John and Greg talk about special considerations for pilots who rent airplanes. They share anecdotes of incidents where pilots in rented aircraft ran into safety issues.
Part of the in-depth discussion is advice for pilots: Don’t assume anything when renting a plane. Check maintenance records and do a thorough preflight every time.
They encourage pilots who encounter issues with rentals to report concerns to benefit the safety of the next person in the cockpit.
The conversation takes them to a renewed call for the NTSB to invest more effort in investigating general aviation accidents. They contend that the current criteria for determining when the NTSB will send investigators is flawed.
Critical data is not being collected. Safety insights are being missed. Probable cause findings are based on superficial information.
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