WASHINGTON, D.C. — Did you know that an aspiring pilot is less likely to have an accident while training than after earning a pilot certificate? Nevertheless, officials with the National Transportation Safety Board say they’ve developed an understanding of when and how training accidents are likely to occur, both through its own investigations and through industry and government research identifying risks involved in both solo and dual instructional flights.
That’s why officials are presenting a seminar highlighting the lessons learned from NTSB’s accident investigations involving instructional accidents. The goal of the July 11 seminar is to give the GA community the tools to decrease the rate of training-related accidents, NTSB officials said.
NTSB Board Member Earl Weener will be a featured presenter, and attendees will also hear from NTSB staff who have investigated these types of accidents.
This is the sixth in a series of NTSB safety seminars focused on general aviation accidents. The four-hour seminar will explore some of the causes of these accidents, the current government and industry efforts to prevent them, and the resources available to pilots and flight instructors.
The seminar, which will be held at the NTSB’s Training Center in Ashburn, Virginia, is free and open to the public. Pilots participating in the FAA’s WINGS program will receive credit for attendance.
Because space is limited, early registration is recommended. The doors will open at 8:30 a.m., and the seminar will run from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Attendees must have a government-issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license, to enter the building.