Read more: APA 2015 Annual Meeting May 23 at 9.30am ARIZONA PILOTS ASSOCIATION  ANNUAL MEETING AND DIRECTORS  ELECTION NOTICE  On May 23, the Arizona Pilots Association will hold it’s Annual Membership Meeting and the Board of Directors Election. The meeting this year will be held at the CAE/Oxford facility at 5010 E. Falcon Drive, Suite 201 on Falcon Field, Mesa. Come join us at 9:30 am for coffee and doughnuts
Green Light for Double Circle May 8th-10th  Read more: Green Light for the Double Circle on May 8th-10thby Mark Spencer  It’s been up to the wire, but our new friend, Eric Bredemann, District Archaeologist for the Clifton District of the Apache Sitgreaves National Forest, has accomplished what he had hoped to for us and won the approval of the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) for our upcoming project at the old
By Jim TimmRead more: May 2015 Executive Director's Report May 2015 I hope everyone has been out enjoying the reasonably good flying weather we have been having, but it appears it may not have been done as safely as it could have been. Unfortunately, this month’s safety report is not as good as it could have been. Please be careful out there! Seven Arizona NAVAIDS Are Listed for Decommission In a Notice of Proposed Rule
By Jim Timm Read more: Accident Summary - May 2015 May 2015  The following are the preliminary NTSB reports of the aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from mid-April thru late May. We hope the following accident information can be used to develop safety programs and briefings that will help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others and hopefully will take the action needed to
Roosevelt Lake Temporary Military Operations Area Effective: June 1−13, 2015  The Roosevelt Lake Temporary Military Operations Area (TMOA), located over Roosevelt Lake in the Tonto National Forest in eastern Arizona, supports the annual Air Combat Command Exercise ANGEL THUNDER. The exercise is designed to provide Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) training for combat
Read more: La Cholla Airpark La Cholla Airpark (57AZ) Oro Valley, AZ.  What better place to star gaze than twenty miles northwest of Tucson in Oro Valley, at the base of the dramatic Tortolita Mountains? Here lies the 1,000 acre La Cholla Airpark with an unobscured sky for star gazing. This magnificent location is home to 91 established residences. Though already a private airpark, the ultimate
By Jim Timm Read more: Accident Summary - April 2015 April 2015  The following are the preliminary NTSB reports of the aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from mid-February thru late March. When detailed accident information becomes available, it will be used to develop safety programs and briefings to help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others and take the action needed to
By Jim TimmRead more: March 2015 Executive Director's Report March 2015 I certainly hope everyone has been able to take advantage of the good winter flying weather, and fortunately the nights haven't been too cold to make starting difficult in the morning. Spring must be getting close. It seems like I’ve been starting to pick up a lot more bugs lately. What ever you do, keep flying safe. Many aviation groups in the
By Jim Timm Read more: Accident Summary - March 2015 March 2015  For the March accident summary, the following are the preliminary NTSB reports of the aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from mid January thru mid February. Hopefully the information from these reports will be used to develop safety programs and briefings that will help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others and
By Jim TimmRead more: Accident Summary - February 2015 February 2015 For general information, a review of all the accidents that had been reported in Arizona for the past year were reviewed, and the following summary for 2014 was prepared to examine a breakdown of aircraft class and the injuries involved. Read more: Accident Summary - February 2015 The Number Of People Involved in the Above Accidents.        74 Non Injuries This year