Pilots put a lot of preparation into every flight, including evaluating the risks before deciding whether to take off.
The AOPA Air Safety Foundation has a new risk evaluator tool designed for general aviation pilots. The ASF Flight Risk Evaluator highlights the factors pilots need to consider and supplies an interactive tool for assessing the risks for each flight.
Pilots make judgments every time they fly and often it’s an informal decision. But research shows there are safety benefits to taking a formal approach to the decision, AOPA officials say.
Pilots can enter winds, runway length, experience and currency to generate a guidance list to help them decide whether to go.