NTSB Makes Safety Recommendations Following Tragic Reno Air Show Crash

Following the tragic Reno Air show on September 16, 2011, the National Transportation Safety Board launched an investigation and has now made seven (7) safety recommendations to help improve safety for both spectators and the pilots involved. .

The investigation has not been completed into the Reno Air incident, but NTSB Chairman┬áDeborah Hersman announced the recommendations at a press conference on Tuesday. “Our investigation revealed that this pilot, in this airplane, had never flown at this speed, on this course,” said Chairman Hersman. “We are issuing a safety recommendation to ensure that pilots and their modified airplanes are put through their paces prior to race day.”

Many of the recommendations include enhanced pilot training, modifications to race maneuvers and the use of G-force equipment to help pilots avoid passing out at higher speeds.

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