Arizona Pilots Association
Preserving
Promoting
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General Aviation in Arizona

Advocating the common interests of Arizona's general aviation community at the local and state level.

Arizona Pilots Association
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The Voice of General Aviation in Arizona!

Scholarships

Scholarships are given each year to help fill the financial need of students pursuing aviation related educational opportunities at accredited colleges.

Backcountry

Safety briefing pamphlets, map, and videos for the backcountry airstrips in Arizona that the APA and volunteers have worked to reopen and currently maintain.

Airparks

Information regarding properties and contacts in a listing of the airparks located in Arizona, with special articles detailing the ins-and-outs of many of them.

Airport Focus

What is there to do when flying to the various Arizona airports? Check out our articles with details and photos of who to see, where to stay, and what do at our public airports.

Safety

The APA provides safety seminars around the state, as well as articles on various safety topics each month. We also have available for download GAJSC safety presentations.

Calendar

The APA maintains a comprehensive calendar of many aviation events around Arizona, as well as our monthly Grapevine BBQ and special getaways. Find out what's happening.

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Latest News Articles

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Read more: Some Points to Ponder (GAARMS)
  Well, we are still doing great so far this year. As of July 1st, the general aviation fatal accident rate for the state of Arizona remains at only one, the crash of a Piper PA-22-160 south-southeast of Kingman. Within the fatal accident guidelines of the GAARMS reporting process, our safety performance still stands at an outstanding rate of 100% safe, with NO
Read more: Words Have Meaning
  By Howard Deevers   English is the official language of aviation, worldwide. We all learn that when we learn to fly. Of course, aviation has its own language as well. We had to learn new terms and phrases, and words that we use nowhere else. And, don’t forget the abbreviations; a whole book full of shortened terms. Let’s start with VOR. We all learn about the
Read more: Scholarship Winner: Kobe Lomasney
~  Scholarship Corner  ~ Scholarship Winner: Kobe Lomasney   By Andrew Vogeney    I hope you’ve enjoyed meeting our 2018 scholarship winners in the newsletter over the past few months, and hopefully in person at our recent membership meeting. It’s an incredible (and difficult) joy for those on the scholarship committee to choose our lucky and
Read more: Stabilized Approaches
  By Paul Wiley   This article is an overview of what constitutes a “stabilized” approach and provides some guidelines and generally recognized best practices for executing a safe and good stabilized approach in VFR conditions. Most of what is covered here concerns the final approach segment. However, a few words are appropriate regarding the traffic pattern and
Read more: July 2019 Executive Director's Report
  So far this summer the mornings haven’t been too bad for the Saturday morning breakfast flights, as they have been comfortable and relatively smooth. However, the return flight home can get a bit bumpy if you visit too long and get a late start. I can imagine it has to be challenging for these foreign students trying to learn to fly and having to fly later in the heat
Read more: July President’s Report
Greetings, With triple-digits in much of the state, the sound of airplane engines is starting much earlier in the morning. The thought of sweating it out in a flying greenhouse isn’t too appealing. It is sometimes easier just to schedule flights for later this fall.  There are a few ways to stay involved in aviation and remain safe while your plane remains
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“The backcountry success of reopening airstrips in Arizona which the APA has accomplished through volunteer efforts is unsurpassed.”

Brian Schober, APA President
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