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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August 2017 Executive Director's Report

By Jim Timm August 2017 This month’s report may be a bit brief because I’m writing it while I’m attending the annual EAA AirVenture Fly In at Oshkosh, Wisconsin. This year’s event is celebrating a lot of things as usual, but of particular interest to me was the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo manned space program,...


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GAARMS Report: August 2017

GAARMS Report: August 2017 Fred Gibbs I love reporting good news!! But certainly NOT the infamous fake news! Unfortunately this newsletter contains some bad news. The last 30 days or so have not been good days, with two fatal accidents occurring in those 30 days. We are now 7 months through 2017. Our Luck-meter has moved from “Doing really...


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Electronics in the Summer Heat, Have a Backup!

Electronics in the Summer Heat, Have a Backup! By Bill Cassels Early in the year we decided to fly our S35 Bonanza from Mogollon Airpark to Redding, CA. My youngest daughter lives in Redding, and we were going to spend the week visiting and then capture the four-year-old grandson for a month or so. Since we’d be going somewhere...


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MCAGCC Temporary Special Use Airspace Notification

Click Here for More Info... Now that you have reached your cruise altitude, you can switch off the fasten seatbelt sign and take a moment to relax. If you are in a technologically advanced airplane, or carrying a tablet, you are probably looking at multi-colored LCDs throwing all sorts of information...


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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 events such as an… Read more...September 2017 Executive Director's Report
Backcountry Fall/Winter 2017
Backcountry Fall/Winter 2017 By Mark Spencer As the 2017 summer gives way to cooler fall and winter weather, we have a lot to look forward to in the Arizona backcountry. At Grapevine, now a formally fully opened airstrip, 88AZ, we will resume hosting our monthly weekend fly in camp outs and our donation based lunch every third Saturday! These are incredible events as nearly… Read more...Backcountry Fall/Winter 2017
ATC Giveaway
ATC Giveaway By Mark Spencer URGENT!!! Representative Shuster is pushing for a vote on H.R. 2997 next week! This would only be the case if he believed that he has the votes to pass this bill. We must encourage the GA community to reach out again, and fast!  The bottom line is that the so-called privatization of such an important part of our public transportation, our air… Read more...ATC Giveaway
September Aviation Accident Summary
By Jim Timm  September 2017  The following are the NTSB reports of the aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late July, 2017, through late August, 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 take the action necessary to prevent… Read more...September Aviation Accident Summary
33rd Annual Navajo Christmas Airlift
33rd Annual Navajo Christmas Airlift by Gregory McColley The 33rd Annual Navajo Christmas Airlift is planned for Saturday, November 11th. We will be flying into the Navajo Indian Nation at Gallup, New Mexico (KGUP), approximately 196 nm from DVT on a 055 degree true course. We will synchronize for an arrival with another core group departing Sierra Vista Libby Field (KFHU) that morning,… Read more...33rd Annual Navajo Christmas Airlift
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 we… Read more...GAARMS Report: September 2017

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Newsletter Highlights:

  • President and Director's Reports
  • Fall Backcountry Calendar
  • ATC Giveaway
  • AZ Aviation Accident Summary
  • GAJSC Safety Topic: Flight After a Period of Inactivity
  • 2017 Navajo Airlift in November
  • Greetings From Chicago Center by Howard Deveers
  • GAARMS by Fred Gibbs
  • Event Pictures, Upcoming Events, and Flyers   

 

 

  

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