Read more: When Airplanes Could Fly
  By Howard Deevers   A student of mine went to Ryan Airport for his Private Pilot check ride. The date was 9/11/2001. He arrived for his appointment at 8 AM sharp, and by 9 AM Tucson Time, we all knew of the airplanes that flew into the buildings in New York. The airspace was shut down by the National Security Council. All airplanes were instructed to land as
Read more: Scholarship Corner
~  Scholarship Corner  ~   By Chris Nugent    As I mentioned in last month’s Scholarship Corner article, we will be taking a more in-depth look at each of our 2019 scholarship winners. I think you will agree that they are well deserving of the APA scholarship awards and will be great ambassadors for general aviation in Arizona. Scholarship
Read more: One Wild Ride
  By Howard Deevers   What could be wild about Sheltering-in-Place or working from home, as we have all been encouraged to do? Not much change for me, since I already work from home for the most part. However, I am sure that these changes have been shocking or confusing to many since they came about so quickly. Flight instructing is not a “stay at home” industry
Read more: Scholarship Corner
~  Scholarship Corner  ~   By Chris Nugent  I provided a quick overview of our 2019 scholarship winners in the last Scholarship Corner article. As we go through the next few months I’ll provide you a little more detail on each of our scholarship winners – I think you’ll be impressed with the with the commitment each of them have shown in pursuing
Read more: Copperstate 2020
  By Carmine Mowbray, RAF   The RAF shared a double booth with the Arizona Pilots Association at Arizona’s annual Copperstate Fly-In Expo and Buckeye Air Fair February 6-9. Buckeye is west of Phoenix and claims to be the third fastest-growing city in the US. The spread lining the 5,500-ft runway hosted several dozen outdoor displays, 38 indoor displays, plus
Read more: Multi-Tasking
  By Howard Deevers   “Multi-tasking” sounded like such an important word the first time I heard that term. It sounds like you must really be smart, or on top of your game, to be able to do more than one thing at a time, right? Our computers are designed to do more than one thing at a time, but are humans really able to do more than one thing at a time? We would
Read more: Pilot Comments: Perplexing and Destructive
  By Bob Glock    I flew from 1964 until a couple of years ago when health issues simply said it is time to admit that skills are diminishing. My recent concern is destructive failures near the airport. We fly thousands of miles and worry about engine failures, unexpected weather, and the other person's mistakes. It really feels good to have an airport
Read more: Let's Talk About Aviation Safety
  By Howard Deevers   Yes, we do have FAR's that regulate just about everything we do as pilots, and we train to be safer pilots, and we do an Annual Inspection on our airplanes, and do a flight review to be sure that both we and our planes are safe to fly, but one of the last things that come to mind about aviation safety is jumping out of an airplane. It sure is
Read more: Scholarship Corner
~  Scholarship Corner  ~   By Chris Nugent    I’m happy to report that the scholarship committee has completed reviewing applications for 2020 scholarships and selected 8 well deserving winners.  We had originally intended to award 6 scholarships for 2020, but we were very fortunate in that membership donations exceeded expectations, so
Read more: It's 2020. Now What?
  By Howard Deevers   Welcome to 2020, and Happy New Year. For the last decade we have been talking about ADS-B and that it is required after January 1, 2020. Even as the deadline loomed, there were many pilots that still did not know that they would be required to equip their airplanes. I would ask plane owners if they had equipped their planes and how. I had