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?
Phraseology Versus Plain Language
Barbara Harper, ATP CFII MEI LRJet From The Empire’s Library – Aeronautical Information Manual For Freddie and Howard who are dedicated to the pursuit and solution of one problem – correct aviation phraseology No one wants to be on the wrong end of the microphone when mistakes are made. Do you have the courage to shatter the stigma of phraseology literacy and...  Read more...Phraseology Versus Plain Language
Las Vegas Runway Incursion Hot Spot
"Las Vegas is fabulous... but RWY7/Golf is not the place to gamble!"  
Safety Seminar Schedule for 2012
Below is the current schedule for 2012. Contact: Fred Gibbs This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  928-266-0112 for more info. 
June 2012 Executive Director's Report
Jim Timm, Executive Director There is a lot of discussion going on regarding the introduction of UAV’s into the National Airspace system, including the question, “what to call these things”. The term RPV for remotely pilot vehicle hung around for years. More recently the term UAV for unmanned aerial vehicle became common. More recently the FAA seems to favor the term...  Read more...June 2012 Executive Director's Report
June 2012 President's Report
Nancy Benscoter, APA President  Introduction of the New APA Website It’s been several months in the making, but the new Arizona Pilot’s Association website is now on line! They say information is power, and web based information is the fastest way to stay up to date in our fast paced world. With this in mind, our new website sports several features aimed at keeping...  Read more...June 2012 President's Report
Weekend Getaway to Bisbee
Craig Albright, Cirrus N857CD @ KCHD, CFI/II It's hot...already...  So, to briefly escape the heat, we're going underground!  Our next APA Weekend Getaway event will be a tour of the Copper Queen Mine in Bisbee, AZ (P04) on Sunday, May 27th.  Normally, I try to schedule our events for the 4th Saturday in the month.  However, this month,...  Read more...Weekend Getaway to Bisbee
May 2012 Executive Director's Report
Jim Timm, Executive Director Temperatures are going to be going up only too soon, so make sure you get out and get some comfortable flying in before it gets too hot and bumpy. As a final reminder to submit comments, the FAA must move to integrate unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into the National Airspace System and they have until mid-2012 to establish a program to integrate...  Read more...May 2012 Executive Director's Report
May 2012 President's Report
APA ANNUAL MEETING by Jim Timm for Nancy Be sure to mark your calendars for the APA annual meeting on May 26 at Glendale Municipal Airport (GEU). The meeting this year will be hosted by the Civil Air Patrol in their facility at the south end of the airport. If you want to fly in, ground control will be able to direct you to the CAP facility. If you are driving in, from the...  Read more...May 2012 President's Report