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'Single Pilot – Safely' Delivers the Essentials
October 1, 2010
From weather to self-induced pressure, single pilots confront complex events every day. In this highly interactive session, national aviation safety expert Bruce Landsberg will use actual Air Traffic Control (ATC) tapes to reconstruct an accident involving a single pilot in a small business aircraft.
"This pilot was very experienced, very skilled. Still, he got into trouble," says Landsberg. "This session will go beyond theory to experience how he got into this circumstance – how any of us could – and what we can learn from it."
The session will also examine:
- The "Safety Mindset": How the personality traits of owner-pilots are different from professional pilots
- Where people get into trouble: Statistics on accidents that are common to business flying
- The flight envelope and the single-pilot model
- Margins and how they work on takeoff and landing
Landsberg, a pilot of more than 40 years, is president of the AOPA Foundation and an award-winning expert on pilot safety. He has logged more than 6,000 hours with airline transport pilot (ATP), single-engine, multiengine, and instrument flight instructor certificates. He continues to serve on many committees to represent general aviation safety interests in the FAA, NASA, NTSB, National Weather Service, and various industry groups.
Landsberg will lead this important session on Tuesday, October 19, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. as part of the Light Business Airplane Conference, during the NBAA 63rd Annual Meeting & Convention in Atlanta, GA, at the Georgia World Congress Center. He will lead a second single pilot seminar at the joint LBA Conference in conjunction with the AOPA Aviation Summit, November 11 to 13, in Long Beach, CA.
"Single Pilot – Safely" will be based on the AOPA Air Safety Foundation's "Single Pilot IFR, Turbine Operations" course.