GAARMS Report: February 2017 Read more: GAARMS Report: February 2017 Fred Gibbs  Read more: GAARMS Report: February 2017 The first crash occurred on January 2nd when a C210 was destroyed when it collided with mountainous terrain about 11 miles north of Payson at an elevation of only 6601 feet. The aircraft departed the valley VFR enroute to Telluride. The NTSB report stated: Preliminary Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Air Traffic ontrol
GAARMS Report: January 2017 Read more: GAARMS Report: January 2017 Fred Gibbs   2016 has come and 2016 has gone – with 6 fatal accidents and 9 fatalities! All in all, a fairly safe track record, but one that could have, and should have, been much lower. Three of the fatal accidents involved unique, not-your-typical GA aircraft, i.e., a P-51 Mustang, a T-6 “Texan, and a weight-shift
Read more: Climb SpeedsClimb Speeds    By Mike Andresen    I was having lunch in Payson on a warm day when I observed a C-172 with four people on board taxi out. What really caught my eye was that the pilot deployed flaps for his take-off. I started thinking to myself, does the temperature today make Payson a short field to a max gross weight C-172? What climb V speed will he
By Jim Timm Read more: December Aviation Accident Summary December 2016   The following are the NTSB reports of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late October thru late November, 2016. APA and others will use this detailed accident information to develop safety programs and briefings to help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others and hopefully then take the action necessary to
GAARMS Report: December 2016 Read more: GAARMS Report: December 2016 Fred Gibbs   Read more: GAARMS Report: December 2016Again, thankfully there have been no fatal accidents since the last newsletter, nor has the NTSB releases any findings on any of the 2016 accidents to date, thus there is not much to report. We currently stand at 6 fatal accidents so far, with 9 fatalities, all pilots, including 2 CFII’s. We only have one more month to
Read more: The Take-Off RollThe Take-Off Roll    By Mike Andresen    As a flight instructor, I get to peer into the procedures of people of various training backgrounds while giving Biennial Flight Reviews. Some were trained in local or distant flight schools, some have training from professional backgrounds, and some were trained by a free-lance CFI that they just happened to
By Jim Timm Read more: November Aviation Accident Summary November 2016   The following are the NTSB reports of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late September thru late October, 2016. We use this detailed accident information to develop safety programs and briefings to help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others and hopefully then take the action necessary to prevent similar
GAARMS Report: November 2016 Read more: GAARMS Report: November 2016 Fred Gibbs   Read more: GAARMS Report: November 2016 Thankfully there have been no new fatal accidents since the last newsletter, thus there is not much to report. We currently stand at 6 fatal accidents so far, with 9 fatalities, all pilots, including 2 CFII’s. We only have two more months to go, and let’s hope there continues to be nothing to report. So there I
By Jim Timm Read more: October Aviation Accident Summary October 2016 The following are the NTSB reports of the aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late August thru late September, 2016. We will use this detailed accident information to develop safety programs and briefings to help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others and hopefully take the action necessary to prevent similar
GAARMS Report: October 2016 Read more: GAARMS Report: October 2016 Fred Gibbs Read more: GAARMS Report: October 2016 We are now three quarters of the way through 2016, or if you work for the government, it is the beginning of the new 2017 fiscal year and, of course, the FAA is gathering stats for last year’s safety record. Us real folks operate on the calendar year, and we still have 3 months to go. With no new fatal accidents since the