By Jim Timm
This past February we have had a few weekends messed up with bad weather, preventing flying out for breakfast or lunch, but overall, outside of the rainy weekends, the flying was great. We need to take advantage of our good flying weather while we can. There are a lot of aviation events coming up...
GAARMS Report: March 2017 Fred Gibbs
WE HAVE MADE IT THROUGH FEBRUARY WITH NO FATAL ACCIDENTS, SO LET’S HOPE JANUARY WAS JUST AN ANOMOLY, A “BLIP” IN OUR SAFETY EFFORTS.
The two general aviation aircraft involved in the fatal accidents were operating entirely different. A C210 departed SDL VFR enroute to Telluride on a family vacation trip, while the King...
By Jim Timm
The month of January started off with bad weather for flying and it has seemed that almost every Saturday has not been the greatest for flying out for breakfast. The New Year started with a tragic weather related fatal accident that really never should have happened. While we are going through this period of...
GAARMS Report: February 2017 Fred Gibbs
The first crash occurred on January 2nd when a C210 was destroyed when it collided with mountainous terrain about 11 miles north of Payson at an elevation of only 6601 feet. The aircraft departed the valley VFR enroute to Telluride. The NTSB report stated:
Preliminary Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Air Traffic ontrol (ATC) radar data...
By Jim Timm
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...
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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