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: 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
Read more: Aviation Buttonology
Only about a week after Southwest Airlines made an emergency landing in Philadelphia after an engine failure, the TV news services were competing to get the crew of the plane on their program. CBS “This Morning” was the winner, and the entire crew appeared on their morning show. I was in Pittsburgh at the time, so I was on the same time zone as the show. What made this more
Read more: Are AZ Student Pilots Learning the Correct Information?
I live in Wickenburg, AZ, right at the Wickenburg airport (E25) and get to watch traffic which ranges from business jets to taildraggers. Probably the most regular traffic is from the flight schools in the Phoenix area and sometimes from Prescott. As I watch during the day and evening, sometimes night, I listen to the CTAF to determine who and where the various aircraft are