Read more: Scholarship Corner
~  Scholarship Corner  ~   By Chris Nugent    First, I want to thank the APA Board and membership for providing me the opportunity to continue the work that Andrew and the Scholarship Committee have put into ensuring that we continue to provide a catalyst for the next generation of Arizona pilots and aviation professionals. In my previous life
Read more: August 2019 Executive Director's Report
  Well, the monsoon season is here! We have to get up early to do any comfortable flying, and I’m sure many are using this time of the year to get out of town and take a vacation to where it’s cooler. I took off and went to the EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and added a few days to the trip to visit friends and relatives near Oshkosh. I’m also writing this report
Read more: August President’s Report
Greetings, As nearly all aviation media and sources have been reminding us, January 1, 2020, is coming much faster than many of us realize. Call around and you'll find that shops are booked well into next year for any type of avionics work, much less an ADS-B Out installation. I have a minor upgrade planned and the earliest I can get in is late February! Fortunately, I bit
Read more: August 2019 Aviation Accident Summary
The following are the NTSB reports of aviation accidents that occurred in Arizona from late June through late July. APA will use this detailed accident information to develop safety programs, briefings, and posters/flyers that would help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others, and take the action necessary to prevent them from having similar accidents. Well, it
Read more: Some Points to Ponder (GAARMS)
  Well, we are still doing great so far this year. As of July 1st, the general aviation fatal accident rate for the state of Arizona remains at only one, the crash of a Piper PA-22-160 south-southeast of Kingman. Within the fatal accident guidelines of the GAARMS reporting process, our safety performance still stands at an outstanding rate of 100% safe, with NO
Read more: Words Have Meaning
  By Howard Deevers   English is the official language of aviation, worldwide. We all learn that when we learn to fly. Of course, aviation has its own language as well. We had to learn new terms and phrases, and words that we use nowhere else. And, don’t forget the abbreviations; a whole book full of shortened terms. Let’s start with VOR. We all learn about the
Read more: Scholarship Winner: Kobe Lomasney
~  Scholarship Corner  ~ Scholarship Winner: Kobe Lomasney   By Andrew Vogeney    I hope you’ve enjoyed meeting our 2018 scholarship winners in the newsletter over the past few months, and hopefully in person at our recent membership meeting. It’s an incredible (and difficult) joy for those on the scholarship committee to choose our lucky and
Read more: Stabilized Approaches
  By Paul Wiley   This article is an overview of what constitutes a “stabilized” approach and provides some guidelines and generally recognized best practices for executing a safe and good stabilized approach in VFR conditions. Most of what is covered here concerns the final approach segment. However, a few words are appropriate regarding the traffic pattern and
Read more: July 2019 Executive Director's Report
  So far this summer the mornings haven’t been too bad for the Saturday morning breakfast flights, as they have been comfortable and relatively smooth. However, the return flight home can get a bit bumpy if you visit too long and get a late start. I can imagine it has to be challenging for these foreign students trying to learn to fly and having to fly later in the heat
Read more: July President’s Report
Greetings, With triple-digits in much of the state, the sound of airplane engines is starting much earlier in the morning. The thought of sweating it out in a flying greenhouse isn’t too appealing. It is sometimes easier just to schedule flights for later this fall.  There are a few ways to stay involved in aviation and remain safe while your plane remains