Summertime in the Desert (GAARMS)
GAARMS Report: May 2018   Fred Gibbs  (Your guy in Flagstaff) April has turned out to be the month of one of the most deadly crashes we have seen in quite a while. The crash of the Piper Comanche taking off out of Scottsdale airport took the lives of 6 beautiful young people on their way to Las Vegas for a fun time! If you want to read a whole...  Read more...Summertime in the Desert (GAARMS)
April 2018 Aviation Accident Summary
By Jim Timm  April 2018  The following are NTSB reports of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late February through late March. The Arizona Pilots Association uses this detailed accident information to develop safety programs and briefings that will help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others, and then hopefully they...  Read more...April 2018 Aviation Accident Summary
A Very Close Call (GAARMS)
GAARMS Report: April 2018   Fred Gibbs  (Your guy in Flagstaff) The seventh annual APA General Aviation Accident Reduction and Mitigation Symposium – GAARMS VII – will be held across the state this year: Phoenix, Prescott, Yuma, Tucson By the time you read this, three of the four annual APA General Aviation Accident...  Read more...A Very Close Call (GAARMS)
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...  Read more...USFS Wildfire Avoidance and Information
March 2018 Aviation Accident Summary
By Jim Timm  March 2018  The following are NTSB reports of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late January, 2017, through late February, 2018. The Arizona Pilots Association uses this detailed accident information to develop safety programs and briefings that will help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others, and then...  Read more...March 2018 Aviation Accident Summary
Instrument Training Experience (GAARMS)
Instrument Training Experience  GAARMS Report: March 2018   Fred Gibbs  (Your guy in Flagstaff) The seventh annual APA General Aviation Accident Reduction and Mitigation Symposium – GAARMS VII – will be held across the state this year: Phoenix, Prescott, Yuma, Tucson March 31st—The safety program will be held at the AeroGuard...  Read more...Instrument Training Experience (GAARMS)
February 2018 Aviation Accident Summary
By Jim Timm  February 2018  The following are NTSB reports of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late December, 2017, through late January, 2018. We 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 hopefully they will take...  Read more...February 2018 Aviation Accident Summary
Symposium in Deer Valley (GAARMS)
Symposium in Deer Valley  GAARMS Report: February 2018   Fred Gibbs  (Your guy in Flagstaff) The seventh annual APA General Aviation Accident Reduction and Mitigation Symposium – GAARMS VII – will be in Deer Valley on Saturday, March 31st, 2018. The safety program will be held at the AeroGuard Flight Training Center (the old...  Read more...Symposium in Deer Valley (GAARMS)
January 2018 Aviation Accident Summary
By Jim Timm  January 2018  The following are NTSB reports of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late November, 2017, through late December, 2017. We 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 hopefully take the action necessary...  Read more...January 2018 Aviation Accident Summary
Accident Trends (GAARMS)
Accident Trends  GAARMS Report: January 2018   Fred Gibbs  Happy New Year to one and all!  May this coming year be your best yet, and as the Arizona aviation community, let’s try to make 2018 the safest year on record. 2017 appears to have mirrored 2016, with the total number of fatal accidents (6) staying the same, but unfortunately,...  Read more...Accident Trends (GAARMS)