By Brian Schober
As of late, there is a renewed interest in backcountry flying, Short Take Off/Landing (STOL) practices, and the excitement this type of flying brings. The STOL drags at the High Sierra Fly In, Sun-N-Fun, and Oshkosh are drawing some much needed life into general aviation. APA sponsors and maintains several backcountry strips and hosts multiple
Isn’t it great that the fall weather is finally here? The flying weather has been very good, and we can enjoy a more comfortable flight. Our flying season is getting off to a good start with the schedule of aviation events rapidly filling the calendar. The fly in breakfast flights are a lot more enjoyable with the smoother air and cooler air temps. I look forward to
It’s been said that women speak nearly three times as much as men, and while this may be debatable, the studies in question obviously did not take pilots into account. Male or female, my experience is that pilots speak nearly six times as many words per day as non-pilots. I don’t plan to use focus groups, lab rats, or college students to firm this belief up into a
The following are the NTSB reports of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late September through late October. 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
Of the 10 years I have been doing GAARMS, this is no doubt the safest year to date so far. There have been NO general aviation (GA) pilot fatalities to date! That is absolutely outstanding. We have 3 months left in this year – is it possible to go an entire year without a GA pilot fatality??
I have been flying with Lightspeed Aviation
By Howard Deevers
I really like cross country flying. That is making the best use of an airplane, at least to me. Several years ago, a friend of mine asked if I could assist another friend in getting an airplane from Rochester, NY to Tucson. Well, sure, I would love to.
It turns out that the friend did not have a pilots license; yet.
~ Scholarship Corner ~
By Chris Nugent
First and foremost, I want to thank all of you that responded to the recent outreach for scholarship fund donations. As you may recall, we awarded six scholarships in 2018 totaling $13,500 and our goal is to repeat that performance in 2019. Your recent donations have taken us about 20% toward that
Well the mornings are finally getting slightly cooler, but it’s still a bit warmer than I would like. Grumble – Grumble. As the rest of the aviation world appears to be preparing to slow down, and start their winter hibernation, things here seem to be picking up. Special fly in/open house/breakfast events and the flying activity planning seems to be picking up
Cooler weather is finally here and is making flying without air conditioning more bearable. The first snow has fallen in the mountains near Flagstaff and the morning temps in the valley are in the 60's. APA hosted the first Grapevine fly-in of the season and it was outstanding. Weekends are packed with backcountry fly-ins, breakfast fly-ins and safety seminars
The following are the NTSB reports of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late August thru late September. 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