Benson Municipal Airport (E95)
Benson Municipal Airport (E95)  By Brian Schober  Our next installment of highlighting Arizona airports takes us to Benson (E95). Benson Municipal Airport is about three miles northwest the city of Benson and about 30 miles east of Tucson in Arizona’s southern tier. Benson’s airport hasn’t always been at the current location. Records show...  Read more...Benson Municipal Airport (E95)
Payson—A Backcountry Fly-In That EVERY Airplane Can Make!
Payson - A Backcountry Fly-In That EVERY Airplane Can Make April 6-8, 2018  By James Nebrig  Many fellow fliers look with envy at the impressive array of backcountry fly-ins that the Arizona Pilots Association and Recreational Aviation Foundation have put together in the Arizona backcountry. While these fly-ins sure look like a lot of fun,...  Read more...Payson—A Backcountry Fly-In That EVERY Airplane Can Make!
Instrument Training Experience (GAARMS)
Instrument Training Experience  GAARMS Report: March 2018   Fred Gibbs  (Your guy in Flagstaff) The seventh annual APA General Aviation Accident Reduction and Mitigation Symposium – GAARMS VII – will be held across the state this year: Phoenix, Prescott, Yuma, Tucson March 31st—The safety program will be held at the AeroGuard...  Read more...Instrument Training Experience (GAARMS)
After the Check Ride
Winter Flying  Howard Deevers  The Private Pilot check ride is the final glorious moment in our basic training. You have just finished your check ride, and the examiner hands you your Temporary Certificate. Wow! What a feeling! Now I can take my family members or friends for a flight and demonstrate my newly acquired skills and knowledge. I am a Pilot!...  Read more...After the Check Ride
February 2018 Executive Director's Report
By Jim Timm  February 2018  I hope all of you have been able to start the new year right by getting in some time aviating around. The weather has been great, and there are a lot of places for us to fly out for that proverbial $100 Breakfast or Hamburger Lunch. Let’s get out and do it, but do it safely!!  Our calendar is full of fly in events both...  Read more...February 2018 Executive Director's Report
Grapevine Recap
Grapevine Recap  By Mark Spencer While challenging weather scuttled our monthly fly in BBQ at Grapevine for January, several folks did fly in. Because of their hard work, along with a ground crew, a small tractor and 40 additional tons of fill, the airstrip has never looked better. Anyone that has visited Grapevine understands the incredible beauty of...  Read more...Grapevine Recap
February 2018 Aviation Accident Summary
By Jim Timm  February 2018  The following are NTSB reports of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late December, 2017, through late January, 2018. We 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 hopefully they will take...  Read more...February 2018 Aviation Accident Summary
Johnathan the Brave
Johnathan the Brave  By Andrew Vogeney  Working a part-time job can have a lot of perks, most notably for me the paycheck that keeps the gas tanks half full. I work a few nights a week at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel, and I’m proud of a lot of the “extras” we get to do for our community. One of them is working with Hope Kids,...  Read more...Johnathan the Brave
Cottonwood Fly-In & Safety Seminar
Cottonwood Fly-In & Safety Seminar   By Timothy M Pebler  The seminar was attended by about 52 people from Cottonwood, Camp Verde, Rimrock, Flagstaff, Prescott, Mesa, Deer Valley, Glendale and Sedona. Fred had an educational presentation on winter flying weather with lots of positive comments from those who attended. Morgan Scott and the...  Read more...Cottonwood Fly-In & Safety Seminar
Kingman Airport, Kingman Arizona
Kingman Airport, Kingman Arizona  By Brian Schober  The US Army Air Forces played a major role in developing many of Arizona’s current and long-gone airports. Kingman’s airport is no exception. The US Army Air Forces had a need to train gunnery crews assigned to the newly-developed B-17 Flying Fortresses and an unpopulated 4,000+ acres...  Read more...Kingman Airport, Kingman Arizona
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