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
39th Annual Members Meeting  By Kit McCloud    Read more: 39th Annual Members Meeting The 2017 Annual Members Meeting was a great success! Almost one hundred people made the journey to the Scottsdale Airport to learn a little more about what the APA has done over the past year, and what we will be continuing into 2018. Almost thirty people took advantage of the new webinar option and watched
Young, Pleasant Valley Fly In Read more: Young, Pleasant Valley Fly In By Mark Spencer  Photos provided by Stella McCray & Tom Kvanvig    While challenged by our usual spring winds, last week’s events at 24AZ will be remembered by participating pilots and their families for some time. Pleasant Valley, A.K.A. Young International, is located on the Tonto National Forest a few miles
Read more: APA Annual Meeting with Aviation Historian Joan Fudala    The Arizona Pilots Association Annual Meeting in Scottsdale May 13th, 10am-noon Brunch 10:00 am ($15 per person) Meeting at 10:30am RSVP for Brunch by May 5th to Susan Wearly 480-415-6480 or Mary James 515-321-3022 (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) RSVP for Brunch     RSVP to watch the LIVE WEBINAR: Starting at 10:30am Email Don Carter