NTSB to hold safety seminar on lessons learned from GA accidents

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Transportation Safety Board is presenting a seminar highlighting the lessons learned from its investigations of general aviation accidents involving aerodynamic stalls and loss of control.

Accidents attributed to “loss of control in-flight” are the most common defining events for fatal crashes in the personal flying sector of general aviation, accounting for about 40% of GA fatalities.

For this seminar, the NTSB has partnered with other organizations also committed to enhancing GA safety – the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, the FAA, and the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) – who will all be participating in this event.

NTSB Board Member Earl Weener will be a featured presenter, and attendees will have the opportunity to meet and ask questions of Weener, NTSB staff, and other presenters.

This event is the fifth in a series of safety seminars focused on preventing general aviation accidents. It’s designed for pilots, mechanics and other members of the GA community.

Pilots participating in the FAA’s WINGS program will receive credit for attendance.

The safety seminar will be held on Saturday, May 10, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the NTSB Training Center, 45065 Riverside Parkway, Ashburn, Virginia, 20147.

The event is free and open to the public, but is limited to 200 attendees; early registration is highly recommended.

The doors will open at 8:30 a.m. A state or federal government issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license, is required for entry to the building.

Those interested in attending the seminar can register here.  

Click here for an NTSB Safety Alert on Preventing Aerodynamic Stalls at Low Altitude


  1. bill says

    Enough said … just turn this seminar into a Webinar and everyone interested can see it for heavens sakes……

  2. Tom Spann says

    I live in Arkansas and first soloed in 1957 and 9200 hours of flying later I have never heard of the NTSB have a safety seminar with in a thousand miles of my home state of Arkansas with our agricultural pilots and Falcon jet factory we have more GA flights in a month than Virginia has in year. Who is this seminar for a political resume or GA pilots.

  3. Dick Russell says

    Ditto -I am glad to know these seminars are being done but Not everyone lives close to DC-! I suggest these be done Regionally as are FAA safety seminars. Just saying…

  4. John says

    It would be really helpful for the NTSB to consider doing a concurrent webinar for these Washington D.C. events. Unfortunately, while the world might revolve around the DC metro area, only a small number of people (compared to the total US population) lives there. Contemporary technology and a whole host of providers offer the ability to both do live webinars AND (think! think! think!) some agencies in the news have even RECORDED communications from the web and elsewhere for later play back. I hope the NTSB, with the urging and assistance of various aviation alphabet soup organizations, will move beyond the “come to me” model, to one that enables even people in Florida, California, Alaska??? HAWAII, and even Australia to attend – both real time and later – on their own schedule.

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