By Jim TimmRead more: March 2014 Executive Director's Report MARCH 2013 The flying weather has been fantastic and I hope everyone is able to take advantage of it. It’s that time of the year when there are a lot of flying activities taking place and it’s difficult keeping track of them all, much less deciding which one to take part in. For many years APA has been advocating for northern Arizona RADAR coverage and the ability
Read more: Feb 27th Meet-and-Greet Happy Hour - Congrats to the Raffle Winners! Over twenty APA pilots and spouses gathered together for our quarterly Social Hour on February 27th at McFadden’s in Phoenix. This was our second such event with the focus being a social setting “away from the hangar”. Everyone enjoyed a no host happy hour menu and a raffle where we raised over $70 for the APA Scholarship Fund. Raffle winners were Adam Rosenberg and Wanda
Join the APA at the 56th Annual Cactus Fly In Read more: Cactus Seminar Series - Fly in or Drive In! Saturday, March 1st, beginning at 9am  Seminars will be located indoors, in the large hangar just south of the fuel pit and directly east of the terminal building parking lot. Fly in or Drive in - We look forward to seeing you there!  WINGS credit is available for all of these seminars.  The schedule
Very First Back-to-Basics Safety Event was a Huge Success!  By Dave Dunteman  Read more: Back-to-Basics Kick Off Event Success! On Saturday 11 January, a group of pilots and planes gathered at Pleasant Valley Airport (P48) for the inaugural Back to Basics in the Backcountry Education and Proficiency program. We started with a one-hour academic session discussing Aeronautical Decision Making and Risk Analysis tools
APA YouTube Channel Read more: VIDEO: Soft-field Techniquesby Rich Finkle Fellow APA Members:  The Arizona Pilots Association now has our own channel! Our plan is to use this channel to make videos available to members and guests that promote aviation safety and education. The channel premier includes three videos in the library: An introduction to the Arizona Pilots Association A short guide
APA SOCIAL HOURRead more: APA Social Hour February 27th at 5:30pm February 27, 2014 at 5:30pm Let’s get away from the hangar and meet your fellow pilots and their spouses for the Arizona Pilots Association Social Hour on Thursday, February 27th at McFadden’s Restaurant and Saloon in the Desert Ridge Marketplace, 21001 N. Tatum Blvd, beginning at 5:30 pm. Dress is casual. We’ll have a no host Happy Hour menu and a ‘pilot’
Equal Access - The Struggle for Tuweep Read more: Equal Access - The Struggle for Tuweep By Mark Spencer It’s a new year, a new legislative session, and a new day in the struggle to gain equal access to the Tuweep airstrip for Arizona pilots.  For our members’ benefit, here is a very brief history of the Tuweep struggle: The Tuweep airstrip has been closed for nearly 10 years now for the expressed purpose of reducing
Read more: 3rd Annual - P48 Pleasant Valley (Turf) Fly-In 3rd Annual - P48 Pleasant Valley (Turf) Fly-In Saturday February 22nd8:30 am – noon CTAF 122.9 Right traffic runways 14, 23R, 5C, and 5R - 9 am - Accuracy Landing Practice &Duck Drop - 10 am – Mountain Flying Lecture - Discount Glider Rides - Tethered Hot Air Balloon - Static Airplane Display - 11 am – Fly-out to Wayside Restaurant near Alamo Lake for lunch - Noon – CJ6
By Jim TimmRead more: Accident Summary - February 2014 FEBRUARY 2014 In this regular reporting of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona, we must continue to help pilots learn from the mistakes being made and take the necessary action to prevent similar accidents from occurring. During this last reporting period, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) reported four accidents that had occurred
By Jim TimmRead more: February 2014 Executive Director's Report FEBRUARY 2013 I hope everyone made a New Year’s Resolution to do more flying this year. The weather recently has certainly been conducive for doing just that. I hope everyone has been able to take advantage of it. Of 25 applicants, the FAA has finally announced the six test site locations for the development and testing of UAV/drone systems to permit their safe