Read more: Reference AC 90-66B -  Non-Towered Airport Flight Operations
  Reference AC 90-66B - Non-Towered Airport Flight Operations   http://www.faa.gov/documentLibrary/media/Advisory_Circular/AC_90-66B_CHG_1.pdf Please give special attention to safe operations at non-towered airports during flight planning, student through advanced pilot training, Practical Tests, WINGS/Flight Reviews, airmen currency checks; whenever a pilot is
Read more: A Reminder for Pilots:
  A Reminder for Pilots At some airports overflying the field and performing midfield entries to the traffic pattern is unsafe. The AWOS at Marana Regional (KAVQ) announces do not overly the field and do not fly missed approach procedures for the RNAV/GPS 12 and RNAV/GPS-E  approaches during parachute operations. Both the RNAV/GPS 12 and
Read more: To All Drone Pilots
  To All Drone Pilots: Please check for Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs). If You Fly in a TFR, Aerial Firefighters Can't! https://www.faa.gov/uas/recreational_fliers/where_can_i_fly/b4ufly/ To everyone who reads this, please share with Aviation, Civic and Social groups, Flight Schools, Hobby Shops, HOAs etc., in newsletters, websites, flyers, and everywhere
Read more: Reference AC 90-66B -  Non-Towered Airport Flight Operations
  Reference AC 90-66B - Non-Towered Airport Flight Operations   https://www.faasafety.gov/files/events/WP/WP07/2018/WP0788087/AC_90-66B.pdf Please give special attention to safe operations at non-towered airports during flight planning, student through advanced pilot training, Practical Tests, WINGS/Flight Reviews, airmen currency checks; whenever a pilot is
Read more: Airspace Transitions and Class C Avoidance
  Several of our Arizona pilots regularly fly to California, and the Chino and Ontario airports are popular destinations. Chino Tower recently published a Letter to Airmen regarding transition of the Ontario Class C airspace both when the tower is open and when it is closed. We’ve reprinted it in its entirety below. This “wedge” has been an area of safety concern for
Read more: Buckeye Air Fair & Copperstate 2019
  The annual Copperstate Fly-In, now in conjunction with the Buckeye Air Fair, was a great success! It drew tens of thousands of people and airplanes from all over the country to see the airshow and the many displays. The APA was there to share what we have accomplished in the last year, along with one of our scholarship winners, Theresa Olivares, who was promoting a
Read more: Tour of the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital
  We had the pleasure of experiencing a tour of this amazing MD-10 airplane, a converted DC-10, in February. A big thanks to everyone in Goodyear working and volunteering to show and spread the word of this non-profit organization that is fighting to end avoidable blindness around the world. Here is a little more about Orbis: “The Orbis Flying Eye Hospital is unlike any
Read more: GAME AND FISH NEWS
Dec. 4, 2018 Arizona Game and Fish Department Bald eagle breeding season kicks off, leads to restrictions Outdoor recreationists, pilots and drone operators asked to avoid bald eagle nest areas PHOENIX — Arizona’s bald eagle breeding season is on the horizon and multiple public land and water areas will be closed to protect the majestic animals and ensure
Read more: Arizona Legislature GA Caucus
Thanks to Representative Todd Clodfelter, District 10 in the Tucson area, we had our third successful General Aviation Caucus meeting in Phoenix on Tuesday March, 20th at the state legislature building. On the agenda were two presentations: the first was by Adam Hawkins from Global External Relations, and the second was by Michael Racey, representing the Arizona Airports
Blocking Display of ADS-B Information Last month I wrote a short note about a number of pilots in the Phoenix area that have received threatening or harassing letters about being too low over a certain area.  It seems that people on the ground are using FlightAware or similar software to monitor the altitudes of airplanes equipped with ADS-B. The altitude the person on