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
June 2013 Executive Director's Report
By Jim Timm JUNE, 2013 I hope everyone is able to enjoy the cool early morning flying weather. Summer is rapidly approaching. On Saturday May 18 we had the 2013 APA Annual membership meeting and we couldn’t have asked for finer weather for those that elected to fly in. Everyone had a good time and it was good to see some of you again. We had the annual directors election...  Read more...June 2013 Executive Director's Report
Accident Report - June 2013
JUNE 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 corrective action to prevent similar accidents from occurring. In this last reporting period, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) had issued reports on seven aviation accidents in Arizona....  Read more...Accident Report - June 2013
The FAA Improving GA Safety
GAARMS REPORT: 2013 May 19The FAA Improving GA SafetyFred Gibbs By the time you read this, you may have already attended our May annual meeting at Chandler Aviation and heard the latest update on GAARMS. But what you may not know is that right after the annual meeting, the Arizona Aircraft Accident Review Group (affectionately called the AZ AARG) held their meeting over in...  Read more...The FAA Improving GA Safety
From the Flight Deck - May 2013
From the Flight Deck - May Roy Evans II “What kind of man would live where there is no danger? I don't believe in taking foolish chances. But nothing can be accomplished by not taking a chance at all.” This was said while Charles Lindbergh was discussing his plans to cross the Atlantic, I was thinking about his quote the other day holding short of 25R in PHX. On this...  Read more...From the Flight Deck - May 2013
May 2013 Executive Director's Report
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORTBY JIM TIMM I trust everyone is getting out there and taking advantage of the good flying weather. I fear it won’t last long enough, so lets go flying and take advantage of it while we still have it with us. But please fly safe! Be sure to put Saturday May 18 On your calendar for the Annual APA Membership Meeting. This years meeting will be...  Read more...May 2013 Executive Director's Report
Accident Report - May 2013
MAY AVIATION ACCIDENT SUMMARYby Jim Timm In this regular reporting of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona, we should try to learn from the mistakes being made and take corrective action to prevent similar accidents from occurring. In this last reporting period, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) reported two aviation accidents in Arizona. Of these,...  Read more...Accident Report - May 2013
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