Full NTSB Video Safety Series Now Online
The NTSB has finished posting its series of five short safety videos aimed at general aviation pilots and mechanics this week, just in time for EAA AirVenture. The Safety Alerts aim to address the most common causes of fatal accidents in the GA fleet. The newest one, published on Tuesday, aims to reach GA mechanics. "If every mechanic could spend some time as a safety investigator, I believe those experiences would remain with them for a lifetime," says NTSB investigator Mike Huhn in the video. Since that's not possible, though, he says, "A good way to learn from others' mistakes is to study accident reports." Huhn also adds that there often is not enough redundancy in performing maintenance work in the GA world.
The other four videos cover maintenance issues from the pilot's viewpoint, risk management and decision-making, flight in reduced visibility, and low-altitude stalls. The full series is posted here.