Accident Summary - February 2016
By Jim Timm February 2016 The following are the NTSB reports of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late December, 2015, thru late January, 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 then take the action...  Read more...Accident Summary - February 2016
GAARMS Report: February 2016
GAARMS Report: February 2016 Fred Gibbs GAARMS V, the fifth General Aviation Accident Reduction and Mitigation Symposium, is planned to be held on a Saturday morning in March from 9:00AM to Noon, at the ASU campus on the Williams-Gateway airport. As you probably already know, GAARMS is a major joint safety initiative by the Arizona Pilots Association (APA), The Arizona...  Read more...GAARMS Report: February 2016
Back to Basics: Abort Briefs and Loss of Control Considerations
BACK TO BASICS ABORT BRIEFS AND LOSS OF CONTROL CONSIDERATIONS By David Dunteman Arizona Pilots Association and Recreational Aviation Foundation Issue 2, February 3, 2016 Why do an Abort Brief? Immediately prior to takeoff, pilots can improve the chance of a successful emergency procedure by reviewing the actions that they will take in the...  Read more...Back to Basics: Abort Briefs and Loss of Control Considerations
GAARMS V on March 19th at 9am - General Aviation Accident Reduction and Mitigation Symposium
GAARMS V, the fifthGeneral 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 Arizona Safety Advisory Group...  Read more...GAARMS V on March 19th at 9am - General Aviation Accident Reduction and Mitigation Symposium
Accident Summary - January 2016
By Jim Timm  January 2016  The following are the NTSB reports of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late November thru late December. As all detailed accident information becomes available, APA will attempt to use it to develop safety programs and briefings that should help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others and prevent similar...  Read more...Accident Summary - January 2016
GAARMS Report: January 2016
GAARMS Report: January 2016 Fred Gibbs 2015 has come, and 2015 has gone. Last month I cited our good fortune of no fatal accidents in the preceding 4 to 5 months, and lo and behold, we continued that good fortune right up until mid-December. And then, RATS, we had that fatal air ambulance helicopter crash down east of Apache Junction. Unfortunately, two of the three air...  Read more...GAARMS Report: January 2016
Back to Basics: Get to Know Your Airplane
BACK TO BASICS GET TO KNOW YOUR AIRPLANE By David Dunteman Arizona Pilots Association and Recreational Aviation Foundation Issue 1, January 23, 2016 Can I get Airborne? “If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a...  Read more...Back to Basics: Get to Know Your Airplane
Accident Summary - December 2015
By Jim Timm  December 2015  The following are the NTSB reports of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late October thru late November. As all detailed accident information becomes available, APA will attempt to use it to develop safety programs and briefings that should help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others and prevent similar...  Read more...Accident Summary - December 2015
November GAARMS Report, In-Flight Troubleshooting
November GAARMS Report by Fred Gibbs  I am beginning to sound like an old recording stuck on playback! “LADY LUCK” still continues to smile on the GA community here in Arizona! We are still at “ONLY ONE FATAL ACCIDENT” so far state-wide for 2015, and only two out-of-state fatal accidents involving an Arizona-based pilot. Whatever you are doing, keep doing...  Read more...November GAARMS Report, In-Flight Troubleshooting
Accident Summary - November 2015
By Jim Timm  November 2015  The following are the NTSB reports of aviation accidents that occurred in Arizona from late September thru late October. As all detailed accident information becomes available, APA will attempt to use it to develop safety programs and briefings that should help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others and prevent similar...  Read more...Accident Summary - November 2015