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By Joe Anderson
MnDOT Aeronautics 

Flight Risk Assessment Tools Remain Essential

Becoming More Risk-Aware Makes You A Better Pilot

 

December 1, 2021



As aviators, we know flying can be a highly rewarding activity. The sense of accomplishment which results from a well-executed flight is hard to beat. However, flying can also be a high-risk activity. Weather, terrain, aircraft unfamiliarity, pilot experience and many other factors all contribute to the overall risk picture.

Do you have a tool which you use to help determine risk level prior to flying? A Flight Risk Assessment Tool (FRAT) is an essential item with which all pilots should be familiar, and is a required part of Safety Management Systems. Many commercial operators are mandate...



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