By Jim Timm Read more: May 2016 Executive Director's Report May 2016   Fortunately, we are still enjoying the reasonably good flying weather, and I hope you are able to get out and enjoy flying to one of the fly in breakfasts or just flying around enjoying the freedom of flight. Whatever the case, be safe, have fun, and plan on attending the annual APA meeting at the Falcon Field EAA Warbirds Hangar on Saturday
Read more: Ready to Go Electric?Ready to Go Electric? Howard Deevers Electric (battery powered) cars have been around for a long time, even going back to Henry Ford’s time. His wife drove a battery operated car. The Tesla Company makes a modern all battery powered auto today. It has great styling, good performance, and NO gasoline power. It is not a hybrid. The Nissan Leaf is another example of
2016 APA SCHOLARSHIPS Read more: 2016 APA Scholarships by Jim Timm Early each year, for the past few years, The Arizona Pilots Association has made a couple of scholarships available to qualified and deserving aviation program students at the East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT) location at Williams Gateway Airport in Mesa to assist the students in pursuing their aviation careers. This
Cottonwood Winery Tour Getaway - April 23 Who knew of all the wineries in the Cottonwood - Verde Valley region? A full day of world class Zip lining, Silverton train ride, and more. Read more: Cottonwood Winery Tour Getaway - April 23 A sizable group of APA Pilots and co-pilots made their way to Cottonwood on a beautiful Saturday morning, shuttled to the hotel, then shuttled to three wineries in the Verde
Grapevine - Roosevelt Lake April 15-17 More good food and beautiful weather at a favorite spot of APA members Read more: Grapevine - Roosevelt Lake  April 15-17 Read more: Grapevine - Roosevelt Lake  April 15-17 Kit Murphy and Brad Lawrence hosted the monthly event which is held every the third weekend. Mike Andresen was present assisting the hosts with traffic control. The winds in the valley were atypically high, which deterred several pilots from
April's APA Happy Hour at Harold's by Mary James and Susan Wearly   Read more: April's APA Happy Hour at Harold's Read more: April's APA Happy Hour at Harold'sOur Spring Social at Harold’s Corral in Cave Creek on Thursday, April 28th was loaded with fun, food, and lots of stories! We hosted sixty-eight pilots, spouses, aviation enthusiasts, and honored military people. Guests came from all over the Valley and even from Tucson. It was wonderful to
April Phoenix 99s Ak-Chin Regional Airport Camp-Out by Karen Hausteen, PHX 99s member The Phoenix 99s and Ak-Chin Regional Airport hosted the 2nd Annual Spot Landing Contest and Camp Out the weekend of April 8, 9, and 10, 2016. Several RVs arrived on Friday afternoon to enjoy camping on the airport grounds, the beautiful weather, and watching airplanes and then
2015 APA Scholarship Recipient Dylan Kuchan by Andrew Vogeney   Read more: 2015 APA Scholarship Recipient Dylan Kuchan It's crazy to think it was nearly 11 years ago that I earned my pilot's license, just a few weeks before graduating high school back in New York. I was so fortunate to have attended a half-day program in high school that funded a great deal of my training. So when Stefanie and Jim asked me to join the
Read more: 2016 Membership Drive Dear Arizona Pilots, The mission of the Arizona Pilots Association (APA) is to act as the unified voice of general aviation in Arizona to preserve and protect our shared interests as pilots within the state. I am writing to share what the APA has been doing for the Arizona Aviator. We realize that results count, and with membership growing by nearly 50% in the last two
Read more: Durango Colorado May 28 Weekend Getaway Getaway Flight to Durango, CO — May 28 Something different for this APA Getaway Flight. A venue that is indisputably awesome in the mountains of Colorado. This zip line excursion is for all ages. No running, flying or any athletic ability required. We fly into Durango-La Plata County Airport (KDRO) Saturday morning May 28, pick up a rental car, and drive to the train