Big Springs Airpark Prescott 12 Mgr: Peter Hartman (928) 626-7207 Castle Wells Morristown 5/10 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Mgr: Gerald DaFoe...


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APA Scholarship Program

APA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION (images/news/scholarships/2014-07-28_scholarship_application_form.pdf) The Arizona Pilots Association awards scholarships each year to deserving students of the East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT) Aviation Program. With these scholarships we hope to further the education of students who intend to work in the field of aviation; be it as a pilot or as an aircraft maintenance technician. Applicants must maintain a scholastic...


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Backcountry Airstrip Safety Information

These bulletins were produced by the APA and RAF (http://www.theraf.org) to provide information to increase the safety of pilots choosing to fly into these backcountry airstrips. See locations on Google Maps (https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=210717304110163998128.0004cd3f14faf3845780d msa=0 ll=33.979809,-109.401855 spn=5.756351,13.392334 iwloc=0004cd3f2cedf4e38a7ca). Double Circle Ranch/Eagle Creek (images/attachments/DoubleCircleInfoPamphlet.pdf) Grapevine (images/attachments/GrapevineInfoPamphlet.pdf) Pleasant Valley Young, AZ (images/attachments/PleasantValleyInfoPamphlet.pdf) Red Creek (images/attachments/RedCreekInfoPamphlet.pdf) Grand Gulch (images/attachments/GrandGulchInfoPamphlet.pdf)


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Backcountry Camping and Cookout in Payson May 15-1
Backcountry Camping and Cookout in Payson (KPAN)May 15-17, 2015Payson Airport Campground Come help us thank thirteen year old James Nebrig for his hard work in providing a picnic shelter at the Payson (KPAN) airport campground! James and his parents, Ken and Lorrie, will be joining us for a weekend of fun, food, and flying in the cooler temps of Payson. A main BBQ dish will be provided on… Read more...Backcountry Camping and Cookout in Payson May 15-1
Green Light for the Double Circle on May 8th-10th
Green Light for Double Circle May 8th-10th by Mark Spencer  It’s been up to the wire, but our new friend, Eric Bredemann, District Archaeologist for the Clifton District of the Apache Sitgreaves National Forest, has accomplished what he had hoped to for us and won the approval of the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) for our upcoming project at the old Double Circle! This… Read more...Green Light for the Double Circle on May 8th-10th
May 2015 Executive Director's Report
By Jim Timm May 2015 I hope everyone has been out enjoying the reasonably good flying weather we have been having, but it appears it may not have been done as safely as it could have been. Unfortunately, this month’s safety report is not as good as it could have been. Please be careful out there! Seven Arizona NAVAIDS Are Listed for DecommissionIn a Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM), The… Read more...May 2015 Executive Director's Report
Accident Summary - May 2015
By Jim Timm  May 2015  The following are the preliminary NTSB reports of the aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from mid-April thru late May. We hope the following accident information can be used to develop safety programs and briefings that will help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others and hopefully will take the action needed to prevent similar… Read more...Accident Summary - May 2015
Roosevelt Lake Temporary MOA June 1â13, 2015
Roosevelt Lake Temporary Military Operations AreaEffective: June 1−13, 2015 The Roosevelt Lake Temporary Military Operations Area (TMOA), located over Roosevelt Lake in the Tonto National Forest in eastern Arizona, supports the annual Air Combat Command Exercise ANGEL THUNDER. The exercise is designed to provide Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) training for combat aircrews, para−rescue… Read more...Roosevelt Lake Temporary MOA June 1−13, 2015
La Cholla Airpark
LA CHOLLA AIRPARK (57AZ) – What better place to star gaze than twenty miles northwest of Tucson in Oro Valley, at the base of the dramatic Tortolita Mountains? Here lies the 1,000 acre La Cholla Airpark with an unobscured sky for star gazing. This magnificent location is home to 91 established residences. Though already a private airpark, the ultimate privacy for each is further secured by a… Read more...La Cholla Airpark

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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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