Read more: Getting Lost
Do you ever worry about getting lost while flying, either locally or on a cross country flight? Sure we do. Beginning pilots are always worried about that. I remember some of my first flights as a student, wondering where we were and how we were going to get back to the airport. Many of my new students are lost as soon as we leave the traffic pattern of the airport. That is
Read more: Initial Pilot Certification Passing Rates Trending Down
We are still holding at only one fatal GA accident so far this year. You guys and gals, our Arizona aviation community, are doing a great job of flying safe. Let’s keep that trend going! Make 2018 the safest year ever.  Initial Pilot Certification Passing Rates Trending Down  I read an article concerning Flight Instructors (CFI’s and CFII’S), and the concern that
By Jim Timm Read more: July 2018 Aviation Accident Summary July 2018    The following are NTSB reports of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late May through late June. The Arizona Pilots Association uses this detailed accident information to develop safety programs and briefings that will help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others, and then hopefully they will take the
Read more: CFIT Accidents (GAARMS)
So far this year we have had only one fatal GA accident here in Arizona, the PA-24 Piper Comanche out of Scottsdale last month. That is already one too many, but only one in the past 5 months is an improvement over last year. Let’s keep that trend going and make 2018 the safest year ever.  Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) accidents continue to occur in general
By Jim Timm Read more: June 2018 Aviation Accident Summary June 2018    The following are NTSB reports of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late April through late May. The Arizona Pilots Association uses this detailed accident information to develop safety programs and briefings that will help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others, and then hopefully they will take the
By Jim Timm Read more: May 2018 Aviation Accident Summary May 2018      The following are NTSB reports of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late March thru late April. The Arizona Pilots Association uses this detailed accident information to develop safety programs and briefings that will help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others, and then hopefully they will
Read more: Summertime in the Desert (GAARMS)
April has turned out to be the month of one of the most deadly crashes we have seen in quite a while. The crash of the Piper Comanche taking off out of Scottsdale airport took the lives of 6 beautiful young people on their way to Las Vegas for a fun time! If you want to read a whole bunch of stuff on the crash, I suggest you go online to:
By Jim Timm Read more: April 2018 Aviation Accident Summary April 2018      The following are NTSB reports of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late February through late March. The Arizona Pilots Association uses this detailed accident information to develop safety programs and briefings that will help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others, and then hopefully they
GAARMS Report: April 2018   Read more: A Very Close Call (GAARMS)Fred Gibbs  (Your guy in Flagstaff)     The seventh annual APA General Aviation Accident Reduction and Mitigation Symposium – GAARMS VII – will be held across the state this year: Phoenix, Prescott, Yuma, Tucson   By the time you read this, three of the four annual APA General Aviation Accident
Read more: USFS Wildfire Avoidance and Information Below is a presentation on federal and state wildfire aviation operations in southeastern Arizona. The presentation provides information about types of fire fighting aircraft, how they are used at and near wildfires, and the conditions they operate in. Fire season normally starts in March and concludes in October in southern Arizona, although wildfires can occur year round