Simple Mistakes
Simple Mistakes  Howard Deevers A recent article from the FAA said that the new “kinder” FAA would not punish pilots for “simple mistakes, inadvertent actions, or other small infractions.”  That got me to thinking:  What exactly are simple mistakes? I’m sure we all make them.  A simple mistake might be knocking over a glass of milk at… Read more...Simple Mistakes
Fun evening at the APA Fall Social in Mesa!
Fun evening at the APA Fall Social in Mesa!  By Susan Wearly and Mary James  Thirty pilots and aviation enthusiasts gathered at The Monastery Restaurant in Mesa next to Falcon Field on Thursday, October 13th for the APA’s Fall Social. Plenty of food, drinks and comradery were had by all. The weather was perfect for our outdoor patio, with seating… Read more...Fun evening at the APA Fall Social in Mesa!
Pegasus Airpark HopeKids Fly-In
Pegasus Airpark HopeKids Fly-In  By Nelson Garrison  The Second Annual HopeKids Fly-In was held October 15, 2016, at Pegasus Airpark. There were 23 families from HopeKids, and we were able to give rides to all the families in attendance and to a few other family members. If you haven’t heard of HopeKids, check them out online.         â€¦ Read more...Pegasus Airpark HopeKids Fly-In
October Aviation Accident Summary
By Jim Timm October 2016 The following are the NTSB reports of the aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late August thru late September, 2016. We will use this detailed accident information to develop safety programs and briefings to help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others and hopefully take the action necessary to prevent similar accidents from… Read more...October Aviation Accident Summary
October 2016 Executive Director's Report
By Jim Timm October 2016 It appears that Fall has finally arrived! The mornings are much cooler and the flying temperatures are getting much better. Looking at my calendar, it’s also evident that our flying season is beginning, based on the number of fly in events I see coming up. Let’s go flying, but fly safe! This kind of falls under the heading of “Now what is… Read more...October 2016 Executive Director's Report
APA Volunteers Pull Through at the AOPA Prescott Fly-In!
APA Volunteers Pull Through at the AOPA Prescott Fly-In! By Stefanie Spencer Last weekend’s AOPA regional fly-in at Prescott’s Earnest J Love Field was a record breaker with 6,300 visitors! Hoping for this sort of turn out, the APA pulled out all stops, leasing two booths and setting up a display that rivaled the big name commercial exhibitors. Of course, hardware is… Read more...APA Volunteers Pull Through at the AOPA Prescott Fly-In!
Last Month's Getaway to Long Beach
Last Month's Getaway to Long Beach by Kit Murphy What can I say about the last Weekend Getaway? We had a great time with old and new friends, exploring Avalon and the Queen Mary, and the weather was perfect! September is definitely the best time to go to Long Beach! Low 80s, light breezes, virtually cloudless, even at night it was wonderful. Some of us spent a lovely evening on the… Read more...Last Month's Getaway to Long Beach
MEMBERS' PHOTO CORNER Thank you to Tim Timmons for this month’s photos! Where will you go next? Send your photos to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ! April’s APA Happy Hour at Harold’s! by Mary James & Susan Wearly Our Spring Social at Harold’s Corral in Cave Creek on Thursday, April 28th was loaded with fun, food,… Read more...MEMBERS’ PHOTO CORNER
GAARMS Report: October 2016
GAARMS Report: October 2016 Fred Gibbs We are now three quarters of the way through 2016, or if you work for the government, it is the beginning of the new 2017 fiscal year and, of course, the FAA is gathering stats for last year’s safety record. Us real folks operate on the calendar year, and we still have 3 months to go. With no new fatal accidents since the last newsletter,… Read more...GAARMS Report: October 2016
The Joy of Flying a Small Plane Howard Deevers To the general public, any airplane that is not a jet with at least two engines is a small airplane. Even a King Air or Beech 1900 would be considered to be a "puddle jumper." To most of us single engine fliers, a King Air of any size is a "big plane." So making a long cross country flight, solo, in a "small" airplane is totally foreign to… Read more...THE JOY OF FLYING A SMALL PLANE
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