What’s it Like To Fly?
Howard Deevers I know that this is an Arizona Pilots Association newsletter, and that almost everyone reading this is a pilot. So, why ask the question: “What’s it like to fly?” When your friends learn that you are a pilot, or flight instructor, the usual first question is: “how much does it cost to get a pilots license?” Or, “how many hours do you need to get a...  Read more...What’s it Like To Fly?
Executive Director's Report - September 2012
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORTSEPTEMBER 2012Jim Timm In these “Dog Days” of summer, it’s pretty hot to do much flying and things have been pretty quiet. This year I made my annual trip to the Oshkosh EAA AirVenture fly in via the airlines. It wasn’t very much faster nor nearly as much fun as flying my own airplane, but it was cheaper. Remember when commercial air...  Read more...Executive Director's Report - September 2012
Accident Report for Sep 2012
SEPTEMBER ACCIDENT REPORTby Jim Timm In this regular reporting of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona, it is the hope that we may be able to learn from mistakes being made and take action to prevent similar accidents from occurring in the future. For the past reporting period, the NTSB had issued reports for five aviation accidents in Arizona. Two of the...  Read more...Accident Report for Sep 2012
Weekend Getaway for October - You Decide!
Weekend Getaway Flights: October 20-21, 2012 ~ You decide! by Craig Albright, Cirrus N857CD @ KCHD, CFI/II   October’s Weekend Getaway:  The Great Unknown – You decide!!  Alright, the hellish heat of summer will be only a memory.  By October 20-21, things should have cooled off somewhat; it’s time to spread our wings...  Read more...Weekend Getaway for October - You Decide!
Backcountry Fly-In to Pleasant Valley Young, AZ - July 20-22, 2012
PLEASANT VALLEYFLY-IN CAMP YOUNG, AZ(24AZ)July 20-22, 2012  The Arizona Pilot’s Association Invites Backcountry Pilots and aviation enthusiasts out for a good time! The Arizona Pilot’s AssociationInvites Backcountry Pilots and aviation enthusiasts out for a good time!Pleasant Valley...  Read more...Backcountry Fly-In to Pleasant Valley Young, AZ - July 20-22, 2012
July 2012 Executive Director's Report
Jim Timm, Executive Director Unfortunately summer is here and flying is not as much fun and some of the aviation activity has slowed down in Arizona. It was great to see and visit with many of you at the annual APA membership meeting at Glendale Airport in June. I was pleased that some of you stuck with us in spite of it being the Memorial Day weekend. The reason we selected...  Read more...July 2012 Executive Director's Report
July 2012 President's Report
Nancy Benscoter, APA President The beginning of summer is always a busy time for the APA. At the end of May, we held our Annual APA Member's meeting in the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) building at Glendale Airport where we elected some new Board of Director's (BOD's). Our guest speaker, Col. Bob Ashby, a Tuskegee Airman of World War II and Korea, captivated us here with his...  Read more...July 2012 President's Report
Safety – A Pilots Pride
Howard Deevers I didn't make that one up: SAFETY, "A Pilots Pride." I wish that I had, because it is such a good slogan. So, where did I get it? From Deer Valley Airport, Phoenix, AZ. That is their slogan, and it is all over the place in their airport. It seems so simple, yet it is not. I don't know how they came up with that slogan, but it is prominently displayed in...  Read more...Safety – A Pilots Pride
Accident Report for Apr-May 2012
Jim Timm In this regular reporting of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona, we hope we may be able to learn from mistakes being made and take action to prevent similar accidents from occurring in the future. For the past reporting period, the NTSB had issued reports for seven aviation accidents in Arizona. One was a landing collision between two balloons without...  Read more...Accident Report for Apr-May 2012
Where Do All The Yellow Lines Go?
Barbara Harper, ATP CFII MEI LRJet Taxiing comes easy with proper directions – sometimes. Have you ever landed at an airport and forgot to familiarize yourself with the layout? There you are with this schematic in your lap trying to read the taxiways. Almost the same as reading library books sideways. Whoever thought of putting books at an angle so one had to tilt your head...  Read more...Where Do All The Yellow Lines Go?
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