Midair collisions are a persistent and deadly threat to aviation safety. From 2016 to 2021, there were 43 reports of midair collisions involving GA operations in the United States, resulting in 79 fatalities. Data from the FAA’s Aviation Safety Information and Analysis Sharing (ASIAS) GA team indicate that over time, general aviation operators with Traffic […]
The Controlled Flight into Terrain (CFIT) Working Group Report is Available Now!
The GAJSC’s latest report, the Controlled Flight into Terrain (CFIT) Working Group is now available online HERE! The GAJSC analyzes aviation safety data to identify emerging issues and develop mitigation strategies to address and prioritize safety issues. The GAJSC previously investigated CFIT accidents in 2000, which placed focus on equipping GA airplanes with — and […]
Controlled Flight Into Terrain Working Group Completes Drafting Safety Recommendations in Daytona Beach, FL
Last week, the GAJSC Controlled Flight into Terrain (CFIT) Working Group met for the last time at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida. The Working Group finished drafting safety recommendations targeted at reducing the number of CFIT general aviation accidents. The NTSB’s 2019-2020 Most Wanted List includes a discussion of CFIT avoidance as part of […]