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Too many accidents start with a stoppage.
Do certified aircraft have different types of accidents than Experimentals?
A true head-to-head comparison with production aircraft is difficult to achieve.
Inexpensive ways to make handheld radios easier to hear.
Adding lift to the seat allows a builder to exit his Fly Baby easily (plus it’s virtually undetectable to bystanders).
Ron Wanttaja digs into the details of the NTSBs safety study on Experimental/Amateur-Built aircraft to determine whether we got a fair shake. He also discusses its recommendations for the FAA and EAA.
Ron Wanttaja looks at the accident data to determine whether its safer to buy than build an Experimental, and he identifies the key factors to ensuring a successful outcome.
The accident fatality rate for homebuilt aircraft is higher than the GA rate, but why?
Ron Wanttaja crunches the numbers to determine whether homebuilts powered by auto-engine conversions are inherently less safe than their traditional engine brethren.
Ron Wanttaja examines the accident data for the Glasair and GlaStar designs and finds structural support may play a key role.