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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.

Safety Pilot: Deja vu: 50 years of mishaps

Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 2008

Bruce Landsberg was named executive director of ASF in 1992. In looking back at nearly 50 years of general aviation accident reporting, what is surprising is how few surprises there are.

Safety Pilot: Island time

Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2008

Bruce Landsberg is an ATP who has logged more than 5,000 flight hours. A trip to Hawaii is always memorable, but the high point for me was a personal flight around several of the islands.

Safety Pilot Landmark Accidents: Snowy, Foggy, and Overloaded

Pilot Magazine | Jan 01, 2008

What better way to start the new year than with a remembrance that good decision making is part of every flight? This business related flight took place on February 22, 2006, in an aircraft that was ill suited for the job. The plan was to fly from Warrenton, Virginia, to Mitchellville, Maryland, in a Cessna 172 and pick up a passenger before continuing to Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Safety Pilot: What makes an aircraft old

Pilot Magazine | Dec 01, 2007

Bruce Landsberg is the executive director of the AOPA Air Safety Foundation. News flash: a generation of aircraft is getting older.

Safety Pilot Landmark Accidents: Ice Crisis

Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 2007

More pireps needed The AOPA Air Safety Foundation and the FAA General Aviation Safety Committee (ASF is a participant along with a number of industry and association members) have established a program to expand the number of pilot reports during periods of inclement weather. This winter, the Seattle Air Route Traffic Control Center, several area Tracons, Flight Service, and the National Weather Service will all cooperate in an experiment to solicit pireps during periods when icing and/or low ceilings/visibility are forecast.

Safety Pilot: Light sport design

Pilot Magazine | Oct 01, 2007

Bruce Landsberg is the executive director of the AOPA Air Safety Foundation. Only Rip Van Winkle could overlook the buzz surrounding light sport aircraft (LSA) these days.