Polls & QuizzesPOLL: To Improve Accident Reporting, Should Owners Be Required To Report Yearly Hours Flown?By Paul Bertorelli - Published: March 1, 20203PrintEmailFacebookTwitterLinkedin Poll: To Improve Accident Reporting, Should Owners Be Require to Report Yearly Hours Flown?POLL: To Improve Safety, Should Owners Be Required To Report Yearly Hours Flown? Keep it voluntary. Sure. A postcard would do. What’s it got to do with safety? No! This is Big Brotherism. Δ
We already do that at medical renewal time. The FAA can get that data from there since pilots have been forced to use the computer based online application system. This is just more unneeded duplication.
Not only is there no correlation, It’s NONE of their business.
I’m no fan of big government, but Accident rates per 100,000 hours flown are only a best-the FAA is just guessing. This information is needed.
A better way to gather hours is to have the mechanic doing annual inspections report the hours. It’s quick, easy, and confidential.
No need to identify the owner. Suggest aircraft total time, time since major overhaul, and hours in last year.