NTSB To Host Loss-Of-Control Seminar


The National Transportation Safety Board will highlight lessons learned from its investigations of general aviation accidents involving loss of control, during a seminar scheduled for 9 a.m., May 14, 2016, at the NTSB Training Center, in Ashburn, Virginia.

The NTSB has partnered with the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association and the Federal Aviation Administration, two other organizations committed to enhancing general aviation safety, for this educational seminar.

Accidents attributed to “loss of control in-flight” are the most common defining events for fatal crashes in the private flying sector of general aviation, accounting for about 40 percent of general aviation fatalities. Unfortunately, the circumstances for these accidents are often repeated over time, thus precipitating a need for change in this area. Reducing general aviation accidents remains a high priority for the NTSB and this seminar is one effort in that mission.

National Transportation Safety Board Member Earl Weener will be a featured presenter and attendees will also hear NTSB investigators describe how they investigate accidents, as well as the resultant safety recommendations the NTSB issues to reduce the accident rate in this critical area.

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. The seminar is solely an instructional opportunity and not a media event.

Because space is limited, early registration is highly recommended. The doors will open at 8:30 a.m., and the seminar will run from 9a.m.-1p.m. Attendees must have a government-issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license, to enter the building. Those interested in attending the seminar can register at: https://app.ntsb.gov/academyregistration/private/registernp.aspx?id=SAFETYSEMINAR-051416&Mkey=87574


NTSB Safety Alert on Preventing Aerodynamic Stalls at Low Altitude Video (4:10): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9rv1nY-CbY&feature=player_embedded

Bulletin: http://www.ntsb.gov/safety/safety-alerts/Documents/SA_019.pdf