NTSB Holds Loss Of Control Roundtable


The NTSB hosted a roundtable discussion to examine available solutions for preventing loss of control accidents in general aviation and to identify a path to improving GA safety on April 24. According to the board, accidents involving loss of control still account for more GA accident deaths than any other single factor. The focus of the roundtable was on VFR operations and fixed-wing GA aircraft.

The event was moderated by NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt. In addition to members of the FAA and NTSB, participants included representatives from ForeFlight, AOPA, EAA, GAMA, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and others. Topics discussed included ongoing pilot training, safety culture, new cockpit technology and overcoming barriers to eliminating loss of control accidents in general aviation. The event also included a special presentation of Remora Systems’ Remora 1 head-mounted display.

The complete roundtable discussion, which was held at the NTSB Boardroom and Conference Center in Washington, D.C., is available for online viewing for the next three months in the NTSB’s Webcast Archives.