by Peter N. Steinmetz
Amongst my flights to the paved public use airports, quite a few were notable, though perhaps not the most notable or extreme in any particular aspect. Here are a few of those airports which are less frequently visited:
Marble Canyon (L41)
This fairly narrow 35' x 3715' runway near the Navajo Bridge was built by the owners of
~ Scholarship Corner ~
By Chris Nugent
We recently wrapped up the 2019 scholarship application cycle, and I’m happy to report that we received a total of 22 applications from aspiring aviation professionals. This is on par with the number received last year, although we did update the application process to require professional letters
I hope everyone has been enjoying the nice fall flying weather. We may have had a few days when it rained on our parade, but what the heck, generally it’s been great. Now is the time to get together with a group of fellow pilots and fly somewhere for breakfast or lunch, and enjoy the conversation, solving the world’s problems. Enjoy the flight, and fly
After a Thanksgiving meal that required an updated weight and balance for me and my passengers, we're looking forward to getting more flying in now that our weather has turned into amazing. Crisp cool mornings that allow for that coveted "standard day" performance are finally here! My Comanche seems to leap off the runway, even though it's only a 180 model
The following are the NTSB reports of aviation accidents that occurred in Arizona from late October through late November. 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
OUR LUCK CONTINUES TO HOLD!
There have been NO general aviation (GA) pilot fatalities to date! That is absolutely outstanding, but we still have 2 months left in this year. Is it possible to go an entire year without a GA pilot fatality?
GEAR UP LANDINGS and GEAR FAILURES
During my travels around the area over the past couple of months, I came
By Howard Deevers
Every car I have owned has come with a spare tire. Long ago, those were “real” tires already mounted on a rim. Now, they are the “donut” tires that will serve to get you to the nearest place that you can buy a new tire, but not much more than that. I have had to use both types several times.
None of the airplanes I have flown, or owned, came
by Peter N. Steinmetz
I have always loved maps. In 5th grade, my brother and I would save up our allowance to purchase topographic maps of the local area. So when I began flight lessons at Chandler Municipal (CHD) in 2015, I immediately took to pilotage and perusal of sectional charts.
My private checkride ended up being substantially delayed due to runway closures
By Brian Schober
As of late, there is a renewed interest in backcountry flying, Short Take Off/Landing (STOL) practices, and the excitement this type of flying brings. The STOL drags at the High Sierra Fly In, Sun-N-Fun, and Oshkosh are drawing some much needed life into general aviation. APA sponsors and maintains several backcountry strips and hosts multiple
Isn’t it great that the fall weather is finally here? The flying weather has been very good, and we can enjoy a more comfortable flight. Our flying season is getting off to a good start with the schedule of aviation events rapidly filling the calendar. The fly in breakfast flights are a lot more enjoyable with the smoother air and cooler air temps. I look forward to