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Safety Seminar : Pilot Impairment
NTSB Training Center
10/15/2016 9:00 AM

​The National Transportation Safety Board held a Safety Seminar presenting the risks of impairment to pilots by over-the-counter and prescription medications. Attendees heard presentations from the FAA and NTSB staff regarding drug use trends in accident investigations, as well as resources available to pilots to assist in their decision making and training.

The seminar was held at 9 a.m., October 15, 2016, at the NTSB Training Center, in Ashburn, Virginia.

National Transportation Safety Board Member Earl Weener was a featured presenter and attendees also heard NTSB and FAA investigators describe relevant case studies and accident prevention efforts focused on this important safety issue.

This is the ninth in a series of NTSB safety seminars focused on general aviation accidents.  The four-hour seminar is free, and pilots participating in the FAA’s WINGS program will receive credit for attendance.  The seminar is solely an instructional opportunity and not a media event.



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

Drug Use Trends in General Aviation - Dr. Nicholas Webster, NTSB Medical Officer

Air Safety Investigator Case Studies Involving Pilot Impairment - Doug Brazy, NTSB; Air Safety Investigator

FAA Resources and Safety Efforts Surrounding Pilot Impairment - Brad Zeigler, FAA; Aviation Safety Analyst



NTSB Training Center Contact:
Jill Demko



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