Wekend Getaway Flight to Mesa Verde Nat’l Par...

APA Getaway Flight: Mesa Verde Nat’l Park (Cortez, CO KCEZ) by Craig Albright, Cirrus N857CD @ KCHD, CFI/II September’s Getaway Flight: Mesa Verde National Park over 9/27-28/2014 Let’s go visit some ancient cliff dwellings of Ancestral Pueblo people at Mesa Verde National Park. Occupied for over 700 years between 600-1300 A.D., there are over 600 dwellings in the park and 5000+ archeological sites!...


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September 2014 Executive Director's Report

By Jim Timm September 2014 I hope everyone has been enjoying a summer vacation and flying safely to get out of the valley’s summer heat. This year the weather at the EAA AirVenture at Oshkosh was once again superb. It was great to have had the opportunity to run into some of you there and visit for a moment. It was amazing...


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Fly in Camp at the Old Double Circle Ranch Se...

Double Circle Ranch Fly-In Camping September 26-28th Join the backcountry gang at the old Double Circle Ranch and airstrip September 25-27th for a fly in camp and "National Public Lands Day" all volunteer restoration project. You’ll recall that last year we oiled the entire lodge building and hand constructed a new rustic door. This year’s project is even more exciting as...


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August 2014 Executive Director's Report

By Jim Timm August 2014 The summer doldrums are definitely here and the local flying activity has really slowed down. Many are heading for the EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, I hope some of our paths cross while we are there. In the mean time, fly safely, watch the density altitude in your travels, and be sure to check for TFRs’ and check...


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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...


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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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Wekend Getaway Flight to Mesa Verde Natâl Park Cortez, CO
APA Getaway Flight: Mesa Verde Nat’l Park (Cortez, CO KCEZ) by Craig Albright, Cirrus N857CD @ KCHD, CFI/II September’s Getaway Flight: Mesa Verde National Park over 9/27-28/2014 Let’s go visit some ancient cliff dwellings of Ancestral Pueblo people at Mesa Verde National Park. Occupied for over 700 years between 600-1300 A.D., there are over 600 dwellings in the park and 5000+… Read more...Wekend Getaway Flight to Mesa Verde Nat’l Park Cortez, CO
Fly in Camp at the Old Double Circle Ranch September 25-27th
Double Circle Ranch Fly-In Camping September 26-28th Join the backcountry gang at the old Double Circle Ranch and airstrip September 25-27th for a fly in camp and "National Public Lands Day" all volunteer restoration project. You’ll recall that last year we oiled the entire lodge building and hand constructed a new rustic door. This year’s project is even more exciting as we’ll… Read more...Fly in Camp at the Old Double Circle Ranch September 25-27th
September 2014 Executive Director's Report
By Jim Timm September 2014 I hope everyone has been enjoying a summer vacation and flying safely to get out of the valley’s summer heat. This year the weather at the EAA AirVenture at Oshkosh was once again superb. It was great to have had the opportunity to run into some of you there and visit for a moment. It was amazing with thousands attending again this year. The big question starting… Read more...September 2014 Executive Director's Report
Accident Summary - Sep 2014
By Jim Timm September 2014 The following are the preliminary NTSB accident reports of the most recent reported aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona and hopefully we in APA can used this information 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 accidents from happening… Read more...Accident Summary - Sep 2014
Mountain Flying Clinic in Santa Fe NM Sep 19-21, 2014
Mountain Flying Familiarization Clinic Santa Fe, New Mexico  Sponsored by the New Mexico Pilots Association  Sept 19, 20 & 21, 2014  Flying the Rocky Mountains with its dozens of high altitude public and private airports can be an exhilarating experience for any pilot and can provide easy access to many areas with incredible historical, cultural, and recreational… Read more...Mountain Flying Clinic in Santa Fe NM Sep 19-21, 2014
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Grand Canyon Valle (40G) Thunder Over the Coconino  Saturday, August 23, 8am to 3pm For more info call 928-635-5280 www.valleairport.com   For more info call 928-635-5280 www.valleairport.com  

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