Monthly Soaring Magazine Articles for 2012
April - Annual Soaring Safety Foundation Safety Summary by SSF Trustees
This report covers the FY11 (November 1, 2010 to October 31, 2011) reporting period. A review of the NTSB accident database shows a 15.6% decrease in the number of US soaring accidents during this time period compared to the FY10 reporting period. However FY11 saw a 66.7% increase in the number of fatal accidents. In addition, in early August 2011 the SSA was informed of a large increase in the number of accidents and incidents reported to the insurance company. While this report does not typically report insurance claims, the report of 1 claim per day in July cannot be ignored. Read the full article.