The US Helicopter Safety Team (USHST) announced its “20 by 2020” campaign, a goal of reducing civil US fatal helicopter accident rate by 20% by 2020.
These recitations should show that instant speculation actually is a disservice to the process.
The rules may not make sense to the average aviator, but the risks and consequences of ignoring the regulations/interpretations are severe.
Centers for Disease Control’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) issued a very insightful analysis of the complex and multi-faceted fire-fighting environment. In response to the NOISH report, a local fire-fighting aircraft operator, Mr….
For the banner towers, this is a period of careful concentration and attention to details, not “lazy, hazy days of summer.” So what’s up with this most specialized form of commercial aviation?
The minutes of the NTSB meeting on SpaceShipTwo provide excellent lessons for aviation. In particular, the opening and closing statements of Chairman Hart.
It might help to understand from whence the FAA comes. It has relied on multiple systems to assure safety. That historic construct may be the impediment to the UAS industry evolving as the private sector would like. Here is a brief description of the seines upon which the FAA has relied.
The NTSB is far from finding a probable cause, but the instruments linking the seaplane to FAA’s Capstone system designed to give the pilot situational awareness information shows how important the human is in flying an airplane.