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

May 8th, 2014 | Aviation accident

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… Read More

Could Further Regulation of General Aviation Reduce Accidents?

March 7th, 2014 | Aviation accident

The chances of being involved in an accident are significant when flying in a small, privately owned aircraft. The chances of such an incident are drastically increased in rugged, mountainous locations like Alaska. The large number of General Aviation Accidents occurring in the state recently has citizens asking questions that could carry over to the… Read More

NTSB Works to Reduce General Aviation Accidents Through 5 New Safety Alerts

January 3rd, 2014 | Aviation articles

Each year, the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigate thousands of accidents involving different types of aircraft; however, the most common type of crash these groups look into are General Aviation Accidents. These crashes involve recreational aircraft piloted by licensed pilots who are not profiting from the flight. An article from… Read More

Cirrus Aircraft To Launch New Safety Campaign

May 24th, 2013 | Aviation accident

May 24, 2013 The rate of accidents occurring in the general aviation field is considerably higher than other facets of the aviation industry. In an effort to reduce the number of these General Aviation Accidents, Cirrus Aircraft announced today that it would be launching a multi-year pilot training and safety course. According to an article published… Read More

Home-Built Aircraft Make Up Large Portion of General Aviation Accidents

May 17th, 2013 | Aviation accident

May 17, 2013 Data from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) indicates that aircraft built by hobbyists are the leading type airplane involved in General Aviation Accidents today. Their estimate show this type of aircraft was involved in 15 percent of all general aviation crashes and accounted for 20 percent of all fatalities in the… Read More