April 2012 Executive Director's Report
Jim Timm, Executive Director I hope everyone has been taking advantage of the good flying weather, and based on this month’s safety report, you have been doing it safely. The Back Country Airport division of APA received the good news this past month, that the US Forrest Service planners must now consider aviation uses in their plans, whether it be preserving or...  Read more...April 2012 Executive Director's Report
April 2012 President's Report
Nancy Benscoter, APA President Since April is “tax” month, you should consider taking advantage of the great opportunities we have put together for you to get out and fly and write off the experience. When you attend our APA sponsored events, they are tax deductible since we are a 501c3 non-profit volunteer organization. Every month, we host a FAA safety seminar. This...  Read more...April 2012 President's Report
Bullhead City PIREP & Our Next Getaway: Page, AZ
Craig Albright, Cirrus N857CD @ KCHD, CFI/II Here’s a quick report on our previous Weekend Getaway flight to Bullhead City, AZ and an opportunity to join us in Page, AZ for an excursion to Antelope Slot Canyon on Saturday, 4/28. PIREP: Bullhead City, AZ On Saturday, 2/25, eight folks climbed into three aircraft and enjoyed the day at Bullhead City, AZ. What’s in...  Read more...Bullhead City PIREP & Our Next Getaway: Page, AZ
March 2012 Executive Director's Report
Jim Timm, Executive Director The flying weather has been excellent and I hope everyone has been able to get out there and take advantage of it and go flying. If you haven’t, let’s go Flying! There is a good possibility that Arizona could be the home for a national test range for unmanned aircraft. The federal government is planning to set aside airspace dedicated for the...  Read more...March 2012 Executive Director's Report
March 2012 President's Report
Nancy Benscoter, APA President The month of March brings us more beautiful weather to get out and fly! I hope to see you at the Cactus Fly-In in Casa Grande on March 3rd and 4th. We will be hosting a backcountry forum on Saturday, the 4th at 9am. Be sure to also join us for the GAARMS event on March 14th and 15th. See detailed information contained in this newsletter....  Read more...March 2012 President's Report
Backcountry - Preserving Grapevine Airstrip
Arizona Pilots Join Hands with USFS in Preserving the Grapevine Airstrip Mark Spencer, Recreational Aviation Foundation, Arizona Liaison In the words of one volunteer, “Do you realize we made history this weekend?” I honestly had not thought about it that way. Grapevine was officially closed by USFS Special Order 12-157 on June 27th, 1997, and not only did...  Read more...Backcountry - Preserving Grapevine Airstrip
GAARMS March 14-15, 2012 Speakers
General Aviation Accident Reduction & Mitigation Symposium Speakers Fred L. Gibbs, 2nd V-P APA, GAARMS Program Director An Arizona Pilots Association Safety Initiative The Arizona Pilots Association (APA) is pleased to announce the 1st Annual General Aviation Accident Reduction and Mitigation Symposium – GAARMS - planned for March 14th and 15th, 2012 at the Mesa...  Read more...GAARMS March 14-15, 2012 Speakers
GAARMS March 14-15, 2012
The Arizona Pilots Association GAARMS Howard Deevers General Aviation Accident Reduction & Mitigation Symposium What is a "Symposium?" My Webster's said: A conference at which a particular topic is discussed by various speakers. Probably most of us have been to some kind of "Symposium" at least once in our business life, or even aviation training. We also go to...  Read more...GAARMS March 14-15, 2012
February 2012 Executive Director's Report
Jim Timm, Executive Director The flying weather is great and I hope everyone has been able to take advantage of it and go to one of the fly-in breakfasts or fly off to your favorite airport restaurant The Phoenix TRACON has issued a Letter To Airmen outlining recommendations to minimize flight conflicts between transiting general aviation aircraft and air carrier aircraft...  Read more...February 2012 Executive Director's Report
February 2012 President's Report
President's Report Nancy Benscoter, APA President January has been a busy but a rewarding start to the New Year. After more than a year of APA’s coordinated backcountry efforts, fly-ins and collaborative team approach with the RAF (Recreational Aviation Foundation), we got the approval to renovate the over-growth on the Restricted Grapevine Airstrip. The APA extended this...  Read more...February 2012 President's Report

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