Blocking Display of ADS-B Information Last month I wrote a short note about a number of pilots in the Phoenix area that have received threatening or harassing letters about being too low over a certain area.  It seems that people on the ground are using FlightAware or similar software to monitor the altitudes of airplanes equipped with ADS-B. The altitude the person on...  Read more...Blocking Display of ADS-B Information
Eagle Breeding Areas
Eagle Breeding Areas The Bald Eagle Breeding season is upon us and the Arizona Game and Fish Department has listed the areas that are closed or have limited access to them, and the nest watchers are out.  The following link describes the eagle breeding areas of concern.  Unfortunately, unless you are familiar with these areas and know the names of the various...  Read more...Eagle Breeding Areas
Wrong Runway Landings (TUS)
Photographs and graphics that follow depict areas of possible confusion at Tucson International Airport(KTUS) where pilots may takeoff, land, and/or cross a surface other than that assigned, resulting in pilotdeviations and runway incursions. The FAASafety Team (FAASTeam) is committed to improving safety through education and outreachefforts. The FAASTeam...  Read more...Wrong Runway Landings (TUS)
ATC Giveaway
ATC Giveaway By Mark Spencer URGENT!!! Representative Shuster is pushing for a vote on H.R. 2997 next week! This would only be the case if he believed that he has the votes to pass this bill. We must encourage the GA community to reach out again, and fast!  The bottom line is that the so-called privatization of such an important part of our public...  Read more...ATC Giveaway
MCAGCC Temporary Special Use Airspace Notification
  Click Here for More Info... Now that you have reached your cruise altitude, you can switch off the fasten seatbelt sign and take a moment to relax. If you are in a technologically advanced airplane, or carrying a tablet, you are probably looking at multi-colored LCDs throwing...  Read more...MCAGCC Temporary Special Use Airspace Notification
APA Scholarship Winner Takes Flight in the Backcountry
AZ Scholarship Winner Takes Flight in the Backcountry  By Rick Bosshardt  As many of you who attended the “sold out” Arizona Pilots Association’s Annual Meeting on May 13th know, we awarded three Scholarships to deserving young pilots-to-be.  From these immensely talented and motivated high school students, who are...  Read more...APA Scholarship Winner Takes Flight in the Backcountry
AZ Pilots Association Gives ,000 in Scholarships
AZ Pilots Association Gives $6,000 in Scholarships  By Andrew Vogeney  As a part of our mission to support sustained GA in Arizona, the Arizona Pilots Association awarded three scholarships during our Annual Meeting. This year we are supporting three deserving high school students with a total of $6,000 toward their aviation educations! Each of our...  Read more...AZ Pilots Association Gives $6,000 in Scholarships
Desert Wildwater Study
Desert Wildwater Study by Jan Schiffer The initial "Wildwater" project was based on the idea what we needed a desert foothills landscape where we could look at how wildlife communities are shaped by seasonal water availability in a "water limited ecosystem" (aka desert). In other words, how does water shape ecosystems and communities - including perennial,...  Read more...Desert Wildwater Study
2016 APA Scholarships
2016 APA SCHOLARSHIPS by Jim Timm Early each year, for the past few years, The Arizona Pilots Association has made a couple of scholarships available to qualified and deserving aviation program students at the East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT) location at Williams Gateway Airport in Mesa to assist the students in pursuing their aviation careers. This...  Read more...2016 APA Scholarships
2015 APA Scholarship Recipient Dylan Kuchan
2015 APA Scholarship Recipient Dylan Kuchan by Andrew Vogeney It's crazy to think it was nearly 11 years ago that I earned my pilot's license, just a few weeks before graduating high school back in New York. I was so fortunate to have attended a half-day program in high school that funded a great deal of my training. So when Stefanie and Jim asked me to join the...  Read more...2015 APA Scholarship Recipient Dylan Kuchan