Most of us don’t think much about the aftermath of an aircraft accident. The energy is usually put into avoiding one in the first place. But the reality is that sometimes bad things happen to good pilots, and it doesn’t have to be a big mistake that will permanently and tragically alter your lifescape.
Our newest video, No Greater Burden: Surviving an Aircraft Accident, talks about that reality.
The Air Safety Institute works diligently to educate the general aviation community on prevention and the critical paths to flight safety, but this project was different. The story is compelling, and it isn’t a retelling of basic bone-headedness or just an “ill-considered act.” The simple lapse that caused this accident had much deeper roots, and unlike many very serious accidents, we got the rare opportunity to understand what the pilot was thinking.
The 32-minute documentary was underwritten by pilot and AOPA member Russ Jeter who shared his deepest insights into what it means to be pilot-in-command. I’ve always had a strong sense of responsibility toward flying, long before beginning a career in GA safety, but Russ’ story added to my commitment to be the best I can be. We hope it will do the same for you. Please let me know if we succeeded.
You can watch the video here.