Young, Pleasant Valley Fly In
Young, Pleasant Valley Fly In  By Mark Spencer  Photos provided by Stella McCray & Tom Kvanvig  While challenged by our usual spring winds, last week’s events at 24AZ will be remembered by participating pilots and their families for some time. Pleasant Valley, A.K.A. Young International, is located on the Tonto National Forest a few miles...  Read more...Young, Pleasant Valley Fly In
GAARMS Report: May 2017
GAARMS Report: May 2017 Fred Gibbs  HERE WE ARE, 1/3RD OF THE WAY THROUGH 2017 AND OUR SAFETY EFFORTS ARE STILL HOLDING! WE HAVE NOW MADE IT TO MAY WITH NO MORE FATAL ACCIDENTS. LET’S HOPE JANUARY WAS JUST AN ANOMOLY, A “BLIP” IN OUR SAFETY EFFORTS. If you all make it to the APA Annual meeting at the Scottsdale Airport Best Western on the 13th...  Read more...GAARMS Report: May 2017
OH, NO! ANOTHER NEW FORM TO FILL OUT - THE ICAO Flight Plan
OH, NO! ANOTHER NEW FORM TO FILL OUT  THE ICAO FLIGHT PLAN  Howard Deevers  Yes, it is true. Starting in June, 2017 pilots will be required to use a new Flight Plan. Actually we were to begin using it in January, but that got extended. The new Flight Plan is in the ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) format, but don’t worry; it...  Read more...OH, NO! ANOTHER NEW FORM TO FILL OUT - THE ICAO Flight Plan
APA Annual Meeting with Aviation Historian Joan Fudala
 The Arizona Pilots Association Annual Meeting in Scottsdale May 13th, 10am-noon Brunch 10:00 am ($15 per person) Meeting at 10:30am RSVP for Brunch by May 5th to Susan Wearly 480-415-6480 or Mary James 515-321-3022 ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) RSVP for Brunch RSVP to watch the LIVE WEBINAR: Starting at 10:30am Email Don Carter ...  Read more...APA Annual Meeting with Aviation Historian Joan Fudala
April Aviation Accident Summary
By Jim Timm April 2017 The following are the NTSB reports of the aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late February through late March, 2017. We will use this detailed accident information to develop safety programs and briefings that will help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others and thus permitting them to take the action necessary...  Read more...April Aviation Accident Summary
April 2017 Executive Director's Report
By Jim Timm April 2017 In spite of some occasional rain we have had, the flying weather has been great, and I hope everyone has been taking advantage of it. With all the flying events that have been going on, it’s sometimes difficult fitting in as many as we would like. There’s a lot to see, so let’s go flying, but do it safely. With the...  Read more...April 2017 Executive Director's Report
Grapevine Runway Painting Complete
Grapevine Runway Painting Complete  By Mike Andresen  The Grapevine runway now has painted restricted markings, CTAF, and runway numbers! This is the result of a number of volunteers from APA and the Phoenix 99's dedicating their time to make this happen. The effort started with me creating the engineering drawings of the numbering and lettering...  Read more...Grapevine Runway Painting Complete
GAARMS Report: April 2017
GAARMS Report: April 2017 Fred Gibbs  OUR GOOD LUCK IS HOLDING! WE HAVE NOW MADE IT THROUGH MARCH WITH NO MORE FATAL ACCIDENTS. LET’S HOPE JANUARY WAS JUST AN ANOMOLY, A “BLIP” IN OUR SAFETY EFFORTS. GAARMS 2017 went off quite well back on March the 18th. The program was hosted by TRANSPAC, and my thanks go out to them for supporting the...  Read more...GAARMS Report: April 2017
Wildfire Operations and Avoidance
Tucson Interagency Dispatch Center  March 23, 2017  Each spring and summer federal agencies responsible for fighting wildfires in southern Arizona activate aircraft for use in fire suppression activities. This year 'fire season' has arrived early due to warm and dry conditions which have dried out vegetation, especially in lower elevations. Agencies in...  Read more...Wildfire Operations and Avoidance
The Struggle for Tuweep
The Struggle for Tuweep  By Mark Spencer  Who would believe that 12 years after Tuweep’s closure by Arizona’s State Trust Land Department that we’d still not see the end of our struggle to regain access to this long established and historic airstrip? The APA’s and RAF’s efforts here might win a record for tenacity or...  Read more...The Struggle for Tuweep
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