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
~  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