November GAARMS ReportRead more: November GAARMS ReportFred Gibbs While I do NOT want to jinx our good fortune so far, it has been 95 days – 3 months – since the last fatal accident in Arizona! I do not link that to just good luck, although there is some of that involved. I would much rather like to think it is us flying a little safer and a lot smarter. Sure, there have been a few fender-benders, a few
By Jim TimmRead more: Accident Summary - Nov 2014 November 2014 The following are the preliminary NTSB accident reports of the aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from mid September thru late October. Hopefully we can use the information to develop safety programs and briefings that will help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others and thus take the necessary action to prevent similar
Read more: Nov 1st Verde Canyon Railroad Weekend Getaway Set aside Nov. 1st & 2nd for the upcoming trip to Cottonwood (P52) and the Verde Canyon Railroad ride.  I've been remiss sending this email until now.  Ellen Randoll has done a masterful job arranging this fly-out for EAA 1044 up at Mogollon Airpark in Heber/Overgaard.  (I'm also a member of EAA 1044.)  Since Ellen and her husband Curt are
Read more: Copperstate in Casa Grande www.Copperstate.org   Since 1971, the COPPERSTATE Fly-In & Aviation Expo has been a great place to see a diverse blend of aircraft in action, attend informative workshops and check out the latest, greatest aviation products. In its 42nd year, this year’s fly-in — scheduled for Thurs, Oct. 23rd, 2014 - Sat, Oct. 25th, 2014 at the Casa Grande Municipal Airport in
Double Circle Ranch NPLD 2014 Read more: Double Circle Ranch NPLD 2014by Mark Spencer  We could not have asked for a better weekend, crew, or site for this year’s National Public Lands Day event with the U.S.F.S. The weather was cool and moist, and we all enjoyed the shelter pro-vided by the lodge building during the Saturday night thunder-storms. There were no incidents, accidents, or even complaints. There
Read more: 20th Annual Wickenburg Fly-In and Classic Car Show 2014-10-11-flyin-car-show 20th Annual Wickenburg Fly-In & Classic Car ShowSaturday, October 11, 2014- Wellik Field, Wickenburg Municipal Airport7:30 a.m. – 12 Noon – free to the publicInfo: www.wickenburgchamber.com (928) 684-5479   Read more: 20th Annual Wickenburg Fly-In and Classic Car Show  
Read more: Wekend Getaway Flight to Mesa Verde Nat’l Park Cortez, CO APA Getaway Flight: Mesa Verde Nat’l Park (Cortez, CO KCEZ) by Craig Albright, Cirrus N857CD @ KCHD, CFI/II September’s Getaway Flight: Mesa Verde National Park over 9/27-28/2014 Let’s go visit some ancient cliff dwellings of Ancestral Pueblo people at Mesa Verde National Park. Occupied for over 700 years between 600-1300 A.D., there are over 600 dwellings in the park and
Double Circle Ranch Fly-In Camping September 26-28th   Read more: Fly in Camp at the Old Double Circle Ranch September 25-27th Join the backcountry gang at the old Double Circle Ranch and airstrip September 25-27th for a fly in camp and "National Public Lands Day" all volunteer restoration project. You’ll recall that last year we oiled the entire lodge building and hand constructed a new rustic door. This year’s project is even more
By Jim TimmRead more: September 2014 Executive Director's Report September 2014 I hope everyone has been enjoying a summer vacation and flying safely to get out of the valley’s summer heat. This year the weather at the EAA AirVenture at Oshkosh was once again superb. It was great to have had the opportunity to run into some of you there and visit for a moment. It was amazing with thousands attending again this year. The big
Mountain Flying Familiarization Clinic Santa Fe, New Mexico  Sponsored by the New Mexico Pilots Association  Sept 19, 20 & 21, 2014  Read more: Mountain Flying Clinic in Santa Fe NM Sep 19-21, 2014 Flying the Rocky Mountains with its dozens of high altitude public and private airports can be an exhilarating experience for any pilot and can provide easy access to many areas with incredible historical, cultural, and