APA Annual Meeting with Aviation Historian Joan Fudala

The Arizona Pilots Association Annual Meeting in Scottsdale May 13th, 10am-noon Brunch 10:00 am ($15 per person) Meeting at 10:30am RSVP for Brunch by May 5th to Susan Wearly 480-415-6480 or Mary James 515-321-3022 ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript...


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April 2017 Executive Director's Report

By Jim Timm April 2017 In spite of some occasional rain we have had, the flying weather has been great, and I hope everyone has been taking advantage of it. With all the flying events that have been going on, it’s sometimes difficult fitting in as many as we would like. There’s a lot to see, so let’s go...


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GAARMS Report: April 2017

GAARMS Report: April 2017 Fred Gibbs OUR GOOD LUCK IS HOLDING! WE HAVE NOW MADE IT THROUGH MARCH WITH NO MORE FATAL ACCIDENTS. LET’S HOPE JANUARY WAS JUST AN ANOMOLY, A “BLIP” IN OUR SAFETY EFFORTS. GAARMS 2017 went off quite well back on March the 18th. The program was hosted by TRANSPAC, and my thanks go out to them...


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March 2017 Executive Director's Report

By Jim Timm March 2017 This past February we have had a few weekends messed up with bad weather, preventing flying out for breakfast or lunch, but overall, outside of the rainy weekends, the flying was great. We need to take advantage of our good flying weather while we can. There are a lot of aviation events coming up...


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GAARMS Report: March 2017

GAARMS Report: March 2017 Fred Gibbs WE HAVE MADE IT THROUGH FEBRUARY WITH NO FATAL ACCIDENTS, SO LET’S HOPE JANUARY WAS JUST AN ANOMOLY, A “BLIP” IN OUR SAFETY EFFORTS. The two general aviation aircraft involved in the fatal accidents were operating entirely different. A C210 departed SDL VFR enroute to Telluride on a family vacation trip, while the King...


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February 2017 Executive Director's Report

By Jim Timm February 2017 The month of January started off with bad weather for flying and it has seemed that almost every Saturday has not been the greatest for flying out for breakfast. The New Year started with a tragic weather related fatal accident that really never should have happened. While we are going through this period of...


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APA Annual Meeting with Aviation Historian Joan Fudala
 The Arizona Pilots Association Annual Meeting in Scottsdale May 13th, 10am-noon Brunch 10:00 am ($15 per person) Meeting at 10:30am RSVP for Brunch by May 5th to Susan Wearly 480-415-6480 or Mary James 515-321-3022 ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) RSVP for Brunch RSVP to watch the LIVE WEBINAR: Starting at 10:30am Email Don Carter  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. RSVP… Read more...APA Annual Meeting with Aviation Historian Joan Fudala
April Aviation Accident Summary
By Jim Timm April 2017 The following are the NTSB reports of the aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late February through late March, 2017. We will use this detailed accident information to develop safety programs and briefings that will help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others and thus permitting them to take the action necessary to prevent similar… Read more...April Aviation Accident Summary
April 2017 Executive Director's Report
By Jim Timm April 2017 In spite of some occasional rain we have had, the flying weather has been great, and I hope everyone has been taking advantage of it. With all the flying events that have been going on, it’s sometimes difficult fitting in as many as we would like. There’s a lot to see, so let’s go flying, but do it safely. With the President’s new budget… Read more...April 2017 Executive Director's Report
Grapevine Runway Painting Complete
Grapevine Runway Painting Complete  By Mike Andresen  The Grapevine runway now has painted restricted markings, CTAF, and runway numbers! This is the result of a number of volunteers from APA and the Phoenix 99's dedicating their time to make this happen. The effort started with me creating the engineering drawings of the numbering and lettering based on FAA guidance.… Read more...Grapevine Runway Painting Complete
GAARMS Report: April 2017
GAARMS Report: April 2017 Fred Gibbs  OUR GOOD LUCK IS HOLDING! WE HAVE NOW MADE IT THROUGH MARCH WITH NO MORE FATAL ACCIDENTS. LET’S HOPE JANUARY WAS JUST AN ANOMOLY, A “BLIP” IN OUR SAFETY EFFORTS. GAARMS 2017 went off quite well back on March the 18th. The program was hosted by TRANSPAC, and my thanks go out to them for supporting the program. We filled 2… Read more...GAARMS Report: April 2017
Wildfire Operations and Avoidance
Tucson Interagency Dispatch Center  March 23, 2017  Each spring and summer federal agencies responsible for fighting wildfires in southern Arizona activate aircraft for use in fire suppression activities. This year 'fire season' has arrived early due to warm and dry conditions which have dried out vegetation, especially in lower elevations. Agencies in southern Arizona will be… Read more...Wildfire Operations and Avoidance

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April 2017

 

Newsletter Highlights:

 

  • President and Director's Reports
  • GAJSC Safety Topic: Mountain Flying
  • Accident Summary
  • Grapevine Runway Painting Complete by Mike Andresen
  • GAARMS Safety Update by Fred Gibbs
  • Various Upcoming Events & Flyers

 

 


 

Newsletters for 2017

 

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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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