GAARMS Report: August 2016 Read more: GAARMS Report: August 2016Fred Gibbs Y’all keep up the good work, er, I mean good flying…and for most of us, that means the shiny side up and the pointy end going forward. OK, I know, some of the older planes don’t have pointy fronts, so in that case, keep the loud end going forward. Unless you fly helicopters, then all bets are off… All
Read more: IT’S ONLY A FLAT TIREIt's Only a Flat Tire Howard Deevers The EAA convention is known as AirVenture, but before that name it was simply referred to as OSHKOSH. Most of us still refer to it as OSHKOSH. For one week the airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, is the busiest airport in the world. About 700,000 people and 10,000 airplanes will make Oshkosh the place to be for anyone interested in
FAA Form 7480-1 Submitted! Read more: FAA Form 7480-1 Submitted! By Mark Spencer It took me a while, but finally got the completed FAA Form 7480-1 over to District Ranger Kelly Jardine a couple of weeks ago for re-charting Grapevine! Fire season is incredibly busy for USFS folks, but DR Jardine signed it and got it back to me quickly, and it is now in the hands of the FAA. This first step in re-charting
By Jim Timm Read more: July Aviation Accident Summary July 2016 The following are the NTSB reports of the aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late May thru late June of 2016. We 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 then take the action necessary to prevent similar
By Jim Timm Read more: July 2016 Executive Director's Report July 2016 Read more: July 2016 Executive Director's Report The weather has been so hot lately that you really have to get out almost at daybreak to be able to enjoy halfway decent flying temps. When you head out to the cooler high country, watch your density altitude so you don’t run into a problem. It seems like the aviation activity has almost come to a standstill, and so many people have
Dear Editor, The Army Aviation Heritage Foundation (AAHF) has come to AZ! The Arizona Chapter of the AAHF received their first aircraft in November of 2015. We operate a Vietnam War veteran AH-1F Cobra attack helicopter with a FAA exemption to provide rides for sale as part of our mission to honor veterans, preserve the legacy of Army Aviation, and bring the
Read more: Recreational Aviation FoundationRecreational Aviation Foundation Ryan Field Montana Fly-In by Glenn Brasch I decided to escape the Arizona heat for a while this summer and head north to Montana, specifically the Glacier National Park area. Easy to do once you are retired, and even easier with the wife's permission. The bad part is no airplane, just a 4x4 Chevy truck and a camper, but
Read more: GAARMS Report: July 2016GAARMS Report: July 2016 Read more: GAARMS Report: July 2016Fred Gibbs We are now half way through 2016, and we’ve had 4 fatal accidents so far, with 6 fatalities, 4 pilots (including 1 CFII) and 2 passengers.... Three of the four accidents involved what I would call unique non-GA representative aircraft. One involved a P-51 Mustang, another a North American AT-6, both vintage Warbirds, and the
Read more: Wings 'N ThingsWINGS 'N THINGS Howard Deevers It might be hot in southern Arizona, but it was somewhat cooler in Denver, Colorado. At 90 degrees, the folks in Colorado are complaining! I was enjoying the cooler temperatures. The Mooney Pilots Safety Program (MAPA) invited Fred Gibbs and I to be instructor pilots at the safety program in Denver in June. Both of us have time in
National RAF Meeting Read more: National RAF Meeting By Mark Spencer Over 100 volunteers, including 20 state liaisons, met in Bentonville, Arkansas, from May 12th through the 14th for the RAF Razorback Rendezvous, as it was called. Thanks to generous support by the Walton Family Foundation, the group enjoyed Friday dinner at the soon-to-be open to the public Sugar Creek airstrip, just outside of