September 2018 Aviation Accident Summary
By Jim Timm  September 2018  The following are NTSB reports of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from July through late August. The Arizona Pilots Association uses this detailed accident information to develop safety programs and briefings that will help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others, and hopefully they will take the...  Read more...September 2018 Aviation Accident Summary
The Great Potato Chip Affair (GAARMS)
GAARMS Report: September 2018   Fred Gibbs  (Your guy in Flagstaff)  We are now 8 months into 2018, and that 8th month was not a good month.  We had two fatal accidents, both experimental category aircraft, with 4 fatalities.  Thus, as of August 31, the count stands at 4 fatal accidents with a total of 11 fatalities for the year. ...  Read more...The Great Potato Chip Affair (GAARMS)
August 2018 Aviation Accident Summary
By Jim Timm  August 2018  The following are NTSB reports of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late June through late July. The Arizona Pilots Association uses this detailed accident information to develop safety programs and briefings that will help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others, and hopefully they will take the...  Read more...August 2018 Aviation Accident Summary
High Flight (GAARMS)
GAARMS Report: August 2018   Fred Gibbs  (Your guy in Flagstaff) We are now 7 months into 2018 with only two fatal GA accidents so far this year. Only one of the accidents involved  an Arizona–based pilot. You guys and gals, our Arizona aviation community, are doing a great job of flying. Let’s keep that trend going and make 2018 the...  Read more...High Flight (GAARMS)
Getting Lost
Getting Lost  Howard Deevers  Do you ever worry about getting lost while flying, either locally or on a cross country flight? Sure we do. Beginning pilots are always worried about that. I remember some of my first flights as a student, wondering where we were and how we were going to get back to the airport. Many of my new students are lost as soon as we...  Read more...Getting Lost
Initial Pilot Certification Passing Rates Trending Down
GAARMS Report: July 2018   Fred Gibbs  (Your guy in Flagstaff) We are still holding at only one fatal GA accident so far this year. You guys and gals, our Arizona aviation community, are doing a great job of flying safe. Let’s keep that trend going! Make 2018 the safest year ever. Initial Pilot Certification Passing...  Read more...Initial Pilot Certification Passing Rates Trending Down
July 2018 Aviation Accident Summary
By Jim Timm  July 2018  The following are NTSB reports of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late May through late June. The Arizona Pilots Association uses 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 they will take the...  Read more...July 2018 Aviation Accident Summary
CFIT Accidents (GAARMS)
GAARMS Report: June 2018   Fred Gibbs  (Your guy in Flagstaff) So far this year we have had only one fatal GA accident here in Arizona, the PA-24 Piper Comanche out of Scottsdale last month. That is already one too many, but only one in the past 5 months is an improvement over last year. Let’s keep that trend going and make 2018 the...  Read more...CFIT Accidents (GAARMS)
June 2018 Aviation Accident Summary
By Jim Timm  June 2018  The following are NTSB reports of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late April through late May. The Arizona Pilots Association uses 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 they will take the...  Read more...June 2018 Aviation Accident Summary
May 2018 Aviation Accident Summary
By Jim Timm  May 2018  The following are NTSB reports of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late March thru late April. The Arizona Pilots Association uses 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 they will...  Read more...May 2018 Aviation Accident Summary