Read more: September 2021 President’s Report
  Greetings, The recent massive advances in avionics technology in just the last five to ten years is astounding. My steam gauge Comanche has been considered modern only a couple times in its life. In 1960 when new and outfitted with a complete IFR package, and again in 1989 when we took ownership of it and installed a civilian radio package and updated IFR gear after
Read more: September 2021 Executive Director's Report
    The monsoon weather has been interesting to say the least. It’s taken down trees around the various airports, and caused other minor, and in some cases, major damage because in some cases it’s done in some airplanes also. Apparently, it wasn’t always because the airplanes weren’t properly secured. I was told, in one case, the tie down rings were torn out of the
Read more: Trouble Shooting With Your Nose
  By Howard Deevers   Most of my troubleshooting is done with tools: Voltmeter, Amp Meter, Torque Wrench, or other tools that you would use to check for problems. What does the “nose” have to do with it? Have you ever gotten into your car and started it, then smelled anti-freeze? I hope not, but anti-freeze has an odor that you will notice immediately. Usually
Read more: Klem K. Kadiddlehopper (GAARMS)
  2021 TO DATE: So far, up thru the end of August this year, the record still stands at 3 fatal accidents with 6 fatalities, the one out by Williams (KCMR), the second one over by Holbrook, and the 3rd , the King Air fire-fighting crash out by Wikieup.   FOR INFORMATION ON ALL ACCIDENTS/INCIDENTS THAT OCCURRED LAST MONTH, REFER TO JIM TIMM’S ACCIDENT SUMMARY
Read more: WINGS: A Better Way to Complete Your Flight Review
  By Paul Wiley   Mission: From FAASafety.gov: “To assess pilot knowledge, judgement and skill in critical flight and ground tasks and, to improve pilot performance in risk management, planning, and execution of general aviation flight operations.” Purpose: As stated in AC 61-91J: “The objective of the WINGS – Pilot Proficiency Program is to reduce the number
Read more: 37th Annual Arizona Navajo Christmas Airlift
  37th Annual Arizona Navajo Christmas Airlift Donations Needed   New and near new clothes and shoes. Boots, athletic shoes. Sturdy, closed toe Winter clothing, including hats, gloves, scarves, etc. are especially needed Bedding, blankets Children’s Christmas gifts (if wrapped, please label with appropriate sex and age School supplies. Backpacks Personal
Read more: July Accident & Incident Summary
  The following are the reports of aviation accidents and incidents that occurred in Arizona from late June through late July. APA will be using this detailed information to develop safety programs, briefings, and posters/flyers that would help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others and take the action necessary to prevent them from having similar
Read more: August 2021 President’s Report
  Greetings, In my career in the defense industry, I’ve traveled to some pretty incredible places around the world. I’ve been able to take in bucket list items around the globe and still grab any chance to travel that I can. I’ve taken some epic trips in our Comanche that I’d love to do again. Alaska to Florida, the Bahamas, Oshkosh (when it was still Oshkosh), Sun ‘n’
Read more: August 2021 Executive Director's Report
    Well, here we are, in the middle of the monsoon season with its rain. There was about a week that the flying weather really wasn’t very good. Highly unusual for Arizona, where unlimited visibility is usually the rule. The other weekend, when a group of us would normally fly somewhere to have breakfast, it was drizzling rain, and the discussion was that we may
Read more: The Aviators Tool Box
  By Howard Deevers We all know about the Flight Bag. The bag that contains our headset, sectionals, charts, FAR/AIM, facilities directory, E6B, plotter, water bottle, candy bars or snacks, and now charging cords. New students will not have enough stuff in their bag, or too much stuff in the bag. As we progress in flying, we learn what works best for us, and eventually