Fuel Awareness Pilot Safety Announcement
Would You Fly This Airline?
What if the airlines handled fuel management the way some GA pilots do?
“From an accident prevention perspective, fuel mismanagement is one of the most frustrating problems. The accidents are easy to avoid. The hard part is reaching the pilots who are most at risk, because they’re not the ones attending safety seminars or taking online courses. A new approach is needed to get pilots to stop and think about the issue. Airing some ‘dirty laundry’? Perhaps, but we think it’s more than justified by the lives, aircraft, and dollars we lose to this problem every year. ACCIDENTS do far more damage to GA’s reputation than educational efforts like this. It shows that, as a community, we are making a good faith effort to address the problem.”
—Bruce Landsberg, President, AOPA Foundation