May 2016 Issue

Fly-In Safety Highlighted

New NTSB Safety Alert emphasizes challenges at fly-in aviation events of all sizes. Hint: Get the Notam.

As the summer fly-in season kicked off in the U.S., the NTSB published the latest in its ongoing series of Safety Alerts, with discussions and tips for pilots arriving at fly-in events. Focused primarily on the Sun ín Fun and the Experimental Aircraft Associationís (EAAís) AirVenture events but applicable to many others, the Boardís new advisory (SA-053) emphasizes the unique challenges arrivals at heavily attended fly-ins can present to pilots of all experience levels but especially those who arenít prepared.

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