BACK TO BASICS
ABORT BRIEFS AND LOSS OF CONTROL CONSIDERATIONS
By David Dunteman
Arizona Pilots Association and Recreational Aviation Foundation
Issue 2, February 3, 2016
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
Looking Back in Time
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
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
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!
Presented by the Arizona Pilots Association
Friday, March 4, 2016
Dave Dunteman - Back to Basics
Saturday, March 5, 2016
Tommy Thomason - AZ Backcountry Flying
Come enjoy breakfast at the Wayside Inn on Alamo Lake
Saturday, February 13, 2016
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
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
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
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
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
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