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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June 2015 Executive Director's Report

By Jim Timm June 2015 We had the Annual APA meeting on May 23 at the CAE flight school facility and it was good to see many of you that were able to attend. CAE was a very gracious host and provided excellent accommodations for which we want to thank them. Summer is officially here and the warm (hot) weather will soon...


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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 a scholastic...


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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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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 the density altitude and be safe. For those headed to the EAA Oshkosh AirVenture, I hope I… Read more...July 2015 Executive Director's Report
Accident Summary - July 2015
By Jim Timm  July 2015  The following are the preliminary NTSB reports of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from mid May thru late June. When all detailed accident information becomes available, perhaps it can be used to develop safety programs and briefings that will help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others and hopefully take the action needed to… Read more...Accident Summary - July 2015
June 2015 Executive Director's Report
By Jim Timm June 2015 We had the Annual APA meeting on May 23 at the CAE flight school facility and it was good to see many of you that were able to attend. CAE was a very gracious host and provided excellent accommodations for which we want to thank them. Summer is officially here and the warm (hot) weather will soon be on us. When traveling this summer, watch the density altitude when flying… Read more...June 2015 Executive Director's Report
Accident Summary - June 2015
By Jim Timm  June 2015  The following are the preliminary NTSB reports of the aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from mid April thru late May. When detailed accident information becomes available, perhaps it can be used to develop safety programs and briefings that will help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others and hopefully take the action needed to… Read more...Accident Summary - June 2015
*CANCELED* - Backcountry Camping and Cookout in Payson May 15th-17th
This Event Will Be Rescheduledfor Later This Year Backcountry Camping and Cookout in Payson (KPAN)May 15-17, 2015Payson Airport Campground Come help us thank thirteen year old James Nebrig for his hard work in providing a picnic shelter at the Payson (KPAN) airport campground! James and his parents, Ken and Lorrie, will be joining us for a weekend of fun, food, and flying in the cooler temps of… Read more...*CANCELED* - Backcountry Camping and Cookout in Payson May 15th-17th
Inde Motorsports April 2015 Fly-In
INDE MOTORSPORTS AIRPARK FLYIN – April 18, 2015By Kit McCloud “I always thought every day was a gift, but now I am looking for where to send the thank you note.”~Randy Pausch I know where to send my thank you note for at least one very special day. THANK YOU JOHN MABRYof Inde Motorsports! To say he made my day is not enough. A day outing to Inde Motorsports is to be envied by all… Read more...Inde Motorsports April 2015 Fly-In

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