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18th Annual Mesa Police Aviation Safety Fly-In and FAA Helicopter Safety Seminar
A discussion on Rotorcraft Practical Tests, followed by a drone discussion and industry information booths.
Date and Time:
Wednesday, March 21, 2018, starting at 08:00 Arizona Download Calendar File
DPE Scott Tinnesand and FAASTeam Rep John Nunes
Brief Description:

This year, the Mesa Police Aviation Section has partnered with the FAA Safety Team to provide free safety training, in addition to an opportunity to connect with fellow aviators.  A great opportunity to share best practices and learn strategies for mitigating risk.  You can also visit the onsite industry booths.

Local DPE and Boeing Test Pilot Scott Tinnesand will present on "Common Issues/Misunderstandings During Rotorcraft Practical Tests and Other Safety-related Helicopter Topics"

Also, John Nunes will present on UAS/Drones Safe Operation in the National Airspace System and coexisting with rotorcraft.

Seating is limited; YOU MUST REGISTER ON FAASAFETY.GOV BY MARCH 13 so that we have an accurate headcount for catering!  


0800-0900: Continental breakfast and socializing

0900-1230: Presentations 

1230-1400: Lunch and networking

Barbecue lunch from Whiskey Ranch BBQ Company.

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Location of Seminar:
Mesa Public Safety Training Facility
3260 North 40th Street

Mesa, AZ 85215
Directions to Venue:

FIRST-TIME ATTENDEES: If you wish to fly in and land at the training facility, please contact Rob Hixson at NO LATER THAN MARCH 7.  You will then receive landing instructions. 

If you plan to drive-in, exit Greenfield Rd. from the Red Mountain Loop 202.  Drive south on Greenfield Rd., turn west on Virginia which turns into Norwalk and Quenton Drive; continue to the Mesa Public Safety Training Facility entrance on Quenton Drive.  

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Fly-in Seminar?:
135 seats at the facility, 0 remaining for online registration.
Registration Information:
Seminar has passed.
Sponsoring Division:
Contact Information:
Tina Buskirk, FAASTeam Program Manager, SDL FSDO
Phone: (480) 419-0330 ext. 263
Additional Event Information & Acknowledgement of Industry Sponsor(s):

The AZ FAASTeam is being supported by the Mesa Police Aviation Section. The FAA Safety Team would like to recognize and thank John Cauthen, Mesa Police Aviation Unit Administrator, and Darren Rigsby, Lead Pilot and Flight Instructor for the Mesa Police Aviation Unit. 

Many thanks to Scott Tinnesand, for providing education to improve performance on Rotorcraft Practical Tests and understanding of the Federal Aviation Regulations.

Thanks to John Nunes for providing his expertise on drone/UAS operations.

Additional acknowledgement to the City of Mesa for the use of their training facility, and the City of Mesa Fire Department for their support.


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 2
Master WINGS
1 Credit for Master Knowledge Topic 2
1 Hour Total for AMT
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