NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs

Final agenda announced for NTSB's Air Race and Air Show Safety Hearing

JANUARY 5, 2012

Washington, DC - Today, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has announced the final agenda for its Air Race and Air Show Safety Hearing, which takes place on January 10, 2012. The start time for the hearing, which is being held at the NTSB Conference Center and Board Room in Washington, DC, has been changed to 9:00 a.m. (EST).

Fifteen witnesses will provide the Board and the public insight into current safety regulations, the protocols and practices utilized for planning, and the specifics of air show and air race operations. Following presentations by each panel, the witnesses will be questioned by the NTSB's five Member Board.

Below is the agenda for the one-day hearing:

9:00 a.m.      Opening Statement: NTSB Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman

9:15 a.m.      Panel One: Regulations and Oversight

10:40 a.m.     Panel Two: Aviation Event Organizations

1:00 p.m.       Panel Three: Aviation Event Operations

3:15 p.m.       Hearing Adjourns

Bios for each panelist will be posted on the NTSB's website the morning of the hearing.

The NTSB Conference Center and Board Room is located at 429 L'Enfant Plaza, SW, Washington, DC. A link to a live webcast will be available on the NTSB's homepage (www.ntsb.gov) on the day of the hearing.

Previous press releases on the Air Race Air Show Safety Hearing

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