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Sweat the Small Stuff - Enhancing Aircraft Preflights
Aircraft preflight information, actions, and strategies for improving safety.
Date and Time:
Wednesday, October 18, 2023, starting at 19:00 Eastern Daylight Time Download Calendar File
Cecil McBride, Kurt Zimmerman, Elizabeth Gilbert
Brief Description:

An in-depth discussion designed to enhance knowledge beyond the standard preflight and describe additional items and techniques that can be added to the aircraft preflight in order to reduce risk.

We are pleased to announce that the FAA Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award will be awarded to a Blacksburg area pilot during this event.

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Location of Seminar:
Virginia Tech Montgomery Executive Airport
1601 Tech Center Drive

Blacksburg, VA 24060
Directions to Venue:

This seminar will be held in the main lobby of the airport terminal. If special accommodations are needed, please contact Elizabeth (under contact information) for assistance.  If driving, park in the lot in front of the main terminal building and enter through main doors.

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Fly-in Seminar?:
50 seats at the facility, 32 remaining for online registration.
Registration Information:
Seminar has passed.
Sponsoring Division:
Contact Information:
Elizabeth Gilbert
Phone: 540-392-1724
Additional Event Information & Acknowledgement of Industry Sponsor(s):

Sponsors include the Virginia Tech Montgomery Executive Airport and Spark Aero, LLC. 

“Prior to attending a safety seminar please review and abide by current CDC, State and Local health guidelines.”

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:
1 Credit for Basic Knowledge Topic 3
FAASTeam Project Information:
National Project:
Any Safety Event held based upon data/risk
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