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Safety Pilot: Mission Mindset

Pilot Magazine | Jan 01, 2009

Bruce Landsberg regularly consults with FAA, NTSB, and various aviation groups on safety issues. Pilots are people of focus and commitment.

Safety Pilot: Overrun!

Pilot Magazine | Dec 01, 2008

Bruce Landsberg is the executive director of the AOPA Air Safety Foundation. It was three years ago this month that a Southwest Airlines (SWA) Boeing 737-700 slid off the end of Runway 31C after landing at Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) on a snowy evening.

Safety Pilot: The sky is not falling, but...

Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 2008

Bruce Landsberg has served the Air Safety Foundation since 1992. Loss of life in an aircraft accident is always tragic, but it’s tougher to explain when people on the ground are killed.

Safety Pilot: Weather wolves II

Pilot Magazine | Oct 01, 2008

Bruce Landsberg has led the AOPA Air Safety Foundation since May 1992. Cry “wolf” often enough and people stop listening, even when the wolf may really be there.

Safety Pilot: Safety envelope

Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2008

Bruce Landsberg has been executive director of the AOPA Air Safety Foundation for 16 years. You’ve heard about flying to the “edge of the envelope,” a concept that is typically introduced in primary training to explain aircraft performance and capability.

Safety Pilot Landmark Accidents: Jet Transition Troubles

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2008

The delivery of very light jets (VLJs) has begun. As you read Tom Haines’ training experience in the Eclipse 500 (see “Typed and Tried,” page 62), it’s obvious that the manufacturers are making a real effort to prep new jet pilots to fly safely.

Safety Pilot: Air traffic saviors

Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 2008

Bruce Landsberg has logged more than 6,000 flight hours, is a CFII, and holds multiple ratings. Pilots have a high regard for air traffic controllers except when being sent the wrong way or asked to hold for extended periods and, even then, ATC is only keeping us from bumping into each other.

Safety Pilot: The apprentice

Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 2008

Executive Director Bruce Landsberg has been a flight instructor since 1973. Long before The Donald’s televised escapades and firing tantrums, apprenticeship was used as a systematic approach to teach tradesmen.

Safety Pilot: Report from the runways

Pilot Magazine | May 01, 2008

Bruce Landsberg has served as executive director of the AOPA Air Safety Foundation since 1992. A Grumman AA5 (Traveler) had just landed on the outboard parallel runway and the tower instructed the pilot to hold short of the inboard parallel runway before taxiing to the ramp.

Safety Pilot Landmark Accidents: Always Another Dawn

Pilot Magazine | Apr 01, 2008

Test pilot, aeronautical pioneer and engineer, scientist, general aviation pilot, AOPA member, family man, nice guy. A.