High in Desert Skies: Tucson’s Red-Letter Day
High in Desert Skies: Tucson's Red-Letter Day  by William Kalt  Blueish-gray smoke billows from large metal drums surrounding Tucson’s newly prepared landing grounds for airplanes in early December 1918. A small crew of men and animals works applying the finishing touches on the clearing, grading, and leveling of land east of the road from...  Read more...High in Desert Skies: Tucson’s Red-Letter Day
Wrong Runway Landings (TUS)
Photographs and graphics that follow depict areas of possible confusion at Tucson International Airport(KTUS) where pilots may takeoff, land, and/or cross a surface other than that assigned, resulting in pilotdeviations and runway incursions. The FAASafety Team (FAASTeam) is committed to improving safety through education and outreachefforts. The FAASTeam...  Read more...Wrong Runway Landings (TUS)
October 2017 Executive Director's Report
By Jim Timm October 2017 WOW, fall is finally here, the temperatures have been great, and we have been able to go flying without getting banged around and cooked. Sure hope it stays this way, but I’m sure we are still in for a few days of hot weather yet before cooler winter is here for good. There are a lot of fly-ins and aviation events showing up on the...  Read more...October 2017 Executive Director's Report
October Aviation Accident Summary
By Jim Timm  October 2017  The following are the NTSB reports of the aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from lateAugust through late September, 2017. We will 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 hopefully take the...  Read more...October Aviation Accident Summary
GAARMS Report: October 2017
GAARMS Report: October 2017  Fred Gibbs  Another month has passed, and unfortunately, as I write this article, our safety record has slipped further down … The Mesa Police Department reported 2 people, the pilot and one passenger, were killed in a plane crash near Falcon Field Monday evening, September 18th. According to the FAA, the pilot...  Read more...GAARMS Report: October 2017
Pilots and Controllers Forum
Pilots and Controllers Forum  Howard Deevers  Have you ever felt uncomfortable talking to Air Traffic Controllers? How about the Ground and Tower Controllers at the Control Towered airports? Not sure about procedures to fly into Class B, C, or D airports? We have the answers for you. The Scottsdale FSDO reached out to the Southern Arizona FAASTeam to...  Read more...Pilots and Controllers Forum
September 2017 Executive Director's Report
By Jim Timm September 2017 Summer must be coming to an end, kids are going back to school, vacation travels are ending, and the EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh is over. This year’s AirVenture had outstanding weather. The temperatures were comfortable, and it was unmarked by any severe wind and/or rain storms. This year’s event did have some rather notable...  Read more...September 2017 Executive Director's Report
Backcountry Fall/Winter 2017
Backcountry Fall/Winter 2017 By Mark Spencer As the 2017 summer gives way to cooler fall and winter weather, we have a lot to look forward to in the Arizona backcountry. At Grapevine, now a formally fully opened airstrip, 88AZ, we will resume hosting our monthly weekend fly in camp outs and our donation based lunch every third Saturday! These are incredible...  Read more...Backcountry Fall/Winter 2017
ATC Giveaway
ATC Giveaway By Mark Spencer URGENT!!! Representative Shuster is pushing for a vote on H.R. 2997 next week! This would only be the case if he believed that he has the votes to pass this bill. We must encourage the GA community to reach out again, and fast!  The bottom line is that the so-called privatization of such an important part of our public...  Read more...ATC Giveaway
September Aviation Accident Summary
By Jim Timm  September 2017  The following are the NTSB reports of the aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late July, 2017, through late August, 2017. We will 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...  Read more...September Aviation Accident Summary
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