is a non-profit research organization investigating human judgment, decision-making, and risk. They calling all professional pilots
to complete an online survey in order to develop better products for training pilots on how to handle aircraft icing. The FAA and NASA want to create new courses tailored to the needs of pilots who fly Part 135 and Part 91 corporate and fractional operations in piston twin, turboprop, and business jet aircraft in icing conditions. This is not a simple, short and easy survey to complete. Many of the questions will require some serious thought on your part; however, the answers are crucial to developing better training for pilots to handle in-flight aircraft icing and prevent accidents like the one that happened in Buffalo, NY.
So, what's in it for you? Well, at the end of the survey you can enter your email address and you will be entered in a drawing to win one of several Apple iPads that will be given away. This is meant as a thank you, and it is not necessary to provide your email address if you would rather not. Your participation will help the team to determine what should be in those training modules, and your responses will not be associated with you in any way. No one will be able to connect your answers with you. The FAA plans to reinvigorate pilot education efforts regarding icing, starting with the corporate fixed-wing segment but eventually branching out to cover all segments of the pilot population. You can participate in this survey at "Go To Icing Study
." Until next time keep your wings straight and level Hersch! JetAviator7 ps: Don't forget to sign up for our newsletter "All Things Aviation" here!