Read more: 37th Annual Arizona Navajo Christmas Airlift
  37th Annual Arizona Navajo Christmas Airlift Donations Needed   New and near new clothes and shoes. Boots, athletic shoes. Sturdy, closed toe Winter clothing, including hats, gloves, scarves, etc. are especially needed Bedding, blankets Children’s Christmas gifts (if wrapped, please label with appropriate sex and age School supplies. Backpacks Personal
Read more: Grand Gulch Fly/Camping Adventure
  By Rick Bosshardt, AZ Pilots Association Board Member   Looking for a fun and interesting place to fly to and explore in Arizona?  One of the hidden gems that we are fortunate enough to have is the fabled Grand Gulch Copper and Silver mine on the north rim of the Grand Canyon. Situated in the northwest corner of the Grand Canyon National Park, the location
Read more: Homecoming
  By Andrew Vogeney    Taking a real cross-country trip has been an aviation goal of mine for years, and 2019 finally brought me the chance to do it… twice. After semi-relocating to Chicago and leaving our 182 in Phoenix for several months, I just couldn’t bear it anymore. I was starting my instrument training (again) and decided it didn’t make sense to do it
Read more: Navajo Christmas Airlift 2019: 35th Annual
  The 35th  Annual Christmas Airlift is now being planned for Saturday, November 9th.  We will be flying into the Navajo Indian Nation at Gallup, New Mexico (KGUP), approximately 196 nm from DVT on a 055 degree true course.  We will synchronize for an arrival with another core group departing Sierra Vista Libby Field (KFHU) that morning, although
Read more: Payson—A Backcountry Fly-In That EVERY Airplane Can Make!
  Many fellow Arizona aviators look at the impressive array of backcountry fly-ins that the Arizona Pilots Association and the Recreational Aviation Foundation with envy. While these fly-ins sure look like a lot of fun, the sad reality is that with low wings and a low-slung prop, many of our airplanes could never be confused for backcountry machines. Most of the great
Read more: HopeKids Fly-in Recap
HopeKids Fly-in Recap     By Nelson Garrison     On Saturday, October 27th, Pegasus Airpark held its 3rd HopeKids breakfast fly-in event. There were 18 HopeKids Families participating and Pegasus pilots gave 25 rides to families and children with life threatening conditions. We also helped raise over $1700 for HopeKids at the event!  
Read more: Barry M. Goldwater Range Tour Recap
  By Mary James and Susan Wearly On Wednesday, October 10th, the APA hosted twenty members at the Barry M. Goldwater Bombing Range East just south of Gila Bend to a morning of A-10 bombing maneuvers and personalized fly-bys. Air Force Public Affairs Specialist, Susan Gladstein, escorted us onto the range as a party of F-16's was finishing its morning run. We were given
Read more: White Sands Missile Range, NM—Getaway Results
Perfect Weather, Perfect Tours, Perfect Food! - Kit Murphy, Oct 5-6, ‘18 Kit Murphy organized another Getaway winner.  Based around the White Sands Missile Range and Trinity tours that are only open 2 days per year, she put together a winery tour, pistachio orchard tour, the Trinity and McDonald House tour plus rental cars at the Alamogordo airport KALM, with great food
Read more: Santa Barbara / Santa Ynez - It Was Double Fun
Friday, April 27, 2018, members of the APA flew to Santa Barbara, CA, and enjoyed the scenery, food, and the landmarks. After landing in beautiful VFR weather on the beach, we headed up to the Santa Barbara Mission and took the self guided tour through this 200 year old complex. This is the queen of the 21 missions that was built on the California coast by Father Junipero
Read more: Payson April Fly-In
“Incredible!”was best description of our April 6-8 fly-in to Payson, Arizona, (KPAN) for a weekend of fun and air camping at the Payson Airport Campground. The weather was absolutely beautiful as over 30 aircraft and nearly 70 people descended on Payson for the fly-in over two days.  The 24 spots on the air camping ramp were quickly filled, and aircraft were necessarily