Minnesota Flyer - Serving Midwest Aviation Since 1960

By James D. Lakin PhD MD FACP CFI
CFII MEI Airline Transport Pilot FAA Senior Medical Examiner 

Seat Belts and Shoulder Harnesses: Use 'em!

 

October 1, 2020

The NHTSA isn't the only federal agency that has fun crashing things! Our own FAA's Civil Aerospace Medical Institute (CAMI) in Oklahoma City has blasted a number of perfectly good airplanes to smithereens in the interest of aviation safety. One thing they have found is that both seatbelts and shoulder harnesses are pretty darn good things to have around-around you the pilot! None of us plan on having an accident or an incident. Yet we all know that in spite of our best planning and precautions they can happen. Studies of serious accidents have shown that the proper use of shoulder har...



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