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Syracuse Safety Stand-Down 2024
Enjoy A Huge Variety of Aviation Safety Speakers and Topics (and lunch)!
Date and Time:
Saturday, March 23, 2024, starting at 08:30 Eastern Daylight Time Download Calendar File
David St. George, Veronica Cote, Gene Benson, Jeremy Hendershot, NUAIR, Jeff Kleinwaks
Brief Description:

Syracuse Safety Stand Down is a gathering of aviation safety speakers: Tune-Up for Spring!

We have a variety of speakers and topics for you. Please plan to attend all presentations to receive the Wings credit listed. (lunch is also included). The Syracuse Safety Stand -own is a long-time tradition and a great opportunity to network with other local aviators. Please grab a flying buddy and join us Saturday, March 23th.

Speakers include:

David St. George: Simple changes to your ordinary procedures can yield immediate safety improvement.

Veronica Cote: Presentation on Advanced Aviation Weather Briefings

Gene Benson: "Dangers of the Double-D" Exploring the delayed decision as an accident causal factor

Jeremy Hendershot: SYR ATC Updates and Pilot/Controller Forum

NUAIR: Syracuse UAS Operations, "Sharing the NAS with Unmanned Aircraft"

Jeff Kleinwaks: Syracuse Civil Air Patrol Operations Briefing

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Location of Seminar:
KSYR Airline Main Terminal Conference Room
1000 Col Eileen Collins Blvd

Syracuse, NY 13212
Directions to Venue:

Directions to Syracuse Airport

We are on the first floor behind the escalators.

*UPDATE: FREE Parking, we will be using the Economy lot for this event. Turn right at the traffic light and the economy lot is on the right side across from the old hotel. Please see the attached map.

If you choose to park anywhere else, i.e. covered parking in the garage, you’ll need to pay upon exiting.

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Fly-in Seminar?:
150 seats at the facility, 59 remaining for online registration.
Registration Information:
Seminar has passed.
Sponsoring Division:
Contact Information:
William Abbott
Phone: 585-436-3880 ext 3807
Additional Event Information & Acknowledgement of Industry Sponsor(s):

Speakers bios include:

David St. George: is a 13X Master CFI (airplanes/multi/gliders) and a DPE for over 25 years. He has >16K dual given (running a 141 school for 25 years) and now flies jet charter. He has a master's degree from Penn in Psychology and still flies a 7AC Champ for fun. He also wrote and maintains the SAFE Toolkit App.

Veronica Coteis a tenured associate professor of over 25 years in the Aviation Science Department at Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts. She holds a Master of Science degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, an ATP certificate, Ground Instructor certificate, a Gold Seal CFII, over 1000 hours of flight instruction, and over 4000 total hours in single, multi-engine and turbine aircraft. She is delighted to share her love of the sky by teaching. Her areas of specialty are ground school courses, CFI instruction, aviation weather, human factors, and the early space program.

Gene Bensonhas had a lifetime of aviation experience. He has lived and breathed aviation from his first official flying lesson at the age of 14, to his first solo on his sixteenth birthday, to his 8,000 hours of flight instruction given. He has accumulated more than 15,000 accident/incident free flight hours. He has served as the Dean of Aeronautics for an aviation college, as an instructor for a major domestic airline, consultant to several foreign and domestic airlines, and to business aviation. His academic background includes degrees in psychology, education, and business. His specialty now is the application of human factors to error reduction and safety in aviation and other industries. He is presently a FAASTeam Lead Representative, FAA Accredited Training Provider, and has recently served as a member of the NBAA Safety Committee.

Jeremy Hendershot: Staff Specialist at the Syracuse Air Traffic Control Tower

NUAIR: is a New York-based nonprofit delivering the Next generation of UAS/AAM solutions for the benefit of New York State and beyond. With guidance from inception to acceleration, we help you deliver advanced UAS commercial outcomes and build your aviation ecosystem on a proven network of systems from incubators to investors and customers to partners. Understand the harmonization needed to innovate airspace, advance aviation, and architect AAM in your community from theory to reality with our team of experts.

Jeff Kleinwaks: FAASTeam Rep, Local Aviator, Commander of the local Civil Air Patrol Wing.


Lunch will be served (FREE) thanks to our generous sponsors: SAFE, True Course Flight School, Syracuse Flying Club, Stockbridge Valley Flying Club.

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
Advanced WINGS
1 Credit for Advanced Knowledge Topic 2
Master WINGS
1 Credit for Master Knowledge Topic 2
FAASTeam Project Information:
National Project:
Any Safety Event held based upon data/risk
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