Read more: The Austermiller “Breakfast Club” The Austermiller "Breakfast Club" By Kit McCloud On Sunday, December 12, Daryl and Karen Austermiller (Prescott) “summoned” some flying friends to join them for breakfast in Payson at the restaurant on the field. It was a good turn out on this crystal clear morning with several hungry aviators making the trek. What a delightful view of the Mogollon Rim
GAARMS Report: January 2016 Read more: GAARMS Report: January 2016Fred Gibbs 2015 has come, and 2015 has gone. Last month I cited our good fortune of no fatal accidents in the preceding 4 to 5 months, and lo and behold, we continued that good fortune right up until mid-December. And then, RATS, we had that fatal air ambulance helicopter crash down east of Apache Junction. Unfortunately, two of the three air
Read more: Back to Basics: Get to Know Your AirplaneBACK TO BASICS GET TO KNOW YOUR AIRPLANE By David Dunteman Arizona Pilots Association and Recreational Aviation Foundation Issue 1, January 23, 2016 Can I get Airborne? Read more: Back to Basics: Get to Know Your Airplane “If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a
Read more: Twas the Night Before ChristmasTwas the Night Before Christmas Howard Deevers Well, of course not. Everyone knows that Santa is the only one flying on Christmas Eve, well almost the only one. Some scheduled airlines do fly, but they are way up there and no problem to Santa. Very few General Aviation airplanes are flying. Several years ago we decided to make a flight from Pittsburgh, PA, to Moline, IL
Read more: Castle Well Airpark Castle Well Airpark (0AZ5) Morristown, AZ. Steve and Jackie Andros, originally from Cave Creek, searched out an area years ago near Morristown to build a runway and settle down.  They purchased this 55 acre parcel now divided into smaller parcels for home sites.  The micro area where the airpark sits is unique in that it contains beautiful views with an
New Year’s APA Getaway Flight Guaymas, Mexico Feb 6-7, 2016 By Brad Lawrence  The next getaway flight will be a little different regarding the direction of flight: due south. For most of you, a trip to Mexico is not new, but for those of you never testing the waters, so to speak, this trip could serve you well with experience and reduce your anxiety. Traveling
By Jim Timm Read more: Accident Summary - December 2015 December 2015  The following are the NTSB reports of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late October thru late November. As all detailed accident information becomes available, APA will attempt to use it to develop safety programs and briefings that should help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others and prevent similar
November GAARMS Report Read more: November GAARMS Report, In-Flight Troubleshootingby Fred Gibbs  I am beginning to sound like an old recording stuck on playback! “LADY LUCK” still continues to smile on the GA community here in Arizona! We are still at “ONLY ONE FATAL ACCIDENT” so far state-wide for 2015, and only two out-of-state fatal accidents involving an Arizona-based pilot. Whatever you are doing, keep doing it! You
By Jim Timm Read more: November 2015 Executive Director's Report November 2015  Fall is finally here, I think, and if we can keep hurricanes and their remnants out of here, maybe we can finally look forward to enjoying some great flying weather. We kicked off the flying season with the annual Copperstate Fly-in at Casa Grande Municipal Airport (CGZ). After a bit of intimidating weather days before the event, the
By Jim Timm Read more: December 2015 Executive Director's Report December 2015  Fall is finally here, I think, and if we can keep hurricanes and their remnants out of here, maybe we can finally look forward to enjoying some great flying weather. We kicked off the flying season with the annual Copperstate Fly-in at Casa Grande Municipal Airport (CGZ). After a bit of intimidating weather days before the event, the