Read more: Temporary Flight Restrictions
  The news has been referring to our recent weather pattern as the non-soon due to the lack of seasonal rain storms, and this lack of rain has created unusually dry vegetation around the state. As a result, there have been a number of both human and lightning caused fires, several of which have been very close to cities and towns.  When this occurs, a Temporary
Read more: September 2019 Executive Director's Report
  It’s summer time and the flying isn’t easy. It’s hot and bumpy, and I don’t care what anyone has to say, but there is a ray of hope on the horizon that fall, and good flying weather, can’t be too far away. I’ll keep that in mind and try to not get too crabby while waiting for the cooler weather. Trying to fly between Phoenix and Tucson and passing generally through
Read more: September President’s Report
Greetings, With Labor Day now behind us, we know there are only a few short weeks of triple-digit temps here in the Southwest. As the rest of the country begins to wind down their flying season with “one last blast” and the “final summer hangar cleanout,” that I often see described in aviation forums, we’re just the opposite. It’s finally getting cool enough to spend a little
Read more: September 2019 Aviation Accident Summary
The following are the NTSB reports of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late July, thru late August. 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: Navajo Christmas Airlift 2019: 35th Annual
  The 35th  Annual Christmas Airlift is now being planned for Saturday, November 9th.  We will be flying into the Navajo Indian Nation at Gallup, New Mexico (KGUP), approximately 196 nm from DVT on a 055 degree true course.  We will synchronize for an arrival with another core group departing Sierra Vista Libby Field (KFHU) that morning, although
Read more: Check Ride Price Increases (GAARMS)
  WOW, we are still doing great so far this year!  As of  August 1st, the general aviation fatal accident rate for the state of Arizona remains at only one, the crash of a Piper PA-22-160 south-southeast of Kingman back in January.  Within the fatal accident guidelines of the GAARMS reporting process, our pilot-based safety record still stands at an
Read more: Trust
  By Howard Deevers   Last week I was sending a small package by US Mail and it required a visit to my local post office. The clerk at the PO was very friendly and helpful as always. While waiting on me, a lady came to the counter and handed him her driver’s license and was going to leave it with him. He told her that he did not need to keep it, only to see it
Read more: Arizona Airport Focus: Sierra Vista
  As we enter August and realize our flying season is closer than ever, we start thinking about where we can go. Arizona has a unique airport that many pilots steer clear of simply because of “the hassle,” or because “it’s complicated,” or “it’s a Restricted Area.” Training can certainly resolve the prior two reasons, but Restricted Areas are certainly no-go’s when
Read more: Scholarship Corner
~  Scholarship Corner  ~   By Chris Nugent    First, I want to thank the APA Board and membership for providing me the opportunity to continue the work that Andrew and the Scholarship Committee have put into ensuring that we continue to provide a catalyst for the next generation of Arizona pilots and aviation professionals. In my previous life
Read more: August 2019 Executive Director's Report
  Well, the monsoon season is here! We have to get up early to do any comfortable flying, and I’m sure many are using this time of the year to get out of town and take a vacation to where it’s cooler. I took off and went to the EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and added a few days to the trip to visit friends and relatives near Oshkosh. I’m also writing this report