Arizona Pilots Association
Preserving
Promoting
Protecting

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: Reference AC 90-66B -  Non-Towered Airport Flight Operations
  Reference AC 90-66B - Non-Towered Airport Flight Operations   http://www.faa.gov/documentLibrary/media/Advisory_Circular/AC_90-66B_CHG_1.pdf Please give special attention to safe operations at non-towered airports during flight planning, student through advanced pilot training, Practical Tests, WINGS/Flight Reviews, airmen currency checks; whenever a pilot is
Read more: A Reminder for Pilots:
  A Reminder for Pilots At some airports overflying the field and performing midfield entries to the traffic pattern is unsafe. The AWOS at Marana Regional (KAVQ) announces do not overly the field and do not fly missed approach procedures for the RNAV/GPS 12 and RNAV/GPS-E  approaches during parachute operations. Both the RNAV/GPS 12 and
Read more: August 2020 Aviation Accident Summary
  The following are the NTSB reports of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from June through late July. 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: August President’s Report
  Greetings fellow pilots, Walking outside at 6 in the morning to 95 degree heat tells me we're definitely in the "heat" of summer. I'm not quite as eager to run down to the airport and head up in the sky as in the cooler months. While I'm a big proponent of a complete preflight briefing and virtual walkthrough on the charts with weather in normal conditions, I spend
Read more: August 2020 Executive Director's Report
  Given the constraints of the virus pandemic and the long, hot summer, it seems like the normal aviation meetings have come to a screeching halt. The realization that many aviation things really are coming to a halt was the cancelation of the EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, this year. This venue has been a yearly summer vacation event for many of us to meet up
Read more:  FAA Applies Its ‘Preferred’ Surveillance System (GAARMS)
  I AM SAD TO REPORT TWO MORE FATAL ACCIDENTS HAVE OCCURRED DURING THE MONTH OF JUNE, BOTH ON THE SAME DAY.  A ZENAIR CH601 DEPARTED DEER VALLEY ENROUTE TO AK-CHIN STRUCK THE VERY TOP OF A SMALL MOUNTAIN ABOUT 2 MILES NORTHEAST OF THE AK-CHIN AIRPORT AND WAS DESTROYED BY FIRE. THE PILOT/OWNER WAS FATALLY INJURED. THE SECOND ACCIDENT INVOLVED A RV-4 INBOUND TO THE

Upcoming Events

Sat Sep 19 @12:00AM
-CANCELED-- Big Bear Lake Fly-In
Sat Sep 26 @12:00AM
CANCELLED Land of Enchantment Fly-in at Albuquerque
Fri Oct 02 @12:00AM
CANCELLED Trinity Fly-In
Fri Oct 09 @12:00AM
Payson Fly-In
Tue Oct 13 @ 6:00PM
Monthly BOD Meeting
Fri Oct 16 @12:00AM
Grapevine Monthly Camping Weekend
Sat Oct 17 @ 8:00AM
Benson Breakfast Fly-in

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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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