More general aviation pilots and passengers die from accidents involving loss of control in flight than any other single factor. But greater pilot situational awareness—both in the cockpit and during flight training—can make a difference. The NTSB is convening a roundtable of industry and government experts to discuss the current state of the problem, and highlight available technologies and training. The roundtable, which will be moderated by NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt, will also explore challenges to implementation of current technologies to reduce these largely preventable accidents. Prevent Loss of Control in Flight in General Aviation is on the NTSB’s Most Wanted List of transportation safety improvements.
Note: The primary focus of this discussion is fixed-wing general aviation aircraft and pilots operating under visual flight rules (VFR).
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Join us April 24, 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM, in the NTSB Boardroom and Conference Center, Washington, DC., for this important roundtable discussion. It will also be webcast live.
Loss of Control in General Aviation Roundtable Event video on YouTube
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0830–0845 - Welcome/Opening - Chairman Robert L. Sumwalt
0845–0900 - Introduction: Data & Accidents - John Delisi, NTSB, Director of the Office of Aviation Safety
0900–1100 - Topic 1: Pilot Training/Education
1100–1200 - Lunch
1200-1215 - Special Presentation: Remora Systems, EAA Founder’s Innovation Prize Winner
1215–1400 - Topic 2: Cockpit Technology
1400–1415 - Break
1415–1450 - Topic 3: Challenges & Next Steps
1450–1500 - Closing - Chairman Robert L. Sumwalt
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association— Justin Barkowski, Director of Gov’t/Regulatory Affairs
AOPA Air Safety Institute— Paul Deres, Director of Education
Experimental Aircraft Association— Sean Elliott, Vice President of Advocacy and Safety
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University— Carolina Anderson, Associate Professor of Aeronautics
Federal Aviation Administration—
ForeFlight—Malcolm Toon – SVP of Mapping, Navigation, and Military Technologies
General Aviation Manufacturers Association— Jens Hennig, VP of Operations
Liberty University School of Aeronautics— Andrew Walton, Director of Safety
Mindstar Aviation— Stasi Poulos, President and CEO
National Transportation Safety Board—
Orbital ATK Flight Systems— Charlie Precourt, VP and General Manager
Patty Wagstaff Aviation Safety— Patty Wagstaff, General Manager
Society of Aviation and Flight Educators— Doug Stewart, Founding and Charter Member
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