From the Flight Deck - August 2013
From the Flight Deck - August 2013 Roy Evans II For a few moments, let’s take a ride back in time to our flight training days. Let’s say this is our first solo cross-country, and here we are a few days prior to takeoff. Kitchen table cleared off, sectional chart laid flat, we begin the time-honored tradition of penciling in our true course, measuring distances between...  Read more...From the Flight Deck - August 2013
Preparing for the 2013-2014 Backcountry Flying Season
Prepare for the 2013/2014 Backcountry Flying Season! By Mark Spencer The nine month backcountry flying season is about to begin again, but we’ve had a great year already! We’ve accomplished much last year, not in terms of new airstrips, but in our relationships with land managers and in solidifying aviation as a legitimate use in the Forest and BLM lands. We’ve had...  Read more...Preparing for the 2013-2014 Backcountry Flying Season
August 2013 Executive Director's Report
By Jim Timm AUGUST 2013 The dog days of summer are here and flying isn’t as much fun as it was a short while back. I can imagine many of you are looking for ways to escape the valley heat and head for cooler climes. Like several others, I am also getting ready to head for AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Presently it’s even hot there, but, hopefully that will change....  Read more...August 2013 Executive Director's Report
Accident Report - August 2013
JULY AVIATION ACCIDENT SUMMARYby Jim Timm In this regular reporting of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona, we need to learn from the mistakes being made and take the necessary action to prevent similar accidents from occurring. During this last reporting period, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) records report three accidents that occurred...  Read more...Accident Report - August 2013
Interpersonal Development, Extroversion Style
Interpersonal Development, Extroversion Style Barbara Harper, ATP CFII MEI LRJet The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) advertises "Safer Skies Through Education" on their website. What does this mean to you... clever, informed, skilled? A good example would be the the Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM). This terrific manual touches on most every good operating...  Read more...Interpersonal Development, Extroversion Style
You passed your check ride - Now What
You passed your check ride! Now what? Howard Deevers It takes a lot of training and work to pass a check ride. Reading all of those regulations, training, getting a sign off for the check ride, takes a lot of time. Now that you have passed that check ride, what do you do? Well, fly, of course. We all want to do that and we all expect that the new certificate in your pocket...  Read more...You passed your check ride - Now What
From the Flight Deck - July 2013
From the Flight Deck - July 2013  Roy Evans II I've always been fascinated by the Piper Cub, just like any other aviation geek out there. It's bright yellow paint job, the doors that can stay open for flight, and it's simplicity, bring you back to an earlier time of aviation where your eyes dared to look inside at the five instruments that most likely didn't function...  Read more...From the Flight Deck - July 2013
July 2013 Executive Director's Report
By Jim Timm JULY 2013 Well, summer is here and fun flying is grinding to a halt. Some how it seems a bit strange because just as the folks in the northern part of the country are getting their airplanes out for the start of the flying season we are going into a summer hibernation of sorts. Anyway, when heading for the north country, please be sure to check the density...  Read more...July 2013 Executive Director's Report
From the Flight Deck - June 2013
From the Flight Deck - June 2013Roy Evans II We’ve all heard stories of how tight-knit the aviation community is. And, even with the number of pilots out there, chances are you’ll run into someone who you know, who you’ve flown with, or who knows somebody you know, much like the ‘six degrees of Kevin Bacon’. This last month I was at a job fair and put this theory to...  Read more...From the Flight Deck - June 2013
The Rotating Beacon, A Safety Implement of Sorts
Rotating Beacon, A Safety Implement of Sorts Barbara Harper, ATP CFII MEI LRJet Sometimes the beacons are not always in the same location for a given type of aircraft. There is no standardized pattern or regulation relating to the flash patterns, it simply depends on what type of flasher module is used. Boeing seems to synchronize the beacons so that the top and bottom flash...  Read more...The Rotating Beacon, A Safety Implement of Sorts
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