Read more: Scholarship Corner
~  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
Read more: Making Progress at Grapevine!
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Read more: Hello Fellow APAers,
  By Greg Brown APA members will appreciate the accomplishment by our own Fred Gibbs, Director/Chief Flight Instructor at Flagstaff’s Wiseman Aviation, in earning the Master Flight Instructor designation from the National Association of Flight Instructors.  In addition to his Northern Arizona pilot-training activities, Fred teaches the majority of
Read more: Let's Talk About Weather
  By Howard Deevers What? Again? There are already several very good books about weather already published. You might have even read one. So, why talk about weather now? It might be one of the most difficult subjects in aviation. Surely, we are not going to cover all of the stuff you need to know in a short article like this. When I started learning to fly, I had no
Read more: Scholarship Corner
~  Scholarship Corner  ~   By Chris Nugent We closed the 2020 scholarship application cycle in mid-November, and I am happy to report that we received a total of 29 applications! This is up slightly from the 24 we received in 2019, and in looking through the submissions, it’s encouraging to see that in spite of the recent turmoil in the aviation
Read more: Flying on the Edge
  By Howard Deevers   You might be thinking about aerobatic flying, but no, this “flying on the edge” means flying the edge of the State of Arizona, something that I have been thinking about doing for several years. I wanted to fly the complete border of the State. The trip would start in Nogales, then fly along the border between Mexico and Arizona to Yuma, then
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~  Scholarship Corner  ~   By Chris Nugent This month’s update will be brief, as we are in the middle of our application cycle that ends November 15th. I am pleased to report that our new online application tool is up and running, and we have started to receive applications from interested students. We typically receive the bulk of the applications
Read more: Is There a Gap of Aviation Knowledge Between Military and General Aviation Pilots?
The public tends to believe, and most General Aviation pilots also tend to believe, that military and airline pilots have special skills that the average pilot does not have. They do have type ratings and advanced training that most of us will never get. However, we all start the same way, with basic training, advancing to our first solo flight, our first cross country flight
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~  Scholarship Corner  ~   By Chris Nugent As this edition of the newsletter goes to “print” the next APA scholarship cycle is in full swing, and we are looking forward to seeing the same number of outstanding applications as we did in 2019. While our overall goals and approach for managing the scholarship program have not changed, we have made what may
Read more: Buying an Airplane
  By Howard Deevers   Not every pilot owns an airplane. Not every person with a driver’s license owns a car for that matter. You don't have to own a car to have a driver’s license, and you don't have to own an airplane to have a pilot’s license. Probably in both cases, it is likely that the license holder would like to own an airplane or a car. There are other