WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Transportation Safety Board is presenting a seminar regarding air traffic control in the general aviation environment Dec. 12 at the NTSB’s Training Center in Ashburn, Virginia.
Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from local FAA Air Traffic Controllers, who will discuss policies and procedures important for pilots to understand while navigating through one of the most complex and busiest airspace locales in the Washington DC Terminal area.
They will also discuss phraseology and communication procedures for pilots to be able to navigate the local airspace with ease.
NTSB Board Member Earl Weener will be a featured presenter, and attendees will also hear from NTSB investigators who have investigated accidents involving air traffic control. The case studies presented will include discussions of judgment, situational awareness, procedures, and risk management.
This is the eighth in a series of NTSB safety seminars focused on general aviation accidents.
The four-hour seminar is free, and pilots participating in the FAA’s WINGS program will receive credit for attendance.
Because space is limited, early registration is highly recommended. The doors will open at 8:30 a.m., and the seminar will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Attendees must have a government-issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license, to enter the building.