It's that time of year when the skies are once again filled with the sound of Lycomings and Continentals. Yes, the occasional lovely radial drowns out the others with a welcome roar, and the turbines blow by quickly. It's winter flying season. While the rest of the country is hunkering down, pickling engines, and getting the shovels and snow blowers out, we're doing the opposite.

Also ramping up are the APA activities. The Grapevine camping weekends are back in full swing with at least 20 people camping over on Saturday night in October. Again, hats off to the many volunteers who tirelessly give of their time to keep it in outstanding condition. We have more work planned this year to improve drainage and surface conditions, so we'll be calling on you to help out. Special thanks to the camp hosts who ensure the camp dinner is stocked, prepped and served to all in attendance. Again, these are volunteers. Please shake their hand and thank them when you see them.

We're actively prepping for the Copperstate Fly In. Cancelled last year, it's back in full swing this coming February 17-20, 2022. Plan to swing by and say hi to us at the APA booth in the main hangar. If you’d like to volunteer some time to hang out in the booth, shoot the breeze with other aviation enthusiasts, and share the mission of the APA, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.! We'd love to meet you and chat!

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We're also actively working to resurrect some programs that were dormant during the last year as folks are out flying again, so pay attention to the APA website, this newsletter, and our social media for details.

Fly safe, and I'll see you out there on the tarmac

Blue Skies,


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