Read more: 3rd Annual Sky Kids Fly Day at Goodyear Airport    It’s that time of year again! It seems like only yesterday, an early morning flight to GYR to participate in my first Sky Kids Fly Day. I was excited, but also a bit nervous, not knowing what to expect. Earlier in the year I was asked if was interested in helping disabled and special need kids experience the wonders of flight and of course I said yes, as
Roosevelt Lake Temporary Military Operations AreaSPECIAL USE AIRSPACE May 9 - 10, 2014  The Roosevelt Lake Temporary Military Operations Area (TMOA), located over Roosevelt Lake in the Tonto National Forest in eastern Arizona, supports the annual Air Combat Command Exercise ANGEL THUNDER. The exercise is designed to provide Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) training for
APA Members Make a Difference! Read more: Aviation Tax Increase Intercepted SB1174 - APA Members Make a Difference!Aviation Tax Increase Intercepted (SB1174)  By Mark Spencer When someone asks me why they should be a member of the APA, I’ll have the perfect example to share with them. No other organization in Arizona was able to react as quickly as the APA and its members to alter the course of a very extensive and serious bill that appeared
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 ChannelRead more: VIDEO: Soft-field Techniquesby Rich Finkle Fellow APA Members:  The Arizona Pilots Association now has our own YouTube.com 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 5:30pmFebruary 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 TuweepRead 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