There will also be specific discussion on how to increase social interactions within our club. Certainly our private Facebook group is a fun place to collaborate, but the real world — and its skies — beckon.
Four officers’ positions are also up for election:
It’s never an easy decision to part with a good friend, but it has come time to list our fast-mover Piper Comanche for sale.
N9014P has been a very good aircraft for Phoenix Flyers, with more than three decades of solid, admirable service to our club members.
N9014P is a well-equipped aircraft. Excellent maintenance, care, and history put this one on the top of the list. All AD’s are in compliance, complete and continuous logbooks. Fast. Australian horn STC added in 2018.
TTAF is 11400h
Power: 260 HP
Seating: 4+2 Place
Navigation: IFR, Garmin GNS 430, Autopilot
Fuel Injected Lycoming IO-540, 260 HP
Six Place, Useful Load 1,250 Lbs.
Solid IFR performer, and current for IFR Flight
KMA-24 King Audio Panel With Marker Beacon
Garmin GNS 430 COM/GPS/ILS/VOR
KX-155 King Nav/Comm With Glide Slope
KN-64 King DME (With Remote Function)
KR-87 King ADF
Garmin GTX 327 Transponder / Altitude Encoder
S-Tec System 50 Autopilot
PS PM1000 II 4-Place Intercom
The interior is in good-shape (6 out of 10), most notably there is a tough brake-fluid stain in the front carpet.
Mexico has announced that they are requiring 406 MHz ELTs starting this weekend [source]. Since Phoenix Flyers’ aircraft are not equipped with these transponders, for now we’re suspending flights to Mexico. This will appear in the next revision of the Operations Manual, and our International Flying page and FAQ of ‘can I take one of the aircraft into Mexico?‘ are both updated accordingly.
The local safety action team annual meeting for KCHD is scheduled for 20 September 2018 at 0900 in the Chandler Airport Terminal:
The runway safety action team (RSAT) meeting provides an opportunity for airport users and tenants to discuss airport surface safety concerns in an effort to reduce risk. The agenda items for the meeting include a discussion of runway and/or taxiway changes, markings, lighting, electrical, signage, and procedures. The team will also discuss open and recently closed action items, and review runway incursions and surface deviations that have occurred in the past 12 months. The meeting is open to all airport users and tenants.
Mark your calendars if you’d like to be involved in safety decisions for Chandler Airport!
To view further details and registration information for this seminar, click here.
We also will be changing locations at Deer Valley Airport. Due to changes to terminal building security, we cannot use the upstairs conference room at our standard meeting time. We’ll let everyone know when we find another solution.
Bob Ballou is putting together a group to attend AOPA’s Regional Fly In. If you’re interested in joining the crew, please reach out to him! Remember, contact information is available in AircraftClubs. See his recent announcement:
Greetings fellow club members,
AOPA is conducting a regional fly in on 14-15 September in Santa Fe NM. Aside from possible adverse weather this is a nice cross country flight that can be done without a refueling stop (350 nm plus or minus depending on route). So, at our annual meeting I asked if anyone was interested in going and it was suggested I put out this global message. With the thought in mind that perhaps, if there is enough interest, we could pool resources and share the ride. Considering room availability (or maybe camping?) the time to plan is now.
If there is any interest please let me know. I’m not big on planning but I will put together a list of those interested and share with those interested.
Our Archer II, N47601, has come back from its annual with new avionics and a whole new interior! The new fabric is a Douglas Interiors breathable mesh, and should be comfortable and beautiful for many years.
The panel now has a Garmin 530W navigator, a new Garmin GTX-345 ADS-B like we installed in N493JL, and a PS Engineering Audio Panel. The old LORAN is removed. We’ll plan to refresh the panel color to better match the new interior in the next year or so.