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Prevent Loss of Control Accidents
An LOC accident involves an unintended departure of an aircraft from controlled flight.
Date and Time:
Friday, December 8, 2017, starting at 12:00 Eastern Standard Time Download Calendar File
Terry Connorton \ James “Lanny” Cline
Brief Description:
  • Have a better understanding of the aerodynamic stall and its relationship to load factors.
  • Realize the importance of preflight preparation including preflight planning, the preflight inspection, and the proper use of checklists.
  • Have a better understanding of how certain aspects of maneuvering flight increase risk factors for loss-of-control.
  • Have improved realization of some ways in which pilots encounter VFR into IMC situations, how to avoid these situations, and that instrument rated pilots are not immune from this problem.
  • Have increased awareness of how some weather phenomena can lead to loss of control even when operating in VFR conditions.
  • Have greater awareness of how flight-related and non-flight-related distractions can increase risk factors for loss-of-control.
  • Have renewed awareness of the importance of maintaining pilot proficiency.
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Location of Seminar:
Spartanburg Memorial Airport
500 Ammons Road

Spartanburg, SC 29306
Directions to Venue:

The meeting will be held in the bottom conference room inside the airport lobby

Fly-in Seminar?:
15 seats at the facility, 0 remaining for online registration.
Registration Information:
Seminar has passed.
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Contact Information:
Terry Connorton
Phone: (864) 525-3727
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Loss of Control

Contributing factors may include:

  • Poor judgment or aeronautical decision making
  • Failure to recognize an aerodynamic stall or spin and execute corrective action
  • Intentional failure to comply with regulations
  • Failure to maintain airspeed
  • Failure to follow procedure
  • Pilot inexperience and proficiency
  • Use of prohibited or over-the-counter drugs, illegal drugs, or alcohol


Did you know?

  • In 2016, 413 people died in 219 general aviation accidents.
  • Loss of Control was the number one cause of these accidents.
  • Loss of Control happens in all phases of flight. It can happen anywhere and at any time.
  • There is one fatal accident involving Loss of Control every four days.
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.
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