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
March Aviation Accident Summary
By Jim Timm March 2017 The following are the NTSB reports of the aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late January, 2017, thru late February, 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 similar accidents… Read more...March Aviation Accident Summary
Aircraft Power Performance Curves
Aircraft Power Performance Curves  By Mike Andresen  In last month's article, "Cruise Speeds," we learned how optimal cruise speeds can be derived from an airplane's power and thrust performance curves. We also learned that cruise speeds could be optimized depending on the objective of the flight mission. In this article, I would like to discuss how to determine the… Read more...Aircraft Power Performance Curves
GAARMS Report: March 2017
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 Air was… Read more...GAARMS Report: March 2017
4th Annual STOL Tips Seminar
4th Annual STOL Tips Seminar  By David Dunteman February 10-12 marked the fourth STOL tips seminar by Patrick Romano and Dave Dunteman and the first in Arizona.  They started the class last May 14 in Bentonville, Arkansas, and have now taught over 70 pilots in the art of expanding the pilots comfortable operating envelope of their aircraft.  Specifically they start in… Read more...4th Annual STOL Tips Seminar
February Aviation Accident Summary
By Jim Timm February 2017 The following are the NTSB reports of the aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late December 2016 thru late January, 2017. We should 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...February Aviation Accident Summary
Accident Report - Year End 2016
2016 YEAR END AVIATION ACCIDENT SYNOPSIS by Jim Timm The year 2016 ended with 41 accidents reported in the state of Arizona by the NTSB when this report was prepared in late January. There were no incomplete reports, and I hope there are no accident reports outstanding that have not yet been published. From a flight safety standpoint, the year wasn’t too bad, but it certainly… Read more...Accident Report - Year End 2016
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