Arizona Backcountry Fall 2016
Arizona Backcountry Fall 2016 By Mark Spencer By the time this is published we will have had our first fall backcountry fly in behind us. I am itching to jump into the Cub and head up to 24AZ, Young Arizona for the Labor Day weekend. Temps are cooling, the Monsoon is nearly dissipating, and we’ll have several months ahead that folks in other parts of the country only dream about.… Read more...Arizona Backcountry Fall 2016
Young Labor Day Weekend
Young Labor Day Weekend By Mark Spencer This weekend’s fly in camp and Labor Day celebrations in Young would be hard to describe as anything but incredible, so much so that it will likely become an annual APA event! Of course, every successful fly in starts with participation, and from that perspective, we had no issues. In all, 20 aircraft and roughly 20 aviators and friends took… Read more...Young Labor Day Weekend
September Aviation Accident Summary
By Jim Timm September 2016 The following are the NTSB reports of the aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from mid-July thru late August, 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 then take the action necessary to prevent similar accidents from happening to… Read more...September Aviation Accident Summary
September 2016 Executive Director's Report
By Jim Timm September 2016 With the monsoon season in full swing it’s becoming challenging to find suitable flying weather. We’ve had to be a bit flexible in picking out where to fly out for the Saturday morning breakfast. Fly safe, and this monsoon season will soon be behind us and we will have better (and cooler) mornings. This year at EAA AirVenture, FAA Administrator… Read more...September 2016 Executive Director's Report
Greenlee County Cattle Growers Meeting 2016
Greenlee County Cattle Growers Meeting by Suzanne Menges The 102nd annual meeting of the Greenlee County Cattle Growers Association was held on Saturday, August 20th, at the historic Double Circle Lodge at Upper Eagle Creek. This year the Association was pleased to host featured speaker Mr. Mark Killian, Director of the Arizona State Department of Agriculture. Mr. Killian addressed… Read more...Greenlee County Cattle Growers Meeting 2016
Navajo Christmas Airlift
Navajo Christmas Airlift by Gregory McColley While the temperatures have not yet quite chilled off, our thoughts naturally start to turn to the Navajo Christmas Airlift coming in November. For so many of us, the Airlift is very special intro to the Holiday season and a wonderful representation through the hundreds of pilots and donors that the Navajo Airlift has touched so many hearts.… Read more...Navajo Christmas Airlift
Warbird Attack Helicopter Operated by Local Chapter of the Army Aviation Heritage Foundation
Warbird Attack Helicopter Operated by Local Chapter of the Army Aviation Heritage Foundation If you have been out to Mesa’s Falcon Field on a Saturday over the past year, or attended the Gateway or Falcon Field Airport open houses, you could not have missed the Valley’s newest aviation organization and flying thrill. The Army Aviation Heritage Foundation (AAHF) stood up an AZ… Read more...Warbird Attack Helicopter Operated by Local Chapter of the Army Aviation Heritage Foundation
GAARMS Report: September 2016
GAARMS Report: September 2016 Fred Gibbs It saddens me to report that we are now up to 6 fatal accidents this year, with 9 pilots perished, but fortunately NO passengers. And it has gotten personal! Below is the NTSB website list. Several of the pilots who were killed this year were flight instructors, but it appears only one was actually providing flight instruction during the flight.… Read more...GAARMS Report: September 2016
LET’S TALK ABOUT THIS
Let's Talk About This Howard Deevers Remember your first flying lesson? Sure we do. The instructor did all of the talking on the radios, and it seemed so easy for him. Then after a few lessons, he insisted that I talk on the radio. The Cessna 150 I was flying had no intercom; we did not have a head set, but only a hand mike and speaker to listen to. He told me what to say, and I… Read more...LET’S TALK ABOUT THIS
August Aviation Accident Summary
By Jim Timm August 2016 The following are the NTSB reports of the aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from June thru late July, 2016. We will use this detailed accident information to develop safety programs and briefings that we hope will help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others and take the appropriate action necessary to prevent similar accidents from… Read more...August Aviation Accident Summary
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