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
By Jim Timm Read more: November Aviation Accident Summary November 2017    The following are NTSB reports of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late September 2017 through late October 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
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