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
Eagle Breeding Areas Read more: Eagle Breeding Areas The Bald Eagle Breeding season is upon us and the Arizona Game and Fish Department has listed the areas that are closed or have limited access to them, and the nest watchers are out.  The following link describes the eagle breeding areas of concern.  Unfortunately, unless you are familiar with these areas and know the names of the various
Arizona Legislature Holds Second GA Caucus at State Capitol! Read more: Arizona Legislature Holds Second GA Caucus at State Capitol! By Stefanie Spencer    Read more: Arizona Legislature Holds Second GA Caucus at State Capitol! Thanks to committed aviators like Noel Campbell and Todd Clodfelter, Arizona has joined the growing number of state legislatures that are forming successful General Aviation Caucuses this year. This week marked the second meeting of the Arizona Caucus, which was held in the
Photographs and graphics that follow depict areas of possible confusion at Tucson International Airport (KTUS) where pilots may takeoff, land, and/or cross a surface other than that assigned, resulting in pilot deviations and runway incursions. Read more: Wrong Runway Landings (TUS)     The FAASafety Team (FAASTeam) is committed to improving safety through education and outreach efforts. The FAASTeam
ATC GiveawayRead more: ATC Giveaway   By Mark Spencer   URGENT!!! Representative Shuster is pushing for a vote on H.R. 2997 next week! This would only be the case if he believed that he has the votes to pass this bill. We must encourage the GA community to reach out again, and fast!  The bottom line is that the so-called privatization of such an important part of our public
Read more: MCAGCC Temporary Special Use Airspace Notification     Read more: MCAGCC Temporary Special Use Airspace Notification     Read more: MCAGCC Temporary Special Use Airspace Notification   Read more: MCAGCC Temporary Special Use Airspace Notification   Read more: MCAGCC Temporary Special Use Airspace Notification    Click Here for More Info...     Now that you have reached your cruise altitude, you can switch off the fasten seatbelt sign and take a moment to relax. If you are in a technologically advanced airplane, or carrying a tablet, you are probably looking at multi-colored LCDs throwing