New England Aviation Safety EXPO
Accident Review of Amateur-Built and Light Sport Aircraft
Accidents involving amateur-built and light sport aircraft are on the rise. In fact, this segment of aviation is leading the industry in fatal accidents! FAA Principal Maintenance Inspector Dave Pepple will discuss current trends and problem areas in the world of amateur-built and light sport aircraft. He'll review recent accidents and offer practical mitigation strategies for operating and maintaining these aircraft. All pilots and maintenance technicians are welcome to attend.
Aeronautical charts and publications contain a wealth of information, some of it never taught, or taught but quickly forgotten. This information can save time, money, frustration, and sometimes lives. What's an OROCA, an MEF? Where are non-standard traffic patterns published? Which obstructions are charted and where? Can the mountain pass charted on the sectional be used? Do you have all available information and is it current? How will GPS affect your charts? What are the plans for new products? This presentation offers these topics, as well as others, and gives you an opportunity to ask questions. Our presenter is FAA Aviation Safety Inspector Steve Brown. Come ask your questions to an expert.
Have you ever wanted a more in-depth knowledge of the systems in your aircraft (fuel, carburetion, ignition, vacuum, etc.) and the effects that winter and summer flight operations have upon those systems? Learn how to operate your aircraft systems like a pro. This seminar promises to be instructional and entertaining. David Emerson, the speaker, is the owner of a Fixed Based Operator (FBO), flight school, and Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) 135 charter company. He is an Aviation Maintenance Technician with Inspection Authorization, a Certified Flight Instructor Instrument (CFII), and a FAA Safety Team Representative.
What are the dimensions and operating requirements for the various classes of airspace? What are the weather minimums? How does a pilot find airspace boundaries on a sectional chart? And what about the odd stuff - Military Operations Area (MOA), Military Training Route (MTR), Temporary Flight Restriction (TFRs) and Special Flight Rules Area (SFRA)? How can a pilot prepare for the cockpit workload change as he/she transitions from one airspace type to another? FAA Safety Team Representative and former Burlington Air Traffic Control Specialist Dick Ferno will take you step-by-step through the details. Have your questions answered by an expert.
Dying to Get There
After years of reviewing and briefing aircraft accidents, retired FAA Aviation Safety Program Manager Bob Martens has learned a great deal about human factors and aeronautical decision making. In this class he will profile three accidents caused by pilots who had to get to their destinations so badly that they died getting there. Come learn from a pro how to avoid letting external pressures drive your decision-making process.
Flying Around the Nest
What are the accepted methods for entering a traffic pattern at a non-towered airport? Are straight-in approaches legal? What is the proper way to communicate your position and intentions? How do you best utilize info on sectional charts when planning your arrival or departure? With more than 12,000 non-towered airports in the country it is critical to know proper operating procedures. Join us as we answer these questions and discuss all aspects of ops at non-towered airports. The speaker, Bob Adelizzi, is a former Boston TRACON approach controller and a FAA Safety Team Lead Representative.
Flying in the Wind
Wind is a factor in over 50% of takeoff and landing accidents. FAA Safety Team Lead Representative, Designated Pilot Examiner, and the 2012 National Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) of the Year Hobie Tomlinson designed this course for pilots and flight instructors who wish to increase their understanding of flight operations on windy days. He will discuss techniques for dealing with various kinds of wind events in tricycle gear aircraft, conventional gear aircraft, and seaplanes.
Flying the Northeast Corridor: Findings from Avemco's Files
Join Mike Adams, Vice President of Underwriting at Avemco Insurance Company. Mike will address some of the conditions that make flying the Northeast Corridor unique, including information gleaned from incidents and accidents that didn't make it to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) files. Mike is an instrument rated pilot with over 750 hours and past president of the Oregon Pilots Association. His more than 28 years of combined experience with general aviation and the aviation insurance industry helps pilots understand how Avemco's coverage decisions are designed to keep them safe.
GPS Primer: Beyond the Basics
In this seminar, Doug Stewart dives in to doing more than "Going Perfectly Straight" with your GPS. For the Visual Flight Rules (VFR) pilot using a handheld GPS, Doug will offer a variety of ways to get greater utility beyond "going direct", as well as discussing some of the dangerous traps. For the Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) pilot, he will discuss ways of dealing in a quick and efficient manner with the many curves that Air Traffic Control (ATC) can throw at a pilot operating in the Northeast. He'll discuss using an IFR certified GPS to enter and fly holds effortlessly, as well as some of the traps waiting to catch the unprepared pilot while flying approaches. Whether you are a VFR or IFR pilot, there is something for everyone to learn about using GPS navigation. The speaker, Doug Stewart, is the 2004 National Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) of the Year, a Master CFI, a Designated Pilot Examiner, and a FAA Safety Team Representative.
Helicopter 101 for the Airplane Pilot
Have you ever wanted to fly a helicopter? Does the thought of it seem intimidating and complex? This class will provide basic insight into the workings of a helicopter and what goes into flying it. We will provide an overview of helicopter aerodynamics, major components, controls, flight maneuvers, hazards, and flight rules. Additionally, throughout the day there will be helicopters on the ramp at Nashua Airport and pilots available to answer your questions. Come learn about rotary wing flight.
How Old is Too Old
What are some of the challenges a pilot faces as he/she ages? How do we define, as we age, the point at which our airmanship is not what it used to be? Most importantly, what can we do about it? Another concern is the age of the aircraft we are flying. How do we assure the safety and airworthiness of an aircraft that may well be older than the pilot? Hobie Tomlinson is an age 60+ Designated Pilot Examiner, FAA Safety Team Lead Representative, and National Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) of the Year with over 25,000 hours in everything from Cubs to Boeings. Come hear from this pro how he has adjusted to the aging dilemma in his flying, and how you can adjust in your flying. Join us for an informative discussion for pilots of all experience levels and ages.
Let's Get Personal
Do you consider, during your preflight preparation, your personal minimums for the upcoming flight? The Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs) and Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM) provide mandates and guidance, but can't cover all situations at all pilot experience levels. Understanding and establishing a set of personal minimums is a global remedy to preventing accidents of all causes. FAA Safety Team Representative Bob DiMeo will lead this interactive safety event. Learn how to establish a set of personal minimums to help guide you to a good go/no-go decision.
You have heard the term 'NextGen', and you know the technology behind it will be mandatory within the next decade. ��But what is NextGen? ��Do you know what TIS-B and FIS-B are and how they can help you? ��When will you need ADS-B?����How could an iPad help you?�� Our speaker, Nancy Risso, is the Owner, Risso NextGen Aviation Solutions. ��Bring your questions and hear a NextGen expert discuss the future of aviation.
Operations in Class B Airspace, Pilot/Controller Communications & Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) Avoidance
Retired Boston TRACON Controller and FAA Safety Team Lead Representative Bob Adelizzi will provide an overview of flight procedures in Class B airspace as well as ways to avoid Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFR), especially with increased VIP movement during the upcoming election. Learn about effective pilot/controller communications and operating techniques to help make your flight safe and efficient. If you are thinking about flying to Cape Cod and the islands from northern New England, this seminar is for you.
Owner Performed Maintenance
Do you, as a pilot, perform maintenance on your aircraft? If so, are you aware of just what you can and can't do? This class is a review of the requirements in Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) Part 91. We will cover exactly what maintenance you can perform, whether you need oversight, and how to document it correctly.
Post-Incident Survival: Ditching & Egress Training
Presented by: Jon Ehm, MBA Chief Instructor, Survival Systems USA Inc. Commercial Training Center
This hour-long presentation will cover the effect of sudden immersion in the water and factors that effect disorientation. We will discuss underwater egress procedures. The presentation will also cover the value of training with respect to egress procedures, best practices, and where the helicopter aviation industry stands as a whole regarding ditching and egress training.
- Human Physiology and Sudden Immersion in Cold Water: Understand what people experience upon sudden immersion in cold water.
- Factors Effecting Disorientation: Understand why people experience sometimes overwhelming disorientation after aircraft ditching.
- Underwater Egress: Understand the basics of underwater egress procedures.
- The Value of Training: Understand implications of high-fidelity and realistic training.
- Who Requires (and Desires) Egress Training, Who Doesn't, and Why? Discuss the current state of the industry, and why it is the way that it is.
Rotax - Know Before You Go
Don't miss this exclusive briefing featuring maintenance and operation of Rotax engines and Light Sport Aircraft. Learn important maintenance tips for Rotax engines, operational issues involving Light Sport Aircraft, dealing with inflight engine failures in Light Sport Aircraft and the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Flight Advisory Program. These briefings will be presented by Rotax engine and Light Sport Aircraft industry experts who will share their strategies and experience in maintaining and flying these engines and aircraft.
Runway safety continues to be at the top of the FAA's safety agenda, and for good reason: the single largest loss of life in an aircraft accident occurred because of a runway incursion. In this class we will examine several recent runway incursions and surface incidents, and discuss how each one could have been prevented. In addition, we will take a look at the best practices for operating on the airport surfaces at towered and non-towered airports. The speaker is FAA Runway Safety Program Manager Harry West.
Simulation and Pilot Proficiency
Ask any 10 recreational pilots if they think using simulation is a good idea for maintaining proficiency and you'll get nearly unanimous agreement. Ask how many use simulation themselves...and you'll hear crickets chirping. Sims have been the backbone of proficiency for the heavy iron crowd for decades, and sim use has been trickling down since then. FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) Representative and Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) Jeff Van West will tell you why now is the time for recreational General Aviation (GA) to get on board, and how you can make it rewarding, effective, and even fun.
Summer Weather Flying
The summer season brings increased convective activity, restricted visibility, the potential for spatial disorientation, density altitude performance limitations, and other hazards that can affect the safety of flight. A variety of publicly available sources of weather information can provide pilots with clues for anticipating specific hazards during the summer season. With the proper knowledge, pilots can develop strategies for mitigating summer flying threats. Our speaker, Chris Loprinze, is the Assistant Chief Pilot for a large Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) 91 fractional ownership company. He is a CFII, Designated Pilot Examiner, and FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) Representative. Join him for a very informative session.
Sunny Side Up
Spatial disorientation is the most lethal general aviation accident precursor. FAA Safety Team Lead Representative Mike Lessard will guide pilots in discussion of the many faces of spatial disorientation and suggest practical strategies and tactics for coping with this acknowledged killer. In this seminar you'll learn how to identify potentially disorienting situations before it's too late. You'll also learn the most likely flight environments for spatial disorientation and how to avoid them. Additionally, if you wish, you'll have an opportunity to experience the effects of spatial disorientation in the Vertigo Chair. This class is an investment in your longevity.
Takeoffs and Landings
The simple act of takeoff or landing accounts for 50% of general aviation accidents. It affects students, Certified Flight Instructors (CFIs), and veterans alike. Loss of control is the most common reason pilots are involved in takeoff and landing accidents. Other factors include obstructions, night operations, short fields and soft fields. FAA Safety Team Representative Rob Montgomery will lead an informative discussion about staying safe during the takeoff and landing phase of flight.
The Pilot's Bill of Rights
Last August the President signed into law the first major change in over two decades in how FAA conducts investigations of pilots. But do you know what it means for you, the pilot? When can you expect FAA to give you notice? How can you get information about any investigation about you? And, can you go it alone without an attorney under the new law if the case goes to hearing? Learn the answers to these and many other questions about the Pilot's Bill of Rights from the FAA's Chief Regional Counsel for New England.
Training for the Pilot Companion
This ground school course is designed to help the non-pilot feel more comfortable with flying and teach him/her to safely handle the airplane in the case of pilot incapacitation. Companions who frequently fly can learn how to function effectively as cockpit crewmembers and assist the pilot. Pilots who fly regularly with a non-pilot should use this course to build their companions' understanding of aviation, appreciation for flying, and confidence in the airplane. This course includes five easy to comprehend units on basic aircraft control, interpreting the instruments, radio communications, navigation, and making a safe landing. The speaker, Byron Danforth, is a Certified Flight Instructor Instrument (CFII) and FAA Safety Team Representative.
Have you heard about FAA's Wings Program? Earning even the Basic Level counts as a Flight Review, can result in lower insurance premiums, and makes you a safer, more knowledgeable pilot. You can earn credit for taking online courses, attending safety seminars, and receiving ground and flight instruction. And your progress is charted in a computer database, so you need not worry about remembering where you put a course completion certificate or Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) sign-off. So what's not to like? FAA Safety Team Lead Representative Rob Montgomery will take you step-by-step through the details of the program. Have your questions answered by an expert.