1939-01-01

Loss Prevention in Non-Scheduled Civil Aviation 390143

THIS paper distinguishes between losses and accidents as the latter word is used commonly. The loss of an airplane by hangar fire, for example, usually is not considered an accident. Although such losses may not involve safety of life, they affect aviation economics and are therefore important to the aviation industry. Fire and windstorm loss prevention are discussed, and an analysis of light-airplane accidents by type of flying, by type of pilot, by cause, and by nature also is presented.
The paper also stresses the importance of education in achieving greater safety. It brings out the need for more careful instruction of student pilots and especially the desirability of establishing an agency for the training and coaching of flying instructors. The need for an airplane that will not stall or spin also is brought out.

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