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             Broken Wings Award
Recognizing when you do things right when things go wrong.
    Not every accident or incident is “pilot error.” Things break without warning,
and good pilots sometimes get thrown into unforeseen
difficult situations. It’s not always the pilot at fault.
Pilots work in a dynamic, ever- changing medium. Weather changes abruptly, there are a gazillion moving parts on most airplanes, and airplanes (by nature) are not
by Joe Casey, Safety Committee Chair robustly designed because weight
is a concern. All of this translates into the potential of tough scenarios that demand a pilot who can assess the negative situation, apply quality corrective measures, and ultimately “adapt and overcome.”
The MMOPA Broken Wings Award honors those pilots who were forced into dilemmas not of their making and overcame the challenge safely and responsibly. This ranges
from something as dramatic as an in-flight engine failure handled well, to a situation where a series
of preemptive good decisions dramatically reduced the risk of danger. The stories of those pilots in crisis should be told so that others can learn from their competence.
The membership of MMOPA should send those stories to the MMOPA Executive Director, The MMOPA

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