Nancy Benscoter, APA PresidentRead more: July 2012 President's Report The beginning of summer is always a busy time for the APA. At the end of May, we held our Annual APA Member's meeting in the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) building at Glendale Airport where we elected some new Board of Director's (BOD's). Our guest speaker, Col. Bob Ashby, a Tuskegee Airman of World War II and Korea, captivated us here with his
Jim TimmRead more: Accident Report for Apr-May 2012 In this regular reporting of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona, we hope we may be able to learn from mistakes being made and take action to prevent similar accidents from occurring in the future. For the past reporting period, the NTSB had issued reports for seven aviation accidents in Arizona. One was a landing collision between two balloons without
Jim Timm, Executive DirectorRead more: June 2012 Executive Director's Report There is a lot of discussion going on regarding the introduction of UAV’s into the National Airspace system, including the question, “what to call these things”. The term RPV for remotely pilot vehicle hung around for years. More recently the term UAV for unmanned aerial vehicle became common. More recently the FAA seems to favor the term UAS for
Nancy Benscoter, APA President Read more: June 2012 President's Report Introduction of the New APA Website It’s been several months in the making, but the new Arizona Pilot’s Association website is now on line! They say information is power, and web based information is the fastest way to stay up to date in our fast paced world. With this in mind, our new website sports several features aimed at keeping
Jim Timm, Executive DirectorRead more: May 2012 Executive Director's Report Temperatures are going to be going up only too soon, so make sure you get out and get some comfortable flying in before it gets too hot and bumpy. As a final reminder to submit comments, the FAA must move to integrate unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into the National Airspace System and they have until mid-2012 to establish a program to integrate
APA ANNUAL MEETING by Jim Timm for NancyRead more: May 2012 President's Report Be sure to mark your calendars for the APA annual meeting on May 26 at Glendale Municipal Airport (GEU). The meeting this year will be hosted by the Civil Air Patrol in their facility at the south end of the airport. If you want to fly in, ground control will be able to direct you to the CAP facility. If you are driving in, from the
Jim Timm, Executive DirectorRead more: April 2012 Executive Director's Report I hope everyone has been taking advantage of the good flying weather, and based on this month’s safety report, you have been doing it safely. The Back Country Airport division of APA received the good news this past month, that the US Forrest Service planners must now consider aviation uses in their plans, whether it be preserving or maintaining
Nancy Benscoter, APA PresidentRead more: April 2012 President's Report Since April is “tax” month, you should consider taking advantage of the great opportunities we have put together for you to get out and fly and write off the experience. When you attend our APA sponsored events, they are tax deductible since we are a 501c3 non-profit volunteer organization. Every month, we host a FAA safety seminar. This month's
Jim Timm, Executive DirectorRead more: March 2012 Executive Director's Report The flying weather has been excellent and I hope everyone has been able to get out there and take advantage of it and go flying. If you haven’t, let’s go Flying! There is a good possibility that Arizona could be the home for a national test range for unmanned aircraft. The federal government is planning to set aside airspace dedicated for the
Nancy Benscoter, APA PresidentRead more: March 2012 President's Report The month of March brings us more beautiful weather to get out and fly! I hope to see you at the Cactus Fly-In in Casa Grande on March 3rd and 4th. We will be hosting a backcountry forum on Saturday, the 4th at 9am. Be sure to also join us for the GAARMS event on March 14th and 15th. See detailed information contained in this newsletter. Don’t