Backcounrty Rumble in the Desert at Ocotillo Wells on March 14th

SunCountry Cubs, California Cubs, and CubCrafters Inc, are pleased to host the Rumble in the Desert Round 2! Events will take place at L90 Ocotillo Wells, followed by a BBQ and Awards Ceremony at 2pm. A block of rooms is being held under SunCountry Cubs, at the (L08) Borrego Springs Resort and Spa, in Borrego Springs, CA. RESERVE YOUR...


SkyRanch Carefree Air Fair Sat Feb 28th ( At the SkyRanch at Carefree Airport, 8305 E Cave Creek Road, Carefree Arizona


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. Mgr: Gerald DaFoe...


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...


Backcountry Airstrip Safety Information

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 ( 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)

Accident Summary - March 2015
By Jim Timm  March 2015  For the March accident summary, the following are the preliminary NTSB reports of the aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from mid January thru mid February. Hopefully the information from these reports will be used to develop safety programs and briefings that will help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others and thus take the action… Read more...Accident Summary - March 2015
March 2015 Executive Director's Report
By Jim Timm March 2015 I certainly hope everyone has been able to take advantage of the good winter flying weather, and fortunately the nights haven't been too cold to make starting difficult in the morning. Spring must be getting close. It seems like I’ve been starting to pick up a lot more bugs lately. What ever you do, keep flying safe. Many aviation groups in the aviation community are… Read more...March 2015 Executive Director's Report
Accident Summary - February 2015
By Jim Timm February 2015 For general information, a review of all the accidents that had been reported in Arizona for the past year were reviewed, and the following summary for 2014 was prepared to examine a breakdown of aircraft class and the injuries involved. The Number Of People Involved in the Above Accidents.       74 Non Injuries This year     … Read more...Accident Summary - February 2015
Pleasant Valley Turf P48 Backcountry Fly-In Sat Feb 7th
Pleasant Valley P48 “Turf” Backcountry Fly-In 9:00am - 3:00pm Saturday - February 7, 2015  10:00am ~ FAASTeam Mountain Flying ~ Wayne Fischer Short Field TO/Landing Demonstrations Hole-in-One Flying Golf Helicopter, tail dragger, and glider rides. Static hot air balloons, amphibious aircraft Military aircraft fly-over Directions:Flying - ANNOUNCE your… Read more...Pleasant Valley Turf P48 Backcountry Fly-In Sat Feb 7th
Free Hypoxia Training in Albuquerque Feb 6-8
The New Mexico Pilots Association is hosting the FAA and their Portable Reduced Oxygen Training Enclosure (PROTE) here in New Mexico. This FREE clinic will offer pilots the ability to experience hypoxia in a normobaric hypoxia training device that simulates altitude by reducing oxygen percentage without reducing atmos-pheric pressure.The Civil Aerospace Medical Institute (CAMI) and the FAA… Read more...Free Hypoxia Training in Albuquerque Feb 6-8
Flea Market Fly-In at Eagle Roost Airpark Feb 21st
Aviation Flea Market Fly-In Saturday, February 21stEagle Roost Airpark 27AZMartha Home This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 928-231-9500 SELL OR BUY AVIATION ITEMSAVIONICS TO AIRCRAFT 

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  • Double Circle Ranch Early Photos Double Circle Ranch manager and partner, Abner T. Wilson & his family circa 1910
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