Read more: Arizona Airport Passport Program October 2022
~  Arizona Airport Passport Program  ~ AZAPP   By Trent Heidtke Inquiring minds probably want to know what the status of the Arizona Airport Passport Program (AZAPP) heading into October is.  Well, in short, we made good progress in the month of September.  The great news is that as we write this column, there are 44 signs in the hands of
Read more: August 2022 Accident & Incident Summary
  by Jim Timm   The following is a report of the aviation accidents and incidents that have occurred in Arizona from mid-July through August. We use the following detailed accident information to develop safety programs and briefings that would help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others, and take the necessary action to prevent them from having
Read more: July-August Pilot Deviations
   by Jim Timm   These pilot deviations need to be examined to determine if a common thread exists that we should address to help reduce the number of deviations that occur and enhance aviation safety. In the time period from July 15 through August 11 there were seventeen pilot deviations recorded by the FAA SDL FSDO. These deviations were committed by
Read more: Fatal Accident Review Sep 2022
  By Fred Gibbs   We are now entering the 9th month of 2022.  Fall is coming in all around us.  The trees will be turning, monsoon season will end, and if all is normal, very nice flying weather will descend upon us. More of us will take to the skies, and therefore, more of us need to be careful. So please, don’t add to my fatal accident count! As of
Read more: September 2022 President’s Report
  Greetings, The past couple of years brought lots of uncertainty and precautions to us. We're excited to announce that we'll be holding our Annual Membership Meeting on September 24th from 9-11am at the new EVIT aviation building hangar at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (IWA). This is a fantastic new air-conditioned venue and we thank EVIT for hosting us. We have a
Read more: September 2022 Executive Director's Report
  Well, the hot weather is still with us, and it’s even a tad warm at dawn. It also seems to warm up only too quickly. I sure got spoiled with the cool morning temperatures at AirVenture Oshkosh, even though the visit was short lived. It will be good when things start to cool down again. I guess that should start to happen in late September. So, until then, I guess I’ll
Read more: Checking the Oil and Kicking the Tires
  By Howard Deevers   The opinions express here are the authors only, and may not reflect those of APA, or any other aviation organization. On our very first flying lesson, we were taught to do a “Pre Flight Inspection.” Or, at least we should have been taught that. I don't remember anything resembling a Pre-Flight on my first three flying lessons. Is it because
Read more: APA Scholarship Program
By Chris Nugent   September is shaping up to be a busy month for the Scholarship Committee as we start our program information sessions at schools and colleges across Arizona. We’re fortunate to be able to do many of these sessions in person this year and it’s always great to be able to talk to the students directly. With the October 31st deadline approaching
Read more: Keeping Arizona’s Backcountry Airstrips Open - Double Circle Ranch Airstrip History
  By Rick Bosshardt    Much of the Southwest’s history revolves around old civilizations.  They include the ancient Anasazi, who built cave dwellings that are still in evidence today, and Native American tribes who dominated the landscape from the 17th century and on.  Much more recently, settlers from the eastern lands of America moved west, with
Read more: A Bad Day Flying (GAARMS)
  By Fred Gibbs   Fred’s Perspective:  A bad day flying! Just to be clear, the opinions and statements made within my articles are strictly mine and may not necessarily reflect any policy or position of the Arizona Pilots Association.   NTSB Preliminary Report Includes PIC Testimony In Fatal Copilot Plunge The NTSB’s preliminary report on the July 29