Aeronautics offers new annual safety scorecard
The Idaho Division of Aeronautics recently published its first Idaho Aviation Accident Scorecard (IAASC), an annual review of the state’s aviation safety performance.
Other notable findings:
- Only 30 percent of the accidents involved out-of-state pilots.
IAASC data will be used to encourage local pilots and flight schools to emphasize training in aeronautical decision-making and increased proficiency in both landing and maneuvering skills.
“These skills will be discussed each and every opportunity we have this year, in safety events and workshops,” Pape added. He mentioned that the goal is to help point out areas needing improvement and increase overall safety.
“Our goal is to build the safety culture of general aviation closer toward that of commercial aviation,” Pape explained.
“IAASC is, first and foremost, a teaching tool. Pilots choosing to be safe by learning from others’ mistakes and avoiding risky flight operations have an above-average safety record. General Aviation flying in Idaho is as safe as the pilot chooses to make it.”
The report can be found here: http://itd.idaho.gov/aero/Safety-Ed/Safety_Ed.htm