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: 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: 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: 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: 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: The Roaring 70’s, General Aviation’s Heyday
  By Howard Deevers   (This article was inspired by my mechanic, Pete Stogsdill, who owns, maintains, and flies a 1975 Cessna 172 that he has had for 18 years.) We have all heard of the “Roaring 20’s,” that period of time about 100 years ago before the great depression. Life was good and there was not a care in the world. Then the Great Depression came. General
Read more: KPGA Fly-in: Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend
By Connor Barrett & Armon Haghighat   The AZ Pilot Life Crew completed a personal trip to KPGA over a year ago! This personal trip was so much fun, that we decided that we needed to share the airport and area with other pilots! The KPGA fly-in consisted of two major tours. Pilots and guests visited Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend, two of the natural wonders of
Read more: Scholarship Winner: Matthew Tlapanco
~  Scholarship Corner  ~ Scholarship Winner: Matthew Tlapanco   By Andrew Vogeney    Hopefully you had a chance to attend our Annual Meeting, a favorite time of year when Arizona aviators gather to share stories and hear what’s new. We love to highlight the work being done to promote general aviation in Arizona, and none of that work would be
Read more: What Are Your Intentions?
  Flying back to Tucson from San Diego a couple of years ago, I got a weather briefing, filed an IFR flight plan, and headed east on a nice Sunday afternoon. With full fuel tanks in the Piper Arrow, I could easily make it to Marana (KAVQ), but decided to make a fuel stop in Casa Grande (KCGZ). The weather had been very good all the way across Southern California, and
Read more: Scholarship Winner: Theresa Olivares
~  Scholarship Corner  ~ Scholarship Winner: Theresa Olivares   By Andrew Vogeney  I’m writing this one from Chicago. The fog is so thick I can’t see the apartment building across the street. Easter was beautiful – we had brunch outside on our patio. The following Saturday – snow! Rain, snow, and some other meteorological phenomenon that could have been