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
July 2014 Executive Director's Report
By Jim Timm July 2014 Summer is definitely here and you really have to get out early to fly comfortably. Many are getting plans finalized for the big EAA AirVenture at Oshkosh and I hope the weather improves a bit for those planning on flying to the event. I hope I run into some of you while we are there. In the meantime, please keep an eye on density altitude when you fly...  Read more...July 2014 Executive Director's Report
June 2014 Executive Director's Report
By Jim Timm JUNE 2014 Well, it’s almost that time of the year that you’r forced to get out early to be able to get some smooth comfortable flying in. I just got back from flying to Kearny for breakfast. Not a very long ride but very nice. The group had planned on going up north, but with the fires in the area, the plan was nixed. At this time of the year, be sure you get...  Read more...June 2014 Executive Director's Report
May 2014 Executive Director's Report
By Jim Timm MAY 2014 I hope everyone has also been able to take advantage of the the good flying weather we have been experiencing. At least, it appears you have been doing it safely, the accident numbers have been down. We had best be taking advantage of what we have because I fear the hot rough summer flying is just around the corner. I was just thinking, we are about to...  Read more...May 2014 Executive Director's Report
April 2014 Executive Director's Report
By Jim Timm APRIL 2014 There have been a lot of aviation events happening lately and it’s been difficult deciding which to take in. Fortunately, the flying weather has been great and we need to get out there and fly before the hot weather gets here and puts a damper on things. In the recent APA General Aviation Accident Reduction and Mitigation Symposium (GAARMS III)...  Read more...April 2014 Executive Director's Report