November Safety Topic: Avoiding Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) Accidents

Preventing CFIT accidents has been a safety goal for some time.  In a 2014 presentation at the Bombardier Safety Stand Down NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt characterized CFIT as “The Problem that Never Went Away”.  Even today, with commonly available, greatly improved flight position displays, we still see accidents where airworthy aircraft under positive control are unintentionally flown into terrain or structures.

Updated Luke Aux-1 ILS Policy and Procedures

Luke Air Force Base has strongly supported the mission of the flight training community.  On June 7th, General Todd Canterbury of Luke Air Force Base released updated policy on the use of the Aux-1 ILS.  Please see this post for more information.

UPDATE-New Version: AFTW Practice Area Reporting Points ForeFlight/Garmin Pilot Overlay Version 9.0

New version posted on January 10th, 2019. Download your GPS overlay of the practice areas today and start using it in Foreflight and Garmin Pilot!

Rio Verde Low-Flying Aircraft

AFTW has released a letter addressing concerns about low-flying aircraft in the Northeast Practice Area. Please take some time to read this letter and do your part to be a good neighbor to those living around us.

AFTW Releases New Procedures for The Stack

New procedures to help pilots more safely and efficiently practice Instrument approaches at Stanfield and Casa Grande Municipal Airport have been released by the AFTW.

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Upcoming Events

Jan 12

Arizona Flight Training Workgroup (AFTW) Zoom Meeting

January 12, 2021 @ 13:00 - 15:00 MST

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