The General Aviation Joint Steering Committee (GAJSC) has determined that a significant number of general aviation fatalities could be avoided if pilots were better informed and trained in determining and flying their aircraft at the best glide speed while maneuvering to complete a forced landing. We ask that you include discussions about
* The scope and benefits of flying the airplane at best glide speed while
maneuvering to a forced landing runway or off airport landing area.
* Acquaint pilots with available resources.
* Encourage pilots to maintain proficiency through frequent forced landing
* Encourage pilots to participate in the WINGS Pilot Proficiency Program.
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