GAARMS Report: May 2016
GAARMS Report: May 2016 Fred Gibbs The first 4 months of 2016 are now behind us, and we have only had 2 fatal aircraft accidents. Overall, our general aviation community is doing quite well – in fact, very well. While certainly not trying to diminish the 2 fatal accidents in any way, neither were directly indicative of the average GA community, that is to say,...  Read more...GAARMS Report: May 2016
May Aviation Accident Summary
By Jim Timm May 2016 The following are the NTSB reports of the aviation accidents that occurred in Arizona from early March thru late April, 2016. We will use this detailed accident information in the coming year to develop safety programs and briefings that will help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others and hopefully take the action necessary to prevent...  Read more...May Aviation Accident Summary
April Aviation Accident Summary
By Jim Timm  April 2016  The following are the NTSB reports of the aviation accidents that occurred in Arizona from late February thru late March, 2016. We will use this detailed accident information in the coming year to develop safety programs and briefings that will help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others and hopefully take the action necessary...  Read more...April Aviation Accident Summary
GAARMS Report: April 2016
GAARMS Report: April 2016 Fred Gibbs  Those of us who fly the new glass-cockpit Technically Advanced Aircraft (TAA) need to read the following: Technically advanced aircraft (TAA)—those with a primary flight display (PFD), multi-function display (MFD), and GPS—are sexy. Pilots are drawn to them like Pooh Bear to honey. Besides being eye-catching, TAA...  Read more...GAARMS Report: April 2016
The “Next Gen” of Airman Certification Standards
The “Next Gen” of Airman Certification Standards  Howard Deevers  We started into the “Next Generation” of Air Traffic Control over 8 years ago, although the mandate for the ADS-B (out) is not required until after January 1, 2020. Now, it looks like the FAA is making changes to Airman Certification Standards (ACS). Up to now, we...  Read more...The “Next Gen” of Airman Certification Standards
March Aviation Accident Summary
By Jim Timm March 2016 The following are the NTSB reports of the aviation accidents that occurred in Arizona from late January through late February, 2016. We will use this detailed accident information in the coming year to develop safety programs and briefings that will help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others and hopefully take the action necessary...  Read more...March Aviation Accident Summary
GAARMS Report: March 2016
GAARMS Report: February 2016 Fred Gibbs GAARMS V, the fifth General Aviation Accident Reduction and Mitigation Symposium,is scheduled for Saturday morning, March 19th , from 9:00AM to Noon, in the large auditorium - ARAVA 110 - on the ASU campus at the Williams-Gateway airport. GAARMS is a major joint safety initiative by the Arizona Pilots Association (APA), the...  Read more...GAARMS Report: March 2016
Back to Basics: AIRSTRIP SAFETY EVALUATION
BACK TO BASICS AIRSTRIP SAFETY EVALUATION By David Dunteman Arizona Pilots Association and Recreational Aviation Foundation Issue 3, March 1, 2016 How do you prepare for landing at a new location? Our January Back to Basics addressed preflight preparation actions and requirements to familiarize us with all information relevant to a given flight. The Airstrip Safety...  Read more...Back to Basics: AIRSTRIP SAFETY EVALUATION
Ice is for Drinks!
Ice is for Drinks! Howard Deevers Winter flying in Arizona is much easier than in the upper Mid West, most of the time. How many times have you heard, "When it's bad in Arizona, it's REALLY bad?" True enough. We need to be alert to possible icing conditions, even in Arizona. In February I had the pleasure of bringing a Cessna Turbo 182 from Vermont to Tucson. The...  Read more...Ice is for Drinks!
Accident Report - Year End 2015
2015 YEAR END AVIATION ACCIDENT REPORT by Jim Timm The 2015 year ended rather well from a flight safety standpoint in that the number of accidents and injuries were down, but most significantly, the number of fatal accidents, and fatalities. These were down from 10 accidents with 16 fatalities in 2014, to 2 accidents with 3 fatalities in 2015! We don't want to view this as...  Read more...Accident Report - Year End 2015