Below you will find the details for this seminar or webinar. You may register by clicking the "Register" link.

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.
Select Number:
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.
Sponsoring Division:
Contact Information:
Terry Connorton
Phone: (864) 525-3727
Additional Event Information & Acknowledgement of Industry Sponsor(s):

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.
Credit Applicability:
FAASTeam Project Information:
National Project:
Additional Event Documents: