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Air Safety Institute

Safer pilots through education

The Air Safety Institute serves all pilots – not just AOPA members – by providing free safety education programs to pilots and flight instructors, analyzing safety data, and conducting safety research. Pilots throughout the world rely on the products from ASI to be safer, better informed pilots.

The Air Safety Institute, a division of the AOPA Foundation, was formerly the AOPA Air Safety Foundation. Since 1950, the GA accident rate has decreased by 90 percent—due in large part to the safety education provided to pilots by the Foundation. ASI serves GA in many ways, most notably with its education, and also its research that analyzes and categorizes more than three decades of GA accidents and fatalities. From award-wining online courses to in-person seminars to quizzes and much more, take a look at all ASI has to offer. The programs are made possible by generous contributions from pilots like you.

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Sign up for ASI’s Flight Instructor Refresher Course (FIRC) – available in-person and online – and begin your CFI certificate renewal process today.

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Leading Edge Blog

TSOs, STCs, and PMAs—Time for a change!

A fatal V-35 Bonanza crash in New York earlier this month highlights some desperately needed changes to our aging aircraft. Comments about the crash are speculative as the investigation is in the preliminary stage. Early information said the pilot mentioned a loss of the vacuum pump and flight instruments while on an IFR flight in weather. Without solid […] Read More

May 10, 2016

Riding the wave

March was in like a Lion and out like a Rhinoceros this year. The winds were fierce and contributed to several accidents, as they always do. The airlines had several incidents with passengers and flight attendants injured, and tractor trailers were blown off the road. Had a flight from the southland up to the Washington, […] Read More

April 6, 2016

Fix it!

If the hardware doesn’t work it’s inconvenient and sometimes a crash is a distinct possibility. Early pilots got very good at forced landings and at fixing their aircraft. Often it was in a farmer’s field after an unplanned stop. Modern aircraft are paragons of reliability but they don’t come close to matching that most ubiquitous transportation […] Read More

March 9, 2016

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