GAJSC Meeting and GA Safety Summit

The GAJSC met on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 in Washington DC. The committee discussed ongoing work and received updates including briefings on NTSB’s work on PIREPs, FAA’s work regarding airport cameras, research into angle of attack indicators (AOAs), NATA’s misfueling program, and FAA’s Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS). The GAJSC also approved a revised Charter for the organization, available here. The GAJSC will meet again in Washington, DC in June.

On March 31, 2016, government and industry leaders participating in a GA Safety Summit at FAA headquarters. After the summit, FAA Deputy Administrator Whitaker released the following statement, “FAA and GA Community Are Making the Skies Safer”:



The GA Survey Is Underway!

The 38th annual General Aviation and Part 135 Activity Survey for reporting on CY 2015 is underway! The GA Survey is an important source of information on the general aviation fleet, the number of hours flown, and the ways people use general aviation aircraft. This information is used to prepare safety statistics and calculate the rate of accidents. It also helps to determine funding for infrastructure and service needs, assess the impact of regulatory changes, and measure aviation safety.

Persons invited to participate in this year’s survey will receive a postcard invitation. Invitees can complete the survey online or use the paper copy of the survey that will be mailed to them along with a postage-prepaid return envelop. Invitees are asked to complete the survey even if they did not fly in 2015, sold their aircraft, or their aircraft was damaged.

Tetra Tech, an independent research firm, conducts the survey on behalf of the FAA. Survey information will be used only for statistical purposes and will not be published or released in any form that would reveal individual participants. Persons can contact Tetra Tech with questions at 1-800-826-1797 or [email protected].

Previous years’ survey results can be found at

FAA Safety Briefing March/April 2016: Your Guide to Preventing Loss of Control

FlySafeThe 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.GAJSC

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.