Read more: December 2022 Aviation Accident & Incident Summary
  by Jim Timm   The following is a report of the aviation accidents and incidents that have occurred in Arizona from November through December. We hope the following detailed accident information can be used to develop safety programs and briefings to help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others and take the necessary action to prevent them from having
Read more: Fatal Accident Review Jan 2023
  By Fred Gibbs   We hope you all had a great holiday season and wish you all an even better year this year than the last one! Last year was NOT a good year for our safety record, with 8 fatal accidents involving Arizona based pilots and aircraft. My hope is to never have to write about any fatal accidents come 2023. We always have our share of fender-benders, but
Read more: Arizona November-December 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 thus enhance aviation safety. In the time period from November 10 through December 8 there were nineteen pilot deviations recorded by the FAA SDL FSDO. These deviations were
Read more: Near Mid Air Collisions
   by Jim Timm   There were two Near Mid Air collisions reported to the FAA in the last reporting period that ran from November 10, 2022, to December 8, 2022.   November 9, 2022: At the Scottsdale Airport (SDL), a Cessna Citation circled to the incorrect runway while on approach from the northwest, resulting in a loss of separation with a Beechcraft
Read more: Checkride Failure Rate Soaring (GAARMS)
  By Fred Gibbs   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.   Fred’s Perspective: Checkride Failure Rate Soaring As a member of the National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) and a Master Flight Instructor, I
Read more: November 2022 Aviation Accident & Incident Summary
  by Jim Timm   The following is a report of the aviation accidents and incidents that occurred in Arizona from late October through late November. We hope the following detailed accident information can be used 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
Read more: Fatal Accident Review Dec 2022
  By Fred Gibbs   First off, I would like to wish you all an early Merry Christmas.  And here we are, December of 2022, and another year has gone by. According to the NTSB CAROL report, there have been no new fatal accidents in Arizona since last month’s report, a good sign. However, like I said last month, 2022 has not been a good year. The count currently
Read more: Arizona October-November 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 thus enhance aviation safety. From October 14 through November 9 there were eleven pilot deviations recorded by the FAA SDL FSDO. These deviations were committed by many pilot
Read more: How Could This Happen? (GAARMS)
  By Fred Gibbs   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.   Fred’s Perspective:  How Could This Happen No doubt every pilot across the United States is talking about the terrible mid-air at the Dallas Air Show
Read more: October 2022 Aviation Accident & Incident Summary
  by Jim Timm   The following is a report of the aviation accidents and incidents that have occurred in Arizona from late September through late October. We hope the following detailed accident information can be used to develop safety programs, and briefings that would help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others and take the necessary action to