Read more: August 2022 Accident & Incident Summary
  by Jim Timm   The following is a report of the aviation accidents and incidents that have occurred in Arizona from mid-July through August. We use the following detailed accident information to develop safety programs and briefings that would help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others, and take the necessary action to prevent them from having
Read more: July-August Pilot Deviations
   by Jim Timm   These pilot deviations need to be examined to determine if a common thread exists that we should address to help reduce the number of deviations that occur and enhance aviation safety. In the time period from July 15 through August 11 there were seventeen pilot deviations recorded by the FAA SDL FSDO. These deviations were committed by
Read more: Fatal Accident Review
  By Fred Gibbs   We are now entering the 9th month of 2022.  Fall is coming in all around us.  The trees will be turning, monsoon season will end, and if all is normal, very nice flying weather will descend upon us. More of us will take to the skies, and therefore, more of us need to be careful. So please, don’t add to my fatal accident count! Read more: Fatal Accident Review As of
Read more: A Bad Day Flying (GAARMS)
  By Fred Gibbs   Fred’s Perspective:  A bad day flying! Just to be clear, the opinions and statements made within my articles are strictly mine and may not necessarily reflect any policy or position of the Arizona Pilots Association.   NTSB Preliminary Report Includes PIC Testimony In Fatal Copilot Plunge The NTSB’s preliminary report on the July 29
Read more: July 2022 Accident & Incident Summary
  by Jim Timm   The following is a report of the aviation accidents, and incidents that have occurred in Arizona from mid-June through mid-July. We hope to use the following detailed accident information to develop safety programs and briefings that would help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others and take the necessary action to prevent them from
Read more: June-July Pilot Deviations
   by Jim Timm   These pilot deviations need to be examined to determine if a common threat exists that we should address to help reduce the number of deviations that occur and enhance aviation safety. In the time period from June 10 through July 14 there were thirteen pilot deviations recorded by the FAA SDL FSDO. These deviations were committed by all
Read more: Fatal Accident 2022 Review
  By Fred Gibbs   We are now 7 months into 2022 with five fatal accidents here in Arizona since the beginning of the year, with seven fatalities. There was also one fatal accident over in California involving an Arizona-based pilot and aircraft. It appears that the current numbers are tending to mirror the average rate over the past many years I have been tracking
Read more: Monsoon Season (GAARMS)
  By Fred Gibbs   Fred’s Perspective: Just to be clear, the opinions and statements made within my articles are strictly mine and may not necessarily reflect any policy or position of the Arizona Pilots Association.   Monsoon Season – Well, I am sure all of you know that monsoon season is upon us. The rain is definitely a welcome relief. However, it also
Read more: June 2022 Accident & Incident Summary
  by Jim Timm   The following are the reports of aviation accidents and incidents that occurred in Arizona from May through late June. Once again, in this reporting period, aviation safety was still not really the greatest. While there were only six reported accidents, about half as many as last time, at the very end of the reporting period there was again a
Read more: May-June Pilot Deviations
   by Jim Timm   These pilot deviations need to be examined to determine if a common threat exists that should be addressed to help reduce the number of deviations that occur and enhance aviation safety. In the time period from May 13 through June 9 there were eighteen pilot deviations recorded by the FAA SDL FSDO. These deviations were committed by all