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AGING GRACEFULLY, FLYING SAFELYSafety Advisor

GO BEYOND THE TEXTBOOK—LEARN HOW YOUR HEALTH IMPACTS PILOT PERFORMANCE WITH THIS SAFETY SPOTLIGHTAging Gracefully, Flying Safely

Aerial photography of the Champ 7EC with the Continental 0-200-A 100hp engine, light sport aircraft.
Sanford, FL  USA
07-574_125.CR2,Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II

None of us has a choice about getting older—but getting older does not mean we have to be bystanders when It comes to our well-being. We can choose how we deal with aging by being an active participant in the process and aiming to stay healthy and sharp. We should be aware of how we care for ourselves, how we fly, and the decisions we make. Getting older may take adjustment, but it doesn’t mean losing our edge.

This safety spotlight explores the effects of aging on pilot performance and ways to keep flying safely as we grow older.

You’ll review:

  • Age related changes and adjusting your flying
  • How to keep fit and stay sharp
  • Self-assessment strategies
  • How to stay proficient
  • Insurance strategies
  • Scaling back on flying
  • The value of having a copilot
  • Calling it quits and feeling good about it