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1999 Was A Very Good Year
2010-03-18

1999 Was A Very Good Year 1908 general aviation accidents
342 were fatal accidents
7.05 accidents per 100,000 hours of flying

  • CFI PTS is now over 150 pages up from eight pages twenty years ago..
  • GPS dependence has increased need for ATC flight assists to rise to record levels.
  • CRM training reduces accident rates by 54%
  • 10% of IFR accidents occur to non-IFR pilots.
  • General Aviation, in 1999, had the lowest accident and fatality rate since records have been kept. There was over an eleven percent reduction in fatal G.A accidents and a 1.7% decline in accidents.Fatal instructional accidents fell 9.1%. Of 18 instructional accidents, only two resulted in fatalities. At the present time, year 1999, there are 300,000 weather related airline delays cosing $3 billion. This amounts to $50 million of lost and unrecoverable revenue.

    1999 Was a Very Good Year; …; NTSB has a table of GA accident rates at
    http://www.ntsb.gov/aviation/Table10.htm.

    Database with detailed descriptions of reportable accidents and incidents, at
    http://nasdac.faa.gov/asp/fw_ntsb.asp.

    Anaylsis of types of GA accidents, at
    http://www.aopa.org/asf/publications/98nall.html.

    Takeoff
    20-percent of all accident happen at takeoff. Adequate preflight is the most obvious preventative.

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