Read more: April 2021 Executive Director's Report
  March came and went pretty fast, and it seemed like I was on a treadmill in trying to get things done. We did have a little unsettling weather on a weekend or two to add to the flying challenges, but all seemed to work out ok. I have become aware that the days are getting longer and I have to get up earlier to take advantage of the smoother cool morning air. It won’t
Read more: Flight Instruction (GAARMS)
  2021 TO DATE: As a group, we Arizona pilots are doing a great job of flying safe.  As of the last week of March as I write this, I remain pleased to report that there have been NO fatal accidents across the state of Arizona thus far into 2021.  Yes, we still have had our share of fender-benders, but nothing really serious.  All I can say is keep up the
Read more: Better Late than Never: Propwash Success!
  By Rick Bosshardt    The Leavitt Family and I had set a date in March for their first big fly-in and pancake breakfast at the Propwash Ranch, and it got "winded" and rained out, to all our disappointment. Jordan Leavitt and I decided to reschedule it, and we picked April 10 for the reschedule date, and April 9 for those that wanted to camp out
Read more: Scholarship Corner
~  Scholarship Corner  ~   By Chris Nugent In this month’s Scholarship Corner article, we will continue to provide some more information on our 2021 scholarship recipients. I believe it’s important that you hear from them directly, so I have asked each of them to provide a brief overview of themselves and their aviation career goals in their own
Read more: March 2021 Aviation Accident Summary
  The following are the reports of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late January through late February. APA will use this detailed accident information to develop safety programs, briefings, and posters/flyers that would help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others and take the action necessary to prevent them from having similar
Read more: March 2021 President’s Report
  Greetings, While perusing the flight line at Grapevine recently, I checked out each of the attendees’ instrument panels. I have to admit I was rather envious. I’m pretty sure I wiped up any traces of drool. We’ve had our Comanche since 1989. A light panel update in 1991, another in 1995, and the last in 2002 with installation of a more capable autopilot, and I still
Read more: Military Airspace in Arizona
  Arizona is flush with spectacular desert wilderness, craggy mountains, canyons, vast open areas, and very little population outside of the metro areas. It makes for some incredibly scenic flights where you may not see another aircraft for your entire flight, even with ADS-B In. This unpopulated and diverse terrain also makes it very attractive to our military. This
Read more: March 2021 Executive Director's Report
  February was a short month, but a lot has happened. More people have received their COVID-19 shots, but it seems like there is still a long path ahead to get away from this COVID-19 virus. It’ll be good when things can get back to normal again, whatever that new normal will be. Because we can’t have meetings like before, the Zoom type meetings have been good, and
Read more: Technology, Like It or Not
  By Howard Deevers We live in the Technology Era, no doubt about that, and technology has made life easier for most of us, but who among us has not had an issue with our “computers”? We have computers, iPads, smart phones, and even smart watches that travel with us everywhere. If you leave your house without your cell phone, it is reason to turn around and go back to
  2021 TO DATE: As of the last week of February as I write this, I am pleased to report that there have been NO fatal accidents across the state of Arizona thus far into 2021. We have had our share of fender-benders, but nothing really serious. All I can say is keep up the good flying, but keep down the accident/incident rate! Read more: A Student Nightmare (GAARMS) I read an article written by a well