By AOPA ePublishing staff
Most pilots wouldn’t even consider taking off in an airplane that hasn’t been maintained, but some are all too happy to launch when their airmanship hasn’t received the necessary maintenance—and it shows.
Statistics from the AOPA Air Safety Foundation’s 2007 Nall Report indicate that less than 17 percent of general aviation accidents are the result of maintenance-related issues while almost 74 percent are caused by pilot error and poor decision making.
Learn more about making sure your machine and your skills are up to par with a free aviation safety seminar scheduled for 6 p.m. March 31 at Frederick Municipal Airport in Frederick, Md. AOPA Air Safety Foundation Chief Flight Instructor J.J. Greenway will be among those presenting information on safety and maintenance issues during the three-hour seminar hosted by Landmark Aviation. Complimentary dinner and refreshments will be served. For more information about the seminar or to RSVP, call 800/545-9393, ext. 113.
If you can’t make it in person, brush up on these topics and more with interactive online courses from the AOPA Air Safety Foundation. To learn more about aircraft maintenance, visit the AOPA Pilot Information Center’s subject report.
March 27, 2008