Safety Fly-In a Success!
Despite rainy skies, our inaugural Safety Fly-In was a big success. In addition to the sponsors noted below, special thanks also go to our superb lineup of speakers who each graciously "gave back for the greater good." Attendees were extremely impressed with the presentations of Robert Sumwalt, Bill Garvey, Captain Chuck Long and Twin Cessna Flyer's Bob Thomason.
Another great safety opportunity is available Saturday, April 30th at the Greenville Downtown Airport when the FAA will present their annual Safety Standdown. Details about this event and much more are at our always-updated website.
Eric W. Barfield, Chair
South Carolina Aviation Safety Council
SAFETY FLY-IN SPONSORS:
FAA Safety Standdown April 30 @ GMU!
Safety Council Sponsors Event at Runway Cafe
The Safety Council is pleased to sponsor the South Carolina FAASTeam's Safety Standdown on Saturday, April 30th at the Runway Cafe / Greenville Downtown Airport. This FREE safety event focuses on four areas that account for the majority of general aviation fatal accidents:
-- Positive Flight Attitude: Keeping Your Standards High
-- Going Beyond Preflight: Perfecting Your Preflight Inspection
-- Enroute Cruise: Are You On Cruise Control
-- Maneuvering Flight: Slow, Steady and Sure
This half day seminar begins at 8:30AM. For more details and to register, click here!
Runway Excursions > Incursions
Many experts are continuing to remind the aviation community that runway EXcursions are a bigger problem than runway INcursions. The FAA has done an admirable job raising the awareness of runway incursions but the excursions - whether during takeoff or landing - cause millions of dollars of damage and unfortunate loss of life each year.
Ugly Weather Arrives
Ugly weather isn't just a concern for pilots. Spring and summer storms can create havoc at the local airport or local airway. The key is to be prepared. Airport operators, including FBOs, need to review severe weather plans long before a thunderstorm hits.
Pilots likewise need to refresh their thunderstorm avoidance techniques. The AOPA's Air Safety Institute offers a free online course for this purpose:
"Weather Wise - Thunderstorms & ATC."