NTSB Member Weener has written an insightful explanation of how an investigation team is constituted and how it conducts its examination of GA accidents.Read More
The NTSB released a video and an interactive timeline which chronicles its accomplishments. The past of the NTSB is exemplary, but the forward look is critical to tomorrow’s successes.
These are the people who spend thousands of hours at accident sites and perform forensic research. The Members, too, bring added expertise and judgment. Happy birthday, NTSB!
AOPA’s SVP Jim Coon criticizes NTSB’s approach to GA accident investigation. The answer to AOPA’s complaint may be to involve the SMS quantitative approach.
If Christopher Hart is willing, the Trump Administration would be well advised to nominate Mr. Hart for the Board again or any safety positions within DoT.
A deep investigation of actual operational experience might provide hard data on pilot qualifications. Without proof, the debate over the 1,500 hour criteria will continue on a subjective level.
Schumer’s press release on small plane crashes makes assumptions not supported by record. Rather than send the NTSB on an unnecessary investigation, perhaps the Senator’s office should learn what the FAA is doing to lower GA risk.