July 2012 Executive Director's Report
Jim Timm, Executive Director Unfortunately summer is here and flying is not as much fun and some of the aviation activity has slowed down in Arizona. It was great to see and visit with many of you at the annual APA membership meeting at Glendale Airport in June. I was pleased that some of you stuck with us in spite of it being the Memorial Day weekend. The reason we selected...  Read more...July 2012 Executive Director's Report
July 2012 President's Report
Nancy Benscoter, APA President The beginning of summer is always a busy time for the APA. At the end of May, we held our Annual APA Member's meeting in the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) building at Glendale Airport where we elected some new Board of Director's (BOD's). Our guest speaker, Col. Bob Ashby, a Tuskegee Airman of World War II and Korea, captivated us here with his...  Read more...July 2012 President's Report
Accident Report for Apr-May 2012
Jim Timm In this regular reporting of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona, we hope we may be able to learn from mistakes being made and take action to prevent similar accidents from occurring in the future. For the past reporting period, the NTSB had issued reports for seven aviation accidents in Arizona. One was a landing collision between two balloons without...  Read more...Accident Report for Apr-May 2012
June 2012 Executive Director's Report
Jim Timm, Executive Director There is a lot of discussion going on regarding the introduction of UAV’s into the National Airspace system, including the question, “what to call these things”. The term RPV for remotely pilot vehicle hung around for years. More recently the term UAV for unmanned aerial vehicle became common. More recently the FAA seems to favor the term...  Read more...June 2012 Executive Director's Report
June 2012 President's Report
Nancy Benscoter, APA President  Introduction of the New APA Website It’s been several months in the making, but the new Arizona Pilot’s Association website is now on line! They say information is power, and web based information is the fastest way to stay up to date in our fast paced world. With this in mind, our new website sports several features aimed at keeping...  Read more...June 2012 President's Report
May 2012 Executive Director's Report
Jim Timm, Executive Director Temperatures are going to be going up only too soon, so make sure you get out and get some comfortable flying in before it gets too hot and bumpy. As a final reminder to submit comments, the FAA must move to integrate unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into the National Airspace System and they have until mid-2012 to establish a program to integrate...  Read more...May 2012 Executive Director's Report
May 2012 President's Report
APA ANNUAL MEETING by Jim Timm for Nancy Be sure to mark your calendars for the APA annual meeting on May 26 at Glendale Municipal Airport (GEU). The meeting this year will be hosted by the Civil Air Patrol in their facility at the south end of the airport. If you want to fly in, ground control will be able to direct you to the CAP facility. If you are driving in, from the...  Read more...May 2012 President's Report
April 2012 Executive Director's Report
Jim Timm, Executive Director I hope everyone has been taking advantage of the good flying weather, and based on this month’s safety report, you have been doing it safely. The Back Country Airport division of APA received the good news this past month, that the US Forrest Service planners must now consider aviation uses in their plans, whether it be preserving or...  Read more...April 2012 Executive Director's Report
April 2012 President's Report
Nancy Benscoter, APA President Since April is “tax” month, you should consider taking advantage of the great opportunities we have put together for you to get out and fly and write off the experience. When you attend our APA sponsored events, they are tax deductible since we are a 501c3 non-profit volunteer organization. Every month, we host a FAA safety seminar. This...  Read more...April 2012 President's Report
March 2012 Executive Director's Report
Jim Timm, Executive Director The flying weather has been excellent and I hope everyone has been able to get out there and take advantage of it and go flying. If you haven’t, let’s go Flying! There is a good possibility that Arizona could be the home for a national test range for unmanned aircraft. The federal government is planning to set aside airspace dedicated for the...  Read more...March 2012 Executive Director's Report
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