Flight After a Period of Inactivity

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General Aviation Joint Steering Committee

Loss of Control Working Group 1

Outreach Guidance Document

2017/6-16-109 (I) PP

This outreach guidance is provided to all FAA and aviation industry groups that are participating in outreach efforts sponsored by the General Aviation Joint Steering Committee (GAJSC). It is important that all outreach on a given topic is coordinated and is free of conflicts. Therefore, all outreach products should be in alignment with the outline and concepts listed below for this topic.

Outreach Month : September 2017

Topic : Flight After a Period of Inactivity (SE 8 Output 1)

The industry and FAA will develop a public awareness campaign on the benefits of training with a flight instructor when returning to flying after a period of inactivity.

Background :

Returning to Flight operations after a period of inactivity has resulted in LOC accidents. In partnership with industry organizations, the FAA should lead the promotion and dissemination of information on the adverse effects of flight inactivity and a discussion of best practices for returning to flying safely.

Teaching Points:

  • Discuss the safety benefits of CFI participation in returning to flying after a period of inactivity.
  • Acquaint pilots with available resources.Encourage pilots to seek training when returning to flight operations after a period of inactivity.
    • Aircraft Type Clubs
    • EAA Chapters
    • Type-specific CFIs
    • Discuss best practices for returning to flight after a period of inactivity.

References:

  • Returning to Flight PowerPoint and Presentation Notes


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