Read more: There I was... engine failure... (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.  So far, as of the last week of February, as I write this, our safety record stands at perfect as per the NTSB reporting system.  We are off to a good start, and the hope is we can match, or beat, last year’s record. Because of the (Best
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: March 2020 Executive Director's Report
  I hope everyone has been enjoying the reasonably good flying weather we’ve been having, despite that one really rainy Saturday we had. Hopefully a lot of you were able to go to the recent Copperstate Fly In at Buckeye. There were many pilots that stopped by the APA display in the Vendor’s Hangar. It was good to have a chance to visit with many of you, and we hope you
Read more: March President’s Report
Greetings, February was chock full of local aviation fun. From a record-breaking Copperstate Fly-In held in Buckeye, to a record-breaking monthly Grapevine fly-in, to multiple breakfast club fly-outs, and folks just looking to camp in the backcountry, we had a great month! Thank you to the hundreds of members who swung by the APA booth at Copperstate to chat with us. We love
Read more: March 2020 Aviation Accident Summary
  The following are the NTSB reports of aviation accidents that occurred in Arizona from late January through late February. APA will use this detailed accident information to develop safety programs, briefings, and posters/flyers that help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others and take the action necessary to prevent them from having similar
Read more: 2020 FAA Awards banquet winners (GAARMS)
  2019 in review: For starters, my article last month contained an error due to timing.  The latest NTSB print-out I pulled down now lists the Mooney accident that occurred on December 8th, just southeast of the Sedona area.  Unfortunately, that fatal accident in December brought our total GA fatal accident total to 2, with one pilot fatality and one passenger
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: February 2020 Executive Director's Report
  Well, we are into the new year and I hope all is going well for everyone. The flying weather has been pretty good, and we haven’t had really cold mornings to put up with. I haven’t had the problem this winter of getting out to the airport at or before dawn to fly someplace for breakfast, scurry around with the preflight inspection, push the plane out, ready to go