Report a Safety Incident
The Soaring Safety Foundation regularly reviews the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) aviation accident data base to determine the root causes of soaring accidents. While the NTSB data can help in improving the safety culture of US soaring pilots, it does not capture all accidents nor does it capture incidents.
In an effort to capture trends that may help prevent future accidents, the SSF has prepared this Soaring Incident Reporting Form. Using this form, you can anonymously submit confidential information to the SSF Trustees. We will use this information to help design training and safety programs that may help reduce the number of US Soaring accidents.
Who should report? Anyone who observes an incident (Glider Pilots, Tow-Pilots, ground crew, wing runners, club officers, commercial operator staff, etc) should consider filling a SSF Incident Report. The purpose of these reports is to develop a better understanding of the incident trends that are occuring in the US. Your anonymous and confidential report can help make soaring safer for everyone.
Pilots and aircraft owners are reminded that they need to follow the reporting requirements specified in NTSB Part 830. If you have an accident, you should review NTSB Part 830 to determine what to report and when any report needs to be filed.
Thank you for doing your part to make soaring safer!
Pilots may also wish to report avaition indidents through the NASA Aviation Safety Reporting System. The ASRS program charter is
The ASRS acts on the information these reports contain. It identifies system deficiencies, and issues alerting messages to persons in a position to correct them. It educates through its newsletter CALLBACK, its journal ASRS Directline and through its research studies. Its database is a public repository which serves the FAA and NASA's needs and those of other organizations world-wide which are engaged in research and the promotion of safe flight.