Arizona Backcountry Events Winter and Spring 2016

Arizona Backcountry Events Winter and Spring 2016 By Mark Spencer The temps will be warming up soon and we have a full lineup planned for the 2016 spring backcountry season! Of course, with spring starting in January, in the desert anyway, we’ll kick off with a couple of training events hosted by some of the best in the country. Dave...


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January 2016 Executive Director's Report

By Jim Timm January 2016 I hope all of you had a merry Christmas and a safe time welcoming in the New Year. So far this winter the weather has produced some great opportunities to get in some quality flying time. I hope many of you have been able to take advantage of it. Thanks to all of you for flying...


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APA Getaway Fly-in to Guaymas, Mexico

APA Getaway Fly-in to Guaymas, Mexico February 5-7 (NEW DATE) By Brad Lawrence We already have over a dozen airplanes signed up for the fly-in to Guaymas and more are coming. This should be a very smooth operation and a lot of fun especially for the first timers experiencing Mexico. As you read in the Dec 2015 APA Newsletter (http://azpilots.org/images/newsletters/2015/apanewsletter2015-12dec.pdf),...


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December 2015 Executive Director's Report

By Jim Timm December 2015 Fall is finally here, I think, and if we can keep hurricanes and their remnants out of here, maybe we can finally look forward to enjoying some great flying weather. We kicked off the flying season with the annual Copperstate Fly-in at Casa Grande Municipal Airport (CGZ). After a bit of intimidating weather days before...


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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. ...


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APA 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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Alamo Lake Breakfast Fly-In to Wayside Inn on Feb 13 at 9:30am
Come enjoy breakfast at the Wayside Inn on Alamo LakeSaturday, February 13, 20169:30am The Wayside Inn is a small trailer park with a great little restaurant in the desert about 5 miles east of Alamo Lake. Alamo Lake airstrip is not on the sectional chart. GPS coordinates are 34°14'49.2"N 113°29'13.2"WHere is a link to SkyVectorHere is a link to Google Maps… Read more...Alamo Lake Breakfast Fly-In to Wayside Inn on Feb 13 at 9:30am
Arizona Backcountry Events Winter and Spring 2016
Arizona Backcountry Events  Winter and Spring 2016  By Mark Spencer  The temps will be warming up soon and we have a full lineup planned for the 2016 spring backcountry season! Of course, with spring starting in January, in the desert anyway, we’ll kick off with a couple of training events hosted by some of the best in the country. Dave Dunteman will be presenting his … Read more...Arizona Backcountry Events Winter and Spring 2016
Accident Summary - January 2016
By Jim Timm  January 2016  The following are the NTSB reports of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late November thru late December. As all detailed accident information becomes available, APA will attempt to use it to develop safety programs and briefings that should help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others and prevent similar accidents from… Read more...Accident Summary - January 2016
January 2016 Executive Director's Report
By Jim Timm  January 2016 I hope all of you had a merry Christmas and a safe time welcoming in the New Year. So far this winter the weather has produced some great opportunities to get in some quality flying time. I hope many of you have been able to take advantage of it. Thanks to all of you for flying safely, and as a result, we ended the year with a very good safety record. Let’s keep… Read more...January 2016 Executive Director's Report
APA Getaway Fly-in to Guaymas, Mexico
APA Getaway Fly-in to Guaymas, Mexico February 5-7 (NEW DATE) By Brad Lawrence We already have over a dozen airplanes signed up for the fly-in to Guaymas and more are coming. This should be a very smooth operation and a lot of fun especially for the first timers experiencing Mexico. As you read in the Dec 2015 APA Newsletter, the long term items for preparation were the 2016 US Customs… Read more...APA Getaway Fly-in to Guaymas, Mexico
The Austermiller “Breakfast Club”
The Austermiller "Breakfast Club" By Kit McCloud On Sunday, December 12, Daryl and Karen Austermiller (Prescott) “summoned” some flying friends to join them for breakfast in Payson at the restaurant on the field. It was a good turn out on this crystal clear morning with several hungry aviators making the trek. What a delightful view of the Mogollon Rim covered with snow as… Read more...The Austermiller “Breakfast Club”

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