Read more: GAARMS Report: July 2017 GAARMS Report: July 2017 Read more: GAARMS Report: July 2017Fred 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
By Jim Timm Read more: June Aviation Accident Summary June 2017   The following are the NTSB reports of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late April, 2017, through late May, 2017. We will use this detailed accident information to develop safety programs and briefings to help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others, and then take the action necessary to prevent similar
By Jim Timm Read more: May Aviation Accident Summary May 2017   The following are the NTSB reports of the aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late March 2017 thru late April 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 similar
GAARMS Report: May 2017 Read more: GAARMS Report: May 2017Fred Gibbs    HERE WE ARE, 1/3RD OF THE WAY THROUGH 2017 AND OUR SAFETY EFFORTS ARE STILL HOLDING! WE HAVE NOW MADE IT TO MAY WITH NO MORE FATAL ACCIDENTS. LET’S HOPE JANUARY WAS JUST AN ANOMOLY, A “BLIP” IN OUR SAFETY EFFORTS. If you all make it to the APA Annual meeting at the Scottsdale Airport Best Western on the 13th
By Jim Timm Read more: April Aviation Accident Summary April 2017   The following are the NTSB reports of the aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late February through late March, 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 thus permitting them to take the action necessary
Read more: Grapevine Runway Painting CompleteGrapevine Runway Painting Complete    By Mike Andresen    The Grapevine runway now has painted restricted markings, CTAF, and runway numbers! This is the result of a number of volunteers from APA and the Phoenix 99's dedicating their time to make this happen. The effort started with me creating the engineering drawings of the numbering and lettering
GAARMS Report: April 2017 Read more: GAARMS Report: April 2017Fred Gibbs    OUR GOOD LUCK IS HOLDING! WE HAVE NOW MADE IT THROUGH MARCH WITH NO MORE FATAL ACCIDENTS. LET’S HOPE JANUARY WAS JUST AN ANOMOLY, A “BLIP” IN OUR SAFETY EFFORTS. GAARMS 2017 went off quite well back on March the 18th. The program was hosted by TRANSPAC, and my thanks go out to them for supporting the
Read more: Wildfire Operations and Avoidance Tucson Interagency Dispatch Center  March 23, 2017  Each spring and summer federal agencies responsible for fighting wildfires in southern Arizona activate aircraft for use in fire suppression activities. This year 'fire season' has arrived early due to warm and dry conditions which have dried out vegetation, especially in lower elevations. Agencies in
By Jim Timm Read more: March Aviation Accident Summary March 2017   The following are the NTSB reports of the aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late January, 2017, thru late February, 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 prevent
Read more: Aircraft Power Performance CurvesAircraft Power Performance Curves    By Mike Andresen    In last month's article, "Cruise Speeds," we learned how optimal cruise speeds can be derived from an airplane's power and thrust performance curves. We also learned that cruise speeds could be optimized depending on the objective of the flight mission. In this article, I would like to discuss how