Read more: Scholarship Corner
~  Scholarship Corner  ~   By Chris Nugent  Well time flies as they say, and we are fast approaching another APA scholarship cycle. With the next round of applications due by October 31st the Scholarship Committee will be busy with communication and outreach activities at the schools and colleges to ensure that students are aware of what APA does
Read more: September 2020 Aviation Accident Summary
  The following are the NTSB reports of aviation accidents that occurred in Arizona from late July through late August. 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
Read more: September President’s Report
  Greetings fellow pilots, Monsoon Season! Fire Season! Monsoon Season! Fire Season! It’s a classic argument, or so it seems. Monsoons dictate that we need to fly earlier in the day. Fires dictate where we can, or more accurately, can’t fly. Let’s focus on fire season first. This is a banner year for some abnormally large fires. Many of these fires are near the busiest
Read more: September 2020 Executive Director's Report
  Talk about a long, hot summer… this has really been one to remember. Fortunately, with the coming of September, perhaps we will start to see the temperatures begin to come down. I don’t particularly care to have to get up well before dawn to go flying so it can be halfway tolerable. The type of flying I now do has undergone some rather significant changes. Because of
Read more: Loss of Communication
  By Howard Deevers   Remember all of those instructions we got from our CFI when training for private pilot or instrument rating? The squawk codes: 7700 for emergencies, 7600 for communication failure, or 7500 for hijack. In over 40 years of flying, I have never had to use 7500. I guess that no one really wants to hijack a single engine airplane. You probably
  2020 TO DATE: So far this year the NTSB is reporting five fatal accidents, with five fatalities (four pilots) and three serious injuries (one pilot and 2 passengers). Read more:  Lakes Superior Facts (GAARMS) Two of the accidents occurred during the month of June, ironically both the same day, and both were experimental home-built aircraft. A Zenair CH601 departed Deer Valley en route to Ak-Chin and struck
Read more: THE FORGOTTEN FEDERAL REGULATION… 91.9
THE FORGOTTEN FEDERAL REGULATION… 91.9 (Operating outside of the manufacturer’s tested values) by Barbara Harper   Section 91 of our FAR manual lists all the regulations we are expected to fly by. When we train, we learn the most important regulations and those regulations that will actually have a question on your “knowledge” test before going for a check
Read more: Reference AC 90-66B -  Non-Towered Airport Flight Operations
  Reference AC 90-66B - Non-Towered Airport Flight Operations   http://www.faa.gov/documentLibrary/media/Advisory_Circular/AC_90-66B_CHG_1.pdf Please give special attention to safe operations at non-towered airports during flight planning, student through advanced pilot training, Practical Tests, WINGS/Flight Reviews, airmen currency checks; whenever a pilot is
Read more: A Reminder for Pilots:
  A Reminder for Pilots At some airports overflying the field and performing midfield entries to the traffic pattern is unsafe. The AWOS at Marana Regional (KAVQ) announces do not overly the field and do not fly missed approach procedures for the RNAV/GPS 12 and RNAV/GPS-E  approaches during parachute operations. Both the RNAV/GPS 12 and
Read more: August 2020 Aviation Accident Summary
  The following are the NTSB reports of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from 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