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
~  Scholarship Corner  ~   By Chris Nugent    I wanted to provide the membership a very brief update on the 2019 scholarship application cycle and awards. The committee has been hard at work reviewing applications and developing the “short list” for scholarship awards. I must admit this has been more difficult than I expected based on the
Read more: Gyroplane Flying
  By Howard Deevers   A training symposium for gyroplane flying called “Mastering the Gyroplane” was held October 26 and 27 at the Biosphere 2 here in Arizona. The Biosphere 2 is a large research facility located north of Tucson, near the town of Oracle. My first thought when I learned about this event was why is an aviation event being held at the Biosphere 2
Read more: Notable Airports in Arizona - Part 2
  by Peter N. Steinmetz   Amongst my flights to the paved public use airports, quite a few were notable, though perhaps not the most notable or extreme in any particular aspect. Here are a few of those airports which are less frequently visited:   Marble Canyon (L41) This fairly narrow 35' x 3715' runway near the Navajo Bridge was built by the owners of
Read more: Scholarship Corner
~  Scholarship Corner  ~   By Chris Nugent    We recently wrapped up the 2019 scholarship application cycle, and I’m happy to report that we received a total of 22 applications from aspiring aviation professionals. This is on par with the number received last year, although we did update the application process to require professional letters
Read more: Unusual Paved Public Use Airports in Arizona
  by Peter N. Steinmetz I have always loved maps. In 5th grade, my brother and I would save up our allowance to purchase topographic maps of the local area. So when I began flight lessons at Chandler Municipal (CHD) in 2015, I immediately took to pilotage and perusal of sectional charts. My private checkride ended up being substantially delayed due to runway closures
Read more: Cross Country Flying
  By Howard Deevers   I really like cross country flying.  That is making the best use of an airplane, at least to me.  Several years ago, a friend of mine asked if I could assist another friend in getting an airplane from Rochester, NY to Tucson.  Well, sure, I would love to. It turns out that the friend did not have a pilots license; yet. 
Read more: Scholarship Corner
~  Scholarship Corner  ~   By Chris Nugent    First and foremost, I want to thank all of you that responded to the recent outreach for scholarship fund donations. As you may recall, we awarded six scholarships in 2018 totaling $13,500 and our goal is to repeat that performance in 2019. Your recent donations have taken us about 20% toward that