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
Johnathan the Brave
By Andrew Vogeney
Working a part-time job can have a lot of perks, most notably for me the paycheck that keeps the gas tanks half full. I work a few nights a week at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel, and I’m proud of a lot of the “extras” we get to do for our community. One of them is working with Hope Kids
Goldwater Range Tour
By Mary & Susan
This is a quick thank you and a recap of our day on the range.....
Susan Gladstein thanked us for being great visitors and also thanked us for our contribution to the airmen's fund for the upcoming deployed families’ party. Our $300 went a long way in the goodwill department.
Additionally, after expenses
Cottonwood Fly-In & Safety Seminar
By Timothy M Pebler
The seminar was attended by about 52 people from Cottonwood, Camp Verde, Rimrock, Flagstaff, Prescott, Mesa, Deer Valley, Glendale and Sedona. Fred had an educational presentation on winter flying weather with lots of positive comments from those who attended. Morgan Scott and the