By Rod Kunkel   Read more: Weekend Getaways (Sun Valley, AZ / Laughlin, NV) Sun Valley, AZ / Laughlin, NV   Our first weekend getaway of 2024 is behind us! We had a great turnout of 25 people. The weather was warm, albeit a bit windy. Forecasted winds were brisk, especially during the afternoons, but directionally aligned with the runway. Everyone arrived Friday morning before the winds picked up. Saturday’s winds were
  by Mike McCann   Read more: Upcoming Day Trip: Holbrook, AZ Be sure to utilize the RSVP button on the calendar event page if you plan to attend. We use the RSVP list to send out any last-minute updates, as well as letting the restaurant know how many people will be attending.   May 4, 2024 -- Holbrook Municipal Airport (P14) -- 9:00am arrival time.   Read more: Upcoming Day Trip: Holbrook, AZ Holbrook, AZ, is a sleepy little
Read more: Jan 2024 Fly-in to Alamos, Mexico
by Brad Lawrence I would like to give you (APA newsletter) some feedback on the Jan 16 trip to Alamos, Sonora, Mexico and the stay at the Hacienda de los Santos. This trip of pilots to Alamos coincided with the Alamos music festival. There were several venues in Alamos hosting world class musicians during the 9 day extravaganza. Alberto Morales of Monterey, Chihuahua (Mexico
By Rod Kunkel  Read more: Weekend Getaways (Laughlin - Grand Canyon)   Laughlin, NV Riverside Resort Hotel, Comedy Show, Oatman, River Boat Dinner Cruise March 1 - 3, 2024                 Read more: Weekend Getaways (Laughlin - Grand Canyon)     Grand Canyon, AZ Maswik Lodge, May 24 - 26, 2024       2023 Recap Thanks to everyone who attended one of the 4 weekend getaways in 2023! We
Read more: Day Trip News
  by Mike McCann APA Day-Trip Coordinator   12/2/23 - Marble Canyon, AZ On Saturday, December 2 we had a wonderful day trip to Marble Canyon, AZ.  Perfect weather existed along the entire route, and aircraft came from numerous directions including southern Utah, Lake Havasu, and multiple Phoenix area airports.  In total, 10 aircraft and 15 pilots and
Read more: Pleasant Valley Fly In
  By Leanne Tawoda   Thank you to all pilots and APA members that joined Young residents at Pleasant Valley, 24AZ, September 29th through October 1st, 2023. Young, Arizona has much to do that you may not know about. A museum, open on Saturday. ATV/4X4 rentals. Hiking. Rock Climbing. Are you aware that Young has a vineyard? Bruzzi Vineyard is located about 4 miles
Read more: Day Trip Activities: Seligman and Marble Canyon
  by Mike McCann   September breakfast flight – Seligman, Arizona On September 23, a number of adventuresome pilots (and co-pilots) ventured up to Seligman for our first APA breakfast flight.  The flight was originally scheduled for September 9, but was cancelled due to record temperatures and density altitude concerns.  Two weeks later, the weather was
By Leanne Young   Backcountry Fly In, Hiking, BBQ, Nighttime EntertainmentRead more: Backcountry Weekend Getaway at Pleasant Valley Young, AZ (24AZ) September 29 - October 1, 2023   RSVP by September 20th Friday, 9/29 ­ Friday arrivals. Open to members/friends of members flying or driving in. ­ Dinner Pleasing Palate in Young    Saturday, 9/30 ­ Pilot/camper breakfast pot
Read more: Douglas Weekend Getaway
By Rod Kunkel   Douglas, AZ Gadsden Hotel, Wine Tasting, and Hiking October 27 - 29, 2023 Sprucedale Getaway Our third getaway of 2023 to the Sprucedale Guest Ranch is coming up, from Wednesday 9/6 - Saturday 9/9.  We have 8 people signed up to enjoy a few days of ranch activities and relaxation in the crisp, cool White Mountain air of eastern AZ.  Given
Read more: Day Trip Activities
  by Mike McCann   Greeting fellow APA members.  My name is Mike McCann.  My wife, Kim and I own an RV-9A and a Pulsar (both based at DVT).  Much of our flying consists of morning or day trips throughout AZ and the Southwest so I was happy to volunteer to coordinate APA’s “day trip” activities.  My intent is to offer fun destinations mainly