October 2015 Issue

Five Things To Get Right On Your Next Flight

The accident record tells us a lot about what we can do to prevent adding to it.

It is said a pilot cannot conduct a flight without violating at least one FAA regulation somewhere along the way. Advocates look no farther than FAR 91.103, which requires a pilot to become “familiar with all available information” (emphasis added) pertaining to a flight before taking off, which simply isn’t possible these days. If one equates FAR compliance with safety, that means at some point during the flight, we’re unsafe. We don’t buy that, and can think of many situations where at least bending a FAR can be the safer action, and when violating one really should be the least of our worries.

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