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
Read more: It's Only a Flat Tire
  By Howard Deevers   Every car I have owned has come with a spare tire. Long ago, those were “real” tires already mounted on a rim. Now, they are the “donut” tires that will serve to get you to the nearest place that you can buy a new tire, but not much more than that. I have had to use both types several times. None of the airplanes I have flown, or owned, came
Read more: November 2019 Aviation Accident Summary
  The following are the NTSB reports of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late September through late October. 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)
  Of the 10 years I have been doing GAARMS, this is no doubt the safest year to date so far. There have been NO general aviation (GA) pilot fatalities to date! That is absolutely outstanding. We have 3 months left in this year – is it possible to go an entire year without a GA pilot fatality?? Fred’s Perspective…  I have been flying with Lightspeed Aviation
Read more: October 2019 Aviation Accident Summary
The following are the NTSB reports of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late August thru late September. 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