Calling All Backcountry Pilots!  Back by popular demand, we are pleased to announce that SunCountry Cubs and the Arizona Pilots Assocation, with support by CubCrafters Inc, will hold the second annual "Backcountry Olympics" on January 24, 2015! This year's event will be a bit different than last year's at Flying “A” Ranch, and will be able to accommodate a much
By Jim TimmRead more: Accident Summary - January 2015 January 2015 The following are the preliminary NTSB reports of the aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from November thru late December. Hopefully, APA and the FAAST team can use the information from these reports to develop safety programs and briefings that will help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others and thus take the action
By Jim TimmRead more: January 2015 Executive Director's Report January 2015 I hope all of you have had an enjoyable holiday season and are rested and ready to start a fresh new year. It will be interesting to see what challenges the new year will bring. With a new legislative session starting on both the state and national level, it will be interesting to see what our legislators come up with next. On a national level, we
By Jim Timm Read more: Accident Summary - September 2015 September 2015  The following are the preliminary NTSB reports of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late July thru late August. When all detailed accident information becomes available, we will attempt to use this information to develop safety programs and briefings to help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others and
Read more: Weekend Getaway to Furnace Creek, CA (L06) Weekend Getaway to Furnace Creek, CA (L06) January 24-25 Read more: Weekend Getaway to Furnace Creek, CA (L06)I don’t know to which seat to promote this venue; the right seat for its elegance and unique setting, or the left seat for its hard surface landing strip located 210 feet below sea level. Okay, I’ll start with the right seat. Furnace Creek is located within a national park; does this give you any clue of how
Read more: Mogollon Airpark Mogollon Airpark (AZ82) Overgaard, AZ. Many of us have traded the heat of the summer for those cool breezes whispering through the tops of the pines on the Mogollon Rim. At 6,658’, 50 miles east of Payson, 35 miles west of Show Low, surrounded by the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest and nestled in the world’s largest stand of those Ponderosa pines, lies the magnificent
By Jim TimmRead more: December 2014 Executive Director's Report December 2014 The cooler winter temperatures have been providing some great flying weather and improved airplane performance, and I hope it will improve pilot performance, also. Watch out for icing when flying in the northern parts of the state. Here is wishing all of you a happy holiday season and safe flying. Unfortunately, it appears that the FAA plans to
By Jim TimmRead more: Accident Summary - Dec 2014 December 2014 The following are the preliminary NTSB reports of the aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late October thru late November. Hopefully, we in APA can use the information from these reports to develop safety programs and briefings that will help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others and thus take the necessary action to
Read more: Eagle Roost Airpark Eagle Roost Airpark (27AZ) Aguila, AZ. Take a glorious flight and go 25 miles west of Wickenburg to the furthest northwest corner of Maricopa County. There you will find Eagle Roost Airpark, (27AZ), in the Valley of the Eagle. At an elevation of 2206 feet, Smith Peak to the northwest and Harquahalla Mountains to the southwest tower majestically in the distance and as a
By Jim TimmRead more: November 2014 Executive Director's Report November 2014 The great fall flying weather is finally here and hopefully all of you are out there enjoying it. I hope many of you were able to make it to the Copperstate Fly in at Casa Grande and went in the big vendor display tent and stopped by the APA/RAF display to say hi. As usual, this year’s event was a good one. In the interest of promoting/improving