Welcome to the Safety Section of the Flying Clubs Newsletter, Club Connector!
Each month we provide resources for flying club safety officers so that they can keep their clubs informed and safe. We also include links to the PowerPoint slides that we use for our own club meetings, so that you always have a topic for your club’s next safety meeting. Along with the slides, we often provide links to relevant articles, videos, and other media that you may also find useful.
Alright then, let’s get on with this month’s safety topic!
February 2023 Safety Topic of the Month: Transition Training:
This month’s Safety topic is all about transition training. When we think of transition training, we usually think of “moving up” to bigger, faster, and more complex aircraft. However, transitioning from something like a 172 to a light sport aircraft or ultralight can be very hazardous unless we approach this transition with the right attitude. Let’s look at some techniques we can use to safely transition to any type of aircraft to expand our flying horizons.
The General Aviation Joint Steering Committee (GAJSC) Loss of Control Work Group studied a
group of General Aviation accidents that may have been caused by inadequate or no transition training received by the pilots involved. THE GAJSC feels that thorough airframe-specific Transition Training conducted by a qualified Flight Instructor is essential to flight safety.
Other Safety Resources:
Here is a quick reminder of just some of the resources available to all pilots:
WINGS for Clubs:
If you are interested in using the FAASTeam WINGS program with your flying club, feel free to contact Steve, who is a Lead Representative and WINGSPro, and uses the program in his club. More on WINGS for Clubs can be found here in Flying Clubs Radio Episode 8 and the May 2020 Question of the Month.