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The Human Factors Role in Accident Prevention
Human Factors Role in the Prevention of Accidents.
Date and Time:
Thursday, October 21, 2021, starting at 19:00 Eastern Daylight Time Download Calendar File
Diego Alfonso
Brief Description:

If there is one thing we can be sure of, it is that as humans we are continuously surrounded by a certain level of risk.  As pilots, that level is raised just a tad higher.  The one thing that all of us who fly need to understand is that our first experiences in transporting ourselves by means of mechanical locomotion on the surface created a vast array of habits, some good and some bad.  In making the transition to transporting ourselves by airborne means, the bad habits already acquired must be discarded completely, because they are just not compatible in this new dimension.

In this hour-long presentation, a series of misconceptions and bad habits are identified.  The misconceptions are clarified, and good habits are brought up to the fore in hopes of replacing the bad ones. 

The replacement of bad habits begins by exercising pilot in command responsibilities and decision making during the most important phases of flight.  These encompass the preparation, the pre-flight and departure, followed by decisions during the cruise phase, and finally, the arrival phase.


The Orlando FSDO-15 FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam), along with your local Treasure Coast FAASTeam, encourages all aviation safety minded individuals to come and attend our every third Thursday of the month safety seminars.  Free to attend, and WINGS credit is available!

COVID-19 Statement: Prior to attending, please check for compliance with applicable federal, state, and local public health guidelines.  Please bring a mask and anticipate social distancing. 

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Location of Seminar:
Skyborne Airline Academy
3530 Cherokee Drive
Room M
Vero Beach, FL 32960
Directions to Venue:

Each meeting is held in a classroom inside the Skyborne Airline Academy maintenance hangar, which is located just west of the Vero Beach Regional Airport Main Terminal Bldg. Enter through the west side of the hangar, meeting is in Classroom M. Plenty of parking for cars and aircraft. For those of you flying in, park by the C.J. Cannon's restaurant at main terminal and walk west 100 yards.

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Fly-in Seminar?:
50 seats at the facility, 10 remaining for online registration.
Registration Information:
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Sponsoring Division:
Orlando FSDO FAA Safety Team
Contact Information:
Phone: (772) 812-1861
Additional Event Information & Acknowledgement of Industry Sponsor(s):

The Treasure Coast FAASTeam gratefully acknowledges the generous support of Skyborne Airline Academy for providing the use of a classroom and media equipment for our monthly Thursday evening FAASTeam seminars.

Diego Alfonso is a dynamic and experienced speaker! He is a former Airline Pilot, Part 135 Chief Pilot, Corporate Pilot, Part 141 Chief Flight Instructor and more recently a retired FAA Aviation Safety Inspector and is currently a Designated Pilot Examiner out of the Orlando FSDO. Mr. Alfonso is a flight instructor with over 6,000 check rides conducted, the founder of Flying Colors Training Solutions and has in excess of 26,000 hours flight time, with over 13,000 hours instruction given and 16,000 hours in ground instruction.  He holds an ATP, Gold Seal CFI-A, CFI-I, CFI-ME, Aviation Mechanic and a Wright Brothers Master Pilot. In 1998 Mr. Alfonso was Flight Instructor of the year within the FAA Orlando FSDO region, in 1999 he was awarded Flight Instructor of the year within the FAA’s Southern Region. Additionally in 2004, he was named the FAA’s Florida Aviation Safety Counselor of the Year. Diego also has a great web site covering many topics of his presentations:

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Credit Applicability:
1 Credit for Basic Knowledge Topic 3
FAASTeam Project Information:
NPP13, NPP15, et al
National Project:
Any Safety Event held based upon data/risk
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