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
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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
“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
Many fellow fliers look with envy at the impressive array of backcountry fly-ins that the Arizona Pilots Association and Recreational Aviation Foundation have put together in the Arizona backcountry. 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