NTSB Member Weener traveled to Alaska to learn more about its “bush pilot culture” and challenges in flying that are unlike the rest of the US.Read More
Dr. Nicholas Webster, NTSB Medical Officer, writes about the medical analysis aspect of NTSB general aviation accident investigation.
NTSB Member Weener has written an insightful explanation of how an investigation team is constituted and how it conducts its examination of GA accidents.
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.