Read more: Navajo Christmas Airlift UpdateNavajo Christmas Airlift    By George Pohlman    KFHU - The 32nd Christmas Airlift to the Navajo Nation took place on Saturday, November 12, 2016. The weather that day was perfect for our flight. There were 9 planes from the Sierra Vista area and 26 from the PHX / Deer Valley area, a total of 35 planes in all, landing at Gallup, NM
COPPERSTATE 2016 Read more: COPPERSTATE 2016 By Stefanie Spencer    I would like to thank all of the volunteers and attendees that came out to enjoy the Copperstate Fly-In weekend for the first time at Falcon Field in Mesa. The booth was filled almost non-stop with pilots from near and far, with many questions about what we are accomplishing at Grapevine and the other airstrips here in
Read more: Fun evening at the APA Fall Social in Mesa!  Fun evening at the APA Fall Social in Mesa!    By Susan Wearly and Mary James      Thirty pilots and aviation enthusiasts gathered at The Monastery Restaurant in Mesa next to Falcon Field on Thursday, October 13th for the APA’s Fall Social. Plenty of food, drinks and comradery were had by all. The weather was perfect for our outdoor
Pegasus Airpark HopeKids Fly-In  By Nelson Garrison      The Second Annual HopeKids Fly-In was held October 15, 2016, at Pegasus Airpark. There were 23 families from HopeKids, and we were able to give rides to all the families in attendance and to a few other family members. If you haven’t heard of HopeKids, check them out online. Read more: Pegasus Airpark HopeKids Fly-In    
APA Volunteers Pull Through at the AOPA Prescott Fly-In! Read more: APA Volunteers Pull Through at the AOPA Prescott Fly-In! By Stefanie Spencer   Last weekend’s AOPA regional fly-in at Prescott’s Earnest J Love Field was a record breaker with 6,300 visitors! Read more: APA Volunteers Pull Through at the AOPA Prescott Fly-In! Hoping for this sort of turn out, the APA pulled out all stops, leasing two booths and setting up a display that rivaled the big name commercial exhibitors. Of
Last Month's Getaway to Long Beach by Kit Murphy Read more: Last Month's Getaway to Long Beach What can I say about the last Weekend Getaway? We had a great time with old and new friends, exploring Avalon and the Queen Mary, and the weather was perfect! September is definitely the best time to go to Long Beach! Low 80s, light breezes, virtually cloudless, even at night it was wonderful. Some of us spent a
MEMBERS' PHOTO CORNER Thank you to Tim Timmons for this month’s photos! Where will you go next? Send your photos to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.! Read more: MEMBERS’ PHOTO CORNER Read more: MEMBERS’ PHOTO CORNER Read more: MEMBERS’ PHOTO CORNER Read more: MEMBERS’ PHOTO CORNER April’s APA Happy Hour at Harold’s! by Mary James & Susan Wearly Our Spring Social at Harold’s Corral in Cave Creek on Thursday, April 28th was
Greenlee County Cattle Growers Meeting by Suzanne Menges The 102nd annual meeting of the Greenlee County Cattle Growers Association was held on Saturday, August 20th, at the historic Double Circle Lodge at Upper Eagle Creek. This year the Association was pleased to host featured speaker Mr. Mark Killian, Director of the Arizona State Department of Agriculture. Mr
Navajo Christmas Airlift by Gregory McColley While the temperatures have not yet quite chilled off, our thoughts naturally start to turn to the Navajo Christmas Airlift coming in November. For so many of us, the Airlift is very special intro to the Holiday season and a wonderful representation through the hundreds of pilots and donors that the Navajo Airlift has
Warbird Attack Helicopter Operated by Local Chapter of the Army Aviation Heritage Foundation If you have been out to Mesa’s Falcon Field on a Saturday over the past year, or attended the Gateway or Falcon Field Airport open houses, you could not have missed the Valley’s newest aviation organization and flying thrill. The Army Aviation Heritage Foundation