PAYSON CAMPOUT     By Richard Reuland of EAA Chapter 228  The campout hosted by Dave McNeil at the Payson airport campground was enjoyed in near perfect weather conditions May 26 through May 29. A large gaggle of RV fliers from California, Oregon, and Arizona attended, with most arriving on Saturday afternoon. Several drive-in pilots also assisted in...  Read more...PAYSON CAMPOUT
Davis Monthan Boneyard Tour
Davis Monthan Boneyard Tour   By Jordan Ross  As of 5-1-17 significant changes in procedure for taking the "boneyard" tour at Davis Monthan AFB in Tucson, Arizona, have been implemented.  The tours are run by the Pima Air and Space Museum (PASM) which is located next to Davis Monthan AFB.  In the past you could simply buy a ticket for the tour...  Read more...Davis Monthan Boneyard Tour
GAARMS Report: July 2017
GAARMS Report: July 2017 Fred Gibbs  THE FUTURE OF FLIGHT SERVICE On June 16 and 17, my wife Kelly and I attended the National Weather Service’s Southwest Aviation Weather Safety Symposium, held this year in Long Beach, California. Friday was weather forecaster and meteorologist day, with some very technical presentations on some very interesting...  Read more...GAARMS Report: July 2017
De-ja vu, All Over Again
De-ja vu, All Over Again  Howard Deevers  The opinions expressed here are my own, and not necessarily those of Arizona Pilots Association or any other aviation association. It was like hearing an echo, the same words, with a few more added, but from a different President. Trump said: The nation’s air traffic control system was designed...  Read more...De-ja vu, All Over Again
Grapevine, Final Spring Fly In
Grapevine, Final Spring Fly In By Mark Spencer APA’s last organized event for the spring went off without a hitch on the weekend of May 19th through 21st. The only challenge was keeping up with parking of the 30 aircraft! According to Kit ad Brad, our hosts for this weekend, there were a total 64 attendees throughout the weekend. Everyone pitched in with food...  Read more...Grapevine, Final Spring Fly In
June Aviation Accident Summary
By Jim Timm June 2017 The following are the NTSB reports of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late April, 2017, through late May, 2017. We will use this detailed accident information to develop safety programs and briefings to help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others, and then take the action necessary to prevent similar...  Read more...June Aviation Accident Summary
June 2017 Executive Director's Report
By Jim Timm June 2017 Summer is here. Many of the usual Saturday morning fly in breakfasts have shut down for the duration, many of the aviation activities are slowing down, and you have to get up pretty early to enjoy any comfortable flying. So what’s new! It’s that time of the year again, so just find a cool spot, sit back, and relax. When you do go...  Read more...June 2017 Executive Director's Report
39th Annual Members Meeting
39th Annual Members Meeting  By Kit McCloud  The 2017 Annual Members Meeting was a great success! Almost one hundred people made the journey to the Scottsdale Airport to learn a little more about what the APA has done over the past year, and what we will be continuing into 2018. Almost thirty people took advantage of the new webinar option and watched...  Read more...39th Annual Members Meeting
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
VFR CROSS COUNTRY FLYING  Howard Deevers  Long cross country flights are lots of fun, IFR or VFR. Traveling for pleasure, for business, to visit family, or on a vacation, and using your airplane is what flying is all about. When weather permits, flying VFR can be even more fun. At the lower altitudes that most of us will fly, you can see much more of the...  Read more...VFR CROSS COUNTRY FLYING