Read more: Self-Imposed Quarantine (GAARMS)
  2021 TO DATE: Happy Thanksgiving to everyone, hope your holiday is a great one. Below please find the latest NTSB data on fatal crashes here in Arizona. So far, up thru the end of October of this year, the record still stands at 7 fatal accidents, with 8 fatalities, 6 pilots and 2 passengers, with 2 accidents listed as info not available, as listed below from the NTSB
Read more: John King, Martha King, and Greg Brown Inducted in the 2021 Flight Instructor Hall of Fame
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, October 13, 2021, Las Vegas, NV   Today the National Business Aviation Association Conference hosted the 2021 Flight Instructor Hall of Fame induction ceremony. This year three very deserving and distinguished flight instructors were inducted – John King, Martha King, and Greg Brown. Each of these extraordinary aviators’ model the highest
Read more: “The GOOD, the BAD and the UGLY” - Forepaugh Airstrip
    By Kit Murphy Aviators, past and present, are certainly more adventurous than most. Books, movies, plays, poetry…. have all hailed their spirit. From the Wright Brothers first flight of 12 seconds and 120 feet in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, to the astronauts of all countries who “Boldly go where no man has gone before.” (The Apollo 13 mission in 1970 went
Read more: Scholarship Corner
~  Scholarship Corner  ~   By Chris Nugent September shaped up to be a busy month for the Scholarship Committee with several information sessions scheduled to ensure that aviation career-oriented students were aware of the APA scholarship program. Unlike last year, we were able to conduct most of these sessions in person and it was great to be able to
Read more: September Accident & Incident Summary
  The following are the reports of aviation accidents, and incidents that have occurred in Arizona from late August through September. APA will be using this detailed 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: October 2021 President’s Report
  Greetings, In last month's column, I debated with myself whether to upgrade the hodge-podge steam gauge panel in my Comanche to a glass/partial-glass solution, or to keep the steam gauges going. The math was (seemingly) a no brainer; glass can run upwards of $130k, while keeping the legacy gear running can be a couple thousand per year. It's obviously far less
Read more: October 2021 Executive Director's Report
    The fall weather is supposed to be on us, and fortunately the temperatures have come down a bit and the mornings have produced some really great cool flying. I certainly hope we are through with the really strong damaging monsoon winds that we had this year that blew in hangar doors and upset airplanes that were outside. Here is hoping that we can put this
Read more: Ghost Fire in the Sky Near Franklin, WV (GAARMS)
  2021 TO DATE: So far, up through the end of September this year, the record now stands at 7 fatal accidents, with 8 fatalities, 6 pilots and 2 passengers, with 2 accidents listed as info not available, as listed below from the NTSB web site. A summary of the fatal accidents will be completed for the December issue, and with any luck, the NTSB might have more
Read more: Scholarship Corner
~  Scholarship Corner  ~   By Chris Nugent   As this edition of the newsletter goes to print the Scholarship Committee is busy working the logistics for program information sessions at several schools and colleges across Arizona. As I mentioned last month, the vast majority of these will be virtual which works well and we’ve seen really no change
Read more: August Accident & Incident Summary
  The following are the reports of aviation accidents and incidents that have occurred in Arizona from late July, thru late August. APA will be using this detailed 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