By Jim Timm
The following are the NTSB reports of the aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late April thru late May, 2016. We will use this detailed accident information in the coming year 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
By Jim Timm
I hope everyone has been able to get some safe flying time in last month. As for me, like many of you, my flying seems to get limited to the weekends, and we sure have been encountering a lot of windy weekends lately. Anyway, it seems like I’ve gained a lot of crosswind landing experience lately. Flying a light taildragger, some of that
A Sky and Sea getaway ...
Add a little nostalgia, romance or adventure to your life!
The next Weekend Getaway will be September 9th through the 11th to Long Beach, California. The locals say that September has the best weather of the year!
Your Friday airport destination is the Signature FBO at the Long Beach Airport (LGB), and from there you will be
Desert Wildwater Study
by Jan Schiffer
The initial "Wildwater" project was based on the idea what we needed a desert foothills landscape where we could look at how wildlife communities are shaped by seasonal water availability in a "water limited ecosystem" (aka desert). In other words, how does water shape ecosystems and communities - including perennial
APA Getaway Report, Soaring Colorado
By Brad Lawrence (Arizona) and Perry Null (New Mexico)
I was a little apprehensive about flying out to Durango and taking the train up to the zip lining facility, Soaring Colorado, for the first time. I guess I should have realized that I wasn’t the first person ever to do this. The entire procedure was very well
DEAD RECKONING, GPS STYLE
Early in our aviation training, navigation is an important subject. Many of my beginning students get lost easily. That is understandable, since things do look differently as we get up in the air. Suddenly, the road we use to reach the airport does not look the same. Get a little further away from the airport, and some
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APA Getaway Flight May 27/28/29 (Friday arrival - Sunday departure)
Soaring Treetop Adventures, Durango, CO
Friday - Arrive KDRO, Durango-La Plata Co. Airport. Dinner at Eolus 7:15pm
9201 x 150ft. asphalt, grooved, in good condition
FBO AVFlight 970-259-7400 UNICOM: 122.8
Car Rental with Enterprise Reservations 970-385-8648 with Beth. A 2 day rate
GRAPEVINE TO BE CHARTED!
By Mark Spencer
You read that right gang! We’ve begun the process of placing the Grapevine airstrip back on the Phoenix sectional, replacing the closed airport symbol that has marked the place of Grapevine for nearly 20 years!
In my mind, it seems like just last year that we had our first volunteer weekend at the Grapevine
GAARMS Report: May 2016
The first 4 months of 2016 are now behind us, and we have only had 2 fatal aircraft accidents. Overall, our general aviation community is doing quite well – in fact, very well. While certainly not trying to diminish the 2 fatal accidents in any way, neither were directly indicative of the average GA community, that is to say
By Jim Timm
The following are the NTSB reports of the aviation accidents that occurred in Arizona from early March thru late April, 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 hopefully take the action necessary to prevent