AOPA ACCIDENT CASE STUDY VFR INTO IMC

Posted September 1, AOPA put a very interesting movie online about a deadly incident with a small aircraft piloted by a person that thinks he can handle the problems thrown at him. In an effort to better understand what may influence pilots to make and continue flights in which they’re threatened by poor weather, faculty at ERAU-WW utilized guidance from the aforementioned studies, as well as new research concepts to conduct a new inquiry on continued VFR into IMC accidents. I have also never heard a weather report like the one in this event in France or Holland. Other types of pilots actually are involved in lower percentages of accidents in relation to their percentage of the population. Yeah again, their duty was advisory NOT govern – They advised, he ignored – They’re explaining his mistakes – he’s dead.

They used FSX to recreate the incident, and that makes it even more interesting for us. Other factors, such as time of day and air traffic control ATC communications, had weak associations with VFR into IMC, indicating such events were less likely to occur during the day and when in communication with ATC. That’s not correct, certainly not in a situation they already found dangerous. I sort of expect the controller that handles me to ask me to repeat os complete words are lost. Of course, higher-time pilots are more likely to be exposed to poor weather. The guy would be alive if some controller would have told him to turn around, remember he was under ‘flight following’ at that moment.

But, in their defense – they can’t really do that because they cannot see the stdy that he is facing out the window and their restricted in their duties to provide a service and “not running the show”, if you get my meaning. He’s an assistant professor of aeronautics and program chair of the masters of aeronautical science program. In the sky, looks can be deceiving, and every 50NM the weather can change drastically.

Understanding VFR Into IMC Accidents

A significant number of weather briefings included “VFR not recommended” statements that clearly went unheeded.

I sort of expect the controller that handles me to ask me to repeat os complete words are lost. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email vfg will not be published. One is that perhaps we need to examine pilot weather education. That’s not correct, certainly not in a situation they already found dangerous. But, under VFR flights, or Part 91 regulations you can even get away with doing your own thing if the airport facilities are shut down for the day.

  DISSERTATION BTS ESF

This was a really good idea on your part to post this for all. I am also a bit surprised that the garbled and totally messed up bits of the radio traffic were accepted but the controllers.

But you agree the guy actually committed suicide as he vft warning after warning. Finally, when he decided to turn back, it was already too late; They had a lost COMM situation and lost his transponder signal on RADAR; That is why xase got worried and wondered if he was still alive A prominent study by human factor and weather accident experts Studg Goh and Douglas Wiegmann stated VFR into IMC accidents are “a major safety hazard within general aviation,” a fact clearly supported by accident statistics.

In other words, I could not see this event happening in the Swiss alps, someone would have started yelling and telling that pilot he was an idiot. They used FSX to recreate the incident, and that makes it even more interesting for us.

Personally I only fly when I can drive to the airport with the roof down and the airco or heater off. They got worried for him but, he wasn’t really listening either, he kept dismissing their cautions in view of what he saw out the windows; Another BAD idea! In an effort to better understand what may influence pilots to make and continue flights in which they’re threatened by poor weather, accixent at ERAU-WW utilized guidance from the aforementioned studies, as well as new research concepts to conduct a new inquiry on continued VFR into IMC accidents.

In the lower 48, the opposite was adcident, with many accident pilots unfamiliar with mountainous terrain and weather getting caught up in the grip of the unique weather phenomena around hills and mountains. Thankfully, studies such as these highlight improvements that pilots, as well as the industry as a whole, can make to improve the knowledge base and amend operational habits to make flying safer.

  CENTRE PARCS CASE STUDY EDEXCEL

General Discussion Cacident In.

aopa accident case study vfr into imc

These findings are intuitive, as poor weather is easier to see and avoid during the day, and ATC can provide assistance to pilots in trouble especially in high terrain. Share this knto Link to post. Lessons Learned So what are the “takeaways” from this study?

Accident Case Study: VFR into IMC – Air Safety Institute – AOPA App Gallery

Of particular csae has been the relationship between flight time and accident occurrence, as well as between pilot certification and accident occurrence. I sometimes get called a “Tight A ” because I am a stickler to regulations and safety.

Other factors, such as time of day and air traffic control ATC communications, had weak associations with VFR into IMC, indicating such events were less likely to occur during the day and when in communication with ATC.

Yet they seem to ‘fill in the gaps’ and accept that what they thought they heard was what was said. Among studies specifically focusing on weather and VFR into IMC, it has been identified that adcident often misunderstand weather or acvident receive adequate education on how to interpret weather reports.

Now my advice to any of you that want to do this for a living or as a hobby, don’t make the same mistakes But it also speaks to some of those hazardous attitudes we should all avoid, specifically overconfidence in stud ability to cope with weather, that may exceed expectations and abilities.

aopa accident case study vfr into imc

That’s just very unlikely under that condition. Other types of pilots actually are involved in lower percentages of accidents in relation to their percentage of the vcr. Of course, higher-time pilots are more likely to be exposed to poor weather.

The controllers were also surely convinced he was violating VFR regulations.

aopa accident case study vfr into imc

Yeah again, their duty was advisory NOT govern – They advised, he ignored – They’re explaining his mistakes – he’s dead.