Small airplanes have been called the minivans of the sky. The crash this weekend of John Kennedy, Jr. drew renewed attention to the risks involved in small plane flight. A panel talks about the safety of the planes themselves, pilot instruction, and the challenges inexperienced pilots can face.


  • Drew Steketee Senior vice president for communications for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
  • Stuart Matthews President of the Flight Safety Foundation
  • Eric Johnson Chief instructor for Montgomery Aviation


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