Summer has definitely hit State 48 with triple-digit temps across much of our state. The typical summer slowdown in flying has hit and the taxiways are a little less-crowded. Fortunately, the early sunrise means some fantastic early morning trips can still be made before our planes turn into ovens. This is my first President’s Report since being elected president of your Arizona Pilots Association and I’m excited to serve in this role! I have been on the board for a couple of years as Vice President and love the direction we are headed. I have met many members in this time, and I sincerely hope to meet many more at upcoming events. I’d love to know your thoughts and concerns regarding aviation across Arizona. We are currently planning several getaway trips, local destinations, meet-n-greets, and safety seminars for you, our membership. APA’s Board is committed to remaining the voice of general aviation in Arizona. Lastly, we’ve seen a tremendous show of volunteerism in our membership. Grapevine and Double Circle are two shining examples of it. I ask that you be open to calls for volunteering with us, a chance to use your talents to promote general aviation and have a blast doing it. From time to time, we’ll call for assistance and would love to see you out there helping. There are few things that people look back and value in life more than that of helping others. Please feel free to reach out to me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. any time if you have questions, concerns, or comments. Blue Skies,

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