AFTW Mtg May 15, 2013 – 9:30 am
Attending: Dominic Gallo – FAA; Bill Sapp – FAA; David Kitts – Phx Helicopters; Joshua Parriott – CAE/Oxford; Gil Monti – ATCA; Dave Lindskoog – TransPac; Travis Trexler – TransPac; Patrick Oakley – KIWA Airport; Josh Klein – ATP/ASU; Matt Miller – Falcon Exec
From FAA, Runway incursion at CHD – Glasair landed on CLOSED Rwy 22L. Pilot had acknowledged ATIS and ATC clearances for 22R. Since 22L sticks out significantly farther, it’s possible the pilot fixated on the first runway he saw. However, he ignored & overflew the flashing “X” barricade and crews working near the end. After touchdown, some vehicles were able to move out of his way, others he dodged around as he rolled out. Somehow, there were no injuries or physical damage. Continue reading
AFTW Minutes March 13, 2013:
Dave Vangsnes Mesa Pilot Development
Mathias Eichenseer German Air Force
Dave Kitts Phoenix Helicopter
Jay Gines ATCA
Dominick Gallo FAA
Josh Klein ATP/ASU
Travis Olson CAE/Oxford
Terry Brandt DPE
Rex Ginder UND Aerospace
- APS (Fighter Combat) Discussed awareness and adding practice areas to AFTW Website
- CAE Phased transition of Oxford from GYR to FFZ is forecast to be finished by the end of the year
- Please monitor Estrella Sailport frequency if transitioning the area on a XC or otherwise, Skydive operations are in the area!
- Remain vigilant for traffic at “The Stack” at CGZ. Use your frequencies and be courteous.
- Use caution for jet blast if a business jet is doing a MX run-up in the redbox area located west of taxiway yankee at IWA.
- Please keep transponders in the “ON” position while moving on airport surfaces per the AIM.
From the DPEs:
1. Applicants need work on playing the role of the PIC during checkrides. DPEs cannot make decisions for them.
2. SRM skills need to be utilized more and backup equipment should be used if available. Above all, fly the aircraft first!
During practical test, the pilot being evaluated IS the PIC with all the authority and responsibility of that role. Therefore the applicant single uses pilot resource management (SRM) knowledge and skills making good decisions and managing risks during the test.
Next Meeting May 15th, 0930 @ the SDL FSDO.
The AFTW’s Jan. 9 meeting included discussions about the newly authorized practice ILS procedure for Luke’s AUX-1 airfield, upcoming airport special events, and upcoming new emphasis on flight training safety topics.
Congrats to Travis Olson, who won a special door prize from Gleim, giving him access to one of this aviation instruction leader’s online courses.
Read more in the meeting minutes here.. (PDF, requires Adobe Reader.)
Members of the Arizona Flight Training Workgroup last Wednesday discussed a number of increasing concerns about congested flight training airspace around IWA.
Practice VOR holds at IWA and the use of KCKY-AM radio station for NDB training procedures are being discouraged, as airspace becomes more congested.
Arrival and departure procedures at IWA recently have been changed to deal with airspace congestion issues, as well.
Download the complete set of meeting minutes from the Nov. 14 gathering at the Flight Standards District Office in Scottsdale. (PDF, requires the free Adobe Reader.)
Here are the minutes of the Sept. 12 AFTW monthly meeting at the Scottsdale Flight Standards District Office. Thank you Terry Brandt for putting these together!
AFTW Meeting 12 September 2012 at SDL FSDO.
There was one school represented, one CFI, one DPE, one from Casa Grande Airport Advisory Committee.
1. Congested areas/bottlenecks should keep us alert and looking for ways to avoid potential problems. We may be able to de-conflict the areas by varying altitudes and ground tracks. Areas noted where we want to continue to watch and modify as necessary are in and around CGZ and TFD, around Apache Junction (landfill and Renaissance Festival), and west of DVT runways to the 101.
2. Aerobatic Boxes. We have been notified of two recent renewals for one at P48 and one west of the southwest side of the Estrella Mts (http://aftw.org/wp/2012/08/atcas-aerobatic-box-south-of-goodyear-is-hot/ ). Boxes are shown in the AFD and on the Training area maps on the AFTW web site. (http://aftw.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/TAC43a_V1_01.pdf ).
3. The Radio Station KCKY continues to be used for approaches, holds, tracking and arcing. Because of the high volume of VFR traffic and published approaches in the area AFTW continues to recommend we discontinue use of unpublished procedures at this facility.