GRAPEVINE TO BE CHARTED!
By Mark Spencer
You read that right gang! We’ve begun the process of placing the Grapevine airstrip back on the Phoenix sectional, replacing the closed airport symbol that has marked the place of Grapevine for nearly 20 years!
In my mind, it seems like just last year that we had our first volunteer weekend at the Grapevine
GAARMS Report: May 2016 Fred Gibbs
The first 4 months of 2016 are now behind us, and we have only had 2 fatal aircraft accidents. Overall, our general aviation community is doing quite well – in fact, very well. While certainly not trying to diminish the 2 fatal accidents in any way, neither were directly indicative of the average GA community, that is to say
By Jim Timm
The following are the NTSB reports of the aviation accidents that occurred in Arizona from early March thru late April, 2016. We will use this detailed accident information in the coming year to develop safety programs and briefings that will help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others and hopefully take the action necessary to prevent
By Jim Timm
Fortunately, we are still enjoying the reasonably good flying weather, and I hope you are able to get out and enjoy flying to one of the fly in breakfasts or just flying around enjoying the freedom of flight. Whatever the case, be safe, have fun, and plan on attending the annual APA meeting at the Falcon Field EAA Warbirds Hangar on Saturday
Ready to Go Electric?
Electric (battery powered) cars have been around for a long time, even going back to Henry Ford’s time. His wife drove a battery operated car. The Tesla Company makes a modern all battery powered auto today. It has great styling, good performance, and NO gasoline power. It is not a hybrid. The Nissan Leaf is another example of
2016 APA SCHOLARSHIPS by Jim Timm
Early each year, for the past few years, The Arizona Pilots Association has made a couple of scholarships available to qualified and deserving aviation program students at the East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT) location at Williams Gateway Airport in Mesa to assist the students in pursuing their aviation careers. This
Cottonwood Winery Tour Getaway - April 23
Who knew of all the wineries in the Cottonwood - Verde Valley region?
A full day of world class Zip lining, Silverton train ride, and more.
A sizable group of APA Pilots and co-pilots made their way to Cottonwood on a beautiful Saturday morning, shuttled to the hotel, then shuttled to three wineries in the Verde
Grapevine - Roosevelt Lake April 15-17
More good food and beautiful weather at a favorite spot of APA members
Kit Murphy and Brad Lawrence hosted the monthly event which is held every the third weekend. Mike Andresen was present assisting the hosts with traffic control. The winds in the valley were atypically high, which deterred several pilots from
April's APA Happy Hour at Harold's
by Mary James and Susan Wearly
Our Spring Social at Harold’s Corral in Cave Creek on Thursday, April 28th was loaded with fun, food, and lots of stories! We hosted sixty-eight pilots, spouses, aviation enthusiasts, and honored military people. Guests came from all over the Valley and even from Tucson. It was wonderful to
April Phoenix 99s Ak-Chin Regional Airport Camp-Out
by Karen Hausteen, PHX 99s member
The Phoenix 99s and Ak-Chin Regional Airport hosted the 2nd Annual Spot Landing Contest and Camp Out the weekend of April 8, 9, and 10, 2016. Several RVs arrived on Friday afternoon to enjoy camping on the airport grounds, the beautiful weather, and watching airplanes and then