By Jim Timm Read more: December 2015 Executive Director's Report December 2015  Fall is finally here, I think, and if we can keep hurricanes and their remnants out of here, maybe we can finally look forward to enjoying some great flying weather. We kicked off the flying season with the annual Copperstate Fly-in at Casa Grande Municipal Airport (CGZ). After a bit of intimidating weather days before the event, the
By Jim Timm Read more: October 2015 Executive Director's Report October 2015  It’s beginning to appear that fall is on its way with the mornings and afternoons becoming more tolerable for flying. With much anticipation on my part, the fun flying season is about to begin, while much of the country is looking forward to shutting down for the season, except those that enjoy ski plane operations. As we ramp up our
By Jim Timm Read more: September 2015 Executive Director's Report September 2015  The summer heat is really beginning to wear thin for me and flying in these temperatures is not much fun. I hope some of you are able to fly to cooler climes and have some fun. Hopefully next month the evenings are going to start cooling down and we can have some cooler mornings for flying. It was great to meet some of you at the EAA
By Jim Timm Read more: August 2015 Executive Director's Report August 2015  This month’s report may be a bit brief because it was put together during the beginning of the EAA AirVenture event in Oshkosh. I flew in commercially and it appeared to be pretty much IFR all the way here. I hope that those of you who flew your own planes to OSH had suitable weather for the trip. However, it’s good to be here, and it
By Jim TimmRead more: July 2015 Executive Director's Report July 2015 Well it certainly looks like summer is here for sure, and you have to get up pretty early to get some fun flying in before it gets so hot that you get cooked to death and beat up with the heat generated turbulence. In your summer travels to get out of here, please be extra wary of the density altitude and be safe. For those headed to the EAA Oshkosh
By Jim TimmRead more: June 2015 Executive Director's Report June 2015 We had the Annual APA meeting on May 23 at the CAE flight school facility and it was good to see many of you that were able to attend. CAE was a very gracious host and provided excellent accommodations for which we want to thank them. Summer is officially here and the warm (hot) weather will soon be on us. When traveling this summer, watch the density
By Jim TimmRead more: May 2015 Executive Director's Report May 2015 I hope everyone has been out enjoying the reasonably good flying weather we have been having, but it appears it may not have been done as safely as it could have been. Unfortunately, this month’s safety report is not as good as it could have been. Please be careful out there! Seven Arizona NAVAIDS Are Listed for Decommission In a Notice of Proposed Rule
By Jim TimmRead more: March 2015 Executive Director's Report March 2015 I certainly hope everyone has been able to take advantage of the good winter flying weather, and fortunately the nights haven't been too cold to make starting difficult in the morning. Spring must be getting close. It seems like I’ve been starting to pick up a lot more bugs lately. What ever you do, keep flying safe. Many aviation groups in the
By Jim TimmRead more: January 2015 Executive Director's Report January 2015 I hope all of you have had an enjoyable holiday season and are rested and ready to start a fresh new year. It will be interesting to see what challenges the new year will bring. With a new legislative session starting on both the state and national level, it will be interesting to see what our legislators come up with next. On a national level, we
By Jim TimmRead more: December 2014 Executive Director's Report December 2014 The cooler winter temperatures have been providing some great flying weather and improved airplane performance, and I hope it will improve pilot performance, also. Watch out for icing when flying in the northern parts of the state. Here is wishing all of you a happy holiday season and safe flying. Unfortunately, it appears that the FAA plans to