By Jim TimmRead more: May 2014 Executive Director's Report MAY 2014 I hope everyone has also been able to take advantage of the the good flying weather we have been experiencing. At least, it appears you have been doing it safely, the accident numbers have been down. We had best be taking advantage of what we have because I fear the hot rough summer flying is just around the corner. I was just thinking, we are about to
By Jim TimmRead more: Accident Summary - May 2014 MAY 2014 In the past we have been able to review the preliminary NTSB accident reports for aviation accidents shortly after they had occurred in Arizona, and used the information to develop safety programs and briefings that would help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others and take the necessary action to prevent similar accidents from happening
  Read more: Colorado Backcountry Fly-In to La Garita Creek Ranch La Garita Creek Ranch Fly-In May 30-June 1 Hello CPA members, We're kicking off the flying season here in Colorado with our second annual fly-in at La Garita Creek Ranch. Located in the San Luis Valley, it's a pilots playground for backcountry airstrips and flying fun. Hooper Sand Dunes Pool has also invited the group back for lunch and a warm soak. The ranch was
By Jim TimmRead more: April 2014 Executive Director's Report APRIL 2014 There have been a lot of aviation events happening lately and it’s been difficult deciding which to take in. Fortunately, the flying weather has been great and we need to get out there and fly before the hot weather gets here and puts a damper on things. In the recent APA General Aviation Accident Reduction and Mitigation Symposium (GAARMS III)
By Jim TimmRead more: Accident Summary - April 2014 APRIL 2014 In the past we have been able to review the preliminary NTSB accident reports for aviation accidents that had occurred in Arizona and use the information to develop safety programs and briefings that would help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others and take the necessary action to prevent similar accidents from happening. Because of
 Read more: 3rd Annual Sky Kids Fly Day at Goodyear Airport    It’s that time of year again! It seems like only yesterday, an early morning flight to GYR to participate in my first Sky Kids Fly Day. I was excited, but also a bit nervous, not knowing what to expect. Earlier in the year I was asked if was interested in helping disabled and special need kids experience the wonders of flight and of course I said yes, as
Roosevelt Lake Temporary Military Operations Area SPECIAL USE AIRSPACE May 9 - 10, 2014  The Roosevelt Lake Temporary Military Operations Area (TMOA), located over Roosevelt Lake in the Tonto National Forest in eastern Arizona, supports the annual Air Combat Command Exercise ANGEL THUNDER. The exercise is designed to provide Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) training for
APA Members Make a Difference! Read more: Aviation Tax Increase Intercepted SB1174 - APA Members Make a Difference! Aviation Tax Increase Intercepted (SB1174)  By Mark Spencer When someone asks me why they should be a member of the APA, I’ll have the perfect example to share with them. No other organization in Arizona was able to react as quickly as the APA and its members to alter the course of a very extensive and serious bill that appeared
By Jim TimmRead more: March 2014 Executive Director's Report MARCH 2013 The flying weather has been fantastic and I hope everyone is able to take advantage of it. It’s that time of the year when there are a lot of flying activities taking place and it’s difficult keeping track of them all, much less deciding which one to take part in. For many years APA has been advocating for northern Arizona RADAR coverage and the ability
Read more: Feb 27th Meet-and-Greet Happy Hour - Congrats to the Raffle Winners! Over twenty APA pilots and spouses gathered together for our quarterly Social Hour on February 27th at McFadden’s in Phoenix. This was our second such event with the focus being a social setting “away from the hangar”. Everyone enjoyed a no host happy hour menu and a raffle where we raised over $70 for the APA Scholarship Fund. Raffle winners were Adam Rosenberg and Wanda