Accident Summary - September 2015
By Jim Timm  September 2015  The following are the preliminary NTSB reports of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late July thru late August. When all detailed accident information becomes available, we will attempt to use this information to develop safety programs and briefings to help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others and...  Read more...Accident Summary - September 2015
Weekend Getaway to Furnace Creek, CA (L06)
Weekend Getaway to Furnace Creek, CA (L06) January 24-25 I don’t know to which seat to promote this venue; the right seat for its elegance and unique setting, or the left seat for its hard surface landing strip located 210 feet below sea level. Okay, I’ll start with the right seat. Furnace Creek is located within a national park; does this give you any clue of how...  Read more...Weekend Getaway to Furnace Creek, CA (L06)
Mogollon Airpark
Mogollon Airpark (AZ82) Overgaard, AZ. Many of us have traded the heat of the summer for those cool breezes whispering through the tops of the pines on the Mogollon Rim. At 6,658’, 50 miles east of Payson, 35 miles west of Show Low, surrounded by the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest and nestled in the world’s largest stand of those Ponderosa pines, lies the...  Read more...Mogollon Airpark
December 2014 Executive Director's Report
By Jim Timm December 2014 The cooler winter temperatures have been providing some great flying weather and improved airplane performance, and I hope it will improve pilot performance, also. Watch out for icing when flying in the northern parts of the state. Here is wishing all of you a happy holiday season and safe flying. Unfortunately, it appears that the FAA plans to...  Read more...December 2014 Executive Director's Report
Accident Summary - Dec 2014
By Jim Timm December 2014 The following are the preliminary NTSB reports of the aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late October thru late November. Hopefully, we in APA can use the information from these reports to develop safety programs and briefings that will help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others and thus take the necessary action to...  Read more...Accident Summary - Dec 2014
Eagle Roost Airpark
Eagle Roost Airpark (27AZ) Aguila, AZ. Take a glorious flight and go 25 miles west of Wickenburg to the furthest northwest corner of Maricopa County. There you will find Eagle Roost Airpark, (27AZ), in the Valley of the Eagle. At an elevation of 2206 feet, Smith Peak to the northwest and Harquahalla Mountains to the southwest tower majestically in the distance and as a...  Read more...Eagle Roost Airpark
November 2014 Executive Director's Report
By Jim Timm November 2014 The great fall flying weather is finally here and hopefully all of you are out there enjoying it. I hope many of you were able to make it to the Copperstate Fly in at Casa Grande and went in the big vendor display tent and stopped by the APA/RAF display to say hi. As usual, this year’s event was a good one. In the interest of promoting/improving...  Read more...November 2014 Executive Director's Report
November GAARMS Report
November GAARMS ReportFred Gibbs While I do NOT want to jinx our good fortune so far, it has been 95 days – 3 months – since the last fatal accident in Arizona! I do not link that to just good luck, although there is some of that involved. I would much rather like to think it is us flying a little safer and a lot smarter. Sure, there have been a few fender-benders, a few...  Read more...November GAARMS Report
Accident Summary - Nov 2014
By Jim Timm November 2014 The following are the preliminary NTSB accident reports of the aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from mid September thru late October. Hopefully we can use the information to develop safety programs and briefings that will help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others and thus take the necessary action to prevent similar...  Read more...Accident Summary - Nov 2014
Nov 1st Verde Canyon Railroad Weekend Getaway
Set aside Nov. 1st & 2nd for the upcoming trip to Cottonwood (P52) and the Verde Canyon Railroad ride.  I've been remiss sending this email until now.  Ellen Randoll has done a masterful job arranging this fly-out for EAA 1044 up at Mogollon Airpark in Heber/Overgaard.  (I'm also a member of EAA 1044.)  Since Ellen and her husband Curt are...  Read more...Nov 1st Verde Canyon Railroad Weekend Getaway