VFR pilots getting into clouds is an old story. According to the 2007 Joseph T. Nall Report, 20 single engine pilots had accidents, most of them fatal, from this type of weather encounter. Everyone in the business warns against VFR cloud busting, but we don’t know how many successful attempts are made.
Perhaps the odds on any particular flight are pretty good, which is why some pilots continue to press on. In many cases though, do you ever wonder why the pilot is the only one who can’t see looming disaster? ASF developed a case study on the topic which recreates one of these tragic accidents .
It’s been one of our best. One recent reviewer said, “This has to be one of the best courses I have ever taken or viewed. …Not only is the material of great use, the emotional value hits home. You can’t help but to watch this and know what that pilot was going through. The use of the simulation as a component of this training was very helpful. Very, very well done.”
I encourage you to watch and send us your comments – constructive criticism is always welcome along with kudos. Better yet, if you know a VFR pilot who doesn’t get the cloud thing, forward the link!