228 3 Things You Don’t Know about VFR into IMC Accidents + GA News
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228 Max talks with Rob Mark about VFR into IMC Accidents and a free online course available from AOPA’s Air Safety Institute. These are the most common weather accidents, and 90% are fatal. They happen to even very high time pilots, and they’re ten times more likely to occur at night. Pilots need a strategy for when this occurs to them, and they need to learn how to estimate flight visibility.
- New VFR into IMC safety campaign launches
- Textron brings new upgrades to Cessna and Beechcraft
- Southwest slows pilot hiring on instructor shortfall
- Distracted pilot fails to extend landing gear
- Pilot hits tree while herding cattle
- Backyard landings in helicopter could land man in prison
- Helicopter pilot sentenced for forging license
- Crash pilot arrested on human smuggling charges
- Fake pilot case: trainee Air India copilot held
- Man arrested after climbing onto jet wing at Chicago’s Midway
Mentioned in the Show
AOPA ASI’s VFR into IMC Avoidance and Escape course
FBO Fees May Have Motivated VFR-into-IMC
Accident Case Study: Chicago to NC flight VFR into IMC
Accident Case Study: SR20 Indiana to DuPage flight
Accident Case Study: VFR into IMC over Bakersfield, CA
Understanding the Human Factors Associated with Visual Flight Rules Flight Into Instrument Meteorological Conditions
Assessments of Flight and Weather Conditions during General Aviation Operations
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