July Aviation Accident Summary
By Jim Timm  July 2017  The following are the NTSB reports of the aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late May 2017 through late June 2017. We can use this detailed accident information to develop safety programs and briefings that will help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others and then take the action necessary to prevent similar accidents… Read more...July Aviation Accident Summary
July 2017 Executive Director's Report
By Jim Timm July 2017 Summer really is here! It doesn’t feel like it’s possible to get up early enough to beat the heat and go flying. It’s a taxing time of the year for both pilot and plane. Maybe I’m just getting old and cranky, but this time of the year flying becomes more of a chore than all fun. Thank goodness it doesn't last very long. When you get out… Read more...July 2017 Executive Director's Report
USFS Wildfire Avoidance and Information
Below is a presentation on federal and state wildfire aviation operations in southeastern Arizona. The presentation provides information about types of fire fighting aircraft, how they are used at and near wildfires, and the conditions they operate in. Fire season normally starts in March and concludes in October in southern Arizona, although wildfires can occur year round when dry conditions… Read more...USFS Wildfire Avoidance and Information
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 also involved in extra… Read more...APA Scholarship Winner Takes Flight in the Backcountry
PAYSON CAMPOUT
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 the campground… 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 at the admissions… 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 weather initiatives. It… 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 when far fewer people… 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 dishes for the pot… 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 accidents from happening to… Read more...June Aviation Accident Summary
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