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
By Jim Timm Read more: March 2018 Aviation Accident Summary March 2018      The following are NTSB reports of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late January, 2017, through late February, 2018. 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
Instrument Training Experience  GAARMS Report: March 2018   Read more: Instrument Training Experience (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 March 31st—The safety program will be held at the AeroGuard
By Jim Timm Read more: February 2018 Aviation Accident Summary February 2018      The following are NTSB reports of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late December, 2017, through late January, 2018. We use 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
Symposium in Deer Valley  GAARMS Report: February 2018   Read more: Symposium in Deer Valley (GAARMS)Fred Gibbs  (Your guy in Flagstaff)   The seventh annual APA General Aviation Accident Reduction and Mitigation Symposium – GAARMS VII – will be in Deer Valley on Saturday, March 31st, 2018. The safety program will be held at the AeroGuard Flight Training Center (the old
By Jim Timm Read more: January 2018 Aviation Accident Summary January 2018    The following are NTSB reports of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late November, 2017, through late December, 2017. We use 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 take the action necessary
Accident Trends  GAARMS Report: January 2018   Read more: Accident Trends (GAARMS)Fred Gibbs    Happy New Year to one and all!  May this coming year be your best yet, and as the Arizona aviation community, let’s try to make 2018 the safest year on record. 2017 appears to have mirrored 2016, with the total number of fatal accidents (6) staying the same, but unfortunately
By Jim Timm Read more: December Aviation Accident Summary December 2017    The following are NTSB reports of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late October through late November, 2017. We use 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 take the action necessary to
Engine Health and Flight Plans GAARMS Report: December 2017  Read more: Engine Health and Flight Plans (GAARMS)Fred Gibbs    As we wind down 2017 (but still with one more month to go), this year’s fatal accident rate appears to mirror last year, but unfortunately the total number of fatalities to date jumped to 13. The total number of fatal accidents (6) stayed the same as 2016, but only included 9
GAARMS Report: November 2017  Read more: GAARMS Report: November 2017 Winter Flying and Seat BeltsFred Gibbs    Another month has passed, and unfortunately, as I write this article, our safety record continues to slip further down the “Luck Meter”    From AZFamily.com: WILLCOX, AZ Oct. 19 - The pilot of a small airplane that died last week after crashing into the desert in southern Arizona has been