Read more: Backcountry and Fire Season
  With fire season in full swing, all pilots, but especially backcountry pilots, need to be diligent in their pre-flight awareness of fires and related TFR’s. In many of the National Forests, including our USFS region 3, AZ and NM, our backcountry airstrips are being used as staging areas for firefighting efforts. You may recall a few years ago, Air Tractors made 24AZ
Read more: Is Backcountry Flying Dangerous
  By Brian Schober As of late, there is a renewed interest in backcountry flying, Short Take Off/Landing (STOL) practices, and the excitement this type of flying brings. The STOL drags at the High Sierra Fly In, Sun-N-Fun, and Oshkosh are drawing some much needed life into general aviation.  APA sponsors and maintains several backcountry strips and hosts multiple
Read more: Backcountry Calendar Updates
  For all you backcountry adventurers, we’ve lined up a few weekend fly ins this fall where we can catch up with each other and enjoy the backcountry! We made such great strides over the last few years re-opening our backcountry to aviation, and had lots of fun and friendship in the process! Each of these airstrips also needs a little TLC to keep them in safe condition
Read more: Grapevine April of 2019
By Mike Andresen   We had quite the crowd at Grapevine this past month! Thirteen airplanes of all types were there. Piper and Cessna were well represented along with the experimentals. Of course, the Carbon Cub and other backcountry-outfitted tailwheels were there too. The winds were pretty calm up until the afternoon and then they picked up a bit. Our hosts, Diana and
Read more: Backcountry Calendar Updates
For all you backcountry adventurers, we’ve lined up a few weekend fly ins this fall where we can catch up with each other and enjoy the backcountry! We made such great strides over the last few years re-opening our backcountry to aviation, and had lots of fun and friendship in the process! Each of these airstrips also needs a little TLC to keep them in safe condition for all
Read more: Grapevine March of 2019
By Mike Andresen   Even in windy conditions, 9 airplanes made the trip to the APA Grapevine event in March. Three airplanes camped overnight. Our hosts, Barb, Bob and Joe were visiting RAF members from Wyoming. They were very gracious and generous to cook for us at this event. Elk and beef burgers were the menu for lunch. They are real backcountry pros and sported RAF
Read more: Spring 2019 Backcountry
  For all you backcountry adventurers, we’ve lined up a few weekend fly ins this fall where we can catch up with each other and enjoy the backcountry! We made such great strides over the last few years re-opening our backcountry to aviation, and had lots of fun and friendship in the process! Each of these airstrips also needs a little TLC to keep them in safe condition
Read more: Spring 2018 Backcountry
  For all you backcountry adventurers, we’ve lined up a few weekend fly ins this fall where we can catch up with each other and enjoy the backcountry! We made such great strides over the last few years re-opening our backcountry to aviation, and had lots of fun and friendship in the process! Each of these airstrips also needs a little TLC to keep them in safe condition
Read more: Fall 2018 Backcountry
For all you backcountry adventurers, we’ll have weekend fly-ins this fall with a purpose! We made such great strides over the last few years re-opening our backcountry to aviation, and had lots of fun and friendship in the process! Each of these airstrips needs a little TLC to keep them in safe condition for all, and with a little effort from all, this TLC is made light work
Read more: Double Circle Fly In & Camp
The Spring backcountry fly in season is nearly over, but come out and enjoy one of our last two events. It’s Grapevine (88AZ) May 18th through 20th, which is our last hosted Grapevine event until fall. To end the season, on Memorial Day weekend we’ll be at Pleasant Valley (24AZ) just outside of the quaint little town of Young. This will be a very special weekend with plenty