Read more: Winter Hazards (GAARMS)
  2020 TO DATE: As of late December, as I write this article, there has been no change in the NTSB’s report of fatal accidents here in Arizona; in fact, I am unable to actually access the data at all. In addition, I am aware of another accident via the newspapers and TV that occurred in October: a Lancair with 2 fatalities, as well as a crash up in Nevada involving an
Read more: December 2020 Aviation Accident Summary
  The following are the reports of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late October through late November. The 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: An Overview of Aerobatic Practice Areas
  by James R. Ward November 7, 2020   Among the US pilot community, Aerobatic Practice Areas are perhaps the least-known among FAA-designated Miscellaneous Activity Areas within the National Airspace System.1 This paper introduces APAs, their purpose, and how the FAA informs pilots about them. It advocates for improving pilot awareness of this airspace in order
Read more: Fly in the Ointment (GAARMS)
  2020 TO DATE: As of mid-November, as I write this article, there has been no change in the NTSB’s report of fatal accidents here in Arizona; in fact, I am unable to actually access the data at all. However, I am aware of another accident, a Lancair with 2 fatalities, that occurred in October, as well as a crash up in Nevada involving an Arizona-based pilot and
Read more: Ajo Airport and Food Drive
  By Kimball Allen   Ajo, Arizona, is a perfect day trip or weekend adventure for all pilots. The Ajo Food Pantry also needs dry and canned food items. There is an opportunity to combine both flying and philanthropy. A donation box is located inside the Ajo Country Club (approximately a 10-minute walk from the Ajo Airport). The food donation box will remain at the
Read more: November 2020 Aviation Accident Summary
  The following are the NTSB reports of aviation accidents in Arizona from late September through late October. The APA will use detailed accident information to develop safety programs, briefings, and posters/flyers that would help pilots learn from the mistakes made by others and take the action necessary to prevent them from having similar accidents. For this
Read more: Another Teaching Moment (GAARMS)
  2020 TO DATE: As of late October when I wrote this article, there has been no change in the NTSB’s report of fatal accidents here in Arizona, so I am pleased to report no change in our fatal accident rate. Within the GAARMs statistics, I try to only include general aviation accidents; therefore, the 2 helicopter crashes would not be counted within the GAARMS report
Read more: Runway Slope
  By Juergen Theerkom   Not all runways are smooth, straight, and flat. A shocking reality, but there it is. As we fly around in the valley of the sun, we use large, controlled, paved airports, fewer and fewer new pilots have had experience dealing with some of the more challenging aspects of working out of airports and aerodromes that present a different, more
Read more: October 2020 Aviation Accident Summary
  The following are the NTSB reports of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late August through 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
  2020 TO DATE: As of the date I wrote this article, there has been no change in the NTSB’s report of fatal accidents here in Arizona. The NTSB report, show here, lists those five fatal accidents, describing five fatalities (of which four were pilots) and three serious injuries (one pilot and 2 passengers). A recap of those accidents are as follows: Read more: Thank Goodness for Uber & GPS (GAARMS) Two of the