The March/April 2016 issue of FAA Safety Briefing, Your Guide to Preventing Loss of Control, is now available online. This issue features articles on loss of control — or “unintended departure from controlled flight” — a key focus of the GAJSC and the subject of two work group reports.
Articles in Your Guide to Preventing Loss of Control are intended to help pilots better identify the warning signs of loss of control, as well as fine tune their mitigation strategies and recovery techniques.
The issue also contains an article on the GAJSC describing the history of the committee and it’s work to-date (see page 13).
Previous issues of FAA Safety Briefing and GA Safety Enhancement (SE) Topic Fact Sheets are available online here.
At the GAJSC’s first meeting in 2016, the committee reviewed the FY16 general aviation (GA) safety performance data. A slide presentation on the FY16 data has been added to the Document Center.
The committee also reviewed updates to the GAJSC Pareto chart to help the committee identify target areas for future work:
The GAJSC met on Thursday, January 7, 2016 in Washington, DC. Currently, the committee is evaluating previous work and looking ahead to future projects. The GAJSC reviewed fatal accident data for the previous year. The committee also discussed the status of ongoing work under its Safety Enhancements and received an FAA briefing on the agency’s new compliance philosophy.
The GAJSC will meet again in late March. The date and location will be added to the Meetings page once confirmed.