Read more: Tour of the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital
  We had the pleasure of experiencing a tour of this amazing MD-10 airplane, a converted DC-10, in February. A big thanks to everyone in Goodyear working and volunteering to show and spread the word of this non-profit organization that is fighting to end avoidable blindness around the world. Here is a little more about Orbis: “The Orbis Flying Eye Hospital is unlike any
Read more: March 2019 Executive Director's Report
I would like to think that we are out of the bad winter weather and we will be having some good flying weather for a while. The white mountains around us are something to behold, but the white airports with snow covered runways are another. Check NOTAMS and fly carefully. It’s that time of the year that the state legislature is in session and our legislators are working on
Read more: March President’s Report
Greetings, Looking back on Copperstate 2019 and the Buckeye Air Fair, held in parallel, I’m excited about the state of General Aviation and where we’re headed. The buzz and excitement of the tens of thousands who visited Copperstate seemed to share my feelings. Our APA booth was packed from start to finish, three full days. Even the unseasonably chilly weather didn’t slow the
Read more: March 2019 Aviation Accident Summary
  The following are the NTSB reports of the aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from start of this year though late February. APA will use this detailed accident 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
Read more: Spring 2018 Backcountry
  For all you backcountry adventurers, we’ve lined up a few weekend fly ins this fall where we can catch up with each other and enjoy the backcountry! We made such great strides over the last few years re-opening our backcountry to aviation, and had lots of fun and friendship in the process! Each of these airstrips also needs a little TLC to keep them in safe condition
Well, we are 1 month into 2019, and have already had our first fatal accident. The news reported a small plane crashed out near Kingman in the Haulapai mountains, cause unknown. The NTSB will be investigating. No report available yet. The aircraft was occupied by two people, a man and a woman. The woman, a Prescott resident, was pronounced dead at the scene. The male occupant
Read more: Sky Diving
  Pilots have a favorite expression: “There is no good reason to jump out of a perfectly good airplane.” I’m sure you have heard that before. But for some reason there are a lot of people that DO jump out of perfectly good airplanes, every day, in Southern Arizona. Take a look at your Phoenix Sectional, or ForeFlight, if that is what you are using. You will see that
Read more: Ruth Reinhold Award Presented to Brent Crow
  Jim Timm, Executive Director of APA awarded Brent Crow the Ruth Reinhold Award for his commitment to aviation safety at the Arizona Aviation Safety Advisory Group (ASAG) awards banquet held January 26th, 2019. Brent has worked across many agencies and organizations to improve traffic flow in the “Stack” in Casa Grande and the Northeast Practice Area, as well
Read more: Understanding Risk and the Go/No-Go Decision
  By Paul Wiley If you’re like me, you are probably puzzled when reading about certain general aviation accidents. Sometimes we cannot begin to understand what the pilot was thinking when he or she decided it was OK to go fly on a day when the condition of the aircraft, the weather or the pilot should have dictated that it was clearly NOT safe to fly. Arguably the most
Read more: Arizona Airport Focus: Gila Bend
  Arizona has a rich history with Aviation. From Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earheart to being home to hundreds of military airfields during World War II. This month’s focus airport served the latter. Many Phoenix-area pilots have heard of Gila Bend. Nearly all valley students have landed there. What isn’t so well known is that the Gila Bend area was instrumental in