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  A by Manny Casiano, Past President
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    s usual, our annual Convention was a great learning and sharing opportunity, made even more special by the wonderful Broadmoor location. The safety lectures this year were incredibly pertinent to our actual accident record.
On Saturday of the Convention, I presented our annual
Safety Review. We have had a very good year since our (cancelled due to Hurricane Irma) convention in Charleston! In this article, I’ll review our record over the past year, and some of the lessons I learned at the Convention. (My full Safety Review presentation is available for download from the website.)
Since last fall, we have had only four accidents in the
United States. This is the lowest 12-month total in two decades! Best of all, none of these were fatal. In fact, it’s been over a year since the last fatal accident in our worldwide PA46 fleet (that was an apparent IMC stall/spin crash in Germany that killed two people), and over 18 months since the last fatal accident in the United States. I truly believe MMOPA’s emphasis on pre- flight decision making (eg: our FRAT tool), along with better in-cockpit weather availability and stressing the importance of expert training, is making a difference.
First, I’ll briefly review our accidents since last fall, and then I’ll try to put this year into context. Please note that none of
A possible fuel-exhaustion accident.
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