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2006 Safer than 2005

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From AOPA’s e-pilot…

The downward trend continues for general aviation accidents. The number of accidents per 100,000 flight hours decreased from 7.19 in 1997 to an all-time low of 6.32 in 2006, while the fatal accident rate dropped 7.4 percent during the same time frame, according to the AOPA Air Safety Foundation’s just-released 2007 Joseph T. Nall Report. The report provides an overview of the GA accident statistics, trends, and contributing factors from the previous year. “Even with a slight uptick in the number of hours flown in 2006 as compared to 2005, pilots are flying fewer hours than they did five years ago,” said Bruce Landsberg, AOPA Air Safety Foundation executive director. “But the accident rate shows pilots are flying safer.” Read more on AOPA Online.”

Thanks to all who work every day to continuously improve aviation safety. You are making a difference and will help sheperd in the next era of cooperation and communication.

FLy Smart and Happy Holidays!


Written by Clark

December 21, 2007 at 9:18 am

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