Read more: Flight Instruction in Santa Fe (GAARMS)
  2021 TO DATE: With only a week to go to a fatal accident-free 4 months, I went to Santa Fe with the Mooney Aircraft and Pilots Association Safety Foundation to do a weekend safety clinic for a group of Mooney owners. After 2 days of stressing safety issues, a day of classroom and a day of flight instructing, I came home to 2 fatal accident reports! The first fatal
Read more: Scholarship Corner
~  Scholarship Corner  ~   By Chris Nugent In this month’s Scholarship Corner, we will wrap up our overview of the 2021 scholarship recipients. It is always great to see the enthusiasm and commitment they have made to pursuing a career in aviation.   Elijah Olvera Hello, my name is Elijah Olvera and before I begin my story, I want to say thank
Read more: April 2021 Aviation Accident Summary
  The following are the reports of aviation accidents that occurred in Arizona from late February through late March. 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: April 2021 President’s Report
  Greetings, Reflecting on a recent rash of accidents involving our GA craft got me thinking again on how best to prevent more. Checklists are a basic staple of aviation, but for aircraft owners or folks who rent the same aircraft time after time, checklists tend to get ignored. Processes become routine and we become so familiar with them that we don't even need to
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