Read more: Spring Cleaning, Aircraft Style
  By Howard Deevers Every year, while growing up in the upper mid-west, we looked forward to Spring and warmer weather. What we did not look forward to was Spring Cleaning. Not because it wasn’t a good thing, but it meant extra work helping mom doing things that we had not done in months. Maybe we had to move furniture, or carry out rugs and hang them on a line, or
Read more: Scholarship Corner in February
~  Scholarship Corner  ~   By Chris Nugent As I mentioned in last month’s Scholarship Corner, we had a record response to the call for 2021 scholarship applications and the APA membership stepped up as well with record donations to the program. I’m very proud of the work that we do as an association with the scholarship program and it’s always great to
Read more: What is a MOS forecast? (GAARMS)
  By Fred Gibbs   January has shown we can fly safely, but with several fender-benders documented throughout the month. I don’t really have much to add this month. In retrospect, we tried to have a safety program on winter flying and its associated risks up here in Flag during the month of January, but that fell through. We ended up cancelling the program due to
Read more: Pre-flight Passenger Briefings
    By Paul Wiley This article discusses the value of a good, thorough, and consistent pre-flight briefing for passengers.  It also provides a scenario for a pre-flight briefing and a sample checklist.  I encourage pilots to develop their own passenger briefing checklist tailored to their airplane.  The important thing to remember is to conduct
Read more: December Accident & Incident Summary
  by Jim Timm The following are the reports of aviation accidents and incidents that have occurred in Arizona from late November through December. APA will be using this detailed information to develop safety programs, briefings, and posters/flyers that would help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others and take the action necessary to prevent them from
Read more: November-December Pilot Deviations
  by Jim Timm In the time period from November 11 through December 9, 2021, there were 18 general aviation pilot deviations recorded by the FAA SDL FSDO. These deviations were committed by Student, private, commercial, and CFIs. Of the eighteen deviations made, there was a need to issue eleven Brashers. Note: a Brasher is a notice that is issued when further FAA
Read more: January 2022 President’s Report
  Greetings, Happy New Year! After massive caloric intake between Thanksgiving and New Year, I’m going to have to update my weight and balance before I fly again. I’m thankful for lower density altitude and better performance with the cooler winter temps. That’s a happy coincidence for sure! For APA, rounding out 2021 meant a banner year for our scholarship program
Read more: January 2022 Executive Director's Report
    I hope everyone enjoyed a Merry Christmas and survived the New Year’s parties. We can now put 2021 in our rear-view mirror and look forward to a promising new year. The year 2021 with its virus pandemic issues was a bit trying on all of us, and I certainly hope we can move on to more fun things in the year to come. The flying weather has been a trifle changing
Read more: It's 2022, Now What
  By Howard Deevers At the beginning of any new year, we always pause to think about the last year, or last few years, and to think ahead to what may come in the next year, setting our so called “New Year Resolutions.” Did you make any resolutions for this year? It's only been 12 months since I made the same resolutions that I made a year before that: lose weight
Read more: Scholarship Corner in January
~  Scholarship Corner  ~   By Chris Nugent As I reported in last month’s scholarship program update, we had an overwhelming response to the 2021 call for scholarship applications with a total of forty received. This was a significant increase from the twenty-nine we received last year. The overall quality of the scholarship applications has always been