Tell Congress: Well-Trained Pilots Save Lives

Congress is currently reviewing pilot training standards, and what they decide could have an enormous impact on the safety of air travel.

The data speaks for itself: Between 1990 and 2009, more than 1,100 people died in accidents on U.S. Part 121 passenger airlines. Since new pilot training and qualifications requirements were passed by Congress in 2010, the United States has not experienced a single fatality on these carriers, proving that well-trained pilots save lives. 

Now, these life-saving standards are under attack in Congress. Special interests in Washington, D.C. are pushing to weaken pilot training and qualification requirements – and putting aviation safety at risk. The best and most important safety feature of any airline operation is a well-trained, highly experienced, and qualified professional pilot. It’s time to take action, and we need your help. 

Call To Action: What You Can Do To #KeepFlyingSafe:

You can join the fight to protect and maintain the current minimum safety training requirements for pilots by sending a message to your legislator. Your voice matters, and it’s time for it to be heard. The safety of airline travel depends on a united effort to protect the regulations we’ve fought hard to establish. 

Categories: Advocacy, Regulatory, Safety