National RAF Meeting

National RAF Meeting By Mark Spencer Over 100 volunteers, including 20 state liaisons, met in Bentonville, Arkansas, from May 12th through the 14th for the RAF Razorback Rendezvous, as it was called. Thanks to generous support by the Walton Family Foundation, the group enjoyed Friday dinner at the soon-to-be open to the public Sugar Creek airstrip, just outside of...


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APA Getaway Report, Soaring Colorado

APA Getaway Report, Soaring Colorado By Brad Lawrence (Arizona) and Perry Null (New Mexico) I was a little apprehensive about flying out to Durango and taking the train up to the zip lining facility, Soaring Colorado, for the first time. I guess I should have realized that I wasn’t the first person ever to do this. The entire procedure was...


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Getaway to Durango, CO, May 27-29

www.soaringcolorado.com (http://www.soaringcolorado.com) Trip Coordinator - Perry Null 505-722-3806 He has negotiated rates for the zip line excursion, the rental car and the hotel in Durango. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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Grapevine to be Charted!

GRAPEVINE TO BE CHARTED! By Mark Spencer You read that right gang! We’ve begun the process of placing the Grapevine airstrip back on the Phoenix sectional, replacing the closed airport symbol that has marked the place of Grapevine for nearly 20 years! In my mind, it seems like just last year that we had our first volunteer weekend at the Grapevine,...


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2016 APA Scholarships

2016 APA SCHOLARSHIPS by Jim Timm Early each year, for the past few years, The Arizona Pilots Association has made a couple of scholarships available to qualified and deserving aviation program students at the East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT) location at Williams Gateway Airport in Mesa to assist the students in pursuing their aviation careers. This year’s program resulted...


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2016 Membership Drive

Dear Arizona Pilots, The mission of the Arizona Pilots Association (APA) is to act as the unified voice of general aviation in Arizona to preserve and protect our shared interests as pilots within the state. I am writing to share what the APA has been doing for the Arizona Aviator. We realize that results count, and with membership growing by nearly 50%...


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National RAF Meeting
National RAF Meeting By Mark Spencer Over 100 volunteers, including 20 state liaisons, met in Bentonville, Arkansas, from May 12th through the 14th for the RAF Razorback Rendezvous, as it was called. Thanks to generous support by the Walton Family Foundation, the group enjoyed Friday dinner at the soon-to-be open to the public Sugar Creek airstrip, just outside of Bentonville. Steuart… Read more...National RAF Meeting
June Aviation Accident Summary
By Jim Timm May 2016 The following are the NTSB reports of the aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late April thru late May, 2016. We will use this detailed accident information in the coming year to develop safety programs and briefings that we hope will help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others, and then take the action necessary to prevent similar… Read more...June Aviation Accident Summary
June 2016 Executive Director's Report
By Jim Timm June 2016 I hope everyone has been able to get some safe flying time in last month. As for me, like many of you, my flying seems to get limited to the weekends, and we sure have been encountering a lot of windy weekends lately. Anyway, it seems like I’ve gained a lot of crosswind landing experience lately. Flying a light taildragger, some of that experience has been a… Read more...June 2016 Executive Director's Report
A Sky and Sea getaway...
A Sky and Sea getaway ... Add a little nostalgia, romance or adventure to your life! The next Weekend Getaway will be September 9th through the 11th to Long Beach, California. The locals say that September has the best weather of the year! Your Friday airport destination is the Signature FBO at the Long Beach Airport (LGB), and from there you will be shuttled to the majestic… Read more...A Sky and Sea getaway...
Desert Wildwater Study
Desert Wildwater Study by Jan Schiffer The initial "Wildwater" project was based on the idea what we needed a desert foothills landscape where we could look at how wildlife communities are shaped by seasonal water availability in a "water limited ecosystem" (aka desert). In other words, how does water shape ecosystems and communities - including perennial, intermittent and… Read more...Desert Wildwater Study
APA Getaway Report, Soaring Colorado
APA Getaway Report, Soaring Colorado By Brad Lawrence (Arizona) and Perry Null (New Mexico)  I was a little apprehensive about flying out to Durango and taking the train up to the zip lining facility, Soaring Colorado, for the first time. I guess I should have realized that I wasn’t the first person ever to do this. The entire procedure was very well polished by the… Read more...APA Getaway Report, Soaring Colorado

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June 2016

 

Newsletter Highlights:

  • President and Director's Reports
  • National RAF Meeting
  • GAJSC Safety Topic: Engine Maintenance
  • Weekend Getaway to Durango and Long Beach in Spetmeber by Brad Lawrence
  • Desert Wildwater Study by Jan Schipper
  • Dead Reckoning by Howard Deevers
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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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