2015 YEAR END AVIATION ACCIDENT REPORT Read more: Accident Report - Year End 2015 by Jim Timm The 2015 year ended rather well from a flight safety standpoint in that the number of accidents and injuries were down, but most significantly, the number of fatal accidents, and fatalities. These were down from 10 accidents with 16 fatalities in 2014, to 2 accidents with 3 fatalities in 2015! We don't want to view this as
By Jim Timm Read more: Accident Summary - February 2016 February 2016 The following are the NTSB reports of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late December, 2015, thru late January, 2016. We will use this detailed accident information in the coming year 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: February 2016 Read more: GAARMS Report: February 2016 Fred Gibbs GAARMS V, the fifth General Aviation Accident Reduction and Mitigation Symposium, is planned to be held on a Saturday morning in March from 9:00AM to Noon, at the ASU campus on the Williams-Gateway airport. As you probably already know, GAARMS is a major joint safety initiative by the Arizona Pilots Association (APA), The Arizona
Read more: Back to Basics: Abort Briefs and Loss of Control ConsiderationsBACK TO BASICS ABORT BRIEFS AND LOSS OF CONTROL CONSIDERATIONS By David Dunteman Arizona Pilots Association and Recreational Aviation Foundation Issue 2, February 3, 2016 Read more: Back to Basics: Abort Briefs and Loss of Control Considerations Why do an Abort Brief? Immediately prior to takeoff, pilots can improve the chance of a successful emergency procedure by reviewing the actions that they will take in the
Read more: GAARMS V on March 19th at 9am - General Aviation Accident Reduction and Mitigation Symposium GAARMS V, the fifth General Aviation Accident Reduction and Mitigation Symposium, is scheduled for Saturday morning, March 19th , from 9:00AM to Noon, in the large auditorium -ARAVA 110  - on the ASU campus at the Williams-Gateway airport.    GAARMS is a major joint safety initiative by the Arizona Pilots Association (APA), The Arizona Safety Advisory Group
By Jim Timm Read more: Accident Summary - January 2016 January 2016  The following are the NTSB reports of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late November thru late December. As all detailed accident information becomes available, APA will attempt to use it to develop safety programs and briefings that should help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others and prevent similar
GAARMS Report: January 2016 Read more: GAARMS Report: January 2016 Fred Gibbs 2015 has come, and 2015 has gone. Last month I cited our good fortune of no fatal accidents in the preceding 4 to 5 months, and lo and behold, we continued that good fortune right up until mid-December. And then, RATS, we had that fatal air ambulance helicopter crash down east of Apache Junction. Unfortunately, two of the three air
Read more: Back to Basics: Get to Know Your AirplaneBACK TO BASICS GET TO KNOW YOUR AIRPLANE By David Dunteman Arizona Pilots Association and Recreational Aviation Foundation Issue 1, January 23, 2016 Can I get Airborne? Read more: Back to Basics: Get to Know Your Airplane “If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a
By Jim Timm Read more: Accident Summary - December 2015 December 2015  The following are the NTSB reports of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late October thru late November. As all detailed accident information becomes available, APA will attempt to use it to develop safety programs and briefings that should help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others and prevent similar
November GAARMS Report Read more: November GAARMS Report, In-Flight Troubleshooting by Fred Gibbs  I am beginning to sound like an old recording stuck on playback! “LADY LUCK” still continues to smile on the GA community here in Arizona! We are still at “ONLY ONE FATAL ACCIDENT” so far state-wide for 2015, and only two out-of-state fatal accidents involving an Arizona-based pilot. Whatever you are doing, keep doing it! You