Read more: GAARMS in Review
  by Fred Gibbs   Happy New Year to one and all.  I trust you all had a great holiday season! Apparently Santa and the reindeer did a great job of landing on everyone’s roof since I did not see any Santa accident reports or any reports of roof damage.   GAARMS in review: It appears as of the date I finished this article (December 27th), there were no
Read more: It's 2020. Now What?
  By Howard Deevers   Welcome to 2020, and Happy New Year. For the last decade we have been talking about ADS-B and that it is required after January 1, 2020. Even as the deadline loomed, there were many pilots that still did not know that they would be required to equip their airplanes. I would ask plane owners if they had equipped their planes and how. I had
~  Scholarship Corner  ~   By Chris Nugent    I wanted to provide the membership a very brief update on the 2019 scholarship application cycle and awards. The committee has been hard at work reviewing applications and developing the “short list” for scholarship awards. I must admit this has been more difficult than I expected based on the
Read more: See Something? Speak Up!
  By Brian Schober   Aviation is one of the safest activities humans can take part in. Despite the inherent danger of speeding through the sky in a metal tube, we've managed to reduce or eliminate most of the risks, such that there is less than one fatality per each 100,000 flight hours. Compared to driving, boating, or even golfing, we've done a great job at
Read more: Homecoming
  By Andrew Vogeney    Taking a real cross-country trip has been an aviation goal of mine for years, and 2019 finally brought me the chance to do it… twice. After semi-relocating to Chicago and leaving our 182 in Phoenix for several months, I just couldn’t bear it anymore. I was starting my instrument training (again) and decided it didn’t make sense to do it
Read more: January 2020 Executive Director's Report
    I hope everyone enjoyed a happy and safe Christmas and New Year’s holiday season. Unfortunately, the weather we had over the holidays wasn’t very conducive to doing much flying. It seems like it’s been a long time since we have had so many days strung together that have been nasty like it was. However, it didn’t appear to have slowed down the Christmas
Read more: January President’s Report
Greetings, As 2019 came to an end with rain and snow, I looked back and realized I didn't do nearly as much flying as I'd planned to do. I didn't spend nearly as much time in the hangar as I had planned to spend. I didn't get to read about flying as much as I'd planned, either. Bottom line, as a pilot, I'd planned to spend a lot more time doing aviation-related stuff. Of
Read more: January 2020 Aviation Accident Summary
  The following are the NTSB reports of aviation accidents that occurred in Arizona from late November, through late December. APA will use this detailed accident information to develop safety programs, briefings, and posters/flyers that would help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others, and take the action necessary to prevent them from having similar
Read more: True Confessions (GAARMS)
  There have been NO general aviation (GA) accidents involving a pilot fatality over the past 12 months, that is, since November of 2018.  Let me say that again!  NO  Arizona-based GA pilot  has  been  fatally injured in an accident  - FOR THE PAST YEAR!!!  That is absolutely outstanding, but we still have ONE MORE month left to
Read more: Gyroplane Flying
  By Howard Deevers   A training symposium for gyroplane flying called “Mastering the Gyroplane” was held October 26 and 27 at the Biosphere 2 here in Arizona. The Biosphere 2 is a large research facility located north of Tucson, near the town of Oracle. My first thought when I learned about this event was why is an aviation event being held at the Biosphere 2