US – National Transportation Safety Board News & Reports of the Week – 15 December 2014

A summary of this weeks activity and downloadable files of new reports published by the self-proclaimed, “world’s premier independent agency for accident investigation.”

PRESS RELEASES ISSUED THIS WEEK – 3

AVIATION SAFETY RECOMMENDATION LETTERS ISSUED THIS WEEK – 0

AVIATION MISHAP REPORTS ISSUED THIS WEEK – 84

  • New reports released this week – 63
  • Revised reports released this week – 21

AVIATION PRELIM REPORTS RELEASED THIS WEEK – 20 – AVG LATENCY 42 DAYS

AVIATION FACTUAL REPORTS RELEASED THIS WEEK – 15

  • Field Investigations (NTSB) – 2 (13%) – Avg Latency 424 Days After Event
  • Limited Investigations (delegated to FAA) – 3 (20%) – Avg Latency 461 Days After Event
  • Data collection reports (CA) – 9 (60%) – Avg Latency 88 Days After Event
  • Incident report (IA) – 1 (7%)
  • Other (public use, foreign, etc.) – 0 (0%)
  • Number of factual reports more than one year old issued this week – 5

REPORTS OF PROBABLE CAUSE RELEASED THIS WEEK – 32 NEW – 17 REVISED

SUMMARIES OF NEW REPORTS:

 

 

Flying Truths – 15 December 2014

Flying is a great way of life for men who want to feel like boys, but not for those who still are.

Aviation Axioms from Bob Besco – 15 December 2014

THE GREEN EAGLES’ CODE OF ETHICS

Never expect your Captain to:
Pick up your meal check on a layover;
Be impressed with your flying background;
Think flying is more rewarding today than it used to be;
Hear and understand the ATC request the first time;
Believe the FAA is doing a good job;
Buy anything without asking for an airline discount;
Wear a small sized or low priced wrist watch;
Wear expensive uniform shoes;
Think junior pilots are underpaid;
Think that airplane computers make his job easier;
Respect the competency of corporate executives and senior aviation managers;
Purchase his own newspapers to read on a trip.

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