Read more: Made it to Mexico … Almost! (The alt=
With the extreme desert heat and summer cumulus clouds forming almost every day in August, our options were limited for exploring what Arizona's airports have to offer. These Arizona “normal” weather conditions didn’t stop us from planning and executing a flight. Where are we going this time you ask? Some may say this destination is the place to go, and others may disagree. We
Read more: Arizona Airport Focus: Springerville
Last month’s focus on Show Low offered pilots a great entry point to the White Mountains for everything the mountains and the town has to offer. This month we’ll move a little further to the east and take a look at the smaller town of Springerville (KJTC). Not only does the location of this airport offer another entry point to the White Mountains, there are fantastic
Read more: The Great Potato Chip Affair (GAARMS)
Fred’s  Perspective… True  confessions; The  great potato chip affair…                                  On one of my many trips over the years to Oshkosh, long before ever moving out here to Arizona, there I was, right seat in my friends’ Mooney, cruising along at 12,500 feet
Read more: Aviation Buttonology
Only about a week after Southwest Airlines made an emergency landing in Philadelphia after an engine failure, the TV news services were competing to get the crew of the plane on their program. CBS “This Morning” was the winner, and the entire crew appeared on their morning show. I was in Pittsburgh at the time, so I was on the same time zone as the show. What made this more
Read more: September President’s Report
The mornings have become ever so slightly cooler, and the nights are noticeably longer. What a difference a month makes. That can only mean one thing: Flying season is almost here! Your APA has a whole host of fun, interesting, exciting, relaxing and challenging adventures planned for this year. We have long-distance getaways, local day trips, fly-ins, fly-outs, backcountry
Read more: August 2018 Executive Director's Report
Well, it’s summer, it’s hot, and the comfortable flying time is rather limited. Fortunately, I’m in Wisconsin attending the EAA AirVenture fly in while writing this. As a result, this month’s report is going to be a bit abbreviated. It’s different to see everything green and relatively lush. It’s also going to be interesting to see what’s happening and what’s new at AirVenture
Read more: August 2018 Aviation Accident Summary
The following are NTSB reports of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late June through late July. The Arizona Pilots Association uses this detailed accident information to develop safety programs and briefings that will help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others, and hopefully they will take the action necessary to prevent similar accidents
Read more: Are AZ Student Pilots Learning the Correct Information?
I live in Wickenburg, AZ, right at the Wickenburg airport (E25) and get to watch traffic which ranges from business jets to taildraggers. Probably the most regular traffic is from the flight schools in the Phoenix area and sometimes from Prescott. As I watch during the day and evening, sometimes night, I listen to the CTAF to determine who and where the various aircraft are
Read more: Exploring Northern Arizona’s Sandstone Deserts
Our one day adventure included a cross country flight to Page (KPGA) and an early morning tour of Lower Antelope Canyon. This tourist site had been an interest for both of us, but the long drive discouraged us from going. Antelope Canyon has often been described as the sandstone wonder of Northern Arizona, one of the most desirable and adventurous outdoor attractions that
Read more: Arizona Airport Focus: Show Low
With the summer heat in full swing in central Arizona, many of us begin to look towards the Northern Arizona airports for some relief. How about Show Low? While it’s not quite “Northern,” it still fits the bill nicely. On the edge of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest and near the White Mountains, Show Low can be the weekend getaway you’re looking for when escaping the