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
Read more: Trust
  By Howard Deevers   Last week I was sending a small package by US Mail and it required a visit to my local post office. The clerk at the PO was very friendly and helpful as always. While waiting on me, a lady came to the counter and handed him her driver’s license and was going to leave it with him. He told her that he did not need to keep it, only to see it
Read more: Scholarship Corner
~  Scholarship Corner  ~   By Chris Nugent    First, I want to thank the APA Board and membership for providing me the opportunity to continue the work that Andrew and the Scholarship Committee have put into ensuring that we continue to provide a catalyst for the next generation of Arizona pilots and aviation professionals. In my previous life
Read more: Words Have Meaning
  By Howard Deevers   English is the official language of aviation, worldwide. We all learn that when we learn to fly. Of course, aviation has its own language as well. We had to learn new terms and phrases, and words that we use nowhere else. And, don’t forget the abbreviations; a whole book full of shortened terms. Let’s start with VOR. We all learn about the
Read more: Stabilized Approaches
  By Paul Wiley   This article is an overview of what constitutes a “stabilized” approach and provides some guidelines and generally recognized best practices for executing a safe and good stabilized approach in VFR conditions. Most of what is covered here concerns the final approach segment. However, a few words are appropriate regarding the traffic pattern and
Read more: Scholarship Winner: Kobe Lomasney
~  Scholarship Corner  ~ Scholarship Winner: Kobe Lomasney   By Andrew Vogeney    I hope you’ve enjoyed meeting our 2018 scholarship winners in the newsletter over the past few months, and hopefully in person at our recent membership meeting. It’s an incredible (and difficult) joy for those on the scholarship committee to choose our lucky and