WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Transportation Safety Board has issued aviation safety alert SA-053, highlighting aviation safety issues pilots may face arriving at major fly-in events.
The safety alert comes in advance of two major fly-in events — the April 5-10 SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In & Expo in Lakeland, Florida, and the July 25- 31 Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
Major fly-in events pose unique challenges, including high-density traffic, special flight and communication procedures, a rapidly changing environment, and changes to air traffic control separation standards.
The safety alert provides pilots guidance for dealing with the challenges of major fly-in events and stresses the need for them to review FAA Notices to Airmen.
“Events like these are a great way to celebrate the joy of aviation,” said John DeLisi, director of the office of aviation safety at the NTSB, “a little extra planning will help ensure a safe arrival.”
Aviation safety alert SA-053, titled “Arriving at a Major Fly-In event: Keep Your Focus on Safety,” and other NTSB safety alerts can be found online.