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LIVE WEBINAR: Why Did They Do That?
Avoiding Collisions with Terrain and Obstacles
Date and Time:
Tuesday, November 19, 2013, starting at 23:00 Eastern Standard Time Download Calendar File
Gene Benson
Brief Description:

This live webinar examines recent accidents involving airplanes involved in VFR operations, specifically accidents involving collisions with terrain or obstacles. Using actual accident photos and analysis, the discussion goes beyond the stated "Probable Cause" and into how the accident might have been avoided by the use of risk management tools. See the "Additional Seminar Information" for details on how to participate in this exciting FREE webinar!

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Location of Seminar:
Bright Spot, Inc.

Hilton, NY 14468
Directions to Venue:
No need for directions! No need to travel! Participate in this webinar from the convenience of your own computer!
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Sponsoring Division:
The FAA Safety Team
Contact Information:
Phone: 585-392-3068
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It's like attending a live safety seminar minus the difficulty! Let the safety seminar come right to your computer screen! Avoid the expense and hassle of travel, the time in a too hot or too cold facility, the hard folding chair, and possible exposure to colds and flu!

Note the time! The webinar will begin promptly at 11:00 PM EST which is 10:00 PM CST, 9:00 PM MST, 8:00 PM PST (0400 UTC). The event will last approximately one hour.

Various Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT ) accidents will be discussed including VFR into IFR conditions, lack of preflight performance planning, night collision with obstacles, and attempted "scud running."

In addition to analyzing several accidents, methods to mitigate the various risks will be discussed. Emphasis will be placed on the human factors aspects of the various accidents. 

The webinar is produced and sponsored by Bright Spot, Inc. and is presented by FAASTeam Lead Representative Gene Benson. Gene has more than 30 years experience and 8,000 hours dual given as a general aviation flight instructor and has credentials including dean of an aviation college and instructor for a major domestic airline. The webinar lasts approximately one hour forty-five minutes and is worth 1 credit toward the Basic Phase of the FAA WINGS Pilot Proficiency Program. Enrollment is limited.

The webinar is interactive and can be viewed on either a PC or a Mac. A high speed Internet connection is required. Speakers are required. A microphone is required to participate or ask questions, but not required otherwise. No technical skills are needed. Registration on FAASafety.gov is not required for this event. There is no fee for this event.

Registration on FAASafety.gov is not required for this event.

When completing the webinar registration, be sure to enter the email address you use to log onto FAASafety.gov. Requests to issue credit to an alternate email address after the webinar cannot be granted.

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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
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