Read more: The Roaring 70’s, General Aviation’s Heyday
  By Howard Deevers   (This article was inspired by my mechanic, Pete Stogsdill, who owns, maintains, and flies a 1975 Cessna 172 that he has had for 18 years.) We have all heard of the “Roaring 20’s,” that period of time about 100 years ago before the great depression. Life was good and there was not a care in the world. Then the Great Depression came. General
Read more: KPGA Fly-in: Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend
By Connor Barrett & Armon Haghighat   The AZ Pilot Life Crew completed a personal trip to KPGA over a year ago! This personal trip was so much fun, that we decided that we needed to share the airport and area with other pilots! The KPGA fly-in consisted of two major tours. Pilots and guests visited Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend, two of the natural wonders of
Read more: Scholarship Winner: Matthew Tlapanco
~  Scholarship Corner  ~ Scholarship Winner: Matthew Tlapanco   By Andrew Vogeney    Hopefully you had a chance to attend our Annual Meeting, a favorite time of year when Arizona aviators gather to share stories and hear what’s new. We love to highlight the work being done to promote general aviation in Arizona, and none of that work would be
Read more: What Are Your Intentions?
  Flying back to Tucson from San Diego a couple of years ago, I got a weather briefing, filed an IFR flight plan, and headed east on a nice Sunday afternoon. With full fuel tanks in the Piper Arrow, I could easily make it to Marana (KAVQ), but decided to make a fuel stop in Casa Grande (KCGZ). The weather had been very good all the way across Southern California, and
Read more: Scholarship Winner: Theresa Olivares
~  Scholarship Corner  ~ Scholarship Winner: Theresa Olivares   By Andrew Vogeney  I’m writing this one from Chicago. The fog is so thick I can’t see the apartment building across the street. Easter was beautiful – we had brunch outside on our patio. The following Saturday – snow! Rain, snow, and some other meteorological phenomenon that could have been
Read more: Practice Makes Perfect
If you ever took any kind of music lessons, you hear that expression many times. Of course, it would apply to almost any endeavor that you undertake. Let’s apply that to aviation. The Military and the Airlines learned that practice makes perfect many years ago. Everyone has seen the movie “TOP GUN” almost 30 years ago. The “Top Gun” school was started in 1969 to train pilots
Read more: Spring is Just Around the Corner
Winter in Arizona was in full swing in the month of February. On Saturday the 23rd, the mountains around Tucson were white capped. That made front page news in the local newspaper on Sunday. February 2nd is Ground Hog Day. The original Ground Hog weather forecaster; Punxsutawney Phil, did not see his shadow, and predicted an early spring. Punxsutawney is a small farming
Read more: Scholarship Winner: Michael Daniels
~  Scholarship Corner  ~ Scholarship Winner: Michael Daniels   By Andrew Vogeney  We need about 6 pilots who own planes about the size of a Cessna 182. If all six owners (renters too!) skip filling up their tanks just once this month* and donate that money to our scholarship program, we’ll be able to help one more young aviator achieve his or her
Read more: Sky Diving
  Pilots have a favorite expression: “There is no good reason to jump out of a perfectly good airplane.” I’m sure you have heard that before. But for some reason there are a lot of people that DO jump out of perfectly good airplanes, every day, in Southern Arizona. Take a look at your Phoenix Sectional, or ForeFlight, if that is what you are using. You will see that
Read more: Ruth Reinhold Award Presented to Brent Crow
  Jim Timm, Executive Director of APA awarded Brent Crow the Ruth Reinhold Award for his commitment to aviation safety at the Arizona Aviation Safety Advisory Group (ASAG) awards banquet held January 26th, 2019. Brent has worked across many agencies and organizations to improve traffic flow in the “Stack” in Casa Grande and the Northeast Practice Area, as well