Bryce Canyon Getaway Postponed

Hear ye! Hear ye! Hear ye! July’s Getaway Flight to Bryce Canyon, UT –postponed again! 6/26/2014 Update I seem to have forgotten the lesson from a couple of years ago. And, despite looking for lodging 2 ½ months in advance, everything even remotely near the park is full. So, I’m looking at new possibilities...


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July 2014 Executive Director's Report

By Jim Timm July 2014 Summer is definitely here and you really have to get out early to fly comfortably. Many are getting plans finalized for the big EAA AirVenture at Oshkosh and I hope the weather improves a bit for those planning on flying to the event. I hope I run into some of you while we are there. In the...


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Aviation Tax Increase Intercepted SB1174 - AP...

APA Members Make a Difference! Aviation Tax Increase Intercepted (SB1174) By Mark Spencer When someone asks me why they should be a member of the APA, I’ll have the perfect example to share with them. No other organization in Arizona was able to react as quickly as the APA and its members to alter the course of a very extensive and...


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VIDEO: Soft-field Techniques

APA YouTube ChannelAn introduction to the Arizona Pilots Association (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FT1lI0l8Xdk) A short guide for Backcountry Etiquette (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZetFYwzzgFs) A guide to Soft-field Operations presented by our own Craig Albright (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lj1w71sMj4) The channel name is: AZPilotsAssnVideos and can be searched while browsing YouTube.com. Please share this information with your friends and let us know if you have some content to include on the channel. Thoughts and...


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Scholarship Program

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 position in the...


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Backcountry Etiquette Video by Rich Finkle

View on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeeSIw_q3_U) All of us have been somewhere, sometime when someone does something that makes you want to throttle them. You know what I’m talking about. My goal is to be sure that we have captured the major things all of us should be thinking about to make our backcountry travels better and safer for the pilots in...


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Bryce Canyon Getaway Postponed
Hear ye!  Hear ye!  Hear ye!  July’s Getaway Flight to Bryce Canyon, UT  –postponed again!  6/26/2014 Update I seem to have forgotten the lesson from a couple of years ago.  And, despite looking for  lodging 2 ½ months in advance, everything even remotely near the park is full.  So, I’m looking at new possibilities for… Read more...Bryce Canyon Getaway Postponed
July 2014 Executive Director's Report
By Jim Timm July 2014 Summer is definitely here and you really have to get out early to fly comfortably. Many are getting plans finalized for the big EAA AirVenture at Oshkosh and I hope the weather improves a bit for those planning on flying to the event. I hope I run into some of you while we are there. In the meantime, please keep an eye on density altitude when you fly into to some of our… Read more...July 2014 Executive Director's Report
Accident Summary - July 2014
By Jim Timm July 2014 The following are the preliminary NTSB accident reports of aviation accidents in Arizona shortly after they have occurred and the information is used to develop safety programs and briefings that should help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others and thus take the necessary action to prevent similar accidents from happening. Starting the beginning of this… Read more...Accident Summary - July 2014
Getaway Flight to Pagosa Springs, CO on June 21-22
APA Getaway Flight: Pagosa Springs, COby Craig Albright, Cirrus N857CD @ KCHD, CFI/II Pagosa Springs, CO on June 21-22, 2014 I know that some of you have been waiting for details of our next APA Getaway Flight...and here they are! We're headed to Pagosa Springs, CO (KPSO) on June 21-22 to enjoy a brief escape from the scorching Arizona temperatures. However, there’s a bit… Read more...Getaway Flight to Pagosa Springs, CO on June 21-22
June 2014 Executive Director's Report
By Jim Timm JUNE 2014 Well, it’s almost that time of the year that you’r forced to get out early to be able to get some smooth comfortable flying in. I just got back from flying to Kearny for breakfast. Not a very long ride but very nice. The group had planned on going up north, but with the fires in the area, the plan was nixed. At this time of the year, be sure you get a last minute… Read more...June 2014 Executive Director's Report
Accident Summary - June 2014
By Jim Timm JUNE 2014 In the past we have been able to review the preliminary NTSB accident reports for aviation accidents shortly after they had occurred in Arizona, and use the information to develop safety programs and briefings that would help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others and take the necessary action to prevent similar accidents from happening. With the new NTSB… Read more...Accident Summary - June 2014

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