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    Aero-TV: AOPA/Air Safety Foundation Looks To 2008

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    More Online Courses Than Ever Before One of the most powerful forces in all that is good about General Aviation is AOPA's Air Safety Foundation... an organization that wants to do nothing more than keep you from getting hurt. The AOPA Air Safety Foundation is a nonprofit, tax exempt organization promoting safety and pilot proficiency in general aviation through quality training, education, research, analysis, and the dissemination of information. But... most important, they're getting RESULTS. ASF notes that "...Back in 1950, the total accident rate was 46.68 accidents per 100,000 flight hours (the 100,000-hour measure being the statistical standard); the fatal accident rate was 5.17 per 100,000 flight hours. Today, both those numbers have plunged dramatically—7.05 and 1.26 per 100,000 hours, respectively. Those represent 85-percent and 76-percent drops. Fifty years ago, newspapers and accident reports were replete with stories of fatal buzzing accidents, hundreds of fatal forays by VFR-only pilots into instrument weather, and scads of fatal stall-spin accidents. These sorts of accidents still plague us now, but what a difference 50 years has made." Tis year, the Air Safety Foundation is using the web to present more safety and knowledge related course material than ever before... ASF's Jennifer Storm tells Aero-TV About How The Air Safety Foundation Is Looking Out For YOU! FMI: www.aopa.org/asf Copyright 2008, Aero-News Network, Inc. ALL Rights Reserved.