Training Critical to Avoiding Runway Excursions

May 2, 2016

Disaster can strike quickly in an aircraft, and solid training can be the key to avoiding disaster – especially when it comes to takeoffs. “The decision to go is almost always the correct decision to make versus the abort decision,” said Dann Runik, executive director of Advanced Training Programs at FlightSafety International. “The survivability data is on the side of those who decide to go.” NBAA Safety Committee member Ben Kohler, who heads up the Technical Excellence Working Group, added that most emergencies will happens so fast there’s no time to think. “When you do make the decision to continue the take off or reject, muscle memory is critical, and that comes from good training,” he said.

Podcast Episode

May/June 2020

Slip Sliding Away With Runway Excursions

Runway excursions continue to be a problem, and not just during landing in bad weather. What can be done to mitigate them?
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May 23, 2016

Proper Planning Essential to Mitigating Runway Excursions

According to the International Civil Aviation Organization, a runway excursion is defined as “a veer-off or overrun of the runway surface.” This type of departure of an aircraft from either the side or end of a runway can occur during the takeoff or landing and can be intentional or not.
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February 18, 2016

NBAA Offering Guide on Runway Excursion Prevention

The NBAA Safety Committee has produced a new 16-page guide to help flight departments reduce the risks of runway excursions.
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July 24, 2012

Safety Seminars Highlight Runway Excursions

A series of free seminars in the Northeast in the summer of 2012 is bringing attention to the issue of runway excursions.
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