Did you know that nearly half of fatal general aviation accidents in the New York/tri-state region since 2012 have been caused by loss of control in flight (LOC)? LOC involves an aircraft’s unintended departure from controlled flight due to a variety of reasons, such as pilot distraction or loss of situational awareness, or even weather. Unfortunately, the circumstances for these accidents are often repeated over time, and too many preventable crashes are occurring.
Prevent Loss of Control in Flight in General Aviation has been on the National Transportation Safety Board’s top 10 Most Wanted List of safety improvement areas for several years.
Join the NTSB on September 9, at 0830, at the Mid-Island Air Service hangar (101 Hering Drive, Ronkonkoma, New York) to learn more about LOC, its causes, and how to avoid LOC in flight. NTSB investigators will present local accident case studies occurring in New York and the surrounding areas, and experts from the Federal Aviation Administration and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association will offer their own unique perspectives on this critical safety issue.
NTSB Board Member Earl F. Weener will deliver opening remarks.
WINGS program credit will be available through the FAA.
0830-0900 -- Refreshments and Networking
0900-0915 -- Welcome and Introductions
0915-0930 – NTSB Board Member Earl F. Weener, PhD Opening
0930-1100 – NTSB Accident Lessons Learned and Accident
1100-1115 – Break
1115-1145 – FAA Presentation
1145-1215 – AOPA Presentation
1215-1230 – Questions and Adjourn
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