Fresh ideas for flight instructors interested in preventing inflight loss of control will be presented by two experts from the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) on Wednesday, Oct. 14, at the NTSB Conference Center in Washington, D.C. The day-long forum also will be streamed live online.
Inflight loss of control is involved in 40% of all fatal general aviation accidents, making it one of the NTSB’s top priorities for improving GA safety.
The presentations will be part of the full-day NTSB “Humans and Hardware: Preventing Inflight Loss of Control in GA” forum.
SAFE members Rich Stowell, nationally known as The Spin Doctor, and Tom Turner, executive director of the American Bonanza Society’s Air Safety Foundation, will speak as part of Panel 3: Pilot Training Solutions, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:40 p.m. ET. Other panelists will be David Oord, VP Regulatory Affairs at AOPA and Stasi Poulos, President of MindStar Aviation.
The forum will be webcast live from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET at CapitolConnection.net/capcon/ntsb/ntsb.htm.
Pilots can submit inflight loss of control questions for the panelists at LOCForum@ntsb.gov no later than 3 pm ET on Oct. 13.
Other topics slated for the forum include an overview of the various types of loss of control accidents, human performance and medical issues and technological enhancements that can reduce loss of control accidents.