Read more: When Airplanes Could Fly
  By Howard Deevers   A student of mine went to Ryan Airport for his Private Pilot check ride. The date was 9/11/2001. He arrived for his appointment at 8 AM sharp, and by 9 AM Tucson Time, we all knew of the airplanes that flew into the buildings in New York. The airspace was shut down by the National Security Council. All airplanes were instructed to land as
Read more: Scholarship Corner
~  Scholarship Corner  ~   By Chris Nugent    As I mentioned in last month’s Scholarship Corner article, we will be taking a more in-depth look at each of our 2019 scholarship winners. I think you will agree that they are well deserving of the APA scholarship awards and will be great ambassadors for general aviation in Arizona. Scholarship
Read more: How much is this gonna cost?? (GAARMS)
  2020 TO DATE: As you know, our safety record for 2019 was the best it has been in the 10 years I have been tracking it. And, as I stated in last month’s issue, 2020 started off almost exactly like 2019, with a crash in which a passenger was fatality injured, but the pilot survived. On Friday, April 24, while watching the local Phoenix news, I saw the report of the
Read more: May 2020 Executive Director's Report
  I fear that this month’s report is going to be a rather short one. Because of the Coronavirus pandemic crisis, the FAA offices are shut down, and all aviation related meetings have been canceled; everything seems to have come to a halt. We have all been advised to stay home and venture out for essential purposes only, and when we are out, to maintain social distance
Read more: May President’s Report
Greetings, At the time of this writing, we're still deep in the midst of quarantine, political and economic uncertainty, and a lot of unknowns on every side. It's a tough time for many of us, with loss of work, family members afflicted, suddenly becoming teachers, and the vast array of change to nearly every aspect of our lives. One thing that hasn't changed is my love for
Read more: May 2020 Aviation Accident Summary
  The following are the NTSB reports of aviation accidents that occurred in Arizona from March through late April. APA uses this detailed accident information to develop safety programs, briefings, and flyers that help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others, and take the action necessary to prevent them from having similar accidents. Aviation safety in the
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: How much is this gonna cost?? (GAARMS)
  2020 To Date: As you know, our safety record for 2019 was the lowest it has been in the 10 years I have been tracking it.  It is ironic that 2020 started off almost exactly like 2019, with a fatal crash in January in which a passenger was fatality injured, but the pilot survived.    Kudos  Section – Read more: How much is this gonna cost?? (GAARMS) Well, in light of the Coronavirus