Read more: July President’s Report
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
Read more: June 2018 Executive Director's Report
It’s become that time of the year when we give more consideration to flying out to some of the higher altitude airports for breakfast, just a short break to enjoy the cooler weather. So, it’s also time to start giving much more serious attention to density altitude when you head out. Here’s hoping you will be able to work in a flying summer vacation. Whatever you do, please
By Jim Timm Read more: May 2018 Executive Director's Report May 2018    In case you haven’t noticed, summer is knocking on our door, and I’m not all that keen on the idea of having to get up so early if I want smooth flying conditions. At least we can get some flying in without encountering all the adverse weather conditions some other pilots have to contend with in other parts of the country
By Jim Timm Read more: April 2018 Executive Director's Report April 2018    Spring is in full swing, and the flying weather has been generally pretty good thus far. With some daytime temperatures already in the 90’s, and the increased number of bugs that come with that, I’ve already been finding my windshield spattered with an unavoidable bug or two. Spring is here, or I’ve just been
By Jim Timm Read more: March 2018 Executive Director's Report March 2018    It’s that time of the year that we are having a number of fly-ins and airport open house events. Keep your eye on the calendar, and take some of them in. It’s a lot of fun to take the time to go to some of the events and see what’s happening in aviation around the state. Besides, it’s a good excuse to get out
By Jim Timm Read more: February 2018 Executive Director's Report February 2018    I hope all of you have been able to start the new year right by getting in some time aviating around. The weather has been great, and there are a lot of places for us to fly out for that proverbial $100 Breakfast or Hamburger Lunch. Let’s get out and do it, but do it safely!!  Our calendar is full of fly in events both
By Jim Timm Read more: January 2018 Executive Director's Report January 2018    I hope everyone had a happy and safe holiday season, Santa was good to you, and all your Christmas surprises were good ones. The early Saturday morning breakfast flights are a bit cool, and the aircraft performance has really been impressive compared to last summer. I really wish the pilots’ performance could improve by the
By Jim Timm Read more: December 2017 Executive Director's Report December 2017   Thanksgiving is over and the temperatures still seem to be like warm, mid-fall while this report is being written. The early mornings are nice and cool, and the improved aircraft performance is really appreciated, making flying a lot more fun. I hope everyone is out enjoying it and doing it safely.  Locally, the next few months are
By Jim Timm Read more: November 2017 Executive Director's Report November 2017     It looks like the Arizona fun flying season may have officially started with the Copperstate Fly In at Falcon Field at the end of October. The weather was good, and it looked like quite a few people flew in for the event. In addition to many vendors, the APA was there, and it was a pleasure to have had the opportunity to meet and
By Jim Timm Read more: October 2017 Executive Director's Report October 2017   WOW, fall is finally here, the temperatures have been great, and we have been able to go flying without getting banged around and cooked. Sure hope it stays this way, but I’m sure we are still in for a few days of hot weather yet before cooler winter is here for good. There are a lot of fly-ins and aviation events showing up on the