By Jim Timm Read more: August Aviation Accident Summary August 2017    The following are the NTSB reports of the aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late June 2017 through late July 2017. We will use this detailed accident information to develop safety programs and briefings that will help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others and then take the action necessary to
Electronics in the Summer Heat, Have a Backup!   By Bill Cassels    Early in the year we decided to fly our S35 Bonanza from Mogollon Airpark to Redding, CA. My youngest daughter lives in Redding, and we were going to spend the week visiting and then capture the four-year-old grandson for a month or so. Since we’d be going somewhere near the California
Read more: MANEUVERING SPEEDSMANEUVERING SPEEDS    By Mike Andresen    Most things you read about regarding maneuvering speed address the bending of an airplane aspect of it, but there is another aspect to maneuvering speed that I'm going to discuss in this article. You are about to learn why it is called maneuvering speed and not called bending-an-airplane speed. Recall that for
GAARMS Report: August 2017  Read more: GAARMS Report: August 2017Fred Gibbs    I love reporting good news!! But certainly NOT the infamous fake news! Unfortunately this newsletter contains some bad news. The last 30 days or so have not been good days, with two fatal accidents occurring in those 30 days. We are now 7 months through 2017. Our Luck-meter has moved from “Doing really
Read more: DENSITY ALTITUDE, Who Cares? DENSITY ALTITUDE, Who Cares?  Howard Deevers    Remember when we went through our private pilot training and the instructor first mentioned density altitude? Most of us had never heard of the term before. I sure don’t remember it being in any of my math or physics courses in high school or college. Even my instructor didn’t spend much time on
Read more: MCAGCC Temporary Special Use Airspace Notification     Read more: MCAGCC Temporary Special Use Airspace Notification     Read more: MCAGCC Temporary Special Use Airspace Notification   Read more: MCAGCC Temporary Special Use Airspace Notification   Read more: MCAGCC Temporary Special Use Airspace Notification    Click Here for More Info...     Now that you have reached your cruise altitude, you can switch off the fasten seatbelt sign and take a moment to relax. If you are in a technologically advanced airplane, or carrying a tablet, you are probably looking at multi-colored LCDs throwing
By Jim Timm Read more: July Aviation Accident Summary July 2017    The following are the NTSB reports of the aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late May 2017 through late June 2017. We can use this detailed accident information to develop safety programs and briefings that will help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others and then take the action necessary to prevent
By Jim Timm Read more: July 2017 Executive Director's Report July 2017   Summer really is here! It doesn’t feel like it’s possible to get up early enough to beat the heat and go flying. It’s a taxing time of the year for both pilot and plane. Maybe I’m just getting old and cranky, but this time of the year flying becomes more of a chore than all fun. Thank goodness it doesn't last very long
Read more: USFS Wildfire Avoidance and Information Below is a presentation on federal and state wildfire aviation operations in southeastern Arizona. The presentation provides information about types of fire fighting aircraft, how they are used at and near wildfires, and the conditions they operate in. Fire season normally starts in March and concludes in October in southern Arizona, although wildfires can occur year round
AZ Scholarship Winner Takes Flight in the Backcountry    By Rick Bosshardt      As many of you who attended the “sold out” Arizona Pilots Association’s Annual Meeting on May 13th know, we awarded three Scholarships to deserving young pilots-to-be.  From these immensely talented and motivated high school students, who are