Read more: June Accident & Incident Summary
  The following are the reports of aviation accidents and incidents that occurred in Arizona from late May through late June. APA will be using this detailed 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: May Accident & Incident Summary
  The following are the reports of aviation accidents and incidents that occurred in Arizona from late April through late May. APA will use this detailed 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: High Temp Operations (GAARMS)
  2021 TO DATE: So far this year, there have been 2 fatal accidents. The first fatal accident occurred out by Williams (KCMR) with 2 fatalities. The wreckage was found after a search for an overdue aircraft on a flight from Sedona up to the Grand Canyon airport. The 2 fatalities were both from California, not from our Arizona-based pilot community. The second fatal
Read more: Wildfire Avoidance for Aviators
Wildfire season is under way in Arizona; higher-than-normal wildfire activity and aerial firefighting activities are expected throughout the state this summer. The following PDF has information about firefighting aircraft, how they are used, and aerial hazards encountered at fires. We want to share the document with student pilots and their instructors, recreational
Read more: April Accident & Incident Summary
  The following are the reports of aviation accidents/incidents that occurred in Arizona from late March through late April. APA uses this detailed 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: Flight Instruction in Santa Fe (GAARMS)
  2021 TO DATE: With only a week to go to a fatal accident-free 4 months, I went to Santa Fe with the Mooney Aircraft and Pilots Association Safety Foundation to do a weekend safety clinic for a group of Mooney owners. After 2 days of stressing safety issues, a day of classroom and a day of flight instructing, I came home to 2 fatal accident reports! The first fatal
Read more: April 2021 Aviation Accident Summary
  The following are the reports of aviation accidents that occurred in Arizona from late February through late March. 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: Flight Instruction (GAARMS)
  2021 TO DATE: As a group, we Arizona pilots are doing a great job of flying safe.  As of the last week of March as I write this, I remain pleased to report that there have been NO fatal accidents across the state of Arizona thus far into 2021.  Yes, we still have had our share of fender-benders, but nothing really serious.  All I can say is keep up the
Read more: March 2021 Aviation Accident Summary
  The following are the reports of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late January through late February. 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
  2021 TO DATE: As of the last week of February as I write this, I am pleased to report that there have been NO fatal accidents across the state of Arizona thus far into 2021. We have had our share of fender-benders, but nothing really serious. All I can say is keep up the good flying, but keep down the accident/incident rate! Read more: A Student Nightmare (GAARMS) I read an article written by a well