A number of fatal general-aviation crashes involved aircraft under maintenance that had not yet been returned to service. Safety experts recommend lock out/tag out placards to make pilots more aware that an aircraft may be un-airworthy.
A new training resource is available online to help pilots more safely and efficiently practice Instrument Approach procedures at Stanfield and Casa Grande Municipal Airport.
Commercial jet and flight-training airspace in the Southeast Valley remains congested.
A reminder that CAE Oxford Academy uses arrival and departure routes for FFZ.
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If you are cleared by PHX Approach Control to conduct a practice instrument approach into an airport with Class D airspace, can you do so without establishing 2-way communications with the tower? In the PHX area, some pilots recently have turned away from the Class D when the hand off was late and they were not yet talking to the tower.
From Sky Harbor, to Deer Valley to Coolidge, and beyond, airspace, ATC procedures and airport operational issues dominated concerns at the recent AFTW meeting.
Lots of discussion surfaced at November's AFTW meeting on testing procedures for Private Pilot candidates, including short-field landings and stalls. Remember, stalls must go to a full break during the flight test! New procedures for Instrument Proficiency Checks and...
Tucson International tower is contacting flight schools in Arizona to update them on an upcoming construction project. Here are the details from the tower (PDFs of the airport are available for download at the bottom of this post): Construction at Tucson...
The AFTW meeting minutes are here, from the Sept. 20 meeting.
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