• Vectors for Safety

    The blog for Gene Benson's Safety Initiative(Click here to see previous blog posts)

    Observe it! Fueling that is. It really is a good idea to watch your airplane being fueled if at all possible. There have been accidents in which the wrong airplane has been fueled and the pilot takes off with insufficient fuel. There continue to be accidents caused by the incorrect fuel being put...
    Stop it! It is time to stop tiptoeing around this issue and tackle it. Some non-instrument rated pilots (and some rated but not current or proficient rated pilots) decide to fly in instrument meteorological conditions (IMC). The result is often loss of life to the pilot and the passengers. How...
    Stow It! I know of a pilot who once received a call from the tower, just as he was taking the active runway for departure, informing him that his tow bar was still attached. He shut down, removed and stowed the tow bar and was on his way. To his chagrin, the airport diner constantly broadcast the...
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