Accident Re-creation Videos
Aircraft accidents come in all varieties, but more than 80% of them are due to pilot error in NTSB final rulings. We have a two-fold goal at IA:
1. High student-retention rates. General aviation flight training overall has a dismal retention rate for students, hovering around 60% year to year!
2. Eliminating the Human Factor element. Better training is the only way to reduce the number of aviation accidents, because it’s the key to reducing pilot errors, the cause of the vast majority of crashes.
We are accomplishing these goals simultaneously by taking a completely different approach to flight training. We use sophisticated Scenario-Based Training methods, which are more fun and realistic at the same time they’re teaching a pilot to think.
From the very beginning of training, we focus on putting students in realistic situations at various airports to draw a clear distinction between right and wrong. More importantly, this impresses upon the student the importance of the aviation decision-making process. (Remember it’s not like driving, where you can pull over to ask for directions or change a flat tire.)
Below are links to some recent accidents caused by pilot error. Some outcomes were tragic, while in others the pilot simply walked away.
These videos invariably lead to valuable in-depth discussions of what caused the accident and what decisions were made along the way that influenced the overall outcome.