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Safety Pilot: Wish List II

Article | Jul 01, 2009

Air Safety Foundation President Bruce Landsberg has served the association since 1992. Looking at some of the new aircraft—and the same old accident causes—got me to thinking again about how good engineering can really assist in not depending so much on the training or the human memory, neither of which is particularly robust.

Safety Pilot: No one wins

Article | Jun 01, 2009

Bruce Landsberg was named president of the AOPA Air Safety Foundation in January 2009. The NTSB recently issued an urgent request to the FAA to immediately ground all Zenair CH 601XL light sport aircraft.

Safety Pilot: Something's burning

Pilot Magazine | May 01, 2009

Bruce Landsberg is the president of the Air Safety Foundation. An in-flight electrical fire is one of the worst emergencies that can confront a pilot.

Safety Pilot: You be the judge

Pilot Magazine | Apr 01, 2009

Bruce Landsberg was named president of the Air Safety Foundation in February. The great football coach Vince Lombardi used to exhort his Super Bowl-winning Green Bay Packers that “Winning isn’t everything—it’s the only thing.” That’s fine for professional sports, but shouldn’t “safety” replace “winning” as what pilots, and the agencies that oversee them, should be thinking? However, the FAA is charged with enforcement to be used when more collaborative methods for safety fail.

Safety Pilot: Weather windows

Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 2009

Bruce Landsberg has logged more than 6,000 flight hours and holds multiple ratings. What a difference a day makes! It’s axiomatic in the accident investigation business that the wreckage is usually picked up in good weather.

Safety Pilot Landmark Accidents: The day the music died

Article | Feb 01, 2009

Bruce Landsberg is executive director of the AOPA Air Safety Foundation. Some accidents are burned into memory even decades after they happened.

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.