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No Go-Around (Todd Simmons)

Real Pilot Story from the Field

Backcountry flying is mesmerizing and rewarding, but it also presents unique challenges. For example, exploring a remote airstrip—especially a no go-around field surrounded by high terrain—requires that pilots conduct thorough briefings and perform extra planning before committing to the flight. Join the Air Safety Institute’s executive director Richard McSpadden in "No Go-Around" as he speaks with four experienced pilots who discuss lessons learned from a flight that went terribly wrong.


Tablet: Compatible
Length: 29:30 mins
Topic: Aeronautical Decision Making
FAA WINGS: Not Eligible
Accident Forgiveness: Eligible

Join the AOPA Air Safety Institute in examining the circumstances that led to this pilot's situation. Then, please share lessons learned to help others avoid a similar incident.

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This video qualifies for AOPA Accident Forgiveness.