July Aviation Accident Summary
By Jim Timm  July 2017  The following are the NTSB reports of the aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late May 2017 through late June 2017. We can 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 similar accidents… Read more...July Aviation Accident Summary
USFS Wildfire Avoidance and Information
Below is a presentation on federal and state wildfire aviation operations in southeastern Arizona. The presentation provides information about types of fire fighting aircraft, how they are used at and near wildfires, and the conditions they operate in. Fire season normally starts in March and concludes in October in southern Arizona, although wildfires can occur year round when dry conditions… Read more...USFS Wildfire Avoidance and Information
GAARMS Report: July 2017
GAARMS Report: July 2017 Fred Gibbs  THE FUTURE OF FLIGHT SERVICE On June 16 and 17, my wife Kelly and I attended the National Weather Service’s Southwest Aviation Weather Safety Symposium, held this year in Long Beach, California. Friday was weather forecaster and meteorologist day, with some very technical presentations on some very interesting weather initiatives. It… Read more...GAARMS Report: July 2017
June Aviation Accident Summary
By Jim Timm June 2017 The following are the NTSB reports of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late April, 2017, through late May, 2017. We will use this detailed accident information to develop safety programs and briefings to help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others, and then take the action necessary to prevent similar accidents from happening to… Read more...June Aviation Accident Summary
May Aviation Accident Summary
By Jim Timm May 2017 The following are the NTSB reports of the aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late March 2017 thru late April 2017. We can 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 similar accidents from… Read more...May Aviation Accident Summary
GAARMS Report: May 2017
GAARMS Report: May 2017 Fred Gibbs  HERE WE ARE, 1/3RD OF THE WAY THROUGH 2017 AND OUR SAFETY EFFORTS ARE STILL HOLDING! WE HAVE NOW MADE IT TO MAY WITH NO MORE FATAL ACCIDENTS. LET’S HOPE JANUARY WAS JUST AN ANOMOLY, A “BLIP” IN OUR SAFETY EFFORTS. If you all make it to the APA Annual meeting at the Scottsdale Airport Best Western on the 13th of May, you will… Read more...GAARMS Report: May 2017
April Aviation Accident Summary
By Jim Timm April 2017 The following are the NTSB reports of the aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late February through late March, 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 thus permitting them to take the action necessary to prevent similar… Read more...April Aviation Accident Summary
Grapevine Runway Painting Complete
Grapevine Runway Painting Complete  By Mike Andresen  The Grapevine runway now has painted restricted markings, CTAF, and runway numbers! This is the result of a number of volunteers from APA and the Phoenix 99's dedicating their time to make this happen. The effort started with me creating the engineering drawings of the numbering and lettering based on FAA guidance.… Read more...Grapevine Runway Painting Complete
GAARMS Report: April 2017
GAARMS Report: April 2017 Fred Gibbs  OUR GOOD LUCK IS HOLDING! WE HAVE NOW MADE IT THROUGH MARCH WITH NO MORE FATAL ACCIDENTS. LET’S HOPE JANUARY WAS JUST AN ANOMOLY, A “BLIP” IN OUR SAFETY EFFORTS. GAARMS 2017 went off quite well back on March the 18th. The program was hosted by TRANSPAC, and my thanks go out to them for supporting the program. We filled 2… Read more...GAARMS Report: April 2017
Wildfire Operations and Avoidance
Tucson Interagency Dispatch Center  March 23, 2017  Each spring and summer federal agencies responsible for fighting wildfires in southern Arizona activate aircraft for use in fire suppression activities. This year 'fire season' has arrived early due to warm and dry conditions which have dried out vegetation, especially in lower elevations. Agencies in southern Arizona will be… Read more...Wildfire Operations and Avoidance
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