Read more: Twas the Night Before ChristmasTwas the Night Before Christmas Howard Deevers Well, of course not. Everyone knows that Santa is the only one flying on Christmas Eve, well almost the only one. Some scheduled airlines do fly, but they are way up there and no problem to Santa. Very few General Aviation airplanes are flying. Several years ago we decided to make a flight from Pittsburgh, PA, to Moline, IL
APA Needs You! by Craig Albright, APA Secretary   Read more: We Need You!Ever wondered why APA doesn’t do even more for general aviation in Arizona?  The answer is simple:  We need you!  APA is an all-volunteer organization.  We have no paid staff, and our overhead is nil.  Virtually all your membership dues go toward our mission of promoting and protecting general
From the Flight Deck - August 2013Read more: From the Flight Deck - August 2013 Roy Evans II For a few moments, let’s take a ride back in time to our flight training days. Let’s say this is our first solo cross-country, and here we are a few days prior to takeoff. Kitchen table cleared off, sectional chart laid flat, we begin the time-honored tradition of penciling in our true course, measuring distances between
From the Flight Deck - July 2013Read more: From the Flight Deck - July 2013  Roy Evans II I've always been fascinated by the Piper Cub, just like any other aviation geek out there. It's bright yellow paint job, the doors that can stay open for flight, and it's simplicity, bring you back to an earlier time of aviation where your eyes dared to look inside at the five instruments that most likely didn't function
From the Flight Deck - June 2013Read more: From the Flight Deck - June 2013 Roy Evans II We’ve all heard stories of how tight-knit the aviation community is. And, even with the number of pilots out there, chances are you’ll run into someone who you know, who you’ve flown with, or who knows somebody you know, much like the ‘six degrees of Kevin Bacon’. This last month I was at a job fair and put this theory to the test
From the Flight Deck - May Read more: From the Flight Deck - May 2013 Roy Evans II “What kind of man would live where there is no danger? I don't believe in taking foolish chances. But nothing can be accomplished by not taking a chance at all.” This was said while Charles Lindbergh was discussing his plans to cross the Atlantic, I was thinking about his quote the other day holding short of 25R in PHX. On this
Read more: What’s it Like To Fly?Howard Deevers I know that this is an Arizona Pilots Association newsletter, and that almost everyone reading this is a pilot. So, why ask the question: “What’s it like to fly?” When your friends learn that you are a pilot, or flight instructor, the usual first question is: “how much does it cost to get a pilots license?” Or, “how many hours do you need to get a pilots
Barbara Harper, ATP CFII MEI LRJetRead more: Where Do All The Yellow Lines Go? Taxiing comes easy with proper directions – sometimes. Have you ever landed at an airport and forgot to familiarize yourself with the layout? There you are with this schematic in your lap trying to read the taxiways. Almost the same as reading library books sideways. Whoever thought of putting books at an angle so one had to tilt your head
Barbara Harper, ATP CFII MEI LRJetRead more: Phraseology Versus Plain Language From The Empire’s Library – Aeronautical Information Manual For Freddie and Howard who are dedicated to the pursuit and solution of one problem – correct aviation phraseology No one wants to be on the wrong end of the microphone when mistakes are made. Do you have the courage to shatter the stigma of phraseology literacy and cultivate a