FAA Aims to Reduce General Aviation Accidents Through “Got Weather?” Campaign

by | May 8th, 2014

Data shows that the general aviation industry has the highest rate of airplane crashes in the United States each year, with many of these accidents being attributed to weather conditions. In an effort to reduce the number of general aviation accidents in our country, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has partnered with general aviation leaders to launch a campaign aimed at reducing the number of weather-related general aviation accidents that occur each year.

The Got Weather? Program is a multi-faceted approach to improving pilots’ pre-flight planning and decision-making processes. Some of the ways these goals are being achieved is through educational courses and materials that offer tips on ways to more efficiently plan for flight. This includes checking pilot weather reports, an online Flight Risk Evaluator, and several quizzes that can test pilots’ knowledge.

Many experts and officials emphasized the importance of the program, considering 75 percent of all weather-related aviation accidents result in fatalities.

The aviation accident attorneys with Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy understand how important continuing education can be to improving the safety record of the aviation industry in the United States. That’s why the firm encourages all pilots to take a look at the materials available through the Got Weather? campaign.