General Aviation Safety: Climbing to the Next Level

June 19-20, 2012


NTSB Board with members of panel on safety priorities during GA Safety Forum.

NTSB Board with members of the GA Safety Forum panel which discussed the role of the flight instructor.

NTSB Board members with panelists who discussed safety programs at GA Safety Forum.

Board Members with panelists from the Weather-Related Decision Making panel at the GA Safety Forum.

NTSB Board with members of the Aircraft Maintenance and Modification Panel at the GA Safety Forum.

NTSB Board with GA Safety Forum panel on New Aircraft Design and Certification.

NTSB Board with members of the GA Safety Forum panel on the Content, Quality, and Consistency of Pilot Training.

NTSB Board with members of the GA Safety Forum panel on Advanced Avionics and Handhelds.

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This safety forum, "General Aviation Safety: Climbing to the Next Level," will address emerging safety issues in the general aviation (GA) community. The goals of the forum are: (1) to raise awareness of the GA accident rate and associated recurring safety issue areas; (2) to promote and facilitate dialogue about these issues; and (3) to determine how to effectively address these issues to improve the safety of GA operations for the future.

The general scope of the forum will include discussions of pilot training and performance, pilot access to and use of weather-related information, and aircraft design, certification, and maintenance. Eight panels will be presented during the 2-day forum. Panelists will be questioned by a technical panel composed of NTSB staff as well as the NTSB Board Members, who will make up the Board of Inquiry.

NTSB public events are also streamed live via webcast. Webcasts are archived for a period of three months from the time of the meeting. Webcast archives are generally available by the end of the day following the Forum.