Idaho’s third annual Aviation Safety Standdown Seminar is slated for Oct. 29 at the Riverside Hotel in Boise.
The event, which runs from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., is designed for all pilots, but particularly Idaho general aviation pilots.
Officials with the Idaho Division of Aeronautics are urging pilots in the Northwest to hang up their headsets for the day to participate in this interactive learning event.
The Standdown provides an opportunity to learn from the industry’s leading safety experts and to share safety-related ideas, both new and old, with co-workers and friends.
There is no attendance fee. Door prizes include survival vests, spin/stall training, and a PLB. Aviation
Idaho has incredible backcountry resources with nearly 100 backcountry airports, including strips in scenic wilderness areas. The mountainous terrain presents unique challenges such as high elevations, density altitude, and weather-related hazards. Without enhanced knowledge and skills, many local and out-of-state pilots are often surprised by the unexpected and advanced level of skill required for aerial navigation within Idaho.
The Idaho Division of Aeronautics is striving to minimize this “surprise factor” by empowering pilots to proactively refresh and build upon their safety skill set, officials said.
Previous Standdowns have included information on aerodynamics, human factors, single pilot resource management, operational challenges in mountain flying, managing aircraft energy and accident survival techniques, self-certification, VFR to IMC, an unexpected night in the field, crash investigation presented by the NTSB, and first-hand accounts of survival following a crash.
In addition to human factors, the focus of this year’s Standdown will be Fundamentals of Aircraft Control and Focus of Skill, as well as The “PINC” slip: Non-compliance leads to a tragic slippery slope.
To reserve your seat, RSVP Idaho.firstname.lastname@example.org or call 208-334-8775.
To see highlights from a past Standdown, click here.