In partnership with the Transportation Safety Institute (TSI), the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) hosted a three-day Experimental Accident Investigation course this week. According to EAA, attendees were primarily “FAA field office staff who work with the certification of experimental and light-sport aircraft and investigate accidents.” The course, which is held at EAA’s headquarters in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, includes lectures, site visits to local aviation businesses and a tour of the EAA Aviation Museum.
“EAA has been participating in this course for more than fifteen years,” said EAA government relations director Tom Charpentier. “Every time we host TSI, it is a tremendous opportunity to speak directly to the front-line FAA field staff that will be interacting with our members. We hope that the accident investigation skills we are teaching will rarely be used in practice, but we are confident that they will lead to more accurate reports and insights when accidents do happen.”
TSI is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation and is tasked with providing safety, security and environmental training for the department. EAA says it will be partnering with TSI for two additional courses this year and has four more planned for 2019.