Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content
Instructional Accidents
Bookmark and Share this page

Event Summary

Safety Seminar : Instructional Accidents
NTSB’s Training Center in Ashburn, Virginia
7/11/2015 9:00 AM

The National Transportation Safety Board presented a seminar highlighting the lessons learned from NTSB’s accident investigations involving instructional accidents. The seminar was 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 further decrease the rate of training-related accidents.

NTSB Board Member Earl Weener was a featured presenter, and attendees also heard from NTSB Investigators 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 explored some of the causes of these accidents, the current government and industry efforts to prevent them, and the resources available to the pilot and flight instructor community.

The seminar was free, and pilots participating in the FAA’s WINGS program will receive credit for attendance.  The NTSB welcomed 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.


Download the agenda

Welcome to the NTSB Training Center - Dr. Paul Schuda, NTSB; Director NTSB Training Center

NTSB Board Member Perspective: “General Aviation and the Most Wanted List” - Member Earl Weener, PhD NTSB; Board Member

“Who’s a Hazard to Who?” - Mr. David Kenny, AOPA; Manager of Accident Analysis, Air Safety Institute

“Instructional Accidents; Challenge and Opportunity” - Mr. James A. Viola, FAA; Manager, GA and Commercial Division, AFS-800

“Active Redundancy” - Mr. Doug Brazy, NTSB; Air Safety Investigator

TWA800 Tutorial - Dr. Paul Schuda, NTSB; Director NTSB Training Center



Enter the YouTube ID of each video separated by a semi-colon (;). Example: "LV5_xj_yuhs; QgaTQ5-XfMM; VWW8DMpfI9U; BgAlQuqzl8o;"


Related Information

Related Press Releases

Related Reports

Related Events

Related Investigations