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 NTSB Presents Safety Seminar on Instructional Accidents

​WASHINGTON – The National Transportation Safety Board is presenting a seminar highlighting the lessons learned from NTSB’s accident investigations involving instructional accidents. The seminar will be held on Saturday, July 11, 2015, at the NTSB’s Training Center in Ashburn, Virginia.

Statistically, an aspiring pilot is less likely to have an accident while training for a pilot certificate than after earning it. Nevertheless, the NTSB has developed an understanding of when and how training accidents are likely to occur, both through its own investigations and through industry and government research identifying risks involved in both solo and dual instructional flights. The goal of the seminar is to give the GA community the tools to decrease the rate of training-related accidents.

NTSB Board Member Earl Weener will be a featured presenter, and attendees will also hear from NTSB staff who have investigated these types of accidents.

This is the sixth in a series of NTSB safety seminars focused on general aviation accidents. The 4-hour event will explore some of the causes of these accidents, the current government and industry efforts to prevent them, and the resources available to pilots and flight instructors.

The seminar is free and open to the public. Pilots participating in the FAA’s WINGS program will receive credit for attendance. The NTSB also welcomes participation in this event from representatives from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association and the Federal Aviation Administration.

The seminar is solely an instructional opportunity and no questions will be taken from the media.

Because space is limited, early registration is highly recommended. The doors will open at 8:30 a.m., and the seminar will run from 9:00a.m.-1:00p.m. Attendees must have a government-issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license, to enter the building.

To register for the seminar click on the following link:
https://app.ntsb.gov/academyregistration/private/registernp.aspx?id=SAFETYSEMINAR-071115&MKey=97574

Additional details about the Seminar will be posted here as they become available:
http://www.ntsb.gov/news/events/Pages/2015_InstructionalAccidents_SS.aspx

For more information about the NTSB Training Center, visit our website at:
http://www.ntsb.gov/Training_Center/Pages/TrainingCenter.aspx

Related Information:
NTSB Aviation Safety Alerts: http://www.ntsb.gov/safety/safety-alerts/Pages/default.aspx

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Contact: NTSB Media Relations
490 L'Enfant Plaza, SW
Washington, DC 20594
Keith Holloway
(202) 314-6100
keith.holloway@ntsb.gov

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