With more and more stories on AVweb focusing on runway
incursions, aging pilots, and overworked controllers, it's hard not to
ask yourself Is overall aviation safety headed for a decline?
Last week, we put that question to AVweb readers, and an
incredible 73% of respondents said yes, NATCA and the NTSB are right;
there are too few eyes watching too many airplanes crammed into
For the complete breakdown of answers,
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participated in this poll.)
THIS WEEK'S QUESTION ***
It's a safe bet that (almost) all AVweb readers are big proponents of the GA lifestyle, but is that really where the future of aviation lies? As 2008 approaches, are we closer than ever to Jetsons-style aircraft for the everyman or is flying getting so complicated and expensive that it's best left to the professionals?