Arizona Pilots Association
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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: Scholarship Corner
~  Scholarship Corner  ~   By Chris Nugent As I mentioned last in last month’s update, we had a tremendous response in terms of interest and applications for the 2021 scholarship cycle and were able to award 8 scholarships based on your generous donations. As we go through the next few months, I will provide you a little more detail on each of our
Read more: February 2021 Aviation Accident Summary
  The following are the reports of aviation accidents that occurred in Arizona from late December through late January. APA will use this detailed accident information to develop safety programs, briefings, and posters/flyers that would help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others and take the action necessary to prevent them from having similar
Read more: February 2021 President’s Report
  Greetings, The winter flying season is in full swing here in State 48 and I’ve seen a ton of pilots enjoying the heck out of it. The January Grapevine campout saw many new visitors and APA members willing to get their hands dirty constructing erosion control measures, moving rocks, and doing general runway maintenance. We had a record number of Sunday morning
Read more: February 2021 Executive Director's Report
  The new year has gotten well underway, and I hope we all have survived the election process, but unfortunately the COVID-19 virus is still with us. This too will pass, but it won’t be too soon, believe me. I’m certain everyone else feels the same way. On a positive note though, having all the meetings on Zoom or a similar venue is a positive thing in that there isn’t a
Read more: When Regulations Are Not Enough
  By Howard Deevers While discussing “CFIT” (Controlled Flight Into Terrain) with another instructor, he told me that all CFIT accidents could be prevented. I sure do hope so, but how do you do that? His answer was to just read FAR 91.103, then he started quoting that regulation to me. (If you want to pause here and look that up, go ahead). I know people that can quote
Read more: It Is “Beautimous” Outside! (GAARMS)
  1 TO DATE: The six accidents that occurred in 2020 within Arizona plus the one in Nevada match pretty well with the ongoing statistical analysis year-by-year, both in the total number of accidents and fatalities. In other words, our general aviation accident rate remains essentially the same year-to-year!!! Are we doomed to keep repeating history? Will 2021, with the
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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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