GAARMS Report: October 2017
GAARMS Report: October 2017  Fred Gibbs  Another month has passed, and unfortunately, as I write this article, our safety record has slipped further down … The Mesa Police Department reported 2 people, the pilot and one passenger, were killed in a plane crash near Falcon Field Monday evening, September 18th. According to the FAA, the pilot...  Read more...GAARMS Report: October 2017
September Aviation Accident Summary
By Jim Timm  September 2017  The following are the NTSB reports of the aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late July, 2017, through late August, 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...  Read more...September Aviation Accident Summary
GAARMS Report: September 2017
GAARMS Report: September 2017  Fred Gibbs  HIP HIP HOORAY!! We have made it through another month without a fatal accident, As I reported in last month’s article, our Luck-meter has moved from “Doing Really Good” with only 2 accidents and 6 fatalities, to “Back to an average Year” moving up the scale to 4 accidents with 10...  Read more...GAARMS Report: September 2017
August Aviation Accident Summary
By Jim Timm  August 2017  The following are the NTSB reports of the aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late June 2017 through late July 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...  Read more...August Aviation Accident Summary
MANEUVERING SPEEDS
MANEUVERING SPEEDS  By Mike Andresen  Most things you read about regarding maneuvering speed address the bending of an airplane aspect of it, but there is another aspect to maneuvering speed that I'm going to discuss in this article. You are about to learn why it is called maneuvering speed and not called bending-an-airplane speed. Recall that for...  Read more...MANEUVERING SPEEDS
GAARMS Report: August 2017
GAARMS Report: August 2017  Fred Gibbs  I love reporting good news!! But certainly NOT the infamous fake news! Unfortunately this newsletter contains some bad news. The last 30 days or so have not been good days, with two fatal accidents occurring in those 30 days. We are now 7 months through 2017. Our Luck-meter has moved from “Doing really...  Read more...GAARMS Report: August 2017
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...  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...  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...  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...  Read more...June Aviation Accident Summary