Pilots Must Avoid Mid-air Collisions

Posted on June 15, 2020 in Aviation

Mid-air collisions are rare, but deadly. Pilots are responsible to “see and avoid” other aircraft. This isn’t just a slogan, it is the law. FAR 91.113(b) states: “When weather conditions permit, regardless of whether an operation is conducted under instrument flight rules or visual flight rules, vigilance shall be maintained by each person operating an aircraft so as to see and avoid other aircraft.” In other words, collision avoidance means making it as easy as possible for others to see you while defensively looking out for them.

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