Howard DeeversRead more: Safety – A Pilots Pride I didn't make that one up: SAFETY, "A Pilots Pride." I wish that I had, because it is such a good slogan. So, where did I get it? From Deer Valley Airport, Phoenix, AZ. That is their slogan, and it is all over the place in their airport. It seems so simple, yet it is not. I don't know how they came up with that slogan, but it is prominently displayed in
Jim TimmRead more: Accident Report for Apr-May 2012 In this regular reporting of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona, we hope we may be able to learn from mistakes being made and take action to prevent similar accidents from occurring in the future. For the past reporting period, the NTSB had issued reports for seven aviation accidents in Arizona. One was a landing collision between two balloons without
Barbara Harper, ATP CFII MEI LRJetRead more: Where Do All The Yellow Lines Go? Taxiing comes easy with proper directions – sometimes. Have you ever landed at an airport and forgot to familiarize yourself with the layout? There you are with this schematic in your lap trying to read the taxiways. Almost the same as reading library books sideways. Whoever thought of putting books at an angle so one had to tilt your head
Barbara Harper, ATP CFII MEI LRJetRead more: Phraseology Versus Plain Language From The Empire’s Library – Aeronautical Information Manual For Freddie and Howard who are dedicated to the pursuit and solution of one problem – correct aviation phraseology No one wants to be on the wrong end of the microphone when mistakes are made. Do you have the courage to shatter the stigma of phraseology literacy and cultivate a
"Las Vegas is fabulous... but RWY7/Golf is not the place to gamble!"  Read more: Las Vegas Runway Incursion Hot Spot
Below is the current schedule for 2012. Contact: Fred Gibbs This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 928-266-0112 for more info. Read more: Safety Seminar Schedule for 2012
Jim Timm, Executive DirectorRead more: June 2012 Executive Director's Report There is a lot of discussion going on regarding the introduction of UAV’s into the National Airspace system, including the question, “what to call these things”. The term RPV for remotely pilot vehicle hung around for years. More recently the term UAV for unmanned aerial vehicle became common. More recently the FAA seems to favor the term UAS for
Nancy Benscoter, APA President Read more: June 2012 President's Report Introduction of the New APA Website It’s been several months in the making, but the new Arizona Pilot’s Association website is now on line! They say information is power, and web based information is the fastest way to stay up to date in our fast paced world. With this in mind, our new website sports several features aimed at keeping
Craig Albright, Cirrus N857CD @ KCHD, CFI/IIRead more: Weekend Getaway to Bisbee It's hot...already...  So, to briefly escape the heat, we're going underground!  Our next APA Weekend Getaway event will be a tour of the Copper Queen Mine in Bisbee, AZ (P04) on Sunday, May 27th.  Normally, I try to schedule our events for the 4th Saturday in the month.  However, this month
Jim Timm, Executive DirectorRead more: May 2012 Executive Director's Report Temperatures are going to be going up only too soon, so make sure you get out and get some comfortable flying in before it gets too hot and bumpy. As a final reminder to submit comments, the FAA must move to integrate unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into the National Airspace System and they have until mid-2012 to establish a program to integrate