The FAA and industry are attempting to make significant improvements in general aviation (GA) safety through voluntary measures largely carried out by grassroots aviation organizations, such as aircraft type clubs. While aircraft type clubs are principally focused on safety and education efforts, little is known about the efficacy of their voluntary measures. Research is lacking with respect to understanding whether or not voluntary measures contribute to GA safety. This mixed methods research quantifies the accident data of three aircraft type clubs and compares the safety of their members to nonmembers. A qualitative examination reveals why type club members may have a safer safety record than nonmembers.
Edwards, William Jeffrey "Jeff"
"The Efficacy of Aircraft Type Club Safety,"
Journal of Aviation Technology and Engineering:
1, Article 2.
Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.7771/2159-6670.1115