Read more: Safety Pilot Requirements continued (GAARMS)
  By Fred Gibbs   Well, again this month, according to the latest NTSB report I was able to pull down, there has been only one fatal accident here in Arizona since the beginning of the year. That was the Van’s RV-7A that crashed under unknown circumstances near the Triangle Airpark (AZ50), White Hills, Mohave County, Arizona. The pilot, the sole occupant, was
Read more: March Accident & Incident Summary
  by Jim Timm   The following are the reports of aviation accidents and incidents that occurred in Arizona from mid-February through late March. We use the following 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
Read more: February-March Pilot Deviations
   by Jim Timm   These pilot deviations need to be examined to determine if a common thread exists that should be addressed to help reduce the number of deviations and enhance aviation safety. In the time period from February 11 through March 10 there were twenty-six general aviation pilot deviations recorded by the FAA SDL FSDO. These deviations were
Read more: April 2022 President’s Report
  Greetings, A couple of years ago while working on a program through our church to take special needs children up for an airplane ride, I encountered one such boy. This young man was about 12 at the time and suffered from Autism. He was sharp as a tack as I asked him to help me with the preflight checklist. “Why is that [pitot] tube bent like that? Why does it only
Read more: April 2022 Executive Director's Report
    The flying weather has generally been pretty good, and I hope everyone has been out enjoying it. A lot of fun things have been happening, and we need to take advantage of them because the hot summer will soon be knocking on our door. A rather unique and challenging event took place near the end of last month that few people really seemed know about, and that
Read more: The Fixer-Upper
  By Howard Deevers There is a popular TV Program on the Home and Garden channel called “The Fixer-Upper.” There are several other similar programs showing people rebuilding old houses, or remodeling homes to new specs. Other programs show people restoring old cars. I enjoy all of these and have tested my skills at both endeavors with some success. Every airport has
Read more: Safety Pilot Requirements (GAARMS)
  By Fred Gibbs   According to the latest NTSB report I was able to pull down, there have been a few fender benders across the state, but only one fatal accident here in Arizona since the beginning of the year. That was a Van’s RV-7A that crashed under unknown circumstances near the Triangle Airpark (AZ50), White Hills, Mohave County, Arizona. The pilot, the sole
Read more: When Controllers Make Mistakes
    By Paul Wiley This article discusses a very recent “incident” that occurred at Prescott (PRC) Regional airport on Sunday, April 3, 2022, while practicing instrument approach procedures. The incident was a runway incursion and could have resulted in a collision on the ground at high speed. Before getting into the details of this incident, let me first say
Read more: February Accident & Incident Summary
  by Jim Timm The following are the reports of aviation accidents and incidents that occurred in Arizona from late January through February, 2022. 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
Read more: January-February Pilot Deviations
  by Jim Timm These pilot deviations need to be examined to determine if a common threat exists that should be addressed to help reduce the number of deviations that occur, and thus enhance aviation safety. In the time period from January 14 through February 10 there were twenty general aviation pilot deviations recorded by the FAA SDL FSDO. These deviations were