JANUARY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORTRead more: January Executive Director's Report January, 2013 Jim Timm The flying weather has been good and the lower temperatures have been great for improved engine and airplane performance along with our own. We are moving into that time of the year to again be wary of rain/snow/icing issues. Have a happy new year and please fly safe! Last month we discussed the Federal
Read more: December Executive Director's Report EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT December, 2012     The flying weather has really been great so far this year. The real challenge has been deciding where to fly to with so many things to choose from each weekend.    The UAV issue has really been heating up lately with the latest word being that because of safety concerns and privacy issues, the
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORTRead more: Executive Director's Report - September 2012 SEPTEMBER 2012 Jim Timm In these “Dog Days” of summer, it’s pretty hot to do much flying and things have been pretty quiet. This year I made my annual trip to the Oshkosh EAA AirVenture fly in via the airlines. It wasn’t very much faster nor nearly as much fun as flying my own airplane, but it was cheaper. Remember when commercial air travel was
Jim Timm, Executive DirectorRead more: July 2012 Executive Director's Report Unfortunately summer is here and flying is not as much fun and some of the aviation activity has slowed down in Arizona. It was great to see and visit with many of you at the annual APA membership meeting at Glendale Airport in June. I was pleased that some of you stuck with us in spite of it being the Memorial Day weekend. The reason we selected
Nancy Benscoter, APA PresidentRead more: July 2012 President's Report The beginning of summer is always a busy time for the APA. At the end of May, we held our Annual APA Member's meeting in the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) building at Glendale Airport where we elected some new Board of Director's (BOD's). Our guest speaker, Col. Bob Ashby, a Tuskegee Airman of World War II and Korea, captivated us here with his
Jim TimmRead more: Accident Report for Apr-May 2012 In this regular reporting of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona, we hope we may be able to learn from mistakes being made and take action to prevent similar accidents from occurring in the future. For the past reporting period, the NTSB had issued reports for seven aviation accidents in Arizona. One was a landing collision between two balloons without
Jim Timm, Executive DirectorRead more: June 2012 Executive Director's Report There is a lot of discussion going on regarding the introduction of UAV’s into the National Airspace system, including the question, “what to call these things”. The term RPV for remotely pilot vehicle hung around for years. More recently the term UAV for unmanned aerial vehicle became common. More recently the FAA seems to favor the term UAS for
Nancy Benscoter, APA President Read more: June 2012 President's Report Introduction of the New APA Website It’s been several months in the making, but the new Arizona Pilot’s Association website is now on line! They say information is power, and web based information is the fastest way to stay up to date in our fast paced world. With this in mind, our new website sports several features aimed at keeping
Jim Timm, Executive DirectorRead more: May 2012 Executive Director's Report Temperatures are going to be going up only too soon, so make sure you get out and get some comfortable flying in before it gets too hot and bumpy. As a final reminder to submit comments, the FAA must move to integrate unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into the National Airspace System and they have until mid-2012 to establish a program to integrate
APA ANNUAL MEETING by Jim Timm for NancyRead more: May 2012 President's Report Be sure to mark your calendars for the APA annual meeting on May 26 at Glendale Municipal Airport (GEU). The meeting this year will be hosted by the Civil Air Patrol in their facility at the south end of the airport. If you want to fly in, ground control will be able to direct you to the CAP facility. If you are driving in, from the