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...  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...  Read more...Accident Report - Year End 2016
CRUISE SPEEDS
CRUISE SPEEDS  By Mike Andresen  Now that you have reached your cruise altitude, you can switch off the fasten seatbelt sign and take a moment to relax. If you are in a technologically advanced airplane, or carrying a tablet, you are probably looking at multi-colored LCDs throwing all sorts of information at you. My Electronic Flight Information...  Read more...CRUISE SPEEDS
GAARMS Report: February 2017
GAARMS Report: February 2017 Fred Gibbs  The first crash occurred on January 2nd when a C210 was destroyed when it collided with mountainous terrain about 11 miles north of Payson at an elevation of only 6601 feet. The aircraft departed the valley VFR enroute to Telluride. The NTSB report stated: Preliminary Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Air Traffic ontrol...  Read more...GAARMS Report: February 2017
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