25 November 2013 – The EGAST Team today published a new Safety Promotion Leaflet on Stall and Spin – Loss of Control (GA8). The leaflet aims to help light aeroplane pilots recognise situations potentially leading to stall, while also providing generic principles for stall and spin prevention and recovery. Loss of Control Inflight (LOCI) has been repeatedly identified as the main accident category in light aeroplanes. The stall recovery procedure in the Leaflet is consistent with the new standard approach of the FAA AC 120-109 and EASA Safety Information Bulletin 2013-02, on Stall and Stick Pusher Training.
The EGAST Team published a new Safety promotion leaflet on bird strikes. Yes, a collision with a nice soft-feathered bird can lead to serious damage; such as a destroyed windshield (that can injure the pilots), clogged air intakes, a broken pitot tube, damaged brake lines, holes or dents in the fuselage or wings… The edition 1 covers Germany and is a translation of a German AOPA Safety Letter. Birds are found everywhere in Europe and the leaflet will be extended over time to cover other countries.
The EGAST Team published a Safety promotion leaflet on piston engine icing. Induction system icing in piston engines is commonly referred to as ‘carburettor icing’. Although that is only one form, such icing can occur at any time, even on warm days, particularly humid ones… If correct action is not taken, the engine may stop, especially at low power settings during approach. This leaflet is intended to assist pilots of carburetted piston engined aircraft operating below 10,000 feet by providing background information and a few practical tips.
10 July 2013 – The EGAST Team published a new Safety promotion leaflet on flight close to high grounds (mountain flying). This leaflet gives some basic information and advice to pilots of light aircraft who wish to cross ranges of hills or even mountains. As in all flying, pre-flight preparation is essential for success and reading this brochure could be one element of it!
The French IASA institut published a new video on “Landing-gears - Human factors aspects”. This video was translated into english and make available on the EGAST website. Enjoy!
EGAST was jointly represented at AERO 2012 in Friedrichshafen by Eurocontrol and EASA.
The Leaflet GA1 on collision avoidance, GA2 on decision making, GA3 on Weather anticipation and the radiotelephonie guide were distributed and promoted.
The feedback received was very positive and people are asking for more.
Safety parachute can save your life but can’t protect you against yourself. This video was developped by the french “Institut pour l’amélioration de la sécurité aérienne” IASA for EGAST.
Feb 2012 – Aviation forecasts are important, and pilots must always expect to meet the forecast conditions.
However, a forecast only describes what is most likely to happen, and pilots must consider other possible outcomes. This leaflet should help pilots to recognise the approach of worsening weather before they fly into it.
Jan 2012 – This leaflet aims to provide tips to better use advanced technology for navigation in day VFR. Technological evolutions are intended among other to improve safety. This will only happen if they are properly integrated in pilot’s practices.
The use of SATNAV (GPS) is increasingly combined with additional features. The following points are covered: Become familiar with the equipment, Avoid being distracted in flight, Over confidence, overreliance, Interferences and jamming of the SATNAV signal, Installation, Keep your software and databases up-to-date, Learn from other users and how to use advanced navigation technology in flight.
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The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) conducted a survey of general aviation in Ireland to assist the IAA develop safety policy and to effectively target safety promotion in the future.
The survey can be viewed at : General Aviation survey
the results are published below: