Read more: How much is this gonna cost?? (GAARMS)
  2020 CONTINUES TO LOOK REALLY GOOD, SAFETY WISE, WITH ONLY 2 ACCIDENTS SO FAR INVOLVING FATALITIES.   IRONICALLY, BOTH FATALITIES WERE PASSENGERS IN THE AIRCRAFT, ALTHOUGH THE ONE PASSENGER IN THE HELICOPTER CRASH WAS A CERTIFIED PILOT, BUT NOT ARIZONA-BASED.  WE DID, HOWEVER, LOSE AN ARIZONA-BASED PILOT AND HIS FAMILY IN A FATAL CRASH UP IN NEVADA IN
Read more: June 2020 Executive Director's Report
  Because of the virus pandemic we are going through, it looks like this is again going to be a rather brief report from a news standpoint. It seems like everything is still in somewhat of a standby mode. There are a few aviation meetings that are becoming somewhat active again by going to virtual meetings on the web. These type of meetings are good, but they certainly
Read more: June President’s Report
Greetings, We’re close. As Arizona moves forward with reopening the state and businesses respond by springing back to life, we look forward to burning 100LL and spending time with fellow aviators. After all, this is one of the main reasons we fly. As much as I’ve dry run emergency procedures in my head, flipped through the FAR/AIM (not a terribly dry read, by the way), and
Read more: June 2020 Aviation Accident Summary
  The following are the NTSB reports of aviation accidents that occurred in Arizona from April through late May. APA will use this detailed accident information to develop safety programs, briefings, and posters/flyers to help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others and take the action necessary to prevent them from having similar accidents. Aviation safety
Read more: When Airplanes Could Fly
  By Howard Deevers   A student of mine went to Ryan Airport for his Private Pilot check ride. The date was 9/11/2001. He arrived for his appointment at 8 AM sharp, and by 9 AM Tucson Time, we all knew of the airplanes that flew into the buildings in New York. The airspace was shut down by the National Security Council. All airplanes were instructed to land as
Read more: Scholarship Corner
~  Scholarship Corner  ~   By Chris Nugent    As I mentioned in last month’s Scholarship Corner article, we will be taking a more in-depth look at each of our 2019 scholarship winners. I think you will agree that they are well deserving of the APA scholarship awards and will be great ambassadors for general aviation in Arizona. Scholarship
Read more: How much is this gonna cost?? (GAARMS)
  2020 TO DATE: As you know, our safety record for 2019 was the best it has been in the 10 years I have been tracking it. And, as I stated in last month’s issue, 2020 started off almost exactly like 2019, with a crash in which a passenger was fatality injured, but the pilot survived. On Friday, April 24, while watching the local Phoenix news, I saw the report of the
Read more: May 2020 Executive Director's Report
  I fear that this month’s report is going to be a rather short one. Because of the Coronavirus pandemic crisis, the FAA offices are shut down, and all aviation related meetings have been canceled; everything seems to have come to a halt. We have all been advised to stay home and venture out for essential purposes only, and when we are out, to maintain social distance
Read more: May President’s Report
Greetings, At the time of this writing, we're still deep in the midst of quarantine, political and economic uncertainty, and a lot of unknowns on every side. It's a tough time for many of us, with loss of work, family members afflicted, suddenly becoming teachers, and the vast array of change to nearly every aspect of our lives. One thing that hasn't changed is my love for
Read more: May 2020 Aviation Accident Summary
  The following are the NTSB reports of aviation accidents that occurred in Arizona from March through late April. APA uses this detailed accident information to develop safety programs, briefings, and flyers that help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others, and take the action necessary to prevent them from having similar accidents. Aviation safety in the