Bruce Landsberg, President of the AOPA Air Safety Foundation
In recognition of 17 years’ effort, AOPA Air Safety Foundation Executive Director Bruce Landsberg was named president of the foundation on Feb. 13.
“During his time at the AOPA Air Safety Foundation, Bruce has shown tremendous capability to develop industry-leading safety training programs and to raise the money necessary to provide those programs free of charge to all pilots,” said AOPA President Craig Fuller. “His efforts have made the AOPA Air Safety Foundation the first stop for general aviation pilots who are striving to become safer pilots.”
During Landsberg’s tenure, the foundation has continued to develop and host in-person safety seminars that reach tens of thousands of pilots annually at hundreds of locations across the United States. It has also expanded its scope and reach with a vigorous online education effort that now reaches hundreds of thousands of pilots each year.
Landsberg is recognized as the voice of general aviation safety through his monthly column in AOPA Pilot, a popular weekly blog in ePilot, and is in great demand as a public speaker. He serves on numerous committees and boards working with the FAA, NTSB, National Weather Service, several colleges and universities representing general aviation safety, along with the foundation’s and AOPA's interests. He holds airline transport pilot and certificated flight instructor certificates and has more than 6,000 flight hours.