An important component of reducing general aviation (GA) accidents is leveraging the rapid growth and evolution of technology in the aviation industry. The General Aviation Joint Steering Committee (GAJSC) believes that the FAA must continue to find ways to help reduce the cost to install safety enhancing technology. Installation of this technology can offer substantial safety benefits, often with minimal risk. The GAJSC also feels that the FAA needs to identify the appropriate level of certification for installation of risk-mitigating avionics. …
Although pilots and aircraft owners rely on mechanics to maintain and inspect their aircraft, the owner or operator is ultimately responsible for airworthiness. Pilots and owners should be proactive in their approach to maintenance, understand airworthiness responsibilities, and know the value of proper maintenance documentation and effective communication with their mechanics and repair shops.
By Tom Hoffmann, FAA Safety Briefing Managing Editor
“Man must rise above the Earth — to the top of the atmosphere and beyond — for only thus will he fully understand the world in which he lives.” –Socrates
By Dr. Leo Hattrup, FAA Medical Officer
At the beginning of 2020, many viewed COVID-19 as a distant problem. Our world is now very different and how long the “new normal” will last is unknown. However, we have made considerable scientific progress this past year. Medical authorities quickly realized that we needed to develop and approve a vaccine quicker than usual to prevent spread and to minimize transmission.
Official FAA safety policy voice for general aviation. Part of the national FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam).