Join the APA at the 56th Annual Cactus Fly In Read more: Cactus Seminar Series - Fly in or Drive In! Saturday, March 1st, beginning at 9am  Seminars will be located indoors, in the large hangar just south of the fuel pit and directly east of the terminal building parking lot. Fly in or Drive in - We look forward to seeing you there!  WINGS credit is available for all of these seminars.  The schedule
Very First Back-to-Basics Safety Event was a Huge Success!  By Dave Dunteman  Read more: Back-to-Basics Kick Off Event Success! On Saturday 11 January, a group of pilots and planes gathered at Pleasant Valley Airport (P48) for the inaugural Back to Basics in the Backcountry Education and Proficiency program. We started with a one-hour academic session discussing Aeronautical Decision Making and Risk Analysis tools
APA YouTube Channel Read more: VIDEO: Soft-field Techniquesby Rich Finkle Fellow APA Members:  The Arizona Pilots Association now has our own YouTube.com channel! Our plan is to use this channel to make videos available to members and guests that promote aviation safety and education. The channel premier includes three videos in the library: An introduction to the Arizona Pilots Association A short guide
APA SOCIAL HOURRead more: APA Social Hour February 27th at 5:30pm February 27, 2014 at 5:30pm Let’s get away from the hangar and meet your fellow pilots and their spouses for the Arizona Pilots Association Social Hour on Thursday, February 27th at McFadden’s Restaurant and Saloon in the Desert Ridge Marketplace, 21001 N. Tatum Blvd, beginning at 5:30 pm. Dress is casual. We’ll have a no host Happy Hour menu and a ‘pilot’
Equal Access - The Struggle for Tuweep Read more: Equal Access - The Struggle for Tuweep By Mark Spencer It’s a new year, a new legislative session, and a new day in the struggle to gain equal access to the Tuweep airstrip for Arizona pilots.  For our members’ benefit, here is a very brief history of the Tuweep struggle: The Tuweep airstrip has been closed for nearly 10 years now for the expressed purpose of reducing
Read more: 3rd Annual - P48 Pleasant Valley (Turf) Fly-In 3rd Annual - P48 Pleasant Valley (Turf) Fly-In Saturday February 22nd8:30 am – noon CTAF 122.9 Right traffic runways 14, 23R, 5C, and 5R - 9 am - Accuracy Landing Practice &Duck Drop - 10 am – Mountain Flying Lecture - Discount Glider Rides - Tethered Hot Air Balloon - Static Airplane Display - 11 am – Fly-out to Wayside Restaurant near Alamo Lake for lunch - Noon – CJ6
By Jim TimmRead more: Accident Summary - February 2014 FEBRUARY 2014 In this regular reporting of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona, we must continue to help pilots learn from the mistakes being made and take the necessary action to prevent similar accidents from occurring. During this last reporting period, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) reported four accidents that had occurred
By Jim TimmRead more: February 2014 Executive Director's Report FEBRUARY 2013 I hope everyone made a New Year’s Resolution to do more flying this year. The weather recently has certainly been conducive for doing just that. I hope everyone has been able to take advantage of it. Of 25 applicants, the FAA has finally announced the six test site locations for the development and testing of UAV/drone systems to permit their safe
Read more: Back to Basics Kick-Off Event at Pleasant Valley Turf P48 this Saturday! Back to Basics Safety and Education Program Decision Making - Takeoff Distance and Landing Rollout Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 9:00AM Pleasant Valley/Turf Airport (P48) Please come out this Saturday and participate in a Second Saturday Back to Basics Safety and Education program. Back to Basics will take place every Second Saturday throughout 2014 and will focus on a
By Jim TimmRead more: January 2014 Executive Director's Report JANUARY 2013 I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and a safe Happy New Year. The new year is going to be filled with a lot of new challenges for all of us and the Arizona Pilots Association. One of the challenges for me will be to find more time for flying my airplane and meeting other APA members around the state. We all need to get out there and aviate