By Jim Timm Read more: October Aviation Accident Summary October 2017      The following are the NTSB reports of the aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late August through late September, 2017. We will 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
GAARMS Report: October 2017  Read more: GAARMS Report: October 2017Fred Gibbs    Another month has passed, and unfortunately, as I write this article, our safety record has slipped further down … Read more: GAARMS Report: October 2017 The Mesa Police Department reported 2 people, the pilot and one passenger, were killed in a plane crash near Falcon Field Monday evening, September 18th. According to the FAA, the pilot
By Jim Timm Read more: September Aviation Accident Summary September 2017    The following are the NTSB reports of the aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late July, 2017, through late August, 2017. We will 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 take the action
GAARMS Report: September 2017  Read more: GAARMS Report: September 2017Fred Gibbs    HIP HIP HOORAY!! We have made it through another month without a fatal accident, As I reported in last month’s article, our Luck-meter has moved from “Doing Really Good” with only 2 accidents and 6 fatalities, to “Back to an average Year” moving up the scale to 4 accidents with 10
By Jim Timm Read more: August Aviation Accident Summary August 2017    The following are the NTSB reports of the aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late June 2017 through late July 2017. We will 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 take the action necessary to
Read more: MANEUVERING SPEEDSMANEUVERING SPEEDS    By Mike Andresen    Most things you read about regarding maneuvering speed address the bending of an airplane aspect of it, but there is another aspect to maneuvering speed that I'm going to discuss in this article. You are about to learn why it is called maneuvering speed and not called bending-an-airplane speed. Recall that for
GAARMS Report: August 2017  Read more: GAARMS Report: August 2017Fred Gibbs    I love reporting good news!! But certainly NOT the infamous fake news! Unfortunately this newsletter contains some bad news. The last 30 days or so have not been good days, with two fatal accidents occurring in those 30 days. We are now 7 months through 2017. Our Luck-meter has moved from “Doing really
By Jim Timm Read more: July Aviation Accident Summary July 2017    The following are the NTSB reports of the aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late May 2017 through late June 2017. We can 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 take the action necessary to prevent
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
Read more: GAARMS Report: July 2017 GAARMS Report: July 2017 Read more: GAARMS Report: July 2017 Fred Gibbs    THE FUTURE OF FLIGHT SERVICE On June 16 and 17, my wife Kelly and I attended the National Weather Service’s Southwest Aviation Weather Safety Symposium, held this year in Long Beach, California. Friday was weather forecaster and meteorologist day, with some very technical presentations on some very interesting