59th Annual Cactus Fly-In
59th Annual Cactus Fly-In  By Stefanie Spencer  This year’s Cactus Fly-In was another success! There were many antique and modern aircraft on display, stretching across the entire airport. The safety seminars from the APA, RAF, and NM Pilots were completely filled, as were many of the other seminars on Saturday. The US Coast Guard Auxiliary band was on the patio in front… Read more...59th Annual Cactus Fly-In
APA WINTER SOCIAL  February 9, 2017  Desert Rose Pizza & Gastropub  Olde Towne Glendale  By Susan Wearly and Mary James  The APA’s Winter Social kicked off in a funky & fun restaurant housed in a former warehouse-like structure in Olde Towne Glendale called the Desert Rose. Thirty-three guests attended with many familiar faces and… Read more... APA WINTER SOCIAL
Aircraft Power Performance Curves
Aircraft Power Performance Curves  By Mike Andresen  In last month's article, "Cruise Speeds," we learned how optimal cruise speeds can be derived from an airplane's power and thrust performance curves. We also learned that cruise speeds could be optimized depending on the objective of the flight mission. In this article, I would like to discuss how to determine the… Read more...Aircraft Power Performance Curves
Falcon Field Airport invites pilots to annual Open House
Falcon Field Airport For Release: February 20, 2017 Contact: Dee Anne ThomasMarketing/Communications Specialist480-644-4233 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Falcon Field Airport invites pilots to annual Open House Arizona pilots are invited to display their aircraft and share their passion for aviation 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, March 25, 2017 at the City of Mesa’s Falcon Field… Read more...Falcon Field Airport invites pilots to annual Open House
GAARMS Report: March 2017
GAARMS Report: March 2017 Fred Gibbs  WE HAVE MADE IT THROUGH FEBRUARY WITH NO FATAL ACCIDENTS, SO LET’S HOPE JANUARY WAS JUST AN ANOMOLY, A “BLIP” IN OUR SAFETY EFFORTS. The two general aviation aircraft involved in the fatal accidents were operating entirely different. A C210 departed SDL VFR enroute to Telluride on a family vacation trip, while the King Air was… Read more...GAARMS Report: March 2017
4th Annual STOL Tips Seminar
4th Annual STOL Tips Seminar  By David Dunteman February 10-12 marked the fourth STOL tips seminar by Patrick Romano and Dave Dunteman and the first in Arizona.  They started the class last May 14 in Bentonville, Arkansas, and have now taught over 70 pilots in the art of expanding the pilots comfortable operating envelope of their aircraft.  Specifically they start in… Read more...4th Annual STOL Tips Seminar
AGING IPADS, AND OTHER AVIATION ELECTRONICS  Howard Deevers  It seems strange to even talk about aging iPads, since they have only been around for as little as 7 years. “Electronics” in aviation go back to before WWII. They were fairly simple systems, such as the “Automatic Direction Finder,” or ADF as we call them. Radios were tube type, and not very… Read more...AGING IPADS, AND OTHER AVIATION ELECTRONICS
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 prevent similar accidents… Read more...February Aviation Accident Summary
February 2017 Executive Director's Report
By Jim Timm February 2017 The month of January started off with bad weather for flying and it has seemed that almost every Saturday has not been the greatest for flying out for breakfast. The New Year started with a tragic weather related fatal accident that really never should have happened. While we are going through this period of questionable weather, please don't push your luck.… Read more...February 2017 Executive Director's Report
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 bad, but it certainly… Read more...Accident Report - Year End 2016
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