WASHINGTON—The National Transportation Board has released the final agenda, including the participants’ names and affiliations, for its forum, Humans and Hardware: Preventing General Aviation Inflight Loss of Control. The event, which was announced earlier this month, will be held on October 14 in Washington, D.C.
In addition, the NTSB is inviting pilots and others in the aviation safety community to send their questions related to inflight loss of control issues to LOCForum@ntsb.gov. To be considered for inclusion, questions must be submitted via email not later than 3:00 pm ET on October 13.
“Understanding questions that pilots have will be critical to the forum’s success,” said NTSB Member Earl Weener, who will chair the event.
The forum will include panels on four broad areas of discussion:
Industry and Government Perspectives and Actions;
Human Performance and Medical Issues;
Pilot Training Solutions; and
Equipment and Technology Solutions.
An end-of-day roundtable beginning at 4:05 p.m. will bring back panelists from throughout the day to discuss crosscutting issues and the day’s takeaways.
This year’s forum offers participants a new level of digital accessibility. The forum webpage includes links to add individual panel sessions or the entire forum to calendars on computers and mobile devices. Pilots can also share the forum page with other pilots or student trainees through email or social media.
“We've added the new digital functionality to make it easy to share the event with other pilots,” said Weener. “Those with compatible calendar software can also save the date and time directly to their device.”
The forum, which will be held in the NTSB Board Room and Conference Center in Washington (429 L’Enfant Plaza SW, Washington D.C.) will run from 9:00 am ET to 5:00 pm ET.
The agenda, including names of panelists and NTSB forum staff, is available at http://go.usa.gov/3tfse. More information about the forum can be found at http://www.ntsb.gov/LOCforum.
The forum is free and open to the public. There is no registration for this event. Directions to the forum site are available at http://go.usa.gov/3tfBB.
The event will also be webcast live. An archive of the webcast will be available on the NTSB website after the event. A link to the webcast is available at http://www.capitolconnection.net/capcon/ntsb/ntsb.htm.
General Aviation Inflight Loss of Control on NTSB Most Wanted List: http://go.usa.gov/3tfZJ
PRESS RELEASE (9/8/15): NTSB to Hold Forum Addressing Inflight Loss of Control in Fixed-Wing General Aviation Aircraft: http://go.usa.gov/3tfZ9