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AVweb’s search of news in aviation around the world found an upcoming NTSB safety seminar on instructional accidents, the return of the successful Pilot Proficiency Center at this year’s EAA AirVenture, an announcement of Girls in Aviation Day from Women in Aviation International, and a successful first aviation camp for Auburn University.The National TransportationSafety Board is presenting a seminarhighlighting the lessons learned from NTSB’s accident investigations involving instructional accidents. The seminar will be held on Saturday, July 11, 2015, at the NTSB’s Training Center in Ashburn, Virginia. This is the sixth in a series of NTSB safety seminars focused on general aviation accidents.Flight instructors and aviation companies are joining forces during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015 to bring back the EAA Pilot Proficiency Center and build on last year’s success in improving pilot skills and enhancing safety with participants at the “World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration.” During EAA AirVenture 2015 (July 20-26), the center will feature “Tech Talks,” IFR and VFR flight scenarios in Redbird flight simulators, the opportunity to talk with certificated flight instructors and more.

Women in Aviation International has declaredSept. 26, 2015, as Girls in Aviation Day where WAI chapters around the world will host their own one-day event to attract more young women to the aviation and aerospace communities with a day of activities appealing to girls ages 8 to 16 years of age. This program is an outgrowth of the successful Girls in Aviation Day events held during the past three International Women in Aviation Conferences. WAI has nearly 100 chapters worldwide that are planning Girls in Aviation Day events.Auburn University hosted its first aviation camp for rising 9th through 12th grade students June 7-12 to give them hands-on experience while exploring the different careers in aviation, attending lectures with guest speakers, going on field trips and participating in simulator, aircraft and flight line activities.On Thursday, June 11, Auburn alumnus and pilot Matt West flew a CRJ200 regional jet from Atlanta into Auburn University Regional Airport. The ExpressJet aircraft, operated for Delta Air Lines, was the largest plane to ever come through the Auburn airport.