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
Read more: February 2021 Aviation Accident Summary
  The following are the reports of aviation accidents that occurred in Arizona from late December through late January. 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: It Is “Beautimous” Outside! (GAARMS)
  1 TO DATE: The six accidents that occurred in 2020 within Arizona plus the one in Nevada match pretty well with the ongoing statistical analysis year-by-year, both in the total number of accidents and fatalities. In other words, our general aviation accident rate remains essentially the same year-to-year!!! Are we doomed to keep repeating history? Will 2021, with the
Read more: January 2021 Aviation Accident Summary
  The following are the reports of aviation accidents that occurred in Arizona from late November through late December. APA uses 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: Winter Hazards (GAARMS)
  2020 TO DATE: As of late December, as I write this article, there has been no change in the NTSB’s report of fatal accidents here in Arizona; in fact, I am unable to actually access the data at all. In addition, I am aware of another accident via the newspapers and TV that occurred in October: a Lancair with 2 fatalities, as well as a crash up in Nevada involving an
Read more: December 2020 Aviation Accident Summary
  The following are the reports of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late October through late November. The 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: An Overview of Aerobatic Practice Areas
  by James R. Ward November 7, 2020   Among the US pilot community, Aerobatic Practice Areas are perhaps the least-known among FAA-designated Miscellaneous Activity Areas within the National Airspace System.1 This paper introduces APAs, their purpose, and how the FAA informs pilots about them. It advocates for improving pilot awareness of this airspace in order