Read more: Indian Hills Airpark Indian Hills Airpark (2AZ1) Salome, AZ. Many of the Arizona airparks have uniqueness about them and Indian Hills is no exception. Located 100 miles west of Phoenix Sky Harbor on Highway 60 midway between I-10/60 junction and Aguila (Eagle Roost airpark), this airpark is home to 70 residents on 93 home sites. I had the pleasure of speaking with Jerry Breeyear about the
August GAARMS Report Read more: August GAARMS Reportby Fred Gibbs  By the time you read this, we will have turned the corner into the 8th month of the year, and I am most pleased to report that we have only had 2 fatal accidents in Arizona during the first 7 months of the year. This is the best fatal accident record I’ve seen in 10 years. You all are doing an outstanding job!   And then
By Jim Timm Read more: Accident Summary - August 2015 August 2015  The following are the preliminary NTSB reports of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late June thru late July. When all detailed accident information becomes available, we will attempt to use the information to develop safety programs and briefings that will help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others and
Interpersonal Development, Extroversion Style Read more: Safety and the Pilot LoungeBarbara Harper, ATP CFII MEI LRJet THE 3, 2, 1’s of Safety I’m sure you have noted that the sequence is out of order, and intentionally so to get your attention to read again about aviation safety! Nowadays, we pilots are flooded with articles, publications, and networks on how to be cognizant of safety. The FAAs motto
By Jim TimmRead more: July 2015 Executive Director's Report July 2015 Well it certainly looks like summer is here for sure, and you have to get up pretty early to get some fun flying in before it gets so hot that you get cooked to death and beat up with the heat generated turbulence. In your summer travels to get out of here, please be extra wary of the density altitude and be safe. For those headed to the EAA Oshkosh
By Jim Timm Read more: Accident Summary - July 2015 July 2015  The following are the preliminary NTSB reports of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from mid May thru late June. When all detailed accident information becomes available, perhaps it can be used to develop safety programs and briefings that will help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others and hopefully take the
Read more: Skyranch at Carefree Skyranch (18AZ) Carefree, AZ. “Caution: Aviation may be hazardous to your wealth…” As promised, I wanted to showcase some of Arizona’s many airparks. Where better to start than the very first Arizona airport to offer residents fly-in access? Carefree’s Skyranch. At an elevation of 2568 feet, the 27 acre airpark is in a magnificent location northeast of Phoenix, near
By Jim TimmRead more: June 2015 Executive Director's Report June 2015 We had the Annual APA meeting on May 23 at the CAE flight school facility and it was good to see many of you that were able to attend. CAE was a very gracious host and provided excellent accommodations for which we want to thank them. Summer is officially here and the warm (hot) weather will soon be on us. When traveling this summer, watch the density
By Jim Timm Read more: Accident Summary - June 2015 June 2015  The following are the preliminary NTSB reports of the aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from mid April thru late May. When detailed accident information becomes available, perhaps it can be used to develop safety programs and briefings that will help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others and hopefully take the
This Event Will Be Rescheduledfor Later This Year Backcountry Camping and Cookout in Payson (KPAN)May 15-17, 2015Payson Airport Campground Come help us thank thirteen year old James Nebrig for his hard work in providing a picnic shelter at the Payson (KPAN) airport campground! James and his parents, Ken and Lorrie, will be joining us for a weekend of fun, food, and flying in