Collision avoidance, in the air and on the ground, is one of the most basic responsibilities of a pilot operating an aircraft in VFR conditions. Man-made obstacles, mountains, and other aircraft are just some of the things we don’t want to encounter in flight. Learn more about the gotchas that could ruin your day and how to prevent a collision from happening.
Review our collision avoidance Training and Safety Tips. Then take the Runway Safety Online Course for additional guidance on safe operations during taxi, departures, and arrivals at airports.
Brush up on your collision avoidance knowledge and stay safe operating on the ground, in the air, and in high terrain. Listen to lessons learned from two midair collisions and review our webinar on an Alaskan sightseeing tour midair collision.
In these accident videos, the AOPA Air Safety Institute highlights factors surrounding collisions on the ground and in the air to share critical lessons and help pilots recognize and avoid similar mistakes.
AOPA Air Safety Institute Senior Vice President Richard McSpadden shares tips to stay vigilant and on the lookout for conflicting traffic.
The AOPA Air Safety Institute spends time on accident analysis and research to identify areas for improvement and to help others avoid similar mishaps. How is general aviation doing on the safety front? Get the details in the latest Richard G. McSpadden Report.