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~  Scholarship Corner  ~   By Chris Nugent In this month’s Scholarship Corner, we will wrap up our overview of the 2021 scholarship recipients. It is always great to see the enthusiasm and commitment they have made to pursuing a career in aviation.   Elijah Olvera Hello, my name is Elijah Olvera and before I begin my story, I want to say thank
Read more: Better Late than Never: Propwash Success!
  By Rick Bosshardt    The Leavitt Family and I had set a date in March for their first big fly-in and pancake breakfast at the Propwash Ranch, and it got "winded" and rained out, to all our disappointment. Jordan Leavitt and I decided to reschedule it, and we picked April 10 for the reschedule date, and April 9 for those that wanted to camp out
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~  Scholarship Corner  ~   By Chris Nugent In this month’s Scholarship Corner article, we will continue to provide some more information on our 2021 scholarship recipients. I believe it’s important that you hear from them directly, so I have asked each of them to provide a brief overview of themselves and their aviation career goals in their own
Read more: Technology, Like It or Not
  By Howard Deevers We live in the Technology Era, no doubt about that, and technology has made life easier for most of us, but who among us has not had an issue with our “computers”? We have computers, iPads, smart phones, and even smart watches that travel with us everywhere. If you leave your house without your cell phone, it is reason to turn around and go back to
Read more: Twin Hawks (Airpark) Soars Again!
  By Rick Bosshardt    After flying around Arizona for the last 26 years, it’s not often that I find a local airstrip or airpark that I have not noticed before, but directly enroute between Mesa Falcon Field and Tucson lies an airpark that was falling into obscurity. Having been built in 1994 by enthusiastic pilots, Twin Hawks (AZ63) has slowly but surely
Read more: Know Before You Go
  By Andrew Vogeney   The marketing guy in me loves the campaign southwest launched around “Transfarency.” They invented this whole concept, including a brand-new word. And if you visit their website, they also give you the definition: Philosophy in which Customers are treated honestly and fairly, and low fares actually stay low—no unexpected bag fees, change
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~  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: 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: A New Backcountry Strip in Eastern Arizona!
  By Rick Bosshardt  It’s not often that we can find new dirt strips to add to our backcountry playground here in Arizona, but last November I saw a post on Facebook that had me intrigued! So on the way to our normal monthly Grapevine flyout, Chris Nugent and I flew out towards Safford to check it out. It turns out that a strong aviation family, led by their
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~  Scholarship Corner  ~   By Chris Nugent As I reported in last month’s update, we had a great response to the 2020 call for scholarship applications with a total of 29 received. The overall quality of the applications was outstanding and from my perspective they have been improving with each scholarship cycle. This makes the selection of final