January 2017 Executive Director's Report

By Jim Timm January 2017 I hope all of you have had a Merry Christmas and celebrated the start of a Happy New Year. Hopefully, Santa brought you some goodies to add some more fun to your flying in the coming year. As soon as the winter rainy season wraps up and moves on out of here, I hope...


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GAARMS Report: January 2017

GAARMS Report: January 2017 Fred Gibbs 2016 has come and 2016 has gone – with 6 fatal accidents and 9 fatalities! All in all, a fairly safe track record, but one that could have, and should have, been much lower. Three of the fatal accidents involved unique, not-your-typical GA aircraft, i.e., a P-51 Mustang, a T-6 “Texan, and a weight-shift...


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December 2016 Executive Director's Report

By Jim Timm December 2016 So far, the winter flying weather has been good, the temperatures are down, and the airplane/engine performance is up, so what more could you ask for. With all the flying events happening, and good places to fly for that Saturday morning fly in breakfast, it’s decision time to decide where to go. So,...


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GAARMS Report: December 2016

GAARMS Report: December 2016 Fred Gibbs Again, thankfully there have been no fatal accidents since the last newsletter, nor has the NTSB releases any findings on any of the 2016 accidents to date, thus there is not much to report. We currently stand at 6 fatal accidents so far, with 9 fatalities, all pilots, including 2 CFII’s. We only...


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November 2016 Executive Director's Report

By Jim Timm November 2016 Now that fall has officially arrived, it seems like summer temps are still trying to hang on for a while. The mornings are now nice and cool, and the flying temperatures in the forenoons are becoming great. The end of October was the Copperstate Fly In, and it was great to see many of...


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GAARMS Report: November 2016

GAARMS Report: November 2016 Fred Gibbs Thankfully there have been no new fatal accidents since the last newsletter, thus there is not much to report. We currently stand at 6 fatal accidents so far, with 9 fatalities, all pilots, including 2 CFII’s. We only have two more months to go, and let’s hope there continues to be nothing to...


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Backcountry Winter/Spring 2017
Backcountry Winter/Spring 2017  By Mark Spencer  As 2016 sets and the sun rises on 2017, we have a lot to look forward to in the Arizona backcountry. We’ve received word that Grapevine has been assigned an identifier, 88AZ, and what a way to start this new year! Don’t expect it to show up on the sectional for some time still, as the process of charting takes a… Read more...Backcountry Winter/Spring 2017
January Aviation Accident Summary
By Jim Timm January 2017 The following are the NTSB reports of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late November thru late December, 2016. APA and others will use this detailed accident information to develop safety programs and briefings to help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others and hopefully then take the action necessary to prevent similar… Read more...January Aviation Accident Summary
January 2017 Executive Director's Report
By Jim Timm January 2017 I hope all of you have had a Merry Christmas and celebrated the start of a Happy New Year. Hopefully, Santa brought you some goodies to add some more fun to your flying in the coming year. As soon as the winter rainy season wraps up and moves on out of here, I hope we can get back to doing some serious fun flying. When you do, please do it safely. I’d… Read more...January 2017 Executive Director's Report
GAARMS Report: January 2017
GAARMS Report: January 2017 Fred Gibbs 2016 has come and 2016 has gone – with 6 fatal accidents and 9 fatalities! All in all, a fairly safe track record, but one that could have, and should have, been much lower. Three of the fatal accidents involved unique, not-your-typical GA aircraft, i.e., a P-51 Mustang, a T-6 “Texan, and a weight-shift “Trike”, all flown… Read more...GAARMS Report: January 2017
FLYING IN MEXICO
FLYING IN MEXICO  Mexican Government Aircraft Intercept  Howard Deevers  The second weekend in December I flew a dentist, and his son, to El Rosario, Baja, Mexico for the Flying Samaritans. The SAM’s, as they are called for short, take doctors, dentists, nurses, and chiropractors to their clinic in the small town of El Rosario (on the Pacific side of the Baja) to… Read more...FLYING IN MEXICO
Climb Speeds
Climb Speeds  By Mike Andresen  I was having lunch in Payson on a warm day when I observed a C-172 with four people on board taxi out. What really caught my eye was that the pilot deployed flaps for his take-off. I started thinking to myself, does the temperature today make Payson a short field to a max gross weight C-172? What climb V speed will he use? How are the… Read more...Climb Speeds

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