GAARMS Report: February 2016 Read more: GAARMS Report: March 2016Fred 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
Guaymas APA Getaway Flight Report By Brad Lawrence After much anticipation and anxiety by the members preparing to fly to Guaymas on Feb 5, the trip turned out to be much easier and smoother than expected. We all managed to navigate the CBP’s eAPIS and the Mexican multi-entry permit process. Flights to Mexico are riddled with nearly the same amount of unknowns as is
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
  Read more: Front Country Fly-in Getaway to Cottonwood and Winery Tour on April 23rd  Verde Valley Wine Tour April 23rd, 2016Pines Motel res 928-634-9975   The Front Country Fly-in to the Verde Valley is coming up soon!   Due to schedule changes a few rooms have become available again at The Pines Motel, but will only be held for the Arizona Pilots Association until March 23rd. Call 928-634-9975 now to reserve your room! This
2015 YEAR END AVIATION ACCIDENT REPORT Read more: Accident Report - Year End 2015by 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
By Jim Timm Read more: February 2016 Executive Director's Report February 2016 I hope the New Year has started well for all of you. The flying weather has been pretty good and I hope you have been able to take advantage of it and get some flying time in. We ended last year with an outstanding safety record, and I hope we can maintain it for 2016. I’ll appreciate not having to write a long safety report each month
Read more: Hangar Haciendas Airpark (AZ90) Laveen, AZ
Read more: Hangar Haciendas Airpark (AZ90) Laveen, AZ Hangar Haciendas Airpark (AZ90) Laveen, AZ by Kit McCloud. This airpark has to catch your eye if you’ve flown over it or driven by it. Nestled between South Mountain of Phoenix and a small ridge to the north, Hangar Haciendas Airpark is slightly out in the country you might say, but at the same time close to the metropolitan Phoenix area. As you can see in the
GAARMS Report: February 2016 Read more: GAARMS Report: February 2016Fred 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