APA Annual Meeting with Aviation Historian Joan Fudala
 The Arizona Pilots Association Annual Meeting in Scottsdale May 13th, 10am-noon Brunch 10:00 am ($15 per person) Meeting at 10:30am RSVP for Brunch by May 5th to Susan Wearly 480-415-6480 or Mary James 515-321-3022 ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) RSVP for Brunch RSVP to watch the LIVE WEBINAR: Starting at 10:30am Email Don Carter  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. RSVP… Read more...APA Annual Meeting with Aviation Historian Joan Fudala
April Aviation Accident Summary
By Jim Timm April 2017 The following are the NTSB reports of the aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late February through late March, 2017. We will use this detailed accident information to develop safety programs and briefings that will help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others and thus permitting them to take the action necessary to prevent similar… Read more...April Aviation Accident Summary
April 2017 Executive Director's Report
By Jim Timm April 2017 In spite of some occasional rain we have had, the flying weather has been great, and I hope everyone has been taking advantage of it. With all the flying events that have been going on, it’s sometimes difficult fitting in as many as we would like. There’s a lot to see, so let’s go flying, but do it safely. With the President’s new budget… Read more...April 2017 Executive Director's Report
Grapevine Runway Painting Complete
Grapevine Runway Painting Complete  By Mike Andresen  The Grapevine runway now has painted restricted markings, CTAF, and runway numbers! This is the result of a number of volunteers from APA and the Phoenix 99's dedicating their time to make this happen. The effort started with me creating the engineering drawings of the numbering and lettering based on FAA guidance.… Read more...Grapevine Runway Painting Complete
GAARMS Report: April 2017
GAARMS Report: April 2017 Fred Gibbs  OUR GOOD LUCK IS HOLDING! WE HAVE NOW MADE IT THROUGH MARCH WITH NO MORE FATAL ACCIDENTS. LET’S HOPE JANUARY WAS JUST AN ANOMOLY, A “BLIP” IN OUR SAFETY EFFORTS. GAARMS 2017 went off quite well back on March the 18th. The program was hosted by TRANSPAC, and my thanks go out to them for supporting the program. We filled 2… Read more...GAARMS Report: April 2017
Wildfire Operations and Avoidance
Tucson Interagency Dispatch Center  March 23, 2017  Each spring and summer federal agencies responsible for fighting wildfires in southern Arizona activate aircraft for use in fire suppression activities. This year 'fire season' has arrived early due to warm and dry conditions which have dried out vegetation, especially in lower elevations. Agencies in southern Arizona will be… Read more...Wildfire Operations and Avoidance
The Struggle for Tuweep
The Struggle for Tuweep  By Mark Spencer  Who would believe that 12 years after Tuweep’s closure by Arizona’s State Trust Land Department that we’d still not see the end of our struggle to regain access to this long established and historic airstrip? The APA’s and RAF’s efforts here might win a record for tenacity or persistence, as a recent email… Read more...The Struggle for Tuweep
Backcountry Update Spring 2017
Backcountry Update Spring 2017  By Mark Spencer  As 2017 flying season enters full swing so does our backcountry schedule! If you’ve got the right aircraft and skill, you’ll find Arizona’s backcountry to be among the most beautiful places in the country to fly and camp. Arizona’s backcountry airstrips provide everything from the smooth but narrow… Read more...Backcountry Update Spring 2017
March Aviation Accident Summary
By Jim Timm March 2017 The following are the NTSB reports of the aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late January, 2017, thru late February, 2017. We will use this detailed accident information to develop safety programs and briefings that will help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others and then take the action necessary to prevent similar accidents… Read more...March Aviation Accident Summary
March 2017 Executive Director's Report
By Jim Timm March 2017 This past February we have had a few weekends messed up with bad weather, preventing flying out for breakfast or lunch, but overall, outside of the rainy weekends, the flying was great. We need to take advantage of our good flying weather while we can. There are a lot of aviation events coming up soon. When you are out there attending some of them, if they are… Read more...March 2017 Executive Director's Report
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