FAA’s now-retired general aviation chief thinks risk-management tools and methods do not get enough emphasis either in initial or recurrent GA pilot training, even though his own research suggests as many as 75% of personal GA flying accidents can be traced to poor risk-management decision-making. Robert A. Wright, who retired in 2005 from FAA’s Washington headquarters as manager of the General Aviation and Commercial Div. (AFS-800), spent the latter part of his career at the agency ...

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