The National Transportation Safety Board held a seminar highlighting the lessons learned from the NTSB's investigations of general aviation accidents involving aerodynamic stalls and loss of control.
Accidents attributed to "loss of control in-flight" are the most common defining events for fatal crashes in the personal flying sector of general aviation, accounting for about 40 percent of GA fatalities.
For this seminar, the NTSB has partnered with other organizations also committed to enhancing GA safety - the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, the Federal Aviation Administration, and the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) - who will all be participating in this event.
NTSB Board Member Earl Weener was a featured presenter, and attendees had the opportunity to meet and ask questions of Member Weener, NTSB staff, and other presenters.
This event is the fifth in a series of safety seminars focused on preventing general aviation accidents. It's designed for pilots, mechanics and other members of the GA community; it is not a news media event.
Pilots participating in the FAA's WINGS program will receive credit for attendance.
NTSB Perspective: Loss of Control - Member Earl Weener, Ph.D., NTSB; Board Member
Stabilized Approach and Go Around - Mr. James A. Viola, FAA; Manager, GA and Commercial Division, AFS-800
Stall If You Want To - Mr. David Kenny, AOPA; Manager of Accident Analysis, Air Safety Institute
The Way We Teach Stalls, Spins and Recoveries - Mr. Doug Stewart, SAFE; Executive Director
NTSB Case Study: Stall at Low Altitude - Mr. Brian Rayner, NTSB; Senior Air Safety Investigator
NTSB Safety Alert on Preventing Aerodynamic Stalls at Low Altitude
Video (4:10): http://tinyurl.com/ovhz2jj