Training and focus in four critical areas can improve general aviation safety, according to the March/April 2011 issue of FAA Safety Briefing, the Federal Aviation Agency’s (FAA) safety magazine for the general aviation community.

The issue identifies (and provides articles on) a positive flight altitude, going beyond preflight, en route cruise and maneuvering flight as areas involved in a large number of general aviation accidents.

The four areas are the themes of the 2nd Annual FAA Safety Team’s Safety Standown schedule for the April 2 kick-off event at Sun ’n Fun in Lakeland, Fla., There is also an article on aircraft maintenance records that explains how some additional logbook know-how can help pilots and mechanics ensure their aircraft complies with all relevant regulations and airworthiness requirements. The March/April FAA Safety Briefing can be downloaded