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When: Next Saturday 23 March @ 5PM Where: Fenders' Hangar 304 Whiteplains Place Gilbert SC 29054 Please join us next Saturday afternoon for a good old fashioned Oyster Roast. We will provide the Oysters, saltines, sauces, tea, soft drinks, plates and napkins etc. Please bring a covered dish, appetizer, or dessert if you'd like as well as a folding chair, an Oyster Knife and Glove, and your choice of beverage if tea and soft drinks don't suit you. The first pot of steamed Oysters will be dumped onto the shucking table at 5:15. Bring Sharp Elbows and an Oyster knife!! :) Please feel free to bring a friend along or to pass this invitation to someone that we may have missed. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE RSVP no later than this Thursday (21 March). Hope to see you all here. Bo, Susan, Thomas, and Matthew Fender
Today, March 12, 2013, the National Transportation Safety Board issued five Safety Alerts that focus on the most frequent types of general aviation accidents.“Because we investigate each of the 1,500 GA accidents that occur in the United States every year, we see the same types of accidents over and over again,” said NTSB Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman. “What’s especially tragic is that so many of these accidents are entirely preventable.”
Each year, about 475 pilots and passengers are killed and hundreds more are seriously injured in GA accidents in the United States, which is why GA Safety is on the NTSB’s Most Wanted List. (http://go.usa.gov/28DF)
A Safety Alert is a brief information sheet that pinpoints a particular safety hazard and offers practical remedies to address the issue. Three of the Safety Alerts focus on topics related to some of the most common defining events for fatal GA accidents. These include low-altitude stalls, spatial disorientation and controlled flight into terrain, and mechanical problems. The other two Safety Alerts address risk mitigation.
The five Safety Alerts issued today are:
• Is Your Aircraft Talking to You? Listen!
• Reduced Visual References Require Vigilance
• Avoid Aerodynamic Stalls at Low Altitude
• Mechanics: Manage Risks to Ensure Safety
• Pilots: Manage Risks to Ensure Safety
The NTSB is creating five short videos – one for each Safety Alert – which will be rolled out this spring. The videos will feature regional air safety investigators sharing their experiences and observations of the many accident investigations they conducted as well as advice on how pilots and mechanics can avoid mistakes that can have such tragic consequences.
"GA is essentially an airline or maintenance operation of one, which puts the responsibility for sound decision making on one person’s shoulders," Hersman said. "We are promoting and distributing the alerts to reach pilots and mechanics who can benefit from these lifesaving messages.”
The five Safety Alerts approved today, as well as others that have been issued since 2004, are available at http://www.ntsb.gov/safety/safety_alerts.html.
The presentations investigators made to the Board today are all available at http://go.usa.gov/28bx.
|"SC Aviation Safety Fly-In"
Topic: 2013 SC Aviation Safety Council Fly-In - Friday, March 22nd
On Friday, March 22, 2013 at 11:30 AM
Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE)
2553 Airport Blvd.
SC Aeronautics Commission Hangar
West Columbia, SC 29170
Join us for a FREE lLUNCH at 11:30 AM!
12:45 - 1:45 PM - AOPA Update with Mr. Bruce Landsburg, AOPA
2:00 - 3:15 PM - Safe Practices for GA Pilots with Mr. Gere Gaige. SCAviation Safety Council
3:30 - 4:30 PM - Accident Review with CDR. Dean Grant, U.S. Navy
To view further details and registration information for this seminar, click here.
The sponsor for this seminar is: SC FSDO & FAASTeam
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The following credit(s) are available for the WINGS/AMT Programs:
Basic Knowledge 3 - 1 Credit
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