Weekend Getaway: November Debrief & January Outlook
Weekend Getaway:November Debrief & the January Outlookby Craig Albright, Cirrus N857CD @ KCHD, CFI/II Back from Carlsbad, NM It’s nearly Christmas and the weekend of November 24-25 seems like ages ago! That weekend was our first out-of-state, overnight Weekend Getaway. On Saturday, four aircraft carrying 11 souls left the Valley, heading to Carlsbad, NM, intent on...  Read more...Weekend Getaway: November Debrief & January Outlook
Backcountry Fly-In to Pleasant Valley Young, AZ - Dec 2012
Published on Dec 10, 2012 By Rich Finkle A short documentary of the Arizona Pilots Association fly-in to Pleasant Valley USFS airstrip near Young, Arizona on Nov. 30, 2012. The Arizona Pilots Assn and the Recreational Aviation Foundation re-opened this airstrip with the co-operation with the USFS. The event included some work by the backcountry committee and a lot of...  Read more...Backcountry Fly-In to Pleasant Valley Young, AZ - Dec 2012
December Accident Report
December ACCIDENT SUMMARYby 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 has reported eleven aviation accidents in Arizona. Of these accidents, four...  Read more...December Accident Report
December Executive Director's Report
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT December, 2012 The flying weather has really been great so far this year. The real challenge has been deciding where to fly to with so many things to choose from each weekend.  The UAV issue has really been heating up lately with the latest word being that because of safety concerns and privacy issues, the...  Read more...December Executive Director's Report
Weekend Getaway: Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Weekend Getaway Flights:Carlsbad Caverns National Park (in Carlsbad, NM) by Craig Albright, Cirrus N857CD @ KCHD, CFI/II Our next Weekend Getaway: Carlsbad Caverns National Park on Nov. 24-25  Yes, this is really a 2-day trip… time to stretch our legs a bit! And, it really is on the weekend following...  Read more...Weekend Getaway: Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Weekend Getaway for October - Tombstone, AZ
Hi, everyone! Based on the responses I received from last month's APA newsletter, it appears that folks would like to fly down to Tombstone, AZ in October.  So, after a little investigation at my end, here's a rough itinerary: Arrive:  Saturday, 10/20 by 9:00 AM (1600Z).  Flying from Chandler, my home 'drome, one possible route would be KCHD - P29.  That's only...  Read more...Weekend Getaway for October - Tombstone, AZ
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!