By Jim TimmRead more: October 2013 Executive Director's Report OCTOBER 2013 Fall is rapidly approaching and and hopefully cooler flying weather. We are beginning to see an increase in the number of flying events taking place and our winter flying snowbirds should also be returning shortly. Fly safe and I hope to see you at some of the upcoming events. In reviewing the accident reports over an extended period of time, you
By Jim TimmRead more: Accident Summary - October 2013 OCTOBER 2013 In reviewing these aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona, we all need to learn from the mistakes being made and take the necessary action to prevent similar accidents from occurring. During this last reporting period, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) records reported seven accidents that occurred within the state of
Upcoming Airspace ChangesRead more: Upcoming Airspace Changes Fred Gibbs Well, here it is the end of September already – where did the summer go? Monsoon season up here in Flagstaff practically washed July and August away; the rainfall amounts were at record levels. Sure did slow down flying. But as a result of that, and the Monsoon season in the valley, the accident rate was very, very low, with NO fatalities
Read more: Backcountry Etiquette Video by Rich FinkleRich Finkle has produced this informative and entertaining video on backcountry etiquette: View on YouTube All of us have been somewhere, sometime when someone does something that makes you want to throttle them. You know what I’m talking about. My goal is to be sure that we have captured the major things all of us should be thinking about to make our backcountry travels
Read more: Mark your calendars for Copperstate 2013 on Oct 24th-26th! Since 1971, the COPPERSTATE Fly-In & Aviation Expo has been a great place to see a diverse blend of aircraft in action, attend informative workshops and check out the latest, greatest aviation products. In its 41st year, this year’s fly-in — scheduled for Thurs., Oct. 24, 2013 - Sat., Oct. 26, 2013 at the Casa Grande Municipal Airport in Casa Grande, Ariz. — promises to
By Jim TimmRead more: September 2013 Executive Director's Report SEPTEMBER 2013 The flying still isn’t much fun in this hot weather we have been having. While I was at the EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, I was pleasantly surprised to run into many of you there also. I think we all agreed, that the weather this year was the best we have ever seen for many years. Cool and no rain or strong winds. I wish we could have brought some of
By Jim TimmRead more: Accident Summary - September 2013 SEPTEMBER 2013 In this regular reporting of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona, we need to learn from the mistakes being made and take the necessary action to prevent similar accidents from occurring. During this last reporting period, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) records reported three accidents that occurred within the state of
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASERead more: Casa Grande Municipal to Operate As Non-Towered Airport during COPPERSTATE Fly-In Casa Grande Municipal to Operate As Non-Towered Airport during COPPERSTATE Fly-In   (CASA GRANDE, ARIZ., Aug. 20, 2013) — Each October, pilots arriving for the COPPERSTATE Fly-In at the Casa Grande Municipal Airport in Casa Grande, Ariz., have been greeted by an enthusiastic crew of FAA air traffic controllers, drawn from facilities throughout the
From the Flight Deck - August 2013Read more: From the Flight Deck - August 2013 Roy Evans II For a few moments, let’s take a ride back in time to our flight training days. Let’s say this is our first solo cross-country, and here we are a few days prior to takeoff. Kitchen table cleared off, sectional chart laid flat, we begin the time-honored tradition of penciling in our true course, measuring distances between
Prepare for the 2013/2014 Backcountry Flying Season! Read more: Preparing for the 2013-2014 Backcountry Flying Season By Mark Spencer The nine month backcountry flying season is about to begin again, but we’ve had a great year already! We’ve accomplished much last year, not in terms of new airstrips, but in our relationships with land managers and in solidifying aviation as a legitimate use in the Forest and BLM lands. We’ve had signs