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
Read more: Twin Hawks (Airpark) Soars Again!
  By Rick Bosshardt    After flying around Arizona for the last 26 years, it’s not often that I find a local airstrip or airpark that I have not noticed before, but directly enroute between Mesa Falcon Field and Tucson lies an airpark that was falling into obscurity. Having been built in 1994 by enthusiastic pilots, Twin Hawks (AZ63) has slowly but surely
Read more: Know Before You Go
  By Andrew Vogeney   The marketing guy in me loves the campaign southwest launched around “Transfarency.” They invented this whole concept, including a brand-new word. And if you visit their website, they also give you the definition: Philosophy in which Customers are treated honestly and fairly, and low fares actually stay low—no unexpected bag fees, change
Read more: Scholarship Corner
~  Scholarship Corner  ~   By Chris Nugent As I mentioned last in last month’s update, we had a tremendous response in terms of interest and applications for the 2021 scholarship cycle and were able to award 8 scholarships based on your generous donations. As we go through the next few months, I will provide you a little more detail on each of our
Read more: February 2021 Aviation Accident Summary
  The following are the reports of aviation accidents that occurred in Arizona from late December through late January. 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: February 2021 President’s Report
  Greetings, The winter flying season is in full swing here in State 48 and I’ve seen a ton of pilots enjoying the heck out of it. The January Grapevine campout saw many new visitors and APA members willing to get their hands dirty constructing erosion control measures, moving rocks, and doing general runway maintenance. We had a record number of Sunday morning
Read more: February 2021 Executive Director's Report
  The new year has gotten well underway, and I hope we all have survived the election process, but unfortunately the COVID-19 virus is still with us. This too will pass, but it won’t be too soon, believe me. I’m certain everyone else feels the same way. On a positive note though, having all the meetings on Zoom or a similar venue is a positive thing in that there isn’t a