Read more: True Confessions (GAARMS)
  There have been NO general aviation (GA) accidents involving a pilot fatality over the past 12 months, that is, since November of 2018.  Let me say that again!  NO  Arizona-based GA pilot  has  been  fatally injured in an accident  - FOR THE PAST YEAR!!!  That is absolutely outstanding, but we still have ONE MORE month left to
Read more: December 2019 Aviation Accident Summary
  The following are the NTSB reports of aviation accidents that occurred in Arizona from late October through late November. 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: GEAR UP LANDINGS and GEAR FAILURES (GAARMS)
  OUR LUCK CONTINUES TO HOLD! There have been NO general aviation (GA) pilot fatalities to date! That is absolutely outstanding, but we still have 2 months left in this year. Is it possible to go an entire year without a GA pilot fatality? Fred’s Perspective… GEAR UP LANDINGS and GEAR FAILURES During my travels around the area over the past couple of months, I came
Read more: It's Only a Flat Tire
  By Howard Deevers   Every car I have owned has come with a spare tire. Long ago, those were “real” tires already mounted on a rim. Now, they are the “donut” tires that will serve to get you to the nearest place that you can buy a new tire, but not much more than that. I have had to use both types several times. None of the airplanes I have flown, or owned, came
Read more: November 2019 Aviation Accident Summary
  The following are the NTSB reports of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late September through late October. 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: True Confessions (GAARMS)
  Of the 10 years I have been doing GAARMS, this is no doubt the safest year to date so far. There have been NO general aviation (GA) pilot fatalities to date! That is absolutely outstanding. We have 3 months left in this year – is it possible to go an entire year without a GA pilot fatality?? Fred’s Perspective…  I have been flying with Lightspeed Aviation
Read more: October 2019 Aviation Accident Summary
The following are the NTSB reports of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late August thru 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
Read more: True Confessions (GAARMS)
  What a difference a year makes!! As of August 26th (the day I wrote this), there has only been one general aviation fatal accident in the state of Arizona since January 1st, that being the crash of a Piper PA-22-160 south-southeast of Kingman, back in January.  The pilot survived, but the one passenger on board died. GAARMS maintains the auspicious goal of trying
Read more: Temporary Flight Restrictions
  The news has been referring to our recent weather pattern as the non-soon due to the lack of seasonal rain storms, and this lack of rain has created unusually dry vegetation around the state. As a result, there have been a number of both human and lightning caused fires, several of which have been very close to cities and towns.  When this occurs, a Temporary
Read more: September 2019 Aviation Accident Summary
The following are the NTSB reports of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late July, thru late August. 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