Read more: March 2022 President’s Report
  Greetings, And just like that, Copperstate has come and gone. It was a blessing to meet and talk with so many familiar faces and new members at our booth. APA also led packed forums on backcountry flying, some new aviation resources available free to pilots, and risk management. I love seeing the broad range of pilots at these forums. This year, the STOL Drags were
Read more: March 2022 Executive Director's Report
    Although it has been a bit breezy at times, the weather has been pretty good for flying out for breakfast on weekends. At least we don’t have to worry about the subzero cold and snow to use our airplanes like some folks. With the good flying weather, the aviation scene is rather full of activities to participate in. The most recent fly in was the annual
Read more: Critical Thinking: A Safety Reality  By Barbara Harper and Howard Deevers   The NTSB investigates accidents to determine “Probable Cause.” The investigations take months if not years, and the NTSB looks at every mechanical part, pilot qualifications, maintenance records, history, and weather, and more. The final report is quite extensive. Pilots can learn from reading these accident reports, but
Read more: Scholarship Corner in March
~  Scholarship Corner  ~   By Chris Nugent In this month’s Scholarship Corner article, we will continue to provide some more information on our 2022 scholarship recipients. I believe it’s important that you hear from them directly, so I have asked each of them to provide a brief overview of themselves and their aviation career goals in their own
Read more: Goodbye Area Forecasts, Hello Area Forecast Discussions (GAARMS)
  By Fred Gibbs   Due to %$&**#@% computer problems, this month y’all will have to suffer through NO GAARMS REPORT. And, ironically, just like last month, as I sit here late February trying to type this article, the weather outside has Old Man Winter making a comeback!  Winds are blowing 26 gusting to 35 kts, with gusts expected to get into the 45kt range
Read more: Inaugural AZ Navigation Challenge
    by Trent Heidtke On February 26 and 27, 2022 EAA Chapter 228 and the Arizona Pilots Association co-sponsored the first inaugural AZ Navigation Challenge.  So, what is a Navigation Challenge you might ask?  Well, in our case, we provided clues, bearings, altitudes, and distances to participants who then used the information to fly a 100nm course
Read more: January Accident & Incident Summary
  by Jim Timm The following are the reports of aviation accidents and incidents that have occurred in Arizona from late December, 2021, through January, 2022. APA will be using this detailed 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
Read more: December-January Pilot Deviations
  by Jim Timm In the time period from December 10, 2021, through January  13, 2022, there were thirteen general aviation pilot deviations recorded by the FAA  SDL FSDO. These deviations were committed by private, commercial, CFIs, and ATPs. Of the thirteen deviations made, there was a need to only issue three Brashers. Note: a Brasher is a notice that is
Read more: February 2022 President’s Report
  Greetings, By the time you read this, we should be fully-prepped for the Copperstate Fly-In and the Buckeye Air Fair. Taking place February 18-20, we’ve secured the booth at the front of the hangar again, and we look forward to chatting with members throughout the weekend. We learn about your airplanes, your destinations, your concerns, and just talk aviation
Read more: February 2022 Executive Director's Report
    Well, the winter weather is on us, and the northern part of the country is hunkering down trying to keep warm and trying to survive. I got a note from a friend near Oshkosh, and they were commenting that with the wind chill that night the temperature was expected to be -34°F. That’s enough of a reason to be living here in Arizona. So far, we’ve had a