November 2017 Executive Director's Report
By Jim Timm November 2017 It looks like the Arizona fun flying season may have officially started with the Copperstate Fly In at Falcon Field at the end of October. The weather was good, and it looked like quite a few people flew in for the event. In addition to many vendors, the APA was there, and it was a pleasure to have had the opportunity to meet and...  Read more...November 2017 Executive Director's Report
Pleasant Valley, Young AZ (24AZ)
Pleasant Valley, Young AZ (24AZ) By Mark Spencer Get ready for Veteran's day weekend, November 10 -12th, as we’ll be back in Young, at the Pleasant Valley, 24AZ airstrip.  If you have a big tire plane, we’re working on a special fly over to our newest backcountry airstrip, Buzzard’s Roost that Saturday morning. Buzzard’s...  Read more...Pleasant Valley, Young AZ (24AZ)
November Aviation Accident Summary
By Jim Timm  November 2017  The following are NTSB reports of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late September 2017 through late October 2017. We use this detailed accident information to develop safety programs and briefings that will help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others and then hopefully take the action necessary...  Read more...November Aviation Accident Summary
KRYN Mid-Air Collision Letter by Marc
Dear Pilots,  Well, how did your morning end? Mine? Not so well.  I was on left downwind for runway six left at KRYN, after having performed a requested left 360 to allow traffic to clear. I received the transmission - N966EZ cleared to land on runway six left, following a Cessna on final. I had not yet turned left base when I looked up and saw the underbelly of...  Read more...KRYN Mid-Air Collision Letter by Marc
Douglas Flight to the Border
Douglas Flight to the Border by Clifford VanVleet The third annual Douglas Flight to the Border Pancake Breakfast and Young Eagles Flight Rally was held on Saturday, October 7. Sponsored by Douglas Rotary, the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 776, Sierra Vista and Cochise College, Douglas exceeded all expectations with 187 youth enjoying introductory...  Read more...Douglas Flight to the Border
EVIT Aviation Advisory Committee Meetings
EVIT Aviation Advisory Committee Meetings  by Lou Amadee  EVIT’s advisory council is made up of aviation enthusiast and professionals who want to assist in the growth and development of our Career and Technical Education (CTE) aviation program. EVIT (East Valley Institute of Technology) is one of only a few high schools across the country that offer...  Read more...EVIT Aviation Advisory Committee Meetings
VMC Club First Meeting
VMC Club First Meeting  By Alexander Peña  Greetings VMC Club Members, Thank you for attending our Meet & Greet Oct. 3rd. It was nice meeting all of you, and I hope to see you at future VMC Club meetings.  A special thank you to Chandler Air Service for their support, and for loaning us a CFI for the evening, as well as thank you to...  Read more...VMC Club First Meeting
Desert Flyers
Desert Flyers  by Cathy Paradee  The Scottsdale Breakfast Club has been putting together interesting monthly events for the past 23 years. Every November, the committee has met to put together an itinerary for the following year. The most recent committee members have been Austin Erwin, Paul Fortune, and Richard Azimov, all faithfully led by Warren...  Read more...Desert Flyers
High in Desert Skies: Tucson’s Red-Letter Day
High in Desert Skies: Tucson's Red-Letter Day  by William Kalt  Blueish-gray smoke billows from large metal drums surrounding Tucson’s newly prepared landing grounds for airplanes in early December 1918. A small crew of men and animals works applying the finishing touches on the clearing, grading, and leveling of land east of the road from...  Read more...High in Desert Skies: Tucson’s Red-Letter Day
Wrong Runway Landings (TUS)
Photographs and graphics that follow depict areas of possible confusion at Tucson International Airport(KTUS) where pilots may takeoff, land, and/or cross a surface other than that assigned, resulting in pilotdeviations and runway incursions. The FAASafety Team (FAASTeam) is committed to improving safety through education and outreachefforts. The FAASTeam...  Read more...Wrong Runway Landings (TUS)
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