Read more: EVIT Students Volunteer at Grapevine
EVIT Students Volunteer at Grapevine By Rick Bosshardt  The APA has been active over the years in awarding aviation scholarships to deserving young Arizona students who wish to pursue some form of an aviation career (Pilot, AP, ATC, etc.). The scholarship committee at the APA has been ramping up the program and had three outstanding winners in the spring of 2017 (for
Read more: December 2018 Executive Director's Report
Winter is here with freezing temperatures and icing. Those living in the higher and northern parts of the state are facing new challenges in doing a preflight on an airplane that has been sitting outside. Now, instead of being concerned about density altitude, there are proper engine start-up procedures and making certain the wings are clear and frost free. The improved
Read more: December President’s Report
Our flying season is in full swing! Over 29 airplanes attended our Grapevine weekend fly-ins, we’ve had an incredible getaway to Alamogordo and the nearby White Sands Missile Range, and by the time this goes to press, we’ll have had our first day trip to Grand Canyon National. Of course, the calendar is chock full of breakfast destinations, backcountry adventures in Arizona
Read more: December 2018 Aviation Accident Summary
The following are NTSB reports of aviation accidents that occurred in Arizona from October through late November. The Arizona Pilots Association will use 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
Dec. 4, 2018 Arizona Game and Fish Department Bald eagle breeding season kicks off, leads to restrictions Outdoor recreationists, pilots and drone operators asked to avoid bald eagle nest areas PHOENIX — Arizona’s bald eagle breeding season is on the horizon and multiple public land and water areas will be closed to protect the majestic animals and ensure
Read more: There I Was... (GAARMS)
  Our safety record this year is trending to be a bad year. Dateline – Oct. 26: The year is not over yet, and the last two months of most years have traditionally added negatively to the accident count. Hopefully, we will break with tradition and end the year with no more fatal accidents. September added a 6th fatal accident to the count. It saddens me to report that
Time travel is a favorite subject of science fiction movies, and even some humorous films as well. They always show the actors, either going back in time or going forward in time, getting into some adventures, and then ending up where they started. Some people actually believe that time travel is possible. The easiest way to explain that Time Travel is not possible is: “You
Read more: Arizona Airport Focus: Nogales
Summer has finally released her grip on Arizona and the planes are starting to make noise again. The thirst for avgas increases as our planes come to life for the winter flying season. Now that things have cooled down a bit, we’ll focus on one of our southern-border airports – Nogales (KOLS). This gem of an airport has a ton of history and beauty to offer visiting pilots
Read more: Flying the Sky Harbor Transition
Flying the Sky Harbor Transition  By Andrew Vogeney  There’s no doubt flying in or near Class Bravo airspace can be intimidating for someone new to an area or not used to flying in complex airspace. The Phoenix Class Bravo is often simpler than it looks, but it does require familiarization – and I would recommend taking a safety pilot along if you’re just getting
Read more: Careers Flying for the Airlines
Careers Flying for the Airlines   By Rick Bosshardt  There is a "perfect storm" occurring in the airline industry, and for those high school students and their parents who are planning for their future in aviation, this "perfect storm" is an enormous opportunity! It is well documented that in the next 15 years, there will be 124,000 new pilots needed just in the