Read more: There I was... engine failure... (GAARMS)
  2020 To Date: As you know, our safety record for 2019 was the best it has been in the 10 years I have been tracking it.  So far, as of the last week of February, as I write this, our safety record stands at perfect as per the NTSB reporting system.  We are off to a good start, and the hope is we can match, or beat, last year’s record. Because of the (Best
Read more: March 2020 Aviation Accident Summary
  The following are the NTSB reports of aviation accidents that occurred in Arizona from late January through late February. APA will use this detailed accident information to develop safety programs, briefings, and posters/flyers that help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others and take the action necessary to prevent them from having similar
Read more: 2020 FAA Awards banquet winners (GAARMS)
  2019 in review: For starters, my article last month contained an error due to timing.  The latest NTSB print-out I pulled down now lists the Mooney accident that occurred on December 8th, just southeast of the Sedona area.  Unfortunately, that fatal accident in December brought our total GA fatal accident total to 2, with one pilot fatality and one passenger
Read more: February 2020 Aviation Accident Summary
  The following are the NTSB reports of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late December through late January. APA will use this detailed accident information to develop safety programs, briefings, and posters/flyers that would help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others and take the action necessary to prevent them from having similar
Read more: GAARMS in Review
  by Fred Gibbs   Happy New Year to one and all.  I trust you all had a great holiday season! Apparently Santa and the reindeer did a great job of landing on everyone’s roof since I did not see any Santa accident reports or any reports of roof damage.   GAARMS in review: It appears as of the date I finished this article (December 27th), there were no
Read more: See Something? Speak Up!
  By Brian Schober   Aviation is one of the safest activities humans can take part in. Despite the inherent danger of speeding through the sky in a metal tube, we've managed to reduce or eliminate most of the risks, such that there is less than one fatality per each 100,000 flight hours. Compared to driving, boating, or even golfing, we've done a great job at
Read more: January 2020 Aviation Accident Summary
  The following are the NTSB reports of aviation accidents that occurred in Arizona from late November, through late December. APA will use this detailed accident information to develop safety programs, briefings, and posters/flyers that would help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others, and take the action necessary to prevent them from having similar
Read more: True Confessions (GAARMS)
  There have been NO general aviation (GA) accidents involving a pilot fatality over the past 12 months, that is, since November of 2018.  Let me say that again!  NO  Arizona-based GA pilot  has  been  fatally injured in an accident  - FOR THE PAST YEAR!!!  That is absolutely outstanding, but we still have ONE MORE month left to
Read more: December 2019 Aviation Accident Summary
  The following are the NTSB reports of aviation accidents that occurred in Arizona from late October through late November. APA will use this detailed accident information to develop safety programs, briefings, and posters/flyers that would help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others, and take the action necessary to prevent them from having similar
Read more: GEAR UP LANDINGS and GEAR FAILURES (GAARMS)
  OUR LUCK CONTINUES TO HOLD! There have been NO general aviation (GA) pilot fatalities to date! That is absolutely outstanding, but we still have 2 months left in this year. Is it possible to go an entire year without a GA pilot fatality? Fred’s Perspective… GEAR UP LANDINGS and GEAR FAILURES During my travels around the area over the past couple of months, I came