2024 march president report apa and raf team aopa buckeye fly in

Thanks to all of you that stopped by the APA and Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF) booth at the AOPA Fly-In and Buckeye Air Fair. It’s always great to partner with the RAF to connect directly with our members and learn about their interests and concerns. It also gives us the opportunity to do some missionary work to bring in new members and I’m happy to report that we signed up a lot of new members again this year. There was significant interest in the FlyAZ Passport program, and we got to visit with a number of participants in the program. It’s encouraging to see the interest in the program and the passion they have for reaching the top of the leaderboard. The team at AOPA and the City of Buckeye did an excellent job with the event, and we look forward to seeing everyone there next year.

2024 march president report ruth reinhold award randy brooks


We also recently attended the Arizona Aviation Safety Advisory Groups annual banquet and were honored to present the Ruth Reinhold Award for Aviation Safety to Mr. Randy Brooks of Aviation Performance Solutions. Randy is Executive Vice President of Flight Operations for APS and has over 25 years of experience in Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT). Many flight operations have incorporated UPRT in their initial and recurrent training to prevent loss of control accidents and improve overall aviation safety. The Reinhold Award is presented annually to is presented to individuals that make a long-term contribution to aviation safety in Arizona. Congratulations Randy!

Finally, our annual membership meeting is scheduled for May 11th at Highlands Church in Scottsdale (near SDL). Please stay tuned to the newsletter, our website and Facebook page for details. We look forward to seeing you there!

Fly Safe!


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