Business Aviation Pilot Training Symposium

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Presented by: NBAA's Safety Committee

Over the past several years, aviation has seen a number of accidents where pilot training and pilot performance have been identified as either a probable or contributing cause. Recent high-profile accidents have revealed possible weaknesses in the aviation system trains pilots and what they learn during recurrent training opportunities.

In order to remain ahead of these disturbing safety trends, NBAA's Safety Committee will host a one-day Business Aviation Pilot Training Symposium to focus on improving the value proposition for training. Adapting training philosophies from other segments of the industry, such as the Advanced Qualification Program (AQP), for business aviation could yield substantial improvements in pilot training.

The symposium will focus on work already completed by NBAA's Safety Committee along with the plan for tools and guidelines to assist the business aviation community in advancing their own training programs.

The program will be moderated by:

  • Steve Charbonneau, NBAA Safety Committee Secretary, Altria Client Services
  • Richard Walsh, NBAA Safety Committee Chairman, Hewlett-Packard

Both NBAA Members and non-Members are welcome to attend this event free of charge. Please note that no meals will be provided for this free event. To register, contact NBAA's Doug Carr at


National Transportation Safety Board Boardroom
490 L'Enfant Plaza, SW
Washington, DC 20594

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Project Team Briefings – Presentation of Project Goals and Progress – Sub-Group Presentations
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Presentation of Survey results and key findings
11:00 a.m. - 1200 noon
NTSB Board Member Presentation: Dr. Earl Weener
12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch - Note: No meals will be provided for this free event.
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Panel discussion – the project team will facilitate a panel discussion with key officials
2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open Forum – Attendee questions and feedback for teams
4:00 p.m - 4:30 p.m.
Next Steps Presentation – the project team will present key next steps and offer opportunities to participate

For More Information

For more information, contact NBAA's Doug Carr at (202) 783-9259 or

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