By Jim TimmRead more: June 2014 Executive Director's Report JUNE 2014 Well, it’s almost that time of the year that you’r forced to get out early to be able to get some smooth comfortable flying in. I just got back from flying to Kearny for breakfast. Not a very long ride but very nice. The group had planned on going up north, but with the fires in the area, the plan was nixed. At this time of the year, be sure you get a
By Jim TimmRead more: Accident Summary - June 2014 JUNE 2014 In the past we have been able to review the preliminary NTSB accident reports for aviation accidents shortly after they had occurred in Arizona, and use the 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 similar accidents from happening
APA Needs You! by Craig Albright, APA Secretary   Read more: We Need You!Ever wondered why APA doesn’t do even more for general aviation in Arizona?  The answer is simple:  We need you!  APA is an all-volunteer organization.  We have no paid staff, and our overhead is nil.  Virtually all your membership dues go toward our mission of promoting and protecting general
BIOGRAPHIES OF CANDIDATESFOR APA BOARD OF DIRECTORS Rick Bosshardt Rick grew up in both the USA and Switzerland, to a Swiss father and American mother. He is a dual citizen who speaks three languages, and graduated with an Electrical Engineering degree from Cornell University. His career has spanned more than three decades as an Executive Sales VP of various different High
Weekend Getaway: A 3-month Outlook!Monument Valley, Pagosa, and Bryce Canyon by Craig Albright, Cirrus N857CD @ KCHD, CFI/II   It’s been quite awhile since our last Weekend Getaway.  Although we don’t lack for interesting destinations, we have a dearth of Trip Leaders!  It seems that my retirement schedule is busier that it ever was while I was working.&nbsp
By Jim TimmRead more: May 2014 Executive Director's Report MAY 2014 I hope everyone has also been able to take advantage of the the good flying weather we have been experiencing. At least, it appears you have been doing it safely, the accident numbers have been down. We had best be taking advantage of what we have because I fear the hot rough summer flying is just around the corner. I was just thinking, we are about to
By Jim TimmRead more: Accident Summary - May 2014 MAY 2014 In the past we have been able to review the preliminary NTSB accident reports for aviation accidents shortly after they had occurred in Arizona, and used the 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 similar accidents from happening
  Read more: Colorado Backcountry Fly-In to La Garita Creek Ranch La Garita Creek Ranch Fly-In May 30-June 1 Hello CPA members,We're kicking off the flying season here in Colorado with our second annual fly-in at La Garita Creek Ranch. Located in the San Luis Valley, it's a pilots playground for backcountry airstrips and flying fun. Hooper Sand Dunes Pool has also invited the group back for lunch and a warm soak. The ranch was
By Jim TimmRead more: April 2014 Executive Director's Report APRIL 2014 There have been a lot of aviation events happening lately and it’s been difficult deciding which to take in. Fortunately, the flying weather has been great and we need to get out there and fly before the hot weather gets here and puts a damper on things. In the recent APA General Aviation Accident Reduction and Mitigation Symposium (GAARMS III)
By Jim TimmRead more: Accident Summary - April 2014 APRIL 2014 In the past we have been able to review the preliminary NTSB accident reports for aviation accidents that had occurred in Arizona and use the 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 similar accidents from happening. Because of