GAARMS Report: April 2016 Read more: GAARMS Report: April 2016 Fred Gibbs    Those of us who fly the new glass-cockpit Technically Advanced Aircraft (TAA) need to read the following: Technically advanced aircraft (TAA)—those with a primary flight display (PFD), multi-function display (MFD), and GPS—are sexy. Pilots are drawn to them like Pooh Bear to honey. Besides being eye-catching, TAA
Read more: The “Next Gen” of Airman Certification StandardsThe “Next Gen” of Airman Certification Standards  Howard Deevers    We started into the “Next Generation” of Air Traffic Control over 8 years ago, although the mandate for the ADS-B (out) is not required until after January 1, 2020. Now, it looks like the FAA is making changes to Airman Certification Standards (ACS). Up to now, we
By Jim Timm Read more: March Aviation Accident Summary March 2016 The following are the NTSB reports of the aviation accidents that occurred in Arizona from late January through late February, 2016. We will use this detailed accident information in the coming year to develop safety programs and briefings that will help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others and hopefully take the action necessary
GAARMS Report: February 2016 Read more: GAARMS Report: March 2016 Fred Gibbs   GAARMS V, the fifth General Aviation Accident Reduction and Mitigation Symposium, is scheduled for Saturday morning, March 19th , from 9:00AM to Noon, in the large auditorium - ARAVA 110 - on the ASU campus at the Williams-Gateway airport. GAARMS is a major joint safety initiative by the Arizona Pilots Association (APA), the
Read more: Back to Basics: AIRSTRIP SAFETY EVALUATIONBACK TO BASICS AIRSTRIP SAFETY EVALUATION By David Dunteman Arizona Pilots Association and Recreational Aviation Foundation Issue 3, March 1, 2016 Read more: Back to Basics: AIRSTRIP SAFETY EVALUATIONHow do you prepare for landing at a new location? Our January Back to Basics addressed preflight preparation actions and requirements to familiarize us with all information relevant to a given flight. The Airstrip Safety
Read more: Ice is for Drinks!Ice is for Drinks! Howard Deevers Winter flying in Arizona is much easier than in the upper Mid West, most of the time. How many times have you heard, "When it's bad in Arizona, it's REALLY bad?" True enough. We need to be alert to possible icing conditions, even in Arizona. In February I had the pleasure of bringing a Cessna Turbo 182 from Vermont to Tucson. The
2015 YEAR END AVIATION ACCIDENT REPORT Read more: Accident Report - Year End 2015 by Jim Timm The 2015 year ended rather well from a flight safety standpoint in that the number of accidents and injuries were down, but most significantly, the number of fatal accidents, and fatalities. These were down from 10 accidents with 16 fatalities in 2014, to 2 accidents with 3 fatalities in 2015! We don't want to view this as
By Jim Timm Read more: Accident Summary - February 2016 February 2016 The following are the NTSB reports of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late December, 2015, thru late January, 2016. We will use this detailed accident information in the coming year to develop safety programs and briefings that will help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others and then take the action
GAARMS Report: February 2016 Read more: GAARMS Report: February 2016 Fred Gibbs GAARMS V, the fifth General Aviation Accident Reduction and Mitigation Symposium, is planned to be held on a Saturday morning in March from 9:00AM to Noon, at the ASU campus on the Williams-Gateway airport. As you probably already know, GAARMS is a major joint safety initiative by the Arizona Pilots Association (APA), The Arizona
Read more: Back to Basics: Abort Briefs and Loss of Control ConsiderationsBACK TO BASICS ABORT BRIEFS AND LOSS OF CONTROL CONSIDERATIONS By David Dunteman Arizona Pilots Association and Recreational Aviation Foundation Issue 2, February 3, 2016 Read more: Back to Basics: Abort Briefs and Loss of Control Considerations Why do an Abort Brief? Immediately prior to takeoff, pilots can improve the chance of a successful emergency procedure by reviewing the actions that they will take in the