Read more: Making Progress at Grapevine!
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Read more: January 2021 Aviation Accident Summary
  The following are the reports of aviation accidents that occurred in Arizona from late November through late December. APA uses 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: Hello Fellow APAers,
  By Greg Brown APA members will appreciate the accomplishment by our own Fred Gibbs, Director/Chief Flight Instructor at Flagstaff’s Wiseman Aviation, in earning the Master Flight Instructor designation from the National Association of Flight Instructors.  In addition to his Northern Arizona pilot-training activities, Fred teaches the majority of
Read more: January 2021 President’s Report
  Greetings, As I sit on the cusp of the new year and look forward to not repeating many of the things 2020 brought us, I see some dismal warnings surrounding the aviation industry. Throughout history, fear and compassion have sold papers, and they now get hits or clicks online. Once you get past the dreadful headlines and look into the data, I see a much brighter road
Read more: January 2021 Executive Director's Report
  I hope all of you have safely survived the Christmas and New Year celebrations and have settled down into the new year’s routine. This new year, 2021, has to be better than 2020 was. With several vaccines now coming into play, I hope we will soon be able to get rid of the masks and settle back into something similar to our old normal routine. At least, here’s hoping we
Read more: Let's Talk About Weather
  By Howard Deevers What? Again? There are already several very good books about weather already published. You might have even read one. So, why talk about weather now? It might be one of the most difficult subjects in aviation. Surely, we are not going to cover all of the stuff you need to know in a short article like this. When I started learning to fly, I had no
Read more: Winter Hazards (GAARMS)
  2020 TO DATE: As of late December, as I write this article, there has been no change in the NTSB’s report of fatal accidents here in Arizona; in fact, I am unable to actually access the data at all. In addition, I am aware of another accident via the newspapers and TV that occurred in October: a Lancair with 2 fatalities, as well as a crash up in Nevada involving an
Read more: Scholarship Corner
~  Scholarship Corner  ~   By Chris Nugent We closed the 2020 scholarship application cycle in mid-November, and I am happy to report that we received a total of 29 applications! This is up slightly from the 24 we received in 2019, and in looking through the submissions, it’s encouraging to see that in spite of the recent turmoil in the aviation
Read more: December 2020 Aviation Accident Summary
  The following are the reports of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late October through late November. The 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: Grapevine Update
  By Mark Spencer   Our first monthly fly in for Grapevine went off without a hitch in November, and with additional guests from the USAF! With severe fire conditions across the Tonto National Forest the APA decided to hold off on our usual monthly fly in the third weekend at Grapevine until last month. We launched our new potluck dinner plan at this event, and