MCAGCC Temporary Special Use Airspace Notification

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July 2017 Executive Director's Report

By Jim Timm July 2017 Summer really is here! It doesn’t feel like it’s possible to get up early enough to beat the heat and go flying. It’s a taxing time of the year for both pilot and plane. Maybe I’m just getting old and cranky, but this time of the year flying becomes more of a chore than...


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GAARMS Report: July 2017

GAARMS Report: July 2017 Fred Gibbs THE FUTURE OF FLIGHT SERVICE On June 16 and 17, my wife Kelly and I attended the National Weather Service’s Southwest Aviation Weather Safety Symposium, held this year in Long Beach, California. Friday was weather forecaster and meteorologist day, with some very technical presentations on some very interesting weather initiatives. It was well attended...


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APA Scholarship Winner Takes Flight in the Backcountry

AZ Scholarship Winner Takes Flight in the Backcountry By Rick Bosshardt As many of you who attended the “sold out” Arizona Pilots Association’s Annual Meeting on May 13th know, we awarded three Scholarships to deserving young pilots-to-be. From these immensely talented and motivated high school students, who are also involved in extra curricular education in aviation...


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Davis Monthan Boneyard Tour

Davis Monthan Boneyard Tour By Jordan Ross As of 5-1-17 significant changes in procedure for taking the "boneyard" tour at Davis Monthan AFB in Tucson, Arizona, have been implemented. The tours are run by the Pima Air and Space Museum (PASM) which is located next to Davis Monthan AFB. In the past you could simply buy...


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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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MCAGCC Temporary Special Use Airspace Notification
  Click Here for More Info... Now that you have reached your cruise altitude, you can switch off the fasten seatbelt sign and take a moment to relax. If you are in a technologically advanced airplane, or carrying a tablet, you are probably looking at multi-colored LCDs throwing all sorts of… Read more...MCAGCC Temporary Special Use Airspace Notification
July Aviation Accident Summary
By Jim Timm  July 2017  The following are the NTSB reports of the aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late May 2017 through late June 2017. We can use this detailed accident information to develop safety programs and briefings that will help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others and then take the action necessary to prevent similar accidents… Read more...July Aviation Accident Summary
July 2017 Executive Director's Report
By Jim Timm July 2017 Summer really is here! It doesn’t feel like it’s possible to get up early enough to beat the heat and go flying. It’s a taxing time of the year for both pilot and plane. Maybe I’m just getting old and cranky, but this time of the year flying becomes more of a chore than all fun. Thank goodness it doesn't last very long. When you get out… Read more...July 2017 Executive Director's Report
USFS Wildfire Avoidance and Information
Below is a presentation on federal and state wildfire aviation operations in southeastern Arizona. The presentation provides information about types of fire fighting aircraft, how they are used at and near wildfires, and the conditions they operate in. Fire season normally starts in March and concludes in October in southern Arizona, although wildfires can occur year round when dry conditions… Read more...USFS Wildfire Avoidance and Information
APA Scholarship Winner Takes Flight in the Backcountry
AZ Scholarship Winner Takes Flight in the Backcountry  By Rick Bosshardt  As many of you who attended the “sold out” Arizona Pilots Association’s Annual Meeting on May 13th know, we awarded three Scholarships to deserving young pilots-to-be.  From these immensely talented and motivated high school students, who are also involved in extra… Read more...APA Scholarship Winner Takes Flight in the Backcountry
PAYSON CAMPOUT
PAYSON CAMPOUT     By Richard Reuland of EAA Chapter 228  The campout hosted by Dave McNeil at the Payson airport campground was enjoyed in near perfect weather conditions May 26 through May 29. A large gaggle of RV fliers from California, Oregon, and Arizona attended, with most arriving on Saturday afternoon. Several drive-in pilots also assisted in the campground… Read more...PAYSON CAMPOUT

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August 2017

 

Newsletter Highlights:

  • President and Director's Reports
  • GAJSC Safety Topic: Pilots & Medications
  • AZ Aviation Accident Summary
  • Scholarship Winner Takes Flight
  • MCAGCC Temporary SUA Notification
  • Payson Camp-Out Recap
  • Weekend Getaway Tour to Zion, Utah Aug 25-27
  • De-ja vu, All Over Again by Howard Deveers
  • GAARMS, Catalina Island, & BasicMed by Fred Gibbs
  • Davis Monthan Boneyard Tour Info by Jordan Ross
  • 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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The liability waiver must be completed for any APA sponsored fly-in event.  Please sign and either mail, email, or fax to 520-826-3101.

 

 

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  • Backcountry Airstrip Safety Information

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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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