Free Aviation Safety Seminar Saturday Nov. 5
AASF and NTSB partner to host seminar at UAA's Aviation Technology Building at Merrill Field
The Alaskan Aviation Safety Foundation is partnering with the National Transportation Safety Board to host a seminar to highlight preventing loss of control accidents.
Loss of control is a leading cause of general aviation accidents, and preventing loss of control in flight within the general aviation community is on the NTSB’s Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements. Due to terrain and weather issues, pilots in Alaska face more flying challenges, increasing the risk of loss of control accidents.
Alaska suffered an average of 100 aircraft accidents a year during the past decade and about 80 percent of those involved general aviation or non-commercial flights.
From 2011 through September 2016, the NTSB investigated 76 general aviation accidents in Alaska involving loss of control in flight, resulting in 31 fatalities and 38 injuries.
Presenters will include the Honorable NTSB Board Member Earl Weener, a description of the accident investigation process by an NTSB investigator, a panel with FAA and NTSB representatives, aviation attorney and insurance representative on what to expect after an accident, and the ever-popular simulator scenario.
Lunch will be available onsite. As always, parking and attendance are free!
The seminar will be held Saturday, November 5th, registration starts at 8:00 am at UAA’s Aviation Technology Building at Merrill Field, and it is free to attend.
Additional information can be found at: http://www.ntsb.gov/news/events/Pages/2016_alaskaloc_SS.aspx#.WAaEeAHD8Ys.gmail WINGS credit is also available for attendees.