Safety Publications

Expand your knowledge by choosing from the Air Safety Institute's wide selection of publications; available to pilots free of charge.

CFI to CFI Newsletters

Both pilots and instructors will benefit from the Air Safety Institute's quarterly newsletter to instructors.

Prevent Misfueling (Safety Article)

While completely preventable, misfueling continues to be a problem. The AOPA Air Safety Institute provides simple steps to prevent it from happening to you. Learn how clear communication and AOPA’s customizable fuel ordering cards can save the day.

Safety Advisors

Find need-to-know information and a wealth of practical advice in the Air Safety Institute's Safety Advisors. A variety of topics are available, including airspace, weather, instrument operations, and GPS.

Safety Briefs

Safety Briefs are short (2-4 page) publications designed to offer expert guidance and useful tips for pilots.

VFR into IMC Syllabus

This syllabus is designed to help protect pilots against GA's most fatal type of weather-related accident: VFR into IMC. It is recommended for use by flight instructors and schools.

Nall Report

This acclaimed annual safety report provides perspective to the previous year's general aviation accident statistics.

GA Accident Scorecard

This report summarizes the numbers of accidents, fatal accidents, and fatalities during the past two years, including tabulations of the categories and classes of aircraft involved, pilot qualifications, purposes of the accident flights, and light and weather conditions. 

Airspace at-a-Glance Card

Know at a glance what the weather minimums and communication requirements are for the airspace around you.

Intercept Procedures Card

Notams and TFRs are more common than ever. Take this card on your trips so you'll know what to do when that F-16 pops up in your window.

Flight Planner Form

A guide to help with efficient and complete flight planning—ready for you to print and use.

Pilot Report (Pirep) Form

Pireps are an invaluable source of weather information for the decision-making process. We need your help to create more pireps; this handy form makes it easy!

Flash Cards

Flash cards are a great way for pilots to learn about complex topics. They're also a helpful testing tool for flight instructors and pilot examiners. Here you can find flashcards pertaining to runway safety, airspace, and aircraft.

Featured Accidents

An archive of accident reports featured in AOPA ePilot.

Safety Pilot Article Index

Browse the archives of AOPA Foundation President Bruce Landsberg's column in AOPA Pilot magazine, available by date of publication.

Instructor Report Archive

An archive of the Air Safety Institute's original newsletter to instructors.

Safety Highlights

Browse type-specific aircraft reviews and find information about safety records, technical details, and more.

Pilot's Checkride Guide

This booklet is designed to provide pilots and flight instructors with a compact reference guide to frequently used practical test standards and logbook endorsements.

Sport Pilot Checkride Guide

A compact reference on Practical Test Standards, eligibility requirements, flight and aeronautical experience requirements, and required endorsements.

Aging and the General Aviation Pilot: Research and Recommendations

As the pilot population grows older, it’s important to consider the potential impact on GA safety. How much does aging degrade our piloting performance? Does it affect some skills more than others? In this report, we look to 20 years’ worth of scientific research on older pilots for answers about the overall impact of age, and ways pilots can best minimize or delay any negative affects.

Stall/Spin Accidents

Pilots who believe that aerobatic training will enable a recovery from an inadvertent spin in the traffic pattern are fooling themselves. That myth—and other misconceptions about stalls and spins in GA aircraft—is explored in this Air Safety Foundation study. View search results for stall/spin accidents.

Accidents During Flight Instruction

Flight training is widely believed to be safer than most other aspects of general aviation. But is it? And do specific aspects of the training process pose greater risks and thus offer greater room for improvement? The Air Safety Institute’s first comprehensive analysis of instructional accidents in a decade finds surprising differences between different types and phases of training in both airplanes and helicopters.

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The Air Safety Institute is happy to make these publications available to you at no cost, but we need your help! We rely on tax-deductible contributions to fund our pilot training programs. Your contribution today, whether it's $25, $50, $100, or whatever you can send, will help us educate pilots. Help the Air Safety Institute to make a difference in improving general aviation safety.