Read more: November 2020 Aviation Accident Summary
  The following are the NTSB reports of aviation accidents in Arizona from late September through late October. The APA will use detailed accident information to develop safety programs, briefings, and posters/flyers that would help pilots learn from the mistakes made by others and take the action necessary to prevent them from having similar accidents. For this
Read more: Another Teaching Moment (GAARMS)
  2020 TO DATE: As of late October when I wrote this article, there has been no change in the NTSB’s report of fatal accidents here in Arizona, so I am pleased to report no change in our fatal accident rate. Within the GAARMs statistics, I try to only include general aviation accidents; therefore, the 2 helicopter crashes would not be counted within the GAARMS report
Read more: Runway Slope
  By Juergen Theerkom   Not all runways are smooth, straight, and flat. A shocking reality, but there it is. As we fly around in the valley of the sun, we use large, controlled, paved airports, fewer and fewer new pilots have had experience dealing with some of the more challenging aspects of working out of airports and aerodromes that present a different, more
Read more: October 2020 Aviation Accident Summary
  The following are the NTSB reports of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late August through late September. 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
  2020 TO DATE: As of the date I wrote this article, there has been no change in the NTSB’s report of fatal accidents here in Arizona. The NTSB report, show here, lists those five fatal accidents, describing five fatalities (of which four were pilots) and three serious injuries (one pilot and 2 passengers). A recap of those accidents are as follows: Read more: Thank Goodness for Uber & GPS (GAARMS) Two of the
Read more: September 2020 Aviation Accident Summary
  The following are the NTSB reports of aviation accidents that occurred in Arizona from late July through late August. 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
  2020 TO DATE: So far this year the NTSB is reporting five fatal accidents, with five fatalities (four pilots) and three serious injuries (one pilot and 2 passengers). Read more:  Lakes Superior Facts (GAARMS) Two of the accidents occurred during the month of June, ironically both the same day, and both were experimental home-built aircraft. A Zenair CH601 departed Deer Valley en route to Ak-Chin and struck
Read more: THE FORGOTTEN FEDERAL REGULATION… 91.9
THE FORGOTTEN FEDERAL REGULATION… 91.9 (Operating outside of the manufacturer’s tested values) by Barbara Harper   Section 91 of our FAR manual lists all the regulations we are expected to fly by. When we train, we learn the most important regulations and those regulations that will actually have a question on your “knowledge” test before going for a check
Read more: August 2020 Aviation Accident Summary
  The following are the NTSB reports of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from June through late July. 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:  FAA Applies Its ‘Preferred’ Surveillance System (GAARMS)
  I AM SAD TO REPORT TWO MORE FATAL ACCIDENTS HAVE OCCURRED DURING THE MONTH OF JUNE, BOTH ON THE SAME DAY.  A ZENAIR CH601 DEPARTED DEER VALLEY ENROUTE TO AK-CHIN STRUCK THE VERY TOP OF A SMALL MOUNTAIN ABOUT 2 MILES NORTHEAST OF THE AK-CHIN AIRPORT AND WAS DESTROYED BY FIRE. THE PILOT/OWNER WAS FATALLY INJURED. THE SECOND ACCIDENT INVOLVED A RV-4 INBOUND TO THE