Weekend Getaway to Furnace Creek, CA (L06)

Weekend Getaway to Furnace Creek, CA (L06) January 24-25 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. I don’t know to which seat to promote this venue; the right seat for its elegance and unique setting, or the left seat for its hard surface landing strip located 210 feet below sea level. Okay, I’ll...


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December 2014 Executive Director's Report

By Jim Timm December 2014 The cooler winter temperatures have been providing some great flying weather and improved airplane performance, and I hope it will improve pilot performance, also. Watch out for icing when flying in the northern parts of the state. Here is wishing all of you a happy holiday season and safe flying. Unfortunately, it appears that the FAA plans to...


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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 Mgr: Gerald DaFoe (810) 516-9122 www.wickenburgpat.com...


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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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Weekend Getaway to Furnace Creek, CA (L06)
Weekend Getaway to Furnace Creek, CA (L06) January 24-25 I don’t know to which seat to promote this venue; the right seat for its elegance and unique setting, or the left seat for its hard surface landing strip located 210 feet below sea level. Okay, I’ll start with the right seat. Furnace Creek is located within a national park; does this give you any clue of how beautiful the setting is… Read more...Weekend Getaway to Furnace Creek, CA (L06)
December 2014 Executive Director's Report
By Jim Timm December 2014 The cooler winter temperatures have been providing some great flying weather and improved airplane performance, and I hope it will improve pilot performance, also. Watch out for icing when flying in the northern parts of the state. Here is wishing all of you a happy holiday season and safe flying. Unfortunately, it appears that the FAA plans to revise the 3rd class… Read more...December 2014 Executive Director's Report
Accident Summary - Dec 2014
By Jim Timm December 2014 The following are the preliminary NTSB reports of the aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late October thru late November. Hopefully, we in APA can use the information from these reports to develop safety programs and briefings that will help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others and thus take the necessary action to prevent similar… Read more...Accident Summary - Dec 2014
Eagle Roost Airpark
Take a glorious flight and go 25 miles west of Wickenburg to the furthest northwest corner of Maricopa County. There you will find Eagle Roost Airpark, (27AZ), in the Valley of the Eagle. At an elevation of 2206 feet, Smith Peak to the northwest and Harquahalla Mountains to the southwest tower majestically in the distance and as a backdrop only enhance those fantastic Sonoran sunsets we’ve… Read more...Eagle Roost Airpark
November 2014 Executive Director's Report
By Jim Timm November 2014 The great fall flying weather is finally here and hopefully all of you are out there enjoying it. I hope many of you were able to make it to the Copperstate Fly in at Casa Grande and went in the big vendor display tent and stopped by the APA/RAF display to say hi. As usual, this year’s event was a good one. In the interest of promoting/improving general aviation… Read more...November 2014 Executive Director's Report
Arizona Backcountry Season Ramps Up!
Arizona Backcountry Season Ramps Up! by Mark Spencer  The temps are cooling down and we are in full swing for the 2014/15 backcountry season! We’ve already enjoyed two weekends at the Grapevine airstrip, just off the shores of Roosevelt Lake, National Public Lands Day at the old Double Circle Ranch north of Safford, and even a weekend at the Payson Municipal Airport camp ground.… Read more...Arizona Backcountry Season Ramps Up!

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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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