By Jim TimmRead more: August 2013 Executive Director's Report AUGUST 2013 The dog days of summer are here and flying isn’t as much fun as it was a short while back. I can imagine many of you are looking for ways to escape the valley heat and head for cooler climes. Like several others, I am also getting ready to head for AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Presently it’s even hot there, but, hopefully that will change. I’ll
JULY AVIATION ACCIDENT SUMMARYRead more: Accident Report - August 2013 by Jim Timm   In this regular reporting of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona, we need to 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) records report three accidents that occurred
Interpersonal Development, Extroversion Style Read more: Interpersonal Development, Extroversion Style Barbara Harper, ATP CFII MEI LRJet The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) advertises "Safer Skies Through Education" on their website. What does this mean to you... clever, informed, skilled? A good example would be the the Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM). This terrific manual touches on most every good operating
Read more: You passed your check ride - Now WhatYou passed your check ride! Now what? Howard Deevers It takes a lot of training and work to pass a check ride. Reading all of those regulations, training, getting a sign off for the check ride, takes a lot of time. Now that you have passed that check ride, what do you do? Well, fly, of course. We all want to do that and we all expect that the new certificate in your pocket
From the Flight Deck - July 2013Read more: From the Flight Deck - July 2013  Roy Evans II I've always been fascinated by the Piper Cub, just like any other aviation geek out there. It's bright yellow paint job, the doors that can stay open for flight, and it's simplicity, bring you back to an earlier time of aviation where your eyes dared to look inside at the five instruments that most likely didn't function
By Jim TimmRead more: July 2013 Executive Director's Report JULY 2013 Well, summer is here and fun flying is grinding to a halt. Some how it seems a bit strange because just as the folks in the northern part of the country are getting their airplanes out for the start of the flying season we are going into a summer hibernation of sorts. Anyway, when heading for the north country, please be sure to check the density
From the Flight Deck - June 2013Read more: From the Flight Deck - June 2013 Roy Evans II We’ve all heard stories of how tight-knit the aviation community is. And, even with the number of pilots out there, chances are you’ll run into someone who you know, who you’ve flown with, or who knows somebody you know, much like the ‘six degrees of Kevin Bacon’. This last month I was at a job fair and put this theory to the test
Rotating Beacon, A Safety Implement of Sorts Read more: The Rotating Beacon, A Safety Implement of Sorts Barbara Harper, ATP CFII MEI LRJet Sometimes the beacons are not always in the same location for a given type of aircraft. There is no standardized pattern or regulation relating to the flash patterns, it simply depends on what type of flasher module is used. Boeing seems to synchronize the beacons so that the top and bottom flash
By Jim TimmRead more: June 2013 Executive Director's Report JUNE, 2013 I hope everyone is able to enjoy the cool early morning flying weather. Summer is rapidly approaching. On Saturday May 18 we had the 2013 APA Annual membership meeting and we couldn’t have asked for finer weather for those that elected to fly in. Everyone had a good time and it was good to see some of you again. We had the annual directors election and
JUNE AVIATION ACCIDENT SUMMARYRead more: Accident Report - June 2013 by Jim Timm In this regular reporting of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona, we need to learn from the mistakes being made and take corrective action to prevent similar accidents from occurring. In this last reporting period, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) had issued reports on seven aviation accidents in Arizona