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Mid Island Air Service Monthly Safety Seminar
Pilot Flown Mishaps and Maintenance Miracles in General Aviation
Date and Time:
Saturday, December 9, 2017, starting at 08:30 Eastern Standard Time Download Calendar File
Ben Struck, Farmingdale FSDO FAASTeam Program Manager and Dean Marshall, CFI, Lead FAASTeam Representative, Commercial Pilot
Brief Description:

You are invited to an exclusive safety workshop on Pilot Flown Mishaps and Maintenance Miracles or General Aviation Incidents & Accidents –How They Happen and How To Prevent Them given by featured speakers Ben Struck, FAASTeam Program Manager for the Farmingdale FSDO and Dean Marshall, CFI, Lead FAASTeam Representative, Commercial Pilot.At this informative briefing we will review the Incidents and Accidents that occurred in the Farmingdale District in the past Fiscal Year and take a closer look at the root cause of several of these events. We will discuss common denominators you should be aware of and we will look at some procedures you can use to help prevent these types of events. Pilots need to make good decisions, and only you can choose to be a safer pilot!  Click on the link below to register TODAY!

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Location of Seminar:
Mid Island Air Service, Inc., Long Island MacArthur Airport
101 Hering Drive
MacArthur Airport
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
Directions to Venue:

DIRECTIONS: MID ISLAND AIR SERVICE (MIAS). From the West: LIE (495) eastbound to exit 57 (Veterans Memorial Highway). Right on Veterans Highway (454), 6 miles to main entrance to airport. From the East: LIE westbound to exit 57. Left on 454 follow above. From the West: Sunrise Highway to exit 49, second light, left on Johnson Ave. Straight for three lights into the airport. From the East: Sunrise to exit 50A, right onto Johnson Ave. Airport entrance: straight in, left on Schaefer Drive and right on Hering Drive.

The meeting will be held in the main hangar.  Aircraft parking available on ramp area.

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Fly-in Seminar?:
100 seats at the facility, 24 remaining for online registration.
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Sponsoring Division:
FAA Safety Team and the Farmingdale FSDO
Contact Information:
Don Lawrence & Jim Orehosky
Phone: (631) 588-5400
Additional Event Information & Acknowledgement of Industry Sponsor(s):

Sponsored by: The Doorologist, Advanced Epoxy Flooring, Bayport Aerodrome, and Vxperts Aviation.

FREE MONTHLY Aviation Seminar Series

WHEN:  Saturday, December 9, 2017
TIME: 8:30am Continental Breakfast - 9:00-10:30am seminar, questions, hangar talk.
WHERE:  Mid Island Air Service, Inc.  MacArthur Airport    
HOSTS:  Mid Island Air Service & FAA Safety Team http://www.midislandair.com

DEC 9, 2017

Pilot Flown Mishaps and Maintenance Miracles in General Aviation or General Aviation Incidents & Accidents –How They Happen and How To Prevent Them

Did you know this past year, we had several events:

  • That were prevented from becoming accidents through the skill of the pilot
  • That were caused by poor maintenance practices
  • That were caused by a lack of preflight planning
  • That involved professional aviators

We'll review a sampling of our events that occurred this past year and teach you how to not be a statistic!

Ben Struck, FAASTeam Program Manager for the Farmingdale FSDO and Dean Marshall, CFI, Lead FAASTeam Representative, Commercial Pilot

By attending this seminar, and others like it, you can become part of the FAA Pilot Proficiency Award Program [also known as WINGS] by participating in a recurrent training program. This program was expanded in 2008 and developed for a higher level of safety by employing consistent recurrent training, which has been identified as a major factor in reducing General Aviation [GA] accident rates. 
Remember, as part of this seminar program, WINGS is designed to help keep you safe, and by participating and staying WINGS current you may maintain a valid Flight Review. We appreciate your participation in this event.

Do you know your limitations? The seminar will also direct your attention to the Mid Island Personal Limitations Checklist to help teach “situational awareness " through the experiences of other pilots . . . help develop good judgment, . . . . and better understand what's legal vs. what's safe and smart.

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
½ Hour Total for AMT
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