Wrong Runway Landings (TUS)

Photographs and graphics that follow depict areas of possible confusion at Tucson International Airport(KTUS) where pilots may takeoff, land, and/or cross a surface other than that assigned, resulting in pilotdeviations and runway incursions. The FAASafety Team (FAASTeam) is committed to improving safety through education and outreachefforts. The FAASTeam works with local safety volunteers and subject matter experts, as well...


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October 2017 Executive Director's Report

By Jim Timm October 2017 WOW, fall is finally here, the temperatures have been great, and we have been able to go flying without getting banged around and cooked. Sure hope it stays this way, but I’m sure we are still in for a few days of hot weather yet before cooler winter is here for good. There are...


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GAARMS Report: October 2017

GAARMS Report: October 2017 Fred Gibbs Another month has passed, and unfortunately, as I write this article, our safety record has slipped further down … The Mesa Police Department reported 2 people, the pilot and one passenger, were killed in a plane crash near Falcon Field Monday evening, September 18th. According to the FAA, the pilot reported mechanical trouble and...


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September 2017 Executive Director's Report

By Jim Timm September 2017 Summer must be coming to an end, kids are going back to school, vacation travels are ending, and the EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh is over. This year’s AirVenture had outstanding weather. The temperatures were comfortable, and it was unmarked by any severe wind and/or rain storms. This year’s event did have some rather notable...


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GAARMS Report: September 2017

GAARMS Report: September 2017 Fred Gibbs HIP HIP HOORAY!! We have made it through another month without a fatal accident, As I reported in last month’s article, our Luck-meter has moved from “Doing Really Good” with only 2 accidents and 6 fatalities, to “Back to an average Year” moving up the scale to 4 accidents with 10 fatalities. Hopefully...


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Airparks of Arizona

AIRPARK NAME / CONTACT CITY HOMES / SITES REALTOR Big Springs Airpark Prescott 12 Mgr: Peter Hartman (928) 626-7207 Castle Wells Morristown 5/10 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ...


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Wrong Runway Landings (TUS)
Photographs and graphics that follow depict areas of possible confusion at Tucson International Airport(KTUS) where pilots may takeoff, land, and/or cross a surface other than that assigned, resulting in pilotdeviations and runway incursions. The FAASafety Team (FAASTeam) is committed to improving safety through education and outreachefforts. The FAASTeam works with local… Read more...Wrong Runway Landings (TUS)
October 2017 Executive Director's Report
By Jim Timm October 2017 WOW, fall is finally here, the temperatures have been great, and we have been able to go flying without getting banged around and cooked. Sure hope it stays this way, but I’m sure we are still in for a few days of hot weather yet before cooler winter is here for good. There are a lot of fly-ins and aviation events showing up on the schedule. Have fun,… Read more...October 2017 Executive Director's Report
October Aviation Accident Summary
By Jim Timm  October 2017  The following are the NTSB reports of the aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from lateAugust through late September, 2017. We 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 then hopefully take the action necessary to… Read more...October Aviation Accident Summary
GAARMS Report: October 2017
GAARMS Report: October 2017  Fred Gibbs  Another month has passed, and unfortunately, as I write this article, our safety record has slipped further down … The Mesa Police Department reported 2 people, the pilot and one passenger, were killed in a plane crash near Falcon Field Monday evening, September 18th. According to the FAA, the pilot reported mechanical trouble… Read more...GAARMS Report: October 2017
Pilots and Controllers Forum
Pilots and Controllers Forum  Howard Deevers  Have you ever felt uncomfortable talking to Air Traffic Controllers? How about the Ground and Tower Controllers at the Control Towered airports? Not sure about procedures to fly into Class B, C, or D airports? We have the answers for you. The Scottsdale FSDO reached out to the Southern Arizona FAASTeam to provide a forum where… Read more...Pilots and Controllers Forum
September 2017 Executive Director's Report
By Jim Timm September 2017 Summer must be coming to an end, kids are going back to school, vacation travels are ending, and the EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh is over. This year’s AirVenture had outstanding weather. The temperatures were comfortable, and it was unmarked by any severe wind and/or rain storms. This year’s event did have some rather notable events such as an… Read more...September 2017 Executive Director's Report

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These bulletins were produced by the APA and RAF to provide information to increase the safety of pilots choosing to fly into these backcountry airstrips. See locations on Google Maps.

 

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These bulletins were produced by the APA and RAF to provide information to increase the safety of pilots choosing to fly into these backcountry airstrips. See locations on Google Maps.

 

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