Correction: EAA AirVenture Procedures


Our story in Thursday’s news about the fatal taxiway accident in Oshkosh on July 30th inadvertently gave the impression that EAA hasn’t reviewed its safety procedures following the accident. EAA is awaiting the results of the NTSB’s investigation of the accident before considering any changes in safety procedures. EAA President Tom Poberezny told AVweb on Thursday that it constantly revisits safety, whether there are accidents or not. “Safety is our number-one priority,” he said. “We address it year after year.” Meetings are held year-round to establish safety procedures, and every suggestion and comment is looked at and taken very seriously, he said. “Whenever there’s an accident at AirVenture, the question of safety comes up,” he said. “On an annual basis, changes are made, because we’re dealing with a dynamic situation, but a change in the procedures is not always the solution.” Any proposed changes must be carefully evaluated to ensure they would in fact enhance safety, he said. “Our goal is to have zero incidents.” AVweb will report on the NTSB’s findings when they become available.