Three and a half years into writing this column, I finally found where all the general aviation reports to NASA’s Aviation Safety Reporting System have been hiding.
Usually, when I query the ASRS database, I get at least six reports from airline pilots for every one report submitted by a GA pilot.
Not true for the “Unstable Approaches” section of the ASRS database. GA pilots are filing incident reports by a ratio of better than six to one over commercial pilots about landing long after continuing on an unstable approach.
I get it because I, too, have done it. [Read more…]