Read more: Back to Basics: Abort Briefs and Loss of Control ConsiderationsBACK TO BASICS ABORT BRIEFS AND LOSS OF CONTROL CONSIDERATIONS By David Dunteman Arizona Pilots Association and Recreational Aviation Foundation Issue 2, February 3, 2016 Read more: Back to Basics: Abort Briefs and Loss of Control Considerations Why do an Abort Brief? Immediately prior to takeoff, pilots can improve the chance of a successful emergency procedure by reviewing the actions that they will take in the
Read more: Looking Back in TimeLooking Back in Time Howard Deevers At the end of the year I usually have some extra time to clean out my office spaces. 2015 was no different. I pitch out books or catalogs that I have not even looked at for a year, or longer. Dust off the shelves and try, one more time, to organize my life. Before actually throwing things away, I do look at them to see if it is
Read more: GAARMS V on March 19th at 9am - General Aviation Accident Reduction and Mitigation Symposium GAARMS V, the fifth General Aviation Accident Reduction and Mitigation Symposium, is scheduled for Saturday morning, March 19th , from 9:00AM to Noon, in the large auditorium -ARAVA 110  - on the ASU campus at the Williams-Gateway airport.    GAARMS is a major joint safety initiative by the Arizona Pilots Association (APA), The Arizona Safety Advisory Group
Read more: 58th Annual Cactus Fly-In at CGZ March 4-5   Read more: 58th Annual Cactus Fly-In at CGZ March 4-5 Join the APA at the 58th Annual Cactus Fly In  Casa Grande Airport   Fly in or Drive in - We look forward to seeing you there!    2016 Forums Presented by the Arizona Pilots Association Friday, March 4, 2016 Dave Dunteman - Back to Basics Saturday, March 5, 2016 Tommy Thomason - AZ Backcountry Flying Contact Tommy
Read more: Alamo Lake Breakfast Fly-In to Wayside Inn on Feb 13 at 9:30am   Come enjoy breakfast at the Wayside Inn on Alamo Lake Saturday, February 13, 2016 9:30am The Wayside Inn is a small trailer park with a great little restaurant in the desert about 5 miles east of Alamo Lake. Alamo Lake airstrip is not on the sectional chart. GPS coordinates are 34°14'49.2"N 113°29'13.2"W Here is a link to SkyVectorHere is a link to Google
Arizona Backcountry Events Read more: Arizona Backcountry Events Winter and Spring 2016 Winter and Spring 2016  By Mark Spencer  The temps will be warming up soon and we have a full lineup planned for the 2016 spring backcountry season! Of course, with spring starting in January, in the desert anyway, we’ll kick off with a couple of training events hosted by some of the best in the country. Dave Dunteman will be
By Jim Timm Read more: Accident Summary - January 2016 January 2016  The following are the NTSB reports of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late November thru late December. As all detailed accident information becomes available, APA will attempt to use it to develop safety programs and briefings that should help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others and prevent similar
By Jim Timm Read more: January 2016 Executive Director's Report January 2016 I hope all of you had a merry Christmas and a safe time welcoming in the New Year. So far this winter the weather has produced some great opportunities to get in some quality flying time. I hope many of you have been able to take advantage of it. Thanks to all of you for flying safely, and as a result, we ended the year with a very good safety
APA Getaway Fly-in to Guaymas, Mexico February 5-7 (NEW DATE) By Brad Lawrence Read more: APA Getaway Fly-in to Guaymas, Mexico We already have over a dozen airplanes signed up for the fly-in to Guaymas and more are coming. This should be a very smooth operation and a lot of fun especially for the first timers experiencing Mexico. As you read in the Dec 2015 APA Newsletter, the long term items for preparation were the
Read more: The Austermiller “Breakfast Club” The Austermiller "Breakfast Club" By Kit McCloud On Sunday, December 12, Daryl and Karen Austermiller (Prescott) “summoned” some flying friends to join them for breakfast in Payson at the restaurant on the field. It was a good turn out on this crystal clear morning with several hungry aviators making the trek. What a delightful view of the Mogollon Rim