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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.

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.