Our flying season is in full swing! Over 29 airplanes attended our Grapevine weekend fly-ins, we’ve had an incredible getaway to Alamogordo and the nearby White Sands Missile Range, and by the time this goes to press, we’ll have had our first day trip to Grand Canyon National. Of course, the calendar is chock full of breakfast destinations, backcountry adventures in Arizona
The following are NTSB reports of aviation accidents that occurred in Arizona from October through late November. The Arizona Pilots Association will use this detailed accident information to develop safety programs and briefings that will help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others, and hopefully they will take the action necessary to prevent similar accidents
Dec. 4, 2018
Arizona Game and Fish Department
Bald eagle breeding season kicks off, leads to restrictions
Outdoor recreationists, pilots and drone operators asked to avoid bald eagle nest areas
PHOENIX — Arizona’s bald eagle breeding season is on the horizon and multiple public land and water areas will be closed to protect the majestic animals and ensure
Our safety record this year is trending to be a bad year.
Dateline – Oct. 26: The year is not over yet, and the last two months of most years have traditionally added negatively to the accident count. Hopefully, we will break with tradition and end the year with no more fatal accidents.
September added a 6th fatal accident to the count. It saddens me to report that
Time travel is a favorite subject of science fiction movies, and even some humorous films as well. They always show the actors, either going back in time or going forward in time, getting into some adventures, and then ending up where they started. Some people actually believe that time travel is possible. The easiest way to explain that Time Travel is not possible is: “You
Summer has finally released her grip on Arizona and the planes are starting to make noise again. The thirst for avgas increases as our planes come to life for the winter flying season. Now that things have cooled down a bit, we’ll focus on one of our southern-border airports – Nogales (KOLS). This gem of an airport has a ton of history and beauty to offer visiting pilots
Flying the Sky Harbor Transition
By Andrew Vogeney
There’s no doubt flying in or near Class Bravo airspace can be intimidating for someone new to an area or not used to flying in complex airspace. The Phoenix Class Bravo is often simpler than it looks, but it does require familiarization – and I would recommend taking a safety pilot along if you’re just getting
Careers Flying for the Airlines
By Rick Bosshardt
There is a "perfect storm" occurring in the airline industry, and for those high school students and their parents who are planning for their future in aviation, this "perfect storm" is an enormous opportunity!
It is well documented that in the next 15 years, there will be 124,000 new pilots needed just in the
HopeKids Fly-in Recap
By Nelson Garrison
On Saturday, October 27th, Pegasus Airpark held its 3rd HopeKids breakfast fly-in event. There were 18 HopeKids Families participating and Pegasus pilots gave 25 rides to families and children with life threatening conditions. We also helped raise over $1700 for HopeKids at the event!
By Mary James and Susan Wearly
On Wednesday, October 10th, the APA hosted twenty members at the Barry M. Goldwater Bombing Range East just south of Gila Bend to a morning of A-10 bombing maneuvers and personalized fly-bys. Air Force Public Affairs Specialist, Susan Gladstein, escorted us onto the range as a party of F-16's was finishing its morning run. We were given