Read more: Scholarship Winner: Austin Dunagan
~  Scholarship Corner  ~ Scholarship Winner: Austin Dunagan   By Andrew Vogeney  Thanks to the generosity of our members, the Arizona Pilots Association awards several scholarships each year. This money is given to deserving young men and women who aspire to have a career in aviation. This year proved incredibly difficult for the Scholarship Committee
Read more: License to Learn
Many times, when a new pilot receives their temporary certificate from the examiner, the examiner will say something like this: “Here is your license to learn.” When I received my temporary certificate, the examiner said, “You still have a lot to learn,” and he was right. Of course, we all still have a lot to learn. I’m sure we all have heard the saying: “A good pilot is
Read more: Recap: Grand Canyon Fly-In December 2018
By Connor Barrett & Armon Haghighat -AZPILOTLIFE A wonderful group of aviators and their guests joined us on December 9th at the Grand Canyon National Park Airport (KGCN) for a day filled with tours, history, and great conversation with fellow aviators. The brisk morning started off with marshaling planes into the ramp, and transporting the fly-in guests to the KGCN
Read more: EVIT Students Volunteer at Grapevine
EVIT Students Volunteer at Grapevine By Rick Bosshardt  The APA has been active over the years in awarding aviation scholarships to deserving young Arizona students who wish to pursue some form of an aviation career (Pilot, AP, ATC, etc.). The scholarship committee at the APA has been ramping up the program and had three outstanding winners in the spring of 2017 (for
Read more: THE TIME MACHINE
Time travel is a favorite subject of science fiction movies, and even some humorous films as well. They always show the actors, either going back in time or going forward in time, getting into some adventures, and then ending up where they started. Some people actually believe that time travel is possible. The easiest way to explain that Time Travel is not possible is: “You
Read more: Flying the Sky Harbor Transition
Flying the Sky Harbor Transition  By Andrew Vogeney  There’s no doubt flying in or near Class Bravo airspace can be intimidating for someone new to an area or not used to flying in complex airspace. The Phoenix Class Bravo is often simpler than it looks, but it does require familiarization – and I would recommend taking a safety pilot along if you’re just getting
Read more: Careers Flying for the Airlines
Careers Flying for the Airlines   By Rick Bosshardt  There is a "perfect storm" occurring in the airline industry, and for those high school students and their parents who are planning for their future in aviation, this "perfect storm" is an enormous opportunity! It is well documented that in the next 15 years, there will be 124,000 new pilots needed just in the
Read more: Payson Pie Run
By Connor Barrett & Armon Haghighat Flight school, a part time job, and working towards earning a four-year college degree with the ultimate goal of flying for a major airline can be stressful and overwhelming at times. Countless hours of studying, running from class to class, and flying in work clothes is what it’s going to take to become a commercial airline pilot that
Read more: Let's Go Around
During our pilot training we are taught this simple but important maneuver, the “Go Around.” Remember the first time your instructor told you to go around? Huh, What? The instructor might have said to add power, pitch the nose up, start climbing, gradually reduce the flaps, and get back into the traffic pattern. At a non-towered airport, that would have been about all, but at
Read more: Made it to Mexico … Almost! (The alt=
With the extreme desert heat and summer cumulus clouds forming almost every day in August, our options were limited for exploring what Arizona's airports have to offer. These Arizona “normal” weather conditions didn’t stop us from planning and executing a flight. Where are we going this time you ask? Some may say this destination is the place to go, and others may disagree. We