Read more: October 2018 Aviation Accident Summary
The following are NTSB reports of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from August thru late September. 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 action necessary to prevent similar accidents from
Read more: GARMIN 700 SERIES AUTOPILOT HEADS UP… (GAARMS)
Well, August unfortunately turned out to be a bad month for maintaining our good safety record, while September had no fatal accidents (as of the 25th, as I write this). In a 2-week period between Aug. 18 and Aug. 29th, there were 3 fatal accidents with 5 fatalities. The total count so far this year stands at 5 fatal GA accidents and 12 fatalities. This does not include the
Read more: September 2018 Aviation Accident Summary
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 action necessary to prevent similar accidents from
Read more: The Great Potato Chip Affair (GAARMS)
Fred’s  Perspective… True  confessions; The  great potato chip affair…                                  On one of my many trips over the years to Oshkosh, long before ever moving out here to Arizona, there I was, right seat in my friends’ Mooney, cruising along at 12,500 feet
Read more: August 2018 Aviation Accident Summary
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 action necessary to prevent similar accidents
Read more: High Flight (GAARMS)
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 safest year ever.  Subject:  "High Flight"   (FAA’s Annotated Version) Oh, I
Read more: Getting Lost
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 leave the traffic pattern of the airport. That is
Read more: Initial Pilot Certification Passing Rates Trending Down
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 Rates Trending Down  I read an article concerning Flight Instructors (CFI’s and CFII’S), and the concern that
By Jim Timm Read more: July 2018 Aviation Accident Summary 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: CFIT Accidents (GAARMS)
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 safest year ever.  Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) accidents continue to occur in general