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Pilot Short Story: Into The Dark

A pilot's night departure off Martha's Vineyard takes a turn for the worst as severe spatial disorientation takes hold." An instrument-rated pilot and his family depart Martha’s Vineyard Airport over the vast Atlantic and into the dark of a sun-settled sky. Confused by his lack of visual reference, the airman faces a critical decision.

AOPA Air Safety Institute staff

AOPA Air Safety Institute Staff members share a deep passion for aviation safety. As compassionate pilots, we bring together safety research, analysis, and knowledge in creative ways to share aviation safety education with you—with the ultimate goal of one day having zero fatal accidents in GA.
Topics: Accident, Aeronautical Decision Making, Situational Awareness

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