FltOps.com will team with the Flight Safety Foundation (FSF), to present the next in its series of pilot safety symposiums and job fairs, on Saturday, Nov. 21, at the New York-LaGuardia Airport Marriott.
At a time when the public is questioning attention to safety, one of the primary purposes of the event is to remind pilots of their obligations to safety, as well as instill those ethics in the next generation pilots, according to organizers. The conference examines the proposed new flight/duty regulations. Coming regulatory changes will strictly define pilot duty times, rest periods and minimum qualifications leading to improved safety and increase pilot staffing.
FltOps.com estimates that it would take only 90-120 days for the feeder carriers to absorb the 1,200 pilots who are now on furlough status. Pending economic recovery, major airlines could be in an expansive hiring mode within two years, which will pull more pilots from the feeders.
Other presentations include: The Screening and Selection of Pilots with the Right Stuff: A panel discussion on the latest screening and testing methods being used to select pilots; Choosing The Safest Primary Training: A flight-training professional will advise students and parents on the key safety attributes to look for when visiting prospective flight schools and aviation universities; Pilot Applicants with Issues: What are the Limits?: Moderated by Judy Tarver, FltOps.com VP of Pilot Career Services, this panel will discuss the implications of how safety incidents can affect a pilot’s career.
Joining the Flight Safety Foundation as sponsors of the event are Career Pilot School, Crew Resources Worldwide, Compass Airlines, Paramount Aviation Resources Group and World Airline Services. Representatives of AirTran, JetBlue, Korean Air, All Nippon, Shenzhen Airlines and Colgan Air are also slated to attend. Aviation schools represented including Dowling College, Damos Aviation Services, F.I.T Aviation, Gulfstream Academy, Kansas State University and Southern Illinois University.