Read more: Land of Enchantment Fly In - Double Eagle II (KAEG) in Albuquerque, NM       Join us for the 24th annual Land of Enchantment Fly In, Saturday, September 6, 2014 at the Double Eagle II Airport (KAEG) in Albuquerque, NM. Historically held at Moriarty, we expanded with great success to a larger venue in Albuquerque last year.     Highlights expected include an appearance of
By Jim TimmRead more: August 2014 Executive Director's Report August 2014 The summer doldrums are definitely here and the local flying activity has really slowed down. Many are heading for the EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, I hope some of our paths cross while we are there. In the mean time, fly safely, watch the density altitude in your travels, and be sure to check for TFRs’ and check NOTAMS before taking off. There is a lot
By Jim TimmRead more: Accident Summary - Aug 2014 August 2014 The following are the preliminary NTSB accident reports of the most recent aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona and hopefully the information can be used to develop safety programs and briefings that would help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others, and thus take the necessary action to prevent similar accidents from
  Hear ye!  Hear ye!  Hear ye!  July’s Getaway Flight to Bryce Canyon, UT  –postponed again!    6/26/2014 Update I seem to have forgotten the lesson from a couple of years ago.  And, despite looking for  lodging 2 ½ months in advance, everything even remotely near the park is full.  So, I’m looking at new
By Jim TimmRead more: July 2014 Executive Director's Report July 2014 Summer is definitely here and you really have to get out early to fly comfortably. Many are getting plans finalized for the big EAA AirVenture at Oshkosh and I hope the weather improves a bit for those planning on flying to the event. I hope I run into some of you while we are there. In the meantime, please keep an eye on density altitude when you fly
By Jim TimmRead more: Accident Summary - July 2014 July 2014 The following are the preliminary NTSB accident reports of aviation accidents in Arizona shortly after they have occurred and the information is used to develop safety programs and briefings that should help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others and thus take the necessary action to prevent similar accidents from happening. Starting the
APA Getaway Flight: Pagosa Springs, CO by Craig Albright, Cirrus N857CD @ KCHD, CFI/II Pagosa Springs, CO on June 21-22, 2014 Read more: Getaway Flight to Pagosa Springs, CO on June 21-22 I know that some of you have been waiting for details of our next APA Getaway Flight...and here they are! We're headed to Pagosa Springs, CO (KPSO) on June 21-22 to enjoy a brief escape from the scorching Arizona temperatures
By Jim TimmRead more: June 2014 Executive Director's Report JUNE 2014 Well, it’s almost that time of the year that you’r forced to get out early to be able to get some smooth comfortable flying in. I just got back from flying to Kearny for breakfast. Not a very long ride but very nice. The group had planned on going up north, but with the fires in the area, the plan was nixed. At this time of the year, be sure you get a
By Jim TimmRead more: Accident Summary - June 2014 JUNE 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 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
APA Needs You! by Craig Albright, APA Secretary   Read more: We Need You!Ever wondered why APA doesn’t do even more for general aviation in Arizona?  The answer is simple:  We need you!  APA is an all-volunteer organization.  We have no paid staff, and our overhead is nil.  Virtually all your membership dues go toward our mission of promoting and protecting general