The Dutch Safety Board has published the quarterly aviation report over the 4th quarter of 2021. This edition provides a retrospective on 2021, including an overview of the number of reports that have been made. Despite the fact that, once again in 2021, the global COVID-19 pandemic had a major impact on commercial aviation the number of reports received by the Dutch Safety Board in 2021 from commercial aviation was not much lower than in previous years
In this quarterly aviation report special attention is paid to the collision risk during flights above glider airfields. Over the course of the past year, the Dutch Safety Board received eight reports of motorised aircraft flying above or near aerodromes, where glider activities were taking place. In some of these occurrences, which took place at six different locations, there was a (potentially) dangerous situation.