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CFIT Controlled Flight Into Terrain
How Can We Reduce or Eliminate CFIT accidents ?
Date and Time:
Saturday, November 20, 2021, starting at 11:00 Eastern Standard Time Download Calendar File
Master Pilot Michael Windom
Brief Description:

According to the FAA, during a typical year there are around 40 CFIT accidents, about half of which are fatal.

Why do we keep flying into things?

During the seminar, we will review a few CFIT accidents and will discuss scenarios that are related to and causal of CFIT accidents including: VFR into IMC, Loss of Situational Awareness, Wire Strikes, IFR Procedural Mistakes, Distractions, and Unrealistic Aircraft Performance Expectation. We also will discuss how recent technology in the cockpit is helping to reduce CFIT accidents and what else we can do to reduce the incidents of CFIT.

Pilots of all experience levels are welcome including CFI’s, Student pilots, Newly Rated pilots, Experienced pilots, and Rusty pilots. Non-pilots that are interested in aviation and aviation safety are also encouraged to attend. The FAASTeam Seminars at KPCM are held as organized "Hangar Flying” with the focus on building a safety consciousness among pilots. 

WINGS credit is available for this seminar. To receive WINGS credit for attending the seminar, please register at www.faasafety.gov. When you register for these seminars, you ensure that credit is correctly applied to you. When you attend the program, a WINGS sign-in sheet will be available at the registration desk. Completing the Wings sign-in sheet is what gets you WINGS credit for attending the event. Make sure you initial the sign-in sheet next to your name. You must have an email address to receive WINGS credit. If you do not currently have a www.faasafety.gov account, please create one as soon as possible after the seminar, make sure that you use the same email address for your account and to register for this event. If you did not register online, please write your name, email address and zip code on the blank roster sheet (make it easy to read, please).

Due to the limited number of seats available for the seminar, please register early.

CDC, State and Local Covid-19 guidelines must be followed.

Be Sure to get with your CFI and complete your WINGS Flight Credits


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Location of Seminar:
Plant City Airport, Plant City, Florida
4007 Airport Road

Plant City, FL 33563
Directions to Venue:

I-4 to Exit 17, Branch Forbes Road, Head South on Branch Forbes Rd to the 1st traffic light, US-92; Turn left on US-92, go to 1st traffic light, Turkey Creek Rd; Turn right on Turkey Creek; go through the traffic light at East Martin Luther King Blvd (State Road 574) cross the railroad tracks and turn left at Airport Road, the 1st road to the left; Plant City Airport is on the right. Check in at the FBO office for directions to the Seminar meeting room.

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Fly-in Seminar?:
25 seats at the facility, 0 remaining for online registration.
Registration Information:
Seminar has passed.
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Contact Information:
Phone: (813) 917-5370
Additional Event Information & Acknowledgement of Industry Sponsor(s):

This is a Fly-in event with adequate aircraft and vehicle parking near the seminar location.

We want to thank our sponsors: Hillsborough County Aviation Authority (HCAA) and Atlas Aviation at KPCM


Equal Access Information:
The FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) is committed to providing equal access to this meeting/event for all participants. If you need alternative formats or services because of a disability, please communicate your request as soon as possible with the person in the “Contact Information” area of the meeting/event notice. Note that two weeks is usually required to arrange services.
Credit Applicability:
½ Credit for Basic Knowledge Topic 3
Advanced WINGS
1 Credit for Advanced Knowledge Topic 1
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