I live in Wickenburg, AZ, right at the Wickenburg airport (E25) and get to watch traffic which ranges from business jets to taildraggers. Probably the most regular traffic is from the flight schools in the Phoenix area and sometimes from Prescott. As I watch during the day and evening, sometimes night, I listen to the CTAF to determine who and where the various aircraft are
With the summer heat in full swing in central Arizona, many of us begin to look towards the Northern Arizona airports for some relief. How about Show Low? While it’s not quite “Northern,” it still fits the bill nicely. On the edge of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest and near the White Mountains, Show Low can be the weekend getaway you’re looking for when escaping the
Our one day adventure included a cross country flight to Page (KPGA) and an early morning tour of Lower Antelope Canyon. This tourist site had been an interest for both of us, but the long drive discouraged us from going. Antelope Canyon has often been described as the sandstone wonder of Northern Arizona, one of the most desirable and adventurous outdoor attractions that
We are now 7 months into 2018 with only two fatal GA accidents so far this year. Only one of the accidents involved an Arizona–based pilot. You guys and gals, our Arizona aviation community, are doing a great job of flying. Let’s keep that trend going and make 2018 the safest year ever.
Subject: "High Flight" (FAA’s Annotated Version)
Do you ever worry about getting lost while flying, either locally or on a cross country flight? Sure we do. Beginning pilots are always worried about that. I remember some of my first flights as a student, wondering where we were and how we were going to get back to the airport. Many of my new students are lost as soon as we leave the traffic pattern of the airport. That is
100 degrees at 7am? Wow, summer is definitely here! While often uncomfortable, flying in the heat offers unique challenges and opportunities. Density altitude calculations for many popular destinations become critical and may actually exceed the data in your Pilots Operating Handbook. Stick and rudder pilotage skills are honed when the autopilot can’t keep up with the
Beating the AZ Heat
By Connor Barrett & Amon Haghighat @AZPILOTLIFE
Flying in the heat of the Arizona desert can be physically strenuous on any pilot. Our recent cross-country flight had to be to a place that was going to beat the heat. After searching through our VFR sectionals and researching different airports in the valley, we decided to take the Lake Havasu
The recent AZ Airport Focus articles have focused on what to do around the airport, based on what the communities have to offer. This month is different, and we’ll focus on the nothingness around this particular airport. In this case, getting there is getting away, and it can be pure bliss. As much of our membership can attest, the Grapevine airstrip (88AZ) on the southwest
We are still holding at only one fatal GA accident so far this year. You guys and gals, our Arizona aviation community, are doing a great job of flying safe. Let’s keep that trend going! Make 2018 the safest year ever.
Initial Pilot Certification Passing Rates Trending Down
I read an article concerning Flight Instructors (CFI’s and CFII’S), and the concern that
Surviving an Emergency
There is nothing quite like flying through the backcountry, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. You’ve got your camping gear all packed, perhaps do a day hike while on the ground, and certainly you’ll enjoy the company of your fellow aviators while on your adventure off the beaten path. Suddenly, the engine stumbles, you do a quick scan and