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 flying, please watch… 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 from home. Joan Fudala… 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 supporting deserving high school students with a total of $6,000 toward their aviation educations! Each of our 2017 Scholarship award… 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 country. Flying at… Read more...VFR CROSS COUNTRY FLYING
Grapevine Is Finally Open!!!
Grapevine Is Finally Open!!! By Mark Spencer A beautiful thing happened last week as the new Phoenix FAA sectional has removed the circle with an X through it that occupied the sectional for the last 20+ years, replacing it with the new Grapevine Airstrip symbol! It's taken nearly five years of collaboration between the APA, the RAF, the USFS, and even national MOU between the RAF and… Read more...Grapevine Is Finally Open!!!
May Aviation Accident Summary
By Jim Timm May 2017 The following are the NTSB reports of the aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late March 2017 thru late April 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 from… Read more...May Aviation Accident Summary
May 2017 Executive Director's Report
By Jim Timm May 2017 Is everybody out there flying? I hope so. According to the NTSB the number of aircraft accidents occurring in Arizona has been down significantly lately. I hope everyone has been out there flying as usual, but doing it more safely! Better get out there and join that fly out to breakfast group, and have some fun because summer is coming fast, like it or not. That… Read more...May 2017 Executive Director's Report
Young, Pleasant Valley Fly In
Young, Pleasant Valley Fly In  By Mark Spencer  Photos provided by Stella McCray & Tom Kvanvig  While challenged by our usual spring winds, last week’s events at 24AZ will be remembered by participating pilots and their families for some time. Pleasant Valley, A.K.A. Young International, is located on the Tonto National Forest a few miles southeast of Payson.… Read more...Young, Pleasant Valley Fly In
GAARMS Report: May 2017
GAARMS Report: May 2017 Fred Gibbs  HERE WE ARE, 1/3RD OF THE WAY THROUGH 2017 AND OUR SAFETY EFFORTS ARE STILL HOLDING! WE HAVE NOW MADE IT TO MAY WITH NO MORE FATAL ACCIDENTS. LET’S HOPE JANUARY WAS JUST AN ANOMOLY, A “BLIP” IN OUR SAFETY EFFORTS. If you all make it to the APA Annual meeting at the Scottsdale Airport Best Western on the 13th of May, you will… Read more...GAARMS Report: May 2017
OH, NO! ANOTHER NEW FORM TO FILL OUT  THE ICAO FLIGHT PLAN  Howard Deevers  Yes, it is true. Starting in June, 2017 pilots will be required to use a new Flight Plan. Actually we were to begin using it in January, but that got extended. The new Flight Plan is in the ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) format, but don’t worry; it still has an FAA form… Read more...OH, NO! ANOTHER NEW FORM TO FILL OUT - THE ICAO Flight Plan
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