You passed your check ride - Now What
You passed your check ride! Now what? Howard Deevers It takes a lot of training and work to pass a check ride. Reading all of those regulations, training, getting a sign off for the check ride, takes a lot of time. Now that you have passed that check ride, what do you do? Well, fly, of course. We all want to do that and we all expect that the new certificate in your pocket...  Read more...You passed your check ride - Now What
The Rotating Beacon, A Safety Implement of Sorts
Rotating Beacon, A Safety Implement of Sorts Barbara Harper, ATP CFII MEI LRJet Sometimes the beacons are not always in the same location for a given type of aircraft. There is no standardized pattern or regulation relating to the flash patterns, it simply depends on what type of flasher module is used. Boeing seems to synchronize the beacons so that the top and bottom flash...  Read more...The Rotating Beacon, A Safety Implement of Sorts
Accident Report - June 2013
JUNE AVIATION ACCIDENT SUMMARYby Jim Timm In this regular reporting of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona, we need to learn from the mistakes being made and take corrective action to prevent similar accidents from occurring. In this last reporting period, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) had issued reports on seven aviation accidents in Arizona....  Read more...Accident Report - June 2013
The FAA Improving GA Safety
GAARMS REPORT: 2013 May 19The FAA Improving GA SafetyFred Gibbs By the time you read this, you may have already attended our May annual meeting at Chandler Aviation and heard the latest update on GAARMS. But what you may not know is that right after the annual meeting, the Arizona Aircraft Accident Review Group (affectionately called the AZ AARG) held their meeting over in...  Read more...The FAA Improving GA Safety
Accident Report - May 2013
MAY AVIATION ACCIDENT SUMMARYby Jim Timm In this regular reporting of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona, we should try to learn from the mistakes being made and take corrective action to prevent similar accidents from occurring. In this last reporting period, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) reported two aviation accidents in Arizona. Of these,...  Read more...Accident Report - May 2013
GAARMS is March 23rd - Right around the corner!
Click Here for the GAARMS article in PDF: So mark your calendar and watch for the FAASAFETY.GOV Notice for Saturday morning, March 23rd, starting at 8:30AM over at the ASU Williams-Gateway campus in Picacho Hall 150. Seating for 150 folks, and we'd like you to fill up every seat, because it is important you be part of the solution to the fatal accident rate, not part of the...  Read more...GAARMS is March 23rd - Right around the corner!
February 2013 Accident Report
MARCH AVIATION ACCIDENT SUMMARYby Jim Timm In this regular reporting of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona, we hopefully can learn from the mistakes being made and take corrective action to prevent similar accidents from occurring. In this last reporting period, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has reported five aviation accidents in Arizona. Of...  Read more...February 2013 Accident Report
 Grapevine Airstrip Notam April 7-20 Roosevelt Lake MOA
Grapevine will be CLOSED in April due to: SPECIAL USE AIRSPACE TEMPORARY MILITARY OPERATIONS AREA Effective Dates: April 7 – 20, 2013. The ROOSEVELT LAKE Temporary Military Operations Area (MOA), over Roosevelt Lake in the TontoNational Forest in eastern Arizona, supports the annual Air Combat Command Exercise ANGELTHUNDER. The exercise is designed to provide Combat...  Read more... Grapevine Airstrip Notam April 7-20 Roosevelt Lake MOA
January Accident Report
JANUARY ACCIDENT SUMMARYby Jim Timm In this regular reporting of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona, I hope that we can learn from the mistakes being made and take corrective action to prevent similar accidents from occurring in the future. For the last reporting period, the NTSB has reported six aviation accidents in Arizona. Of these accidents, there was one...  Read more...January Accident Report
December Accident Report
December ACCIDENT SUMMARYby Jim Timm In this regular reporting of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona, it is the hope that we may be able to learn from mistakes being made and take action to prevent similar accidents from occurring in the future. For the past reporting period, the NTSB has reported eleven aviation accidents in Arizona. Of these accidents, four...  Read more...December Accident Report