Verde Canyon Railroad Weekend Getaway

Set aside Nov. 1st 2nd for the upcoming trip to Cottonwood (P52) and the Verde Canyon Railroad ride. I've been remiss sending this email until now. Ellen Randoll has done a masterful job arranging this fly-out for EAA 1044 up at Mogollon Airpark in Heber/Overgaard. (I'm also a member of EAA 1044.) Since Ellen...


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November GAARMS Report

November GAARMS ReportFred Gibbs While I do NOT want to jinx our good fortune so far, it has been 95 days – 3 months – since the last fatal accident in Arizona! I do not link that to just good luck, although there is some of that involved. I would much rather like to think it is us flying a little safer...


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November 2014 Executive Director's Report

By Jim Timm November 2014 The great fall flying weather is finally here and hopefully all of you are out there enjoying it. I hope many of you were able to make it to the Copperstate Fly in at Casa Grande and went in the big vendor display tent and stopped by the APA/RAF display to say hi. As usual, this year’s...


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Copperstate in Casa Grande

www.Copperstate.org (http://www.Copperstate.org%20) Since 1971, the COPPERSTATE Fly-In Aviation Expo has been a great place to see a diverse blend of aircraft in action, attend informative workshops and check out the latest, greatest aviation products. In its 42nd year, this year’s fly-in — scheduled for Thurs, Oct. 23rd, 2014 - Sat, Oct. 25th, 2014 at the Casa Grande Municipal...


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Double Circle Ranch NPLD 2014

Double Circle Ranch NPLD 2014 by Mark Spencer We could not have asked for a better weekend, crew, or site for this year’s National Public Lands Day event with the U.S.F.S. The weather was cool and moist, and we all enjoyed the shelter pro-vided by the lodge building during the Saturday night thunder-storms. There were no incidents, accidents, or even...


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Wekend Getaway Flight to Mesa Verde Nat’l Par...

APA Getaway Flight: Mesa Verde Nat’l Park (Cortez, CO KCEZ) by Craig Albright, Cirrus N857CD @ KCHD, CFI/II September’s Getaway Flight: Mesa Verde National Park over 9/27-28/2014 Let’s go visit some ancient cliff dwellings of Ancestral Pueblo people at Mesa Verde National Park. Occupied for over 700 years between 600-1300 A.D., there are over 600 dwellings in the park and 5000+ archeological sites!...


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Verde Canyon Railroad Weekend Getaway
Set aside Nov. 1st & 2nd for the upcoming trip to Cottonwood (P52) and the Verde Canyon Railroad ride.  I've been remiss sending this email until now.  Ellen Randoll has done a masterful job arranging this fly-out for EAA 1044 up at Mogollon Airpark in Heber/Overgaard.  (I'm also a member of EAA 1044.)  Since Ellen and her husband Curt are also APA members, she… Read more...Verde Canyon Railroad Weekend Getaway
November GAARMS Report
November GAARMS ReportFred Gibbs While I do NOT want to jinx our good fortune so far, it has been 95 days – 3 months – since the last fatal accident in Arizona! I do not link that to just good luck, although there is some of that involved. I would much rather like to think it is us flying a little safer and a lot smarter. Sure, there have been a few fender-benders, a few run-off-the-runway… Read more...November GAARMS Report
November 2014 Executive Director's Report
By Jim Timm November 2014 The great fall flying weather is finally here and hopefully all of you are out there enjoying it. I hope many of you were able to make it to the Copperstate Fly in at Casa Grande and went in the big vendor display tent and stopped by the APA/RAF display to say hi. As usual, this year’s event was a good one. In the interest of promoting/improving general aviation… Read more...November 2014 Executive Director's Report
Accident Summary - Nov 2014
By Jim Timm November 2014 The following are the preliminary NTSB accident reports of the aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from mid September thru late October. Hopefully we can use the information to develop safety programs and briefings that will help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others and thus take the necessary action to prevent similar accidents from… Read more...Accident Summary - Nov 2014
Copperstate in Casa Grande
www.Copperstate.org Since 1971, the COPPERSTATE Fly-In & Aviation Expo has been a great place to see a diverse blend of aircraft in action, attend informative workshops and check out the latest, greatest aviation products. In its 42nd year, this year’s fly-in — scheduled for Thurs, Oct. 23rd, 2014 - Sat, Oct. 25th, 2014 at the Casa Grande Municipal Airport in Casa Grande, Ariz.… Read more...Copperstate in Casa Grande
Double Circle Ranch NPLD 2014
Double Circle Ranch NPLD 2014 by Mark Spencer  We could not have asked for a better weekend, crew, or site for this year’s National Public Lands Day event with the U.S.F.S. The weather was cool and moist, and we all enjoyed the shelter pro-vided by the lodge building during the Saturday night thunder-storms. There were no incidents, accidents, or even complaints. There were nine aircraft… Read more...Double Circle Ranch NPLD 2014

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