GAARMS Report: January 2016 Read more: GAARMS Report: January 2016Fred Gibbs 2015 has come, and 2015 has gone. Last month I cited our good fortune of no fatal accidents in the preceding 4 to 5 months, and lo and behold, we continued that good fortune right up until mid-December. And then, RATS, we had that fatal air ambulance helicopter crash down east of Apache Junction. Unfortunately, two of the three air
Read more: Back to Basics: Get to Know Your AirplaneBACK TO BASICS GET TO KNOW YOUR AIRPLANE By David Dunteman Arizona Pilots Association and Recreational Aviation Foundation Issue 1, January 23, 2016 Can I get Airborne? Read more: Back to Basics: Get to Know Your Airplane “If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a
By Jim Timm Read more: Accident Summary - December 2015 December 2015  The following are the NTSB reports of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late October thru late November. As all detailed accident information becomes available, APA will attempt to use it to develop safety programs and briefings that should help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others and prevent similar
November GAARMS Report Read more: November GAARMS Report, In-Flight Troubleshootingby Fred Gibbs  I am beginning to sound like an old recording stuck on playback! “LADY LUCK” still continues to smile on the GA community here in Arizona! We are still at “ONLY ONE FATAL ACCIDENT” so far state-wide for 2015, and only two out-of-state fatal accidents involving an Arizona-based pilot. Whatever you are doing, keep doing it! You
By Jim Timm Read more: Accident Summary - November 2015 November 2015  The following are the NTSB reports of aviation accidents that occurred in Arizona from late September thru late October. As all detailed accident information becomes available, APA will attempt to use it to develop safety programs and briefings that should help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others and prevent similar
October GAARMS Report Read more: October GAARMS Report, Upcoming FAA Changesby Fred Gibbs  “LADY LUCK” still continues to smile on the GA community here in Arizona! We are still at the “ONLY ONE FATAL ACCIDENT” rate so far state-wide for 2015, and only two out-of-state fatal accidents involving an Arizona-based pilot. Whatever you are doing, keep doing it! Just in case you were wondering, I did not include the military
By Jim Timm Read more: Accident Summary - October 2015 October 2015  The following are the NTSB reports of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late August thru late September. When all detailed accident information becomes available, the APA will attempt to use it to develop safety programs and briefings that should help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others and prevent
August GAARMS Report Read more: August GAARMS Reportby Fred Gibbs  By the time you read this, we will have turned the corner into the 8th month of the year, and I am most pleased to report that we have only had 2 fatal accidents in Arizona during the first 7 months of the year. This is the best fatal accident record I’ve seen in 10 years. You all are doing an outstanding job!   And then
By Jim Timm Read more: Accident Summary - August 2015 August 2015  The following are the preliminary NTSB reports of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late June thru late July. When all detailed accident information becomes available, we will attempt to use the information to develop safety programs and briefings that will help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others and
Interpersonal Development, Extroversion Style Read more: Safety and the Pilot LoungeBarbara Harper, ATP CFII MEI LRJet THE 3, 2, 1’s of Safety I’m sure you have noted that the sequence is out of order, and intentionally so to get your attention to read again about aviation safety! Nowadays, we pilots are flooded with articles, publications, and networks on how to be cognizant of safety. The FAAs motto