Read more: Scholarship Winner: Matthew Tlapanco
~  Scholarship Corner  ~ Scholarship Winner: Matthew Tlapanco   By Andrew Vogeney    Hopefully you had a chance to attend our Annual Meeting, a favorite time of year when Arizona aviators gather to share stories and hear what’s new. We love to highlight the work being done to promote general aviation in Arizona, and none of that work would be
Read more: June 2019 Executive Director's Report
  This spring weather has certainly been strange. Generally, it’s been relatively cool for the early morning flights for breakfast. I hope everyone has been enjoying it. It really makes me wonder what the summer and monsoon time is going to be like. We shall see, but for now, let’s go flying and enjoy it. Last month we had the APA annual meeting at Casino Arizona, and
Read more: June President’s Report
Greetings, I sincerely hope you’ve been able to take advantage of our extended Spring weather by smashing bugs, camping with your plane, or simply enjoying a fly in pancake breakfast with friends. We’ve been blessed with a wonderful flying season. May brings about our Annual Meeting, and this year we held it at Casino Arizona. Our meeting room was packed to capacity as we
Read more: June 2019 Aviation Accident Summary
  The following are the NTSB reports of the aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late April, through late May. 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
  As of May 1st, our fatal accident count now stands at two, with 3 fatalities. On April 16th, a Bell 206 experimental helicopter crashed about a mile south of Fort McDowell while on the last test flight of the main rotor blades before beginning the certification process. The following is the NTSB official report: Read more: My Escape is Flying (GAARMS) On April 16, 2019, at 0706 mountain standard time, a
Read more: What Are Your Intentions?
  Flying back to Tucson from San Diego a couple of years ago, I got a weather briefing, filed an IFR flight plan, and headed east on a nice Sunday afternoon. With full fuel tanks in the Piper Arrow, I could easily make it to Marana (KAVQ), but decided to make a fuel stop in Casa Grande (KCGZ). The weather had been very good all the way across Southern California, and
Read more: Backcountry Calendar Updates
  For all you backcountry adventurers, we’ve lined up a few weekend fly ins this fall where we can catch up with each other and enjoy the backcountry! We made such great strides over the last few years re-opening our backcountry to aviation, and had lots of fun and friendship in the process! Each of these airstrips also needs a little TLC to keep them in safe condition
Read more: Scholarship Winner: Theresa Olivares
~  Scholarship Corner  ~ Scholarship Winner: Theresa Olivares   By Andrew Vogeney  I’m writing this one from Chicago. The fog is so thick I can’t see the apartment building across the street. Easter was beautiful – we had brunch outside on our patio. The following Saturday – snow! Rain, snow, and some other meteorological phenomenon that could have been
Read more: Grapevine April of 2019
By Mike Andresen   We had quite the crowd at Grapevine this past month! Thirteen airplanes of all types were there. Piper and Cessna were well represented along with the experimentals. Of course, the Carbon Cub and other backcountry-outfitted tailwheels were there too. The winds were pretty calm up until the afternoon and then they picked up a bit. Our hosts, Diana and
Read more: May 2019 Executive Director's Report
  Spring is coming to an end, summer is knocking on our door, and I can hardly believe all the bugs that are still flying around. Last weekend when I returned from flying, the airplane looked like it may have been approaching an over gross condition with all the bugs on the canopy and leading edges. Keeping a separation between bugs on the windshield and the traffic out