Read more: Summertime in the Desert (GAARMS)
April has turned out to be the month of one of the most deadly crashes we have seen in quite a while. The crash of the Piper Comanche taking off out of Scottsdale airport took the lives of 6 beautiful young people on their way to Las Vegas for a fun time! If you want to read a whole bunch of stuff on the crash, I suggest you go online to:
Read more: Women Pilots Women Pilots  Howard Deevers    The opinions expressed here are of the author only, and do not necessarily reflect those of the Arizona Pilots Association or any other group of aviators. By now you must have heard of the emergency landing of a Southwest Airlines flight in Philadelphia on April 17, 2018. The Captain on that flight was a female pilot; the
Read more: Santa Barbara / Santa Ynez - It Was Double Fun
Friday, April 27, 2018, members of the APA flew to Santa Barbara, CA, and enjoyed the scenery, food, and the landmarks. After landing in beautiful VFR weather on the beach, we headed up to the Santa Barbara Mission and took the self guided tour through this 200 year old complex. This is the queen of the 21 missions that was built on the California coast by Father Junipero
Read more: Arizona Airport Focus: Bagdad (E51)
Copper is one of the staple industries in Arizona. It has played, and still plays, an important role in our state, as more than 68% of the copper used in the United States in 2017 came from Arizona. Ask any state legislator what the 3 C’s of Arizona are and they’ll tell you “Coper, Cotton and Cattle!” Copper was first mined in Bagdad back in 1882 and is still being mined
Read more: Payson April Fly-In
“Incredible!”was best description of our April 6-8 fly-in to Payson, Arizona, (KPAN) for a weekend of fun and air camping at the Payson Airport Campground. The weather was absolutely beautiful as over 30 aircraft and nearly 70 people descended on Payson for the fly-in over two days.  The 24 spots on the air camping ramp were quickly filled, and aircraft were necessarily
By Jim Timm Read more: April 2018 Executive Director's Report April 2018    Spring is in full swing, and the flying weather has been generally pretty good thus far. With some daytime temperatures already in the 90’s, and the increased number of bugs that come with that, I’ve already been finding my windshield spattered with an unavoidable bug or two. Spring is here, or I’ve just been
Read more: Arizona Legislature GA Caucus
Thanks to Representative Todd Clodfelter, District 10 in the Tucson area, we had our third successful General Aviation Caucus meeting in Phoenix on Tuesday March, 20th at the state legislature building. On the agenda were two presentations: the first was by Adam Hawkins from Global External Relations, and the second was by Michael Racey, representing the Arizona Airports
By Jim Timm Read more: April 2018 Aviation Accident Summary April 2018      The following are NTSB reports of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late February through late March. The Arizona Pilots Association uses this detailed accident information to develop safety programs and briefings that will help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others, and then hopefully they
  Yuma International Airport, Yuma, Arizona (NYL)  By Brian Schober    Yuma is truly a unique place steeped in history and lore. Yuma is the source material for countless movies and novels about the Wild West. It also has a rich history that spans centuries and was crucial to America’s power. The area got a head start on history with Europeans
GAARMS Report: April 2018   Read more: A Very Close Call (GAARMS)Fred Gibbs  (Your guy in Flagstaff)     The seventh annual APA General Aviation Accident Reduction and Mitigation Symposium – GAARMS VII – will be held across the state this year: Phoenix, Prescott, Yuma, Tucson   By the time you read this, three of the four annual APA General Aviation Accident