August 2018 Executive Director's Report

By Jim Timm August 2018 Well, it’s summer, it’s hot, and the comfortable flying time is rather limited. Fortunately, I’m in Wisconsin attending the EAA AirVenture fly in while writing this. As a result, this month’s report is going to be a bit abbreviated. It’s different to see everything green and relatively lush. It’s also going to be interesting...


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High Flight (GAARMS)

GAARMS Report: August 2018 Fred Gibbs (Your guy in Flagstaff) We are now 7 months into 2018 with only two fatal GA accidents so far this year. Only one of the accidents involved an Arizona–based pilot. You guys and gals, our Arizona aviation community, are doing a great job of flying. Let’s keep that trend going and make...


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Getting Lost

Getting Lost Howard Deevers Do you ever worry about getting lost while flying, either locally or on a cross country flight? Sure we do. Beginning pilots are always worried about that. I remember some of my first flights as a student, wondering where we were and how we were going to get back to the airport. Many of my...


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Initial Pilot Certification Passing Rates Trending Down

GAARMS Report: July 2018 Fred Gibbs (Your guy in Flagstaff) We are still holding at only one fatal GA accident so far this year. You guys and gals, our Arizona aviation community, are doing a great job of flying safe. Let’s keep that trend going! Make 2018 the safest year ever. Initial Pilot Certification Passing Rates Trending...


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What Will You Do?

What Will You Do? Surviving an Emergency By Mark Spencer There is nothing quite like flying through the backcountry, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. You’ve got your camping gear all packed, perhaps do a day hike while on the ground, and certainly you’ll enjoy the company of your fellow aviators while on your adventure...


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July 2018 Executive Director's Report

By Jim Timm July 2018 No kidding, it’s hot out, it’s bumpy, and often not a lot of fun flying this time of year. I guess I need to be a bit more philosophical about it and realize we are 180° out of phase with the northern part of the country, as far as comfortable flying seasons are concerned,...


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August 2018 Executive Director's Report
By Jim Timm  August 2018  Well, it’s summer, it’s hot, and the comfortable flying time is rather limited. Fortunately, I’m in Wisconsin attending the EAA AirVenture fly in while writing this. As a result, this month’s report is going to be a bit abbreviated. It’s different to see everything green and relatively lush. It’s...  Read more...August 2018 Executive Director's Report
August 2018 Aviation Accident Summary
By Jim Timm  August 2018  The following are NTSB reports of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late June through late July. 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 hopefully they will take the...  Read more...August 2018 Aviation Accident Summary
Are AZ Student Pilots Learning the Correct Information?
Are AZ Student Pilots Learning the Correct Information?   By Christopher Fallang, APA Member  I live in Wickenburg, AZ, right at the Wickenburg airport (E25) and get to watch traffic which ranges from business jets to taildraggers. Probably the most regular traffic is from the flight schools in the Phoenix area and sometimes from Prescott. As I watch...  Read more...Are AZ Student Pilots Learning the Correct Information?
Arizona Airport Focus: Show Low
Arizona Airport Focus: Show Low  By Brian Schober  With the summer heat in full swing in central Arizona, many of us begin to look towards the Northern Arizona airports for some relief. How about Show Low? While it’s not quite “Northern,” it still fits the bill nicely. On the edge of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest and near the...  Read more...Arizona Airport Focus: Show Low
Exploring Northern Arizona’s Sandstone Deserts
Exploring Northern Arizona's Sandstone Deserts  By Connor Barrett & Amon Haghighat  @AZPILOTLIFE Our one day adventure included a cross country flight to Page (KPGA) and an early morning tour of Lower Antelope Canyon. This tourist site had been an interest for both of us, but the long drive discouraged us from going. Antelope Canyon has often been...  Read more...Exploring Northern Arizona’s Sandstone Deserts
High Flight (GAARMS)
GAARMS Report: August 2018   Fred Gibbs  (Your guy in Flagstaff) We are now 7 months into 2018 with only two fatal GA accidents so far this year. Only one of the accidents involved  an Arizona–based pilot. You guys and gals, our Arizona aviation community, are doing a great job of flying. Let’s keep that trend going and make 2018 the...  Read more...High Flight (GAARMS)

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