Read more: September 2020 Aviation Accident Summary
  The following are the NTSB reports of aviation accidents that occurred in Arizona from late July through late August. 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
  2020 TO DATE: So far this year the NTSB is reporting five fatal accidents, with five fatalities (four pilots) and three serious injuries (one pilot and 2 passengers). Read more:  Lakes Superior Facts (GAARMS) Two of the accidents occurred during the month of June, ironically both the same day, and both were experimental home-built aircraft. A Zenair CH601 departed Deer Valley en route to Ak-Chin and struck
Read more: THE FORGOTTEN FEDERAL REGULATION… 91.9
THE FORGOTTEN FEDERAL REGULATION… 91.9 (Operating outside of the manufacturer’s tested values) by Barbara Harper   Section 91 of our FAR manual lists all the regulations we are expected to fly by. When we train, we learn the most important regulations and those regulations that will actually have a question on your “knowledge” test before going for a check
Read more: August 2020 Aviation Accident Summary
  The following are the NTSB reports of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from June through late July. 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:  FAA Applies Its ‘Preferred’ Surveillance System (GAARMS)
  I AM SAD TO REPORT TWO MORE FATAL ACCIDENTS HAVE OCCURRED DURING THE MONTH OF JUNE, BOTH ON THE SAME DAY.  A ZENAIR CH601 DEPARTED DEER VALLEY ENROUTE TO AK-CHIN STRUCK THE VERY TOP OF A SMALL MOUNTAIN ABOUT 2 MILES NORTHEAST OF THE AK-CHIN AIRPORT AND WAS DESTROYED BY FIRE. THE PILOT/OWNER WAS FATALLY INJURED. THE SECOND ACCIDENT INVOLVED A RV-4 INBOUND TO THE
Read more: July 2020 Aviation Accident Summary
  The following are the NTSB reports of aviation accidents that occurred in Arizona from May through late June. 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 accidents. Aviation safety
Read more:  Aviation History’s Ironic Twists (GAARMS)
  2020 TO DATE: 2020, BASED ON THE LATEST NTSB REPORT (BELOW), WITH ONLY 2 ACCIDENTS REPORTED SO FAR INVOLVING FATALITIES, AND THE LATEST LOCAL NEWS REPORTS, IS STARTING TO LOOK, SAFETY WISE, LIKE 2019. IRONICALLY, BOTH NTSB-REPORTED FATALITIES WERE PASSENGERS IN THE AIRCRAFT, ALTHOUGH THE ONE PASSENGER IN THE HELICOPTER CRASH WAS A CERTIFIED PILOT, BUT NOT
Read more: How much is this gonna cost?? (GAARMS)
  2020 CONTINUES TO LOOK REALLY GOOD, SAFETY WISE, WITH ONLY 2 ACCIDENTS SO FAR INVOLVING FATALITIES.   IRONICALLY, BOTH FATALITIES WERE PASSENGERS IN THE AIRCRAFT, ALTHOUGH THE ONE PASSENGER IN THE HELICOPTER CRASH WAS A CERTIFIED PILOT, BUT NOT ARIZONA-BASED.  WE DID, HOWEVER, LOSE AN ARIZONA-BASED PILOT AND HIS FAMILY IN A FATAL CRASH UP IN NEVADA IN
Read more: June 2020 Aviation Accident Summary
  The following are the NTSB reports of aviation accidents that occurred in Arizona from April through late May. APA will use this detailed accident information to develop safety programs, briefings, and posters/flyers to help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others and take the action necessary to prevent them from having similar accidents. Aviation safety
Read more: How much is this gonna cost?? (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. And, as I stated in last month’s issue, 2020 started off almost exactly like 2019, with a crash in which a passenger was fatality injured, but the pilot survived. On Friday, April 24, while watching the local Phoenix news, I saw the report of the