Read more: August Accident & Incident Summary
  The following are the reports of aviation accidents and incidents that have occurred in Arizona from late July, thru late August. APA will be using this detailed 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: Klem K. Kadiddlehopper (GAARMS)
  2021 TO DATE: So far, up thru the end of August this year, the record still stands at 3 fatal accidents with 6 fatalities, the one out by Williams (KCMR), the second one over by Holbrook, and the 3rd , the King Air fire-fighting crash out by Wikieup.   FOR INFORMATION ON ALL ACCIDENTS/INCIDENTS THAT OCCURRED LAST MONTH, REFER TO JIM TIMM’S ACCIDENT SUMMARY
Read more: July Accident & Incident Summary
  The following are the reports of aviation accidents and incidents that occurred in Arizona from late June through late July. APA will be using this detailed 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: HIGH TEMP OPERATIONS – MORE INPUT FROM YOU READERS (GAARMS)
  2021 TO DATE: So far, up through the end of July this year, there have now been 3 fatal accidents in Arizona, the one out by Williams (KCMR), with 2 fatalities, the second one over by Holbrook, and the 3rd one just recently as covered below. As I write this, very little is known about the cause of the crashes. I am saddened to report the loss of a good friend, and a
Read more: June Accident & Incident Summary
  The following are the reports of aviation accidents and incidents that occurred in Arizona from late May through late June. APA will be using this detailed 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: May Accident & Incident Summary
  The following are the reports of aviation accidents and incidents that occurred in Arizona from late April through late May. APA will use this detailed 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: High Temp Operations (GAARMS)
  2021 TO DATE: So far this year, there have been 2 fatal accidents. The first fatal accident occurred out by Williams (KCMR) with 2 fatalities. The wreckage was found after a search for an overdue aircraft on a flight from Sedona up to the Grand Canyon airport. The 2 fatalities were both from California, not from our Arizona-based pilot community. The second fatal
Read more: Wildfire Avoidance for Aviators
Wildfire season is under way in Arizona; higher-than-normal wildfire activity and aerial firefighting activities are expected throughout the state this summer. The following PDF has information about firefighting aircraft, how they are used, and aerial hazards encountered at fires. We want to share the document with student pilots and their instructors, recreational
Read more: April Accident & Incident Summary
  The following are the reports of aviation accidents/incidents that occurred in Arizona from late March through late April. APA uses this detailed 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: Flight Instruction in Santa Fe (GAARMS)
  2021 TO DATE: With only a week to go to a fatal accident-free 4 months, I went to Santa Fe with the Mooney Aircraft and Pilots Association Safety Foundation to do a weekend safety clinic for a group of Mooney owners. After 2 days of stressing safety issues, a day of classroom and a day of flight instructing, I came home to 2 fatal accident reports! The first fatal