Aero-TV: Safety Tip of the Week – Randy Babbit, GA Safety Update | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne 11.26.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 11.26.14 **
** Airborne 11.24.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 11.24.14 **
** Airborne 11.21.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 11.21.14 **

Tue, Jan 05, 2010

Aero-TV: Safety Tip of the Week – Randy Babbit, GA Safety Update

FAA Administrator Addresses Changing Safety Trends in GA

On July 30th, 2009, Randy Babbitt took to the podium for the first time as the FAA Administrator, addressing EAA AirVenture attendees in the Honda Pavilion.  With nearly 70,000 operations every day, and over 753 million people transported each year, Babbitt explained that the overall system is unquestionably the safest, most efficient system in the world.

In his first year, Babbitt placed substantial focus on addressing general aviation safety concerns. Though flying hours are indeed down, the rates of fatal accidents themselves are decreasing. 

Attributing the changes to continued professionalism throughout the industry, Babbitt highlighted several significant improvements seen in recent years.  Overall, fatal accident rates have seen a 12 percent decrease over the last two years.



Much of the improvement, Babbitt explains, reflects the industry’s willingness to embrace new technology. Between 8,000 and 10,000 new all-glass cockpit aircraft have entered the fleet. 

The technological enhancement provides pilots better spatial and situational awareness; though the technology does significantly increase safety, Babbitt urges pilots to continue to fly regularly in order to keep their skills sharp.

FMI: http://www.faa.gov/, http://www.aero-tv.net, http://www.youtube.com/aerotvnetwork, http://twitter.com/AeroNews

Advertisement

More News

Aero-TV: Potential Energy -- Aero Electric Aircraft Corporation

The Future Of Aviation Could Prove To Be Uniquely Powerful Learning to fly can be an “electrifying” experience, and ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, gives us >[...]

Airborne 11.26.14: Island Air Scrooges Pilots, DC's NextGen, EAA On Stadium Flts

Also: F35C Pilots Build Time, A Sea Of Yellow Cubs, Lycoming's Dual Fuel Husky, CAP's Gold Medal, Boeing SC's First 787-9 This report could be called the story of the Grinch who st>[...]

AeroSports Update: What Is An LSA, And How Do I Know?

The Term Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) Is A Description Of An Aircraft, Not A Specific Type Of Aircraft Airworthiness Certification Anyone that holds a sport pilot certificate, or any>[...]

Airborne 11.26.14: Island Air Scrooges Pilots, DC's NextGen, EAA On Stadium Flts

Also: F35C Pilots Build Time, A Sea Of Yellow Cubs, Lycoming's Dual Fuel Husky, CAP's Gold Medal, Boeing SC's First 787-9 This report could be called the story of the Grinch who st>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.28.14)

NEXRAD Radar Updated, accurate weather information is among the most critical data we need for safe flight, particularly on long cross-countries.>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC