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Syracuse Safety Stand Down 2014
Habits and Best Practices for All Pilots to Follow for Safe and Enjoyable Flying
Date and Time:
Saturday, February 15, 2014, starting at 09:00 Eastern Standard Time Download Calendar File
Multiple Featured Speakers
Brief Description:

Don't miss this annual interactive event specifically designed to make you a better and safer pilot! Enjoy presentations and discussions from quality speakers on the habits and best practices to adopt for safe and happy flying.  The day will be based on uncovering those highly effective habits that contribute in small or significant ways to build an enjoyable and safe flying experience.  As a pilot you will take away great ideas to adopt as habits to incorporate into your flying operations. Featured speakers include David St. George, FAA Pilot Examiner (DPE); Rob Belisario, DPE; Dr. Keith Nichols, FAA Aeromedical Examiner (AME);  Air Traffic Controllers from the SYR Air Traffic Control Tower (ATC); Guido Hassig, FAA; Jim Ambrose, FAA Safety Team Lead Representative & CFI-I, Colonel Greg A. Semmel of the New York Air National Guard (NYANG), and others will provide information on habits and ideas we all can use. Click on the link below to see all of the details and register TODAY!
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Location of Seminar:
Syracuse Hancock International Airport
1000 Colonel Eileen Collins Blvd.
Main Terminal
Syracuse, NY 13212
Directions to Venue:
Syracuse Airport main terminal building conference room. Look for signs to the SYR Stand Down for Safety. Please see the "Additional Seminar Information" for parking instructions.
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Fly-in Seminar?:
100 seats at the facility, 5 remaining for online registration.
Registration Information:
Seminar has passed.
Sponsoring Division:
The FAA Safety Team
Contact Information:
Jim Ambrose
Phone: (315) 430-5631
Additional Event Information & Acknowledgement of Industry Sponsor(s):

Many thanks to the City of Syracuse and the Syracuse Hancock Airport staff for providing support and the use of the terminal conference room.

Free parking for attendees to the event is available in the employee parking lot. If asked, please indicate that you are attending the SYR Stand Down Safety event.

The program will commence promptly at 9:00 AM and will end at 3:00PM.

Refreshments and light lunch provided, donations will be accepted.

Featured speakers and topics:

Jim Ambrose, a FAA Safety Team Lead Representative and host of the Syracuse Stand Down for Safety will discuss how establishing good habits in your flying will reduce your risk, increase safety and make for a more enjoyable flying experience.

Gene Benson, a FAA Safety Team Lead Representative has provided a video presentation on his vision for the Seven Traits of Successful Pilots!

David St. George, FAA Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE) and FAA Safety Team Lead Representative will present Nothing Fails Like Success (Seven Ideas to Instantly Make You a Safer Pilot!).
Rob Belisario, DPE will present The Dreaded Silence, a discussion of Emergency Landings and Survival.

Air Traffic Controllers of the Syracuse Air Traffic Control Tower will discuss best practices for runway safety, how to leverage the most out of utilizing air traffic services and local air traffic issues.

Dr. Nichols, a FAA Aeromedical Examiner will discuss aeromedical issues, recent changes in the area of aeromedical certification and is available to answer any medical questions that attendees may have.

Guido Hassig, FAA Safety Team Program Manager will discuss preventative maintenance and those tasks that pilots are authorized to perform themselves without an aviation maintenance technician (AMT).

Colonel Greg A. Semmel of the New York Air National Guard (NYANG) is the Commander of the 174th Attack Wing. He will discuss what pilots can expect from them when the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (REAPER) commence operations in the Syracuse area.  

Don't miss this annual event! Learn how adopting good flying habits will make your flying safer and more enjoyable. We'll see you there!

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
1 Credit for Basic Knowledge Topic 3
Advanced WINGS
1 Credit for Advanced Knowledge Topic 2
FAASTeam Project Information:
National Project:
GA Airworthiness