General Aviation Safety: Climbing to the Next Level


June 19 & 20, 2012


Welcome and Opening Remarks

Opening Remarks
Deborah A.P Hersman, Chairman
General Aviation Safety Announcement
Earl F. Weener, PhD, Member
NTSB Accident Data
NTSB Accident Statistics Presentation, Jill Demko

Safety Priorities

Aviation Safety Reporting System
Linda Connell, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Evolving GA Safety to a Data-Driven Proactive Process
Tony Fazio, General Aviation - Joint Steering Committee
Transforming GA: Five-Year Strategy
Mel Cintron, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Safety Programs

Type-Specific Training and the NTSB Record
Thomas P. Turner, American Bonanza Society
Insurance, Incentives, and Safety
Jonathan Greenway, AVEMCO Insurance
Air Safety Institute
Paul Deres &James Oliphant, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA)
The WINGS Pilot Proficiency Program
Michael Costa, FAA Wings Program

Role of the Flight Instructor

Preparing CFIs to Teach
Doug Stewart, Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE)
The Role of the Flight Instructor in Accident/Incident Awareness and Avoidance through Training, Recurrency, and Pilot Influence
Jason Blair, National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI)
Role of the Flight Instructor
James Viola, FAA
The Role of the CFI
Dr. Elizabeth Bjerke, University of North Dakota (UND)
Using Social Media to Improve Global Pilot Training
Robert Barnes, International Association of Flight Training Professionals (IAFTP)

Content, Quality, and Consistency of Pilot Training

Content, Quality, and Consistency of Pilot Training
James Viola & Tom Glista, FAA
Student Pilot Curriculum Issues & Trends Affecting Safety
Jackie Spanitz, Aviation Supplies & Academics (ASA)
Simulator Use in General Aviation Training
Todd Willinger, Red Bird Simulators
Risk Management Training - The Key to Avoiding Fatal Accidents
Bob Wright, SAFE
Instructional Design Support Systems The Key to Aeronautical Decision Making Development
Ken Byrnes, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU)

Day 2

Weather-Related Decision Making

Weather Technology in the Cockpit (WTIC) Program General Aviation Research Activities
Ian M. Johnson & Steve Abelman, FAA
Baron Services - 5 Companies in one
Bob Dreisewerd, Baron Services
Recent Research Regarding General Aviation Weather Safety Issues
Dr. John Lanicci, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU)
GA Weather Research
Dr. William Knecht, FAA Civil Aerospace Medical Institute (CAMI)
The Miracle of Airborne NEXRAD Radar
Dr. David Strahle, Independent Aviation Safety Speaker
Aviation Wx Research Program (AWRP)
Steve Abelman, FAA

Aircraft Maintenance and Modification

What are we doing to make GA safer
Martin Bailey, FAA
Vintage Aircraft Association
Henry G. Frautschy & Doug Macnair, Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA)
Hail & Storm Damage to Composite GA Aircraft
Joe Hawkins, Middle Tennessee State University

New Aircraft Design and Certification

Climbing to the Next Level of Safety
Earl Lawrence, FAA
Part 23 Reorganization ARC
Greg Bowles, General Aviation
Manufacturers Association (GAMA)
GA Safety Technology
Tim Timmerman, Cirrus Aircraft
Current Initiatives
Kristine Hartzell, AOPA
Safety Innovations
Kirk Hawkins, ICON Aircraft

Advanced Avionics and Handhelds

Introduction of Integrated Cockpit Avionics In Light General Aviation Airplanes
Jens Hennig, GAMA
Advanced Avionics and Handhelds
Kristine Hartzell, AOPA
The Mixed Effects of Advanced Cockpit Systems on Pilot Performance
Dr. Stephen Casner, NASA
Practical Applications of ADS-B and FDM in General Aviation and Video
Ken Byrnes, ERAU

Closing Remarks
Deborah A.P. Hersman, Chairman