The Tampa Bay Aviation Association will be holding their second annual Safety Stand Down Day on Thursday, April 5, 2012. The event will be held at A La Carte Event Pavilion, 4050 Dana Shores Drive with breakfast starting at 0815, general session at 0900 and than breaking down into the two different groups: Group A -Corporate and Charter operators / Group B – General Aviation with lunch during one of the breaks. The event will end by 1500 as this will allow flight departments to send pilots and staff as well as those who want to attend.
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Group A topics:
1) Air Traffic Control – Representatives from Tampa International, St. Pete- Clearwater and MacDill ATC Tower’s will address the airspace they control followed by questions and answers.
2) Going Paperless EFB/IPad: getting it integrated into your aircraft — This panel will try to help explain the procedures of implantation into your aviation department.
3) Protecting your airplane. Either in the air or on the ground, during the hijacking of an aircraft it can be nearly impossible to keep your composure. A representative from the Tampa International Airport Police Department will be on hand to discuss some basic but important steps you can take in order to keep everyone safe during a hijacking emergency.
Group B topic:
Loss of Control-Inflight – According to a recent Accident Data Set prepared by the General Aviation Join Steering Committee (GAJSC), Loss of Control-Inflight was the dominant cause of fatal general aviation accidents over the last decade. When we talk about loss of control, we are referring to accident resulting from situations in which the pilot should of have either maintained or regained control the aircraft, but did not. Loss of control is divided into two types Loss of Control- Ground (LOC-G) and Loss of Control- Inflight (LOC-I). Forty percent of the fatal accidents during the period 2001-2010 were categorized as LOC-I outpacing the number two fatal accident category, Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CGIT), by a three-to-one margin.
This presentation will look at 3 aspects of LOC.
1) Advanced Preflight – LOC often occurs when a pilot is surprised or over loaded by a mechanical failure like a flight control malfunction of loss of engine power. These LOC accidents cold be prevented if pilots could discover and prevent mechanical problems on preflight
2) Aeronautical Decision Making – Many LOC accidents and incidents could be prevented by pilots watching for clues and cues of problems and then applying good decision making to avid a LOC situation. In other words, pilots should use their superior intellect so they don’t have to use their superior flying skills.
3) How to recover from a LOC situation – If all else fails and a pilot finds themselves in an LOC situation there are often things that can be done to regain control of the aircraft.