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...  Read more...August 2015 Executive Director's Report
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...  Read more...July 2015 Executive Director's Report
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...  Read more...June 2015 Executive Director's Report
May 2015 Executive Director's Report
By Jim Timm May 2015 I hope everyone has been out enjoying the reasonably good flying weather we have been having, but it appears it may not have been done as safely as it could have been. Unfortunately, this month’s safety report is not as good as it could have been. Please be careful out there! Seven Arizona NAVAIDS Are Listed for DecommissionIn a Notice of Proposed...  Read more...May 2015 Executive Director's Report
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...  Read more...March 2015 Executive Director's Report
January 2015 Executive Director's Report
By Jim Timm January 2015 I hope all of you have had an enjoyable holiday season and are rested and ready to start a fresh new year. It will be interesting to see what challenges the new year will bring. With a new legislative session starting on both the state and national level, it will be interesting to see what our legislators come up with next. On a national level, we...  Read more...January 2015 Executive Director's Report
December 2014 Executive Director's Report
By Jim Timm December 2014 The cooler winter temperatures have been providing some great flying weather and improved airplane performance, and I hope it will improve pilot performance, also. Watch out for icing when flying in the northern parts of the state. Here is wishing all of you a happy holiday season and safe flying. Unfortunately, it appears that the FAA plans to...  Read more...December 2014 Executive Director's 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...  Read more...November 2014 Executive Director's Report
September 2014 Executive Director's Report
By Jim Timm September 2014 I hope everyone has been enjoying a summer vacation and flying safely to get out of the valley’s summer heat. This year the weather at the EAA AirVenture at Oshkosh was once again superb. It was great to have had the opportunity to run into some of you there and visit for a moment. It was amazing with thousands attending again this year. The big...  Read more...September 2014 Executive Director's Report
August 2014 Executive Director's Report
By Jim Timm August 2014 The summer doldrums are definitely here and the local flying activity has really slowed down. Many are heading for the EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, I hope some of our paths cross while we are there. In the mean time, fly safely, watch the density altitude in your travels, and be sure to check for TFRs’ and check NOTAMS before taking off. There is a...  Read more...August 2014 Executive Director's Report
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