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February 13, 2009
AOPA Air Safety Foundation staff
Fuel-management accidents are among the most preventable types of general aviation mishaps, and yet pilots still manage to turn perfectly good airplanes into impromptu gliders at a rate of nearly two per week.
In an effort to raise awareness and encourage sound decision making, the AOPA Air Safety Foundation has launched a new interactive resource—a fully scalable Google-based map that plots the location of accidents caused by improper fuel management.
Pilots can roll over the map’s plot points to see accident details, and a link provides additional information from the Air Safety Foundation Accident Database. Drop-down menus allow users to tailor details such as time frame or aircraft type. The map also provides a link to the foundation’s fuel-awareness resources.
Learn more in AOPA Air Safety Foundation Executive Director Bruce Landsberg’s blog.
Aircraft Power and Fuel,
GA Safety and Accidents,
SocialFlight users can now publish events via Facebook and Twitter.
Shell announced Dec. 3 the development of an unleaded aviation fuel that will be submitted for certification as a "performance drop-in" avgas replacement.
Candler Field Flying Club is a young group focused on teaching young people to fly.
AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.