August 2015 Executive Director's Report

By Jim Timm August 2015 This month’s report may be a bit brief because it was put together during the beginning of the EAA AirVenture event in Oshkosh. I flew in commercially and it appeared to be pretty much IFR all the way here. I hope that those of you who flew your own planes to OSH had suitable weather...


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July 2015 Executive Director's Report

By Jim Timm July 2015 Well it certainly looks like summer is here for sure, and you have to get up pretty early to get some fun flying in before it gets so hot that you get cooked to death and beat up with the heat generated turbulence. In your summer travels to get out of here, please be extra wary of...


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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

APA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION (images/news/scholarships/2014-07-28_scholarship_application_form.pdf) 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...


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Backcountry Airstrip Safety Information

These bulletins were produced by the APA and RAF (http://www.theraf.org) to provide information to increase the safety of pilots choosing to fly into these backcountry airstrips. See locations on Google Maps (https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=210717304110163998128.0004cd3f14faf3845780d msa=0 ll=33.979809,-109.401855 spn=5.756351,13.392334 iwloc=0004cd3f2cedf4e38a7ca). Double Circle Ranch/Eagle Creek (images/attachments/DoubleCircleInfoPamphlet.pdf) Grapevine (images/attachments/GrapevineInfoPamphlet.pdf) Pleasant Valley Young, AZ (images/attachments/PleasantValleyInfoPamphlet.pdf) Red Creek (images/attachments/RedCreekInfoPamphlet.pdf) Grand Gulch (images/attachments/GrandGulchInfoPamphlet.pdf)


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Thunder Ridge Airpark
Thunder Ridge Airpark (AZ28) Morristown, AZ. Marristown, as described by Wikipedia, is a census-designated place in Maricopa County.  The Thunder Ridge Airpark is located at the intersections of highway 60 and 74 on the way to Wickenburg.  The airpark originated by four persons coming from another satellite airport in the Phoenix area back in 1993. The home lots were originally… Read more...Thunder Ridge Airpark
New BLM Airstrip Inventory Project
BLM Invites the RAF to Participate in Airstrip Projectby This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   As RAF members already know, our recently signed Memo of Understanding (MOU) ushers in a new era of cooperation with our friends at the BLM, relating to airstrips. As a very positive first activity under the MOU, Outdoor Recreation Planner, Dennis Byrd, explained that with the current national interest in crowdsourced… Read more...New BLM Airstrip Inventory Project
August 2015 Executive Director's Report
By Jim Timm  August 2015  This month’s report may be a bit brief because it was put together during the beginning of the EAA AirVenture event in Oshkosh. I flew in commercially and it appeared to be pretty much IFR all the way here. I hope that those of you who flew your own planes to OSH had suitable weather for the trip. However, it’s good to be here, and it certainly is nice to… Read more...August 2015 Executive Director's Report
Indian Hills Airpark
Indian Hills Airpark (2AZ1) Salome, AZ. Many of the Arizona airparks have uniqueness about them and Indian Hills is no exception. Located 100 miles west of Phoenix Sky Harbor on Highway 60 midway between I-10/60 junction and Aguila (Eagle Roost airpark), this airpark is home to 70 residents on 93 home sites. I had the pleasure of speaking with Jerry Breeyear about the airpark; he is the… Read more...Indian Hills Airpark
Skyranch at Carefree
Skyranch (18AZ) Carefree, AZ. “Caution: Aviation may be hazardous to your wealth…” As promised, I wanted to showcase some of Arizona’s many airparks. Where better to start than the very first Arizona airport to offer residents fly-in access? Carefree’s Skyranch. At an elevation of 2568 feet, the 27 acre airpark is in a magnificent location northeast of Phoenix, near Black… Read more...Skyranch at Carefree
August GAARMS Report
August GAARMS Report by Fred Gibbs  By the time you read this, we will have turned the corner into the 8th month of the year, and I am most pleased to report that we have only had 2 fatal accidents in Arizona during the first 7 months of the year. This is the best fatal accident record I’ve seen in 10 years. You all are doing an outstanding job! And then someone asked me,… Read more...August GAARMS Report

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