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NTSB to Share Lessons Learned from Aviation Investigations at EAA’s AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin

7/13/2022

​​​WASHINGTON (July 13, 2022) — National Transportation Safety Board investigators and leaders — including Chair Homendy and Member Michael Graham — will attend the world’s largest annual general aviation fly-in event, EAA’s AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, July 25-31, to meet the public and provide a series of safety presentations.

“We look for every opportunity to advocate for aviation safety and this event, the nation’s largest gathering of aviation enthusiasts, is a fantastic opportunity to share our safety recommendations,” said NTSB Chair Jennifer Homendy. “We need all parts of the aviation industry engaged to make our skies safer.” 

While onsite, NTSB air safety investigators will deliver the agency’s “Fly Like a Pro” safety presentation series. Organized around the theme of pilot professionalism, the series will help attendees implement a safety-first culture, which includes a commitment to continuous improvement in flying proficiency.

Presentations are based on lessons learned from recent NTSB accident investigations and include a range of topics, including inflight loss-of-control, aviation weather, flight instruction, managing aeromedical risks, air traffic control communications, and airplane occupant protection systems.

In addition, on July 28, NTSB chief data scientist Dr. Loren Groff will be demonstrating how to get the most out of the agency’s aviation accident database, CAROL. He will also be soliciting feedback from current users of the database as part of the NTSB’s commitment to continuously improving the system’s functionality.

The investigators presenting will also be staffing the NTSB exhibit booth in the Federal Pavilion, located in Exhibit Hangar D on the EAA AirVenture grounds, to meet the public and answer questions about investigations and processes, the agency mission, and careers at NTSB.

The NTSB began its participation in AirVenture in 1995 and has had a presence there most years since then, but this is the first time NTSB has returned to AirVenture since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

Interview requests and other media inquiries should be directed to P​eter Knudson ​​​​​​peter.knudson@ntsb.g​ov,  ​who will be with the team in Oshkosh.

Resources on NTSB at AirVenture, including a link to a Safety Alert for pilots flying in to the event, a map showing the location of the NTSB exhibit, and the complete schedule of NTSB presentations is available at NTSB Presents at Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture Oshkosh 2022​.​​  


To report an incident/accident or if you are a public safety agency, please call 1-844-373-9922 or 202-314-6290 to speak to a Watch Officer at the NTSB Response Operations Center (ROC) in Washington, DC (24/7).


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