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Loss of Control and the Impossible Turn --WINGS CREDIT
Preventing Loss of Control Accidents, and Avoiding 'The Impossible Turn' after engine failure.
Date and Time:
Friday, October 27, 2017, starting at 11:00 Arizona Download Calendar File
FAATeam Rep. Cary Grant
Brief Description:

Seminar runs from 11:00 A.M.--1:00 P.M. 

Respected aviation experts will discuss Loss of Control accidents and offer advice on how to hone your skills and sharpen your judgment to get more utility, safety, and fun from your flying. There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions and participate in the discussion.

Loss of Aircraft Control continues to be the number one concern of the NTSB and the FAA.  We will discuss the leading causes of Loss Of Control using accidents within the takeoff and landing phase that have occurred within Arizona.  Coupled with the presentation is a discussion on the odds of completing "The impossible Turn", the fatal urge for pilots to turn back to their departure airport should they experience an engine failure on the upwind leg. This is an audio and video presentation of actual aircraft incidents.

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Location of Seminar:
Falcon Field Airport
4400 E. Mallory Circle

Mesa, AZ 85215
Directions to Venue:

Fly-In's park as directed.  We will be in Forum Tent #1. Please see attached map.

Directions to Falcon Field, Main Parking 

Falcon Field is located in Mesa about 24 miles from downtown Phoenix.

From Phoenix - Use AZ-202 Eastbound

  1. Follow AZ-202 to exit 20, N Greenfield Rd.
  2. Turn right on Greenfield.
  3. Head south, passing McDowell
  4. Turn left onto Mallory Cir.
  5. Look for Forum Tents on the North side of the Exhibitor Hall.  We will be in Tent #1.

From Tucson - Use I-10 Westbound

  1. Follow I-10 W
  2. Take exit 161 for AZ-202 E
  3. Continue on AZ-202
  4. Take exit 50A for AZ-101 N
  5. Continue on AZ-101
  6. Take exit 51A for AZ-202 E
  7. Follow AZ-202 to exit 20, N Greenfield Rd.
  8. Turn right on Greenfield.
  9. Head south, passing McDowell
  10. Turn left onto Mallory Cir.
  11. Look for Forum Tents on the North side of the Exhibitor Hall.  We will be in Tent #1.

From Flagstaff - Use I-17 Southbound

  1. Follow I-17 S
  2. Take exit 214C onto AZ-101 E
  3. Continue on AZ-101
  4. Take exit 51 for AZ-202
  5. Follow AZ-202 to exit 20, N Greenfield Rd.
  6. Turn right on Greenfield.
  7. Head south, passing McDowell
  8. Turn left onto Mallory Cir.
  9. Look for Forum Tents on the North side of the Exhibitor Hall.  We will be in Tent #1.

From Globe - Use US-60 Westbound

  1. Follow US-60 W
  2. Take exit 190A for AZ-202 N
  3. Continue on AZ-202
  4. Follow AZ-202 to exit 20, N Greenfield Rd.
  5. Turn right on Greenfield.
  6. Head south, passing McDowell
  7. Turn left onto Mallory Cir.
  8. Look for Forum Tents on the North side of the Exhibitor Hall.  We will be in Tent #1.

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Fly-in Seminar?:
60 seats at the facility, 29 remaining for online registration.
Registration Information:
Seminar has passed.
Sponsoring Division:
Contact Information:
Robin Wactler
Phone: (480) 235-5384
Additional Event Information & Acknowledgement of Industry Sponsor(s):

The AZ FAASTeam is being supported by, and we'd like to recognize, the Falcon Field Airport Director, Corinne Nystrom, the Copperstate Fly-In Board of Directors, the CopperState Fly-In Forums Chair John Harlow and the Treasurer and Exhibit Chairman Marty Kirkhuff for their personal contributions to the FAASTeam.  They provide facilities, personnel and logistical support for this annual FAASTeam seminar conducted as part of the CopperState Fly-In attracting airmen from all over Arizona. 

*Seminar runs approximately 11:00 A.M.--1:00 P.M.*

All Forums during Copperstate are included in the price of Admission.  There is not a separate fee to attend any of the forums. 


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
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