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...


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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)...


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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...


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Women Pilots

Women Pilots Howard Deevers The opinions expressed here are of the author only, and do not necessarily reflect those of the Arizona Pilots Association or any other group of aviators. By now you must have heard of the emergency landing of a Southwest Airlines flight in Philadelphia on April 17, 2018. The Captain on that flight was a female pilot;...


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Payson April Fly-In

Payson April Fly-In By Ken James Nebrig, Mark Spencer “Incredible!” That’s the best description of our April 6-8 fly-in to Payson, Arizona, (KPAN) for a weekend of fun and air camping at the Payson Airport Campground. The weather was absolutely beautiful as over 30 aircraft and nearly 70 people descended on Payson for the fly-in over...


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April 2018 Executive Director's Report

By Jim Timm April 2018 Spring is in full swing, and the flying weather has been generally pretty good thus far. With some daytime temperatures already in the 90’s, and the increased number of bugs that come with that, I’ve already been finding my windshield spattered with an unavoidable bug or two. Spring is here, or I’ve just been...


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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)
Women Pilots
Women Pilots  Howard Deevers  The opinions expressed here are of the author only, and do not necessarily reflect those of the Arizona Pilots Association or any other group of aviators. By now you must have heard of the emergency landing of a Southwest Airlines flight in Philadelphia on April 17, 2018. The Captain on that flight was a female pilot; the...  Read more...Women Pilots
Arizona Airport Focus: Bagdad (E51)
Arizona Airport Focus: Bagdad (NYL)  By Brian Schober  Copper is one of the staple industries in Arizona. It has played, and still plays, an important role in our state, as more than 68% of the copper used in the United States in 2017 came from Arizona. Ask any state legislator what the 3 C’s of Arizona are and they’ll tell you “Coper,...  Read more...Arizona Airport Focus: Bagdad (E51)

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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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May 2018

 

Newsletter Highlights:

 

  • President and Director's Reports
  • AZ Aviation Accident Summary
  • GAJSC Safety Topic: Emergency Procedure Training
  • AZ Airport Focus: Bagdad E51 by Brian Schober
  • Double the Fun at the Santa Barbara-Santa Ynez Getaway by Brad Lawrence
  • Double Circle Ranch and Payson Fly-In Photos
  • Women Pilots by Howard Deevers
  • GAARMS: Summer in the Desert
  • 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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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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