The National Transportation Safety Board is presenting a seminar highlighting
the lessons that have been learned from the NTSB's investigations of accidents
involving experimental amateur-built aircraft.
With more than 33,000 E-AB aircraft in the U.S. alone, this segment of
general aviation has grown rapidly in recent years. While representing nearly 10
percent of the GA fleet, E-AB aircraft are involved in about 15 percent of the
total - and over 20 percent of the fatal - U.S. general aviation accidents.
This seminar will provide attendees a unique opportunity to hear about some
of the E-AB accidents that the NTSB has investigated, as well as the recommended
safety efforts to reduce the E-AB accident rate.
For this seminar, the NTSB has partnered with other organizations also
committed to enhancing GA safety - the Experimental Aircraft Association, the
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, and the Federal Aviation Administration
- who will be participating in this event. Attendees will hear from
representatives of these groups on what actions can be taken to reduce the risk
of being involved in an E-AB incident or accident.
NTSB Board Member Earl Weener will be a featured presenter, and attendees
will have the opportunity to meet and ask questions of Member Weener and NTSB
Pilots participating in the FAA's WINGS program will receive credit for
The safety seminar will be held on Saturday, August 24, from 9:00 am to 1:00
pm at the NTSB Training Center, 45065 Riverside Parkway, Ashburn, Virginia
The event is free and open to the public but is limited to 200 attendees;
early registration is highly recommended. The doors will open at 8:30 am. A
state or federal government issued photo ID, such as a driver's license, is
required for entry to the building.
This is an educational seminar for pilots, mechanics and other members of the
GA community, not a news media event.
In May 2012, the NTSB issued a report on
detailing the types of accidents most frequently associated with
flight operations involving these aircraft.
- Welcome to the NTSB Training
Center - Dr. Paul Schuda, NTSB; Director NTSB Training Center
- "How Safe Do You Want To Be?" -
Member Earl Weener, PhD NTSB; Board Member
Aerodynamic Stall at Low Altitude (.wmv video) - Member Earl Weener, PhD
NTSB; Board Member
Overview Experimental Case Study - Ms. Jill Demko, NTSB; Technical Training
- "Case Studies - Old Airplanes and New
Designs" - Mr. John Clark, NTSB; Chief Technical Scientist
- "Amateur Built Safety:
Continuous Improvement" - Mr. Tom Charpentier, EAA; EAA Government Advocacy
- "Experimental Amateur-Built
Policy" - Mr. Tom Glista, FAA; Manager General Aviation Operations Branch,
- "Transitioning into a Homebuilt: This
Is Test-Flying!" - Mr. David Kenny, AOPA; Manager of Accident Analysis, Air
- Case Study
Presentation & Wreckage Tutorial 1 - Ms. Jill Demko, NTSB; Technical
- Case Study
Presentation & Wreckage Tutorial 2 - Ms. Jill Demko, NTSB; Technical