Read more: Fall 2018 Backcountry
For all you backcountry adventurers, we’ll have weekend fly-ins this fall with a purpose! We made such great strides over the last few years re-opening our backcountry to aviation, and had lots of fun and friendship in the process! Each of these airstrips needs a little TLC to keep them in safe condition for all, and with a little effort from all, this TLC is made light work
Read more: September 2018 Executive Director's Report
I’ll be glad when the monsoon season is over and the atmosphere dries out once again. The mornings seem to be getting a bit cooler, so I guess it shouldn’t be too much longer. I know, be patient; it’ll be cooling down again before too long. Unfortunately, patience just isn’t one of my strong points. In the meantime, let’s get out there early and enjoy the freedom of flight
Read more: September 2018 Aviation Accident Summary
The following are NTSB reports of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from July through late August. The Arizona Pilots Association uses 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 from
Read more: Made it to Mexico … Almost! (The alt=
With the extreme desert heat and summer cumulus clouds forming almost every day in August, our options were limited for exploring what Arizona's airports have to offer. These Arizona “normal” weather conditions didn’t stop us from planning and executing a flight. Where are we going this time you ask? Some may say this destination is the place to go, and others may disagree. We
Read more: Arizona Airport Focus: Springerville
Last month’s focus on Show Low offered pilots a great entry point to the White Mountains for everything the mountains and the town has to offer. This month we’ll move a little further to the east and take a look at the smaller town of Springerville (KJTC). Not only does the location of this airport offer another entry point to the White Mountains, there are fantastic
Read more: The Great Potato Chip Affair (GAARMS)
Fred’s  Perspective… True  confessions; The  great potato chip affair…                                  On one of my many trips over the years to Oshkosh, long before ever moving out here to Arizona, there I was, right seat in my friends’ Mooney, cruising along at 12,500 feet
Read more: Aviation Buttonology
Only about a week after Southwest Airlines made an emergency landing in Philadelphia after an engine failure, the TV news services were competing to get the crew of the plane on their program. CBS “This Morning” was the winner, and the entire crew appeared on their morning show. I was in Pittsburgh at the time, so I was on the same time zone as the show. What made this more
Read more: September President’s Report
The mornings have become ever so slightly cooler, and the nights are noticeably longer. What a difference a month makes. That can only mean one thing: Flying season is almost here! Your APA has a whole host of fun, interesting, exciting, relaxing and challenging adventures planned for this year. We have long-distance getaways, local day trips, fly-ins, fly-outs, backcountry
Read more: August 2018 Executive Director's Report
Well, it’s summer, it’s hot, and the comfortable flying time is rather limited. Fortunately, I’m in Wisconsin attending the EAA AirVenture fly in while writing this. As a result, this month’s report is going to be a bit abbreviated. It’s different to see everything green and relatively lush. It’s also going to be interesting to see what’s happening and what’s new at AirVenture
Read more: August 2018 Aviation Accident Summary
The following are NTSB reports of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late June through late July. The Arizona Pilots Association uses 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