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Theory, acceptable level of risk, Dr. Gerald Wilde, target level of risk, modify behavior, increase exposure to risk, flying is risky.
Virtual and full-scale flight simulations, seeking volunteers, two studies: CANFLY and Visual Illusions in Virtual Reality Flight Simulation, 3D VR systems, comfort of your own home.
Fly safely and follow the rules, between 250 grams and 25 kilograms (kg), possess either a basic or advanced drone pilot certificate to fly, below 400 feet (ft), and away from bystanders, emergency operations, advertised events, and airports.
TC recognizes the challenges, measures in place to provide some relief.
Cessna 150J aircraft, aerodynamic stall and left-hand spin. (See PDF for condensed version)
Cessna 170B, during takeoff controllability issues were encountered, use of flaps at higher-density altitudes is not recommended, follow aircraft manufacturers’ recommendations. (See PDF for condensed version)
Float-equipped de Havilland DHC-2 MK I Beaver aircraft, wreckage has not been found, TSB is unable to conduct a full investigation. (See PDF for condensed version)
Float-equipped Piper PA-12S Super Cruiser, VFR flight, gusty surface winds, moderate turbulence, TSB Aviation Safety Study SSA93001. (See PDF for condensed version)
VFR flight, adverse weather, decision-making.
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