COLLISION AVOIDANCE. A Different Perspective. What Different Perspective?. No Boring Statistics ! No Boring Discussion on the Limitations of the Human Eye ! No “How to Scan for Traffic” Sermon . The Goals. Define the Problem Offer Solutions. BUT FIRST . . .
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A Different Perspective
. . . a little review !
FAR 91 . 113
. . . Vigilance shall be maintained by each person operating an aircraft so as to see and avoid other aircraft.
1991 - 1996
79 Mid-air collisions involving general aviation aircraft !
When approaching to land at an airport without an operating control tower . . . each pilot of an airplane must make all turns of that airplane to the left [ unless otherwise designated ].
When operating in the vicinity of an airport in Class E airspace, comply with FAR 91.126
Aeronautical Information Manual
Chapter 4 Section 3
FAA Advisory Circular 91-66A
Recommended Standard Traffic Patterns and Practices For Operations At Airports Without Operating Control Towers
You Bet !
Know where the traffic is !
Know where the potential for conflict is the greatest !
(Specifically Final Approach)
Critical ‘Check For Traffic’ Points
use them or lose them !
Report positions frequently, and accurately, when operating in the vicinity of a non-tower airport.
“See and Avoid” is more than a regulation,
It is an Attitude !
Thanks for listening - any questions…?