By Jim Timm Read more: September Aviation Accident Summary September 2016 The following are the NTSB reports of the aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from mid-July thru late August, 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 then take the action necessary to prevent similar accidents
By Jim Timm Read more: September 2016 Executive Director's Report September 2016 With the monsoon season in full swing it’s becoming challenging to find suitable flying weather. We’ve had to be a bit flexible in picking out where to fly out for the Saturday morning breakfast. Fly safe, and this monsoon season will soon be behind us and we will have better (and cooler) mornings. This year at EAA AirVenture
Greenlee County Cattle Growers Meeting by Suzanne Menges The 102nd annual meeting of the Greenlee County Cattle Growers Association was held on Saturday, August 20th, at the historic Double Circle Lodge at Upper Eagle Creek. This year the Association was pleased to host featured speaker Mr. Mark Killian, Director of the Arizona State Department of Agriculture. Mr
Navajo Christmas Airlift by Gregory McColley While the temperatures have not yet quite chilled off, our thoughts naturally start to turn to the Navajo Christmas Airlift coming in November. For so many of us, the Airlift is very special intro to the Holiday season and a wonderful representation through the hundreds of pilots and donors that the Navajo Airlift has
Warbird Attack Helicopter Operated by Local Chapter of the Army Aviation Heritage Foundation If you have been out to Mesa’s Falcon Field on a Saturday over the past year, or attended the Gateway or Falcon Field Airport open houses, you could not have missed the Valley’s newest aviation organization and flying thrill. The Army Aviation Heritage Foundation
GAARMS Report: September 2016 Read more: GAARMS Report: September 2016Fred Gibbs It saddens me to report that we are now up to 6 fatal accidents this year, with 9 pilots perished, but fortunately NO passengers. And it has gotten personal! Below is the NTSB website list. Several of the pilots who were killed this year were flight instructors, but it appears only one was actually providing flight instruction
Read more: LET’S TALK ABOUT THISLet's Talk About This Howard Deevers Remember your first flying lesson? Sure we do. The instructor did all of the talking on the radios, and it seemed so easy for him. Then after a few lessons, he insisted that I talk on the radio. The Cessna 150 I was flying had no intercom; we did not have a head set, but only a hand mike and speaker to listen to. He told me
By Jim Timm Read more: August Aviation Accident Summary August 2016 The following are the NTSB reports of the aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from June thru late July, 2016. We will use this detailed accident information to develop safety programs and briefings that we hope will help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others and take the appropriate action necessary to prevent
By Jim Timm Read more: August 2016 Executive Director's Report August 2016 I’m afraid this month’s report may be a bit brief and perhaps a bit disjointed because I’m writing it while I’m at the Oshkosh EAA AirVenture event. I haven’t had a chance to see anything yet, but it promises to be great once again, and the weather also promises to be great. We shall see! At least it is cooler
Letter to the Editor Farmington NM Cost Awareness I’ve been flying to and from Farmington (FMN) from the Phoenix area since 1980 and have watched the slow demise of aviation at many of these grass roots airports. It’s of little wonder to see what is happening to general aviation when you look at what is happening to places like Farmington. On my most