Arizona Pilots Association
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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: Check Ride Price Increases (GAARMS)
  WOW, we are still doing great so far this year!  As of  August 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 back in January.  Within the fatal accident guidelines of the GAARMS reporting process, our pilot-based safety record still stands at an
Read more: Trust
  By Howard Deevers   Last week I was sending a small package by US Mail and it required a visit to my local post office. The clerk at the PO was very friendly and helpful as always. While waiting on me, a lady came to the counter and handed him her driver’s license and was going to leave it with him. He told her that he did not need to keep it, only to see it
Read more: Arizona Airport Focus: Sierra Vista
  As we enter August and realize our flying season is closer than ever, we start thinking about where we can go. Arizona has a unique airport that many pilots steer clear of simply because of “the hassle,” or because “it’s complicated,” or “it’s a Restricted Area.” Training can certainly resolve the prior two reasons, but Restricted Areas are certainly no-go’s when
Read more: Scholarship Corner
~  Scholarship Corner  ~   By Chris Nugent    First, I want to thank the APA Board and membership for providing me the opportunity to continue the work that Andrew and the Scholarship Committee have put into ensuring that we continue to provide a catalyst for the next generation of Arizona pilots and aviation professionals. In my previous life
Read more: August 2019 Executive Director's Report
  Well, the monsoon season is here! We have to get up early to do any comfortable flying, and I’m sure many are using this time of the year to get out of town and take a vacation to where it’s cooler. I took off and went to the EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and added a few days to the trip to visit friends and relatives near Oshkosh. I’m also writing this report
Read more: August President’s Report
Greetings, As nearly all aviation media and sources have been reminding us, January 1, 2020, is coming much faster than many of us realize. Call around and you'll find that shops are booked well into next year for any type of avionics work, much less an ADS-B Out installation. I have a minor upgrade planned and the earliest I can get in is late February! Fortunately, I bit
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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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