Read more: Johnathan the Brave 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
Read more: Goldwater Range Tour 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
Read more: Cottonwood Fly-In & Safety Seminar 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
Payson - A Backcountry Fly-In That EVERY Airplane Can Make  By James Nebrig      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
Read more: Douglas Flight to the Border Douglas Flight to the Border by Clifford VanVleet   The third annual Douglas Flight to the Border Pancake Breakfast and Young Eagles Flight Rally was held on Saturday, October 7. Sponsored by Douglas Rotary, the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 776, Sierra Vista and Cochise College, Douglas exceeded all expectations with 187 youth enjoying introductory
Read more: VMC Club First Meeting VMC Club First Meeting  By Alexander Peña    Greetings VMC Club Members, Thank you for attending our Meet & Greet Oct. 3rd. It was nice meeting all of you, and I hope to see you at future VMC Club meetings.  A special thank you to Chandler Air Service for their support, and for loaning us a CFI for the evening, as well as thank you to
EVIT Aviation Advisory Committee Meetings  by Lou Amadee    EVIT’s advisory council is made up of aviation enthusiast and professionals who want to assist in the growth and development of our Career and Technical Education (CTE) aviation program. EVIT (East Valley Institute of Technology) is one of only a few high schools across the country that offer
33rd Annual Navajo Christmas Airlift by Gregory McColley   The 33rd Annual Navajo Christmas Airlift is planned for Saturday, November 11th. 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
PAYSON CAMPOUT   Read more: PAYSON CAMPOUT  By Richard Reuland of EAA Chapter 228    The campout hosted by Dave McNeil at the Payson airport campground was enjoyed in near perfect weather conditions May 26 through May 29. A large gaggle of RV fliers from California, Oregon, and Arizona attended, with most arriving on Saturday afternoon. Several drive-in pilots also assisted in
Read more: Davis Monthan Boneyard Tour Davis Monthan Boneyard Tour   By Jordan Ross    As of 5-1-17 significant changes in procedure for taking the "boneyard" tour at Davis Monthan AFB in Tucson, Arizona, have been implemented.  The tours are run by the Pima Air and Space Museum (PASM) which is located next to Davis Monthan AFB.  In the past you could simply buy a ticket for the tour