February 15, 2014
By ASI Staff
When you are hanging out at the airport, does the conversation with other pilots in your flying club often turn to flying mishaps? To the average person, it might seem a bit morbid that pilots pay so much attention to aircraft accidents. After all, when was the last time you saw an article about an accident in a car magazine? But flying isn’t like driving, and accidents deserve attention: They let us learn from others’ mistakes, help us think critically about our skills, and provide a mental “nudge” if we find ourselves in similar situations.
With that in mind, the Air Safety Institute’s new seminar, Accident Case Study: Live, aims to put a new spin on safety-oriented accident analysis. Working with several compelling real-life cases, presenter and audience will play the role of accident investigator—starting at the crash scene and working backwards through physical evidence, eyewitness testimony, and other leads to figure out exactly what went wrong, and why.
Online Accident Case Studies continue to be among the most popular programs offered by the Air Safety Institute. Now you can participate in person! Visit the website for dates and locations near you, and bring the entire flying club. It can be your monthly safety ‘meeting’ and participants also get Wings credit and are eligible for insurance Accident Forgiveness just for attending.
The Air Safety Institute is a division of the non-profit AOPA Foundation. Funding for ASI safety programs comes from the generosity of pilots like you.
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