GAARMS Report: January 2017
GAARMS Report: January 2017 Fred Gibbs 2016 has come and 2016 has gone – with 6 fatal accidents and 9 fatalities! All in all, a fairly safe track record, but one that could have, and should have, been much lower. Three of the fatal accidents involved unique, not-your-typical GA aircraft, i.e., a P-51 Mustang, a T-6 “Texan, and a weight-shift...  Read more...GAARMS Report: January 2017
Climb Speeds
Climb Speeds  By Mike Andresen  I was having lunch in Payson on a warm day when I observed a C-172 with four people on board taxi out. What really caught my eye was that the pilot deployed flaps for his take-off. I started thinking to myself, does the temperature today make Payson a short field to a max gross weight C-172? What climb V speed will he...  Read more...Climb Speeds
December Aviation Accident Summary
By Jim Timm December 2016 The following are the NTSB reports of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late October thru late November, 2016. APA and others will use this detailed accident information to develop safety programs and briefings to help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others and hopefully then take the action necessary to...  Read more...December Aviation Accident Summary
GAARMS Report: December 2016
GAARMS Report: December 2016 Fred Gibbs Again, thankfully there have been no fatal accidents since the last newsletter, nor has the NTSB releases any findings on any of the 2016 accidents to date, thus there is not much to report. We currently stand at 6 fatal accidents so far, with 9 fatalities, all pilots, including 2 CFII’s. We only have one more month to...  Read more...GAARMS Report: December 2016
The Take-Off Roll
The Take-Off Roll  By Mike Andresen  As a flight instructor, I get to peer into the procedures of people of various training backgrounds while giving Biennial Flight Reviews. Some were trained in local or distant flight schools, some have training from professional backgrounds, and some were trained by a free-lance CFI that they just happened to...  Read more...The Take-Off Roll
November Aviation Accident Summary
By Jim Timm November 2016 The following are the NTSB reports of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late September thru late October, 2016. We use this detailed accident information to develop safety programs and briefings to help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others and hopefully then take the action necessary to prevent similar...  Read more...November Aviation Accident Summary
GAARMS Report: November 2016
GAARMS Report: November 2016 Fred Gibbs Thankfully there have been no new fatal accidents since the last newsletter, thus there is not much to report. We currently stand at 6 fatal accidents so far, with 9 fatalities, all pilots, including 2 CFII’s. We only have two more months to go, and let’s hope there continues to be nothing to report. So there I...  Read more...GAARMS Report: November 2016
October Aviation Accident Summary
By Jim Timm October 2016 The following are the NTSB reports of the aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late August thru late September, 2016. 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 hopefully take the action necessary to prevent similar...  Read more...October Aviation Accident Summary
GAARMS Report: October 2016
GAARMS Report: October 2016 Fred Gibbs We are now three quarters of the way through 2016, or if you work for the government, it is the beginning of the new 2017 fiscal year and, of course, the FAA is gathering stats for last year’s safety record. Us real folks operate on the calendar year, and we still have 3 months to go. With no new fatal accidents since the...  Read more...GAARMS Report: October 2016
September Aviation Accident Summary
By Jim Timm September 2016 The following are the NTSB reports of the aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from mid-July thru late August, 2016. 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...  Read more...September Aviation Accident Summary

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