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?
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