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Preventing Inflight Loss of Control in General Aviation through Training and Technology
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Roundtable : Preventing Inflight Loss of Control in General Aviation through Training and Technology
NTSB Boardroom and Conference Center
4/24/2018 8:30 AM

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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