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LOSS OF CONTROL a common threat across all of aviation PROTECT YOURSELF NOW
LOC Accidents are Occurring During High Workload Situations where Pilots are Distracted. Learn how to Identify the Onset!
Date and Time:
Wednesday, December 13, 2017, starting at 18:00 Eastern Standard Time Download Calendar File
Captain Shem Malmquist, FRAeS; Mark Ducorsky ATP, DPE
Brief Description:

Why Loss of Control (LOC) accidents are becoming prominent is that we have eliminated many of the simpler causes as aircraft components have become more reliable.  This is coupled with more dependence on automation and improper assumptions about the capabilities of automated systems to protect us.  GA, like commercial aviation, has now incorporated software systems for flight instruments, autopilots and the like.  These can lead to confusing displays at critical moments.  As the other types of accidents are eliminated, LOC accidents have not decreased at the same rate, so have risen in prominence. In fact, LOC LOC accidents in General Aviation (GA) aircraft has been one of the NTSB's "Top Ten" areas of concern for several years.

GA and commercial aviation are on parallel tracks here.   LOC accidents are occurring during high workload situations where pilots are distracted across all types of aviation.  The source of the workload can be complex cascading failures (like Air France 447) or just a busy phase of flight.  Just more hand flying will not make this better, that is a simplistic solution.  This requires a broader perspective to understand why these events are occurring.

Our very experienced and knowledgeable speaker will help you see why knowledge regarding loss of control is SO IMPORTANT, giving you the understanding on how to potentially prevent it.

This event is designed to be an interactive audience experience. PLEASE bring your questions and participate in the discussion!

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Location of Seminar:
FAA Southern Region Aviation Safety Center/Orlando Field Office
4425 Sun 'n Fun Road

Lakeland, FL 33811
Directions to Venue:

DRIVING DIRECTIONS:The FAA SAFETY CENTER/Orlando Field Office is located on Lakeland Linder airport. From Interstate 4, take County Line Road (Exit 25) south approximately 3.6 miles to Medulla RD / Old Medulla Rd. Turn left on Medulla Rd/Old Medulla Road, and proceed approximately 1.6 miles to the Central Florida Aerospace Academy Campus entrance. Proceed straight ahead on Doolittle Road and turn left onto Sun ‘n Fun Road just before the closed airport gate. Continue on SUN ‘n FUN road and make a left on Laird Road, the FAA Aviation Safety Center is on your right, park on the West side of the building – not on the grass. From Highway 60, take County Line Road north approximately 3.8 miles to Medulla RD / Old Medulla Rd. Turn right on Medulla Rd/Old Medulla Road, and proceed approximately 1.6 miles to the Central Florida Aerospace Academy Campus entrance. Then follow the directions above. From Lakeland take Pipkin Road west to Medulla Road, turn right and proceed about ½ mile to the Central Florida Aerospace Academy Campus entrance on the right.. Then follow the directions above.

FLYING IN: The Safety Center/Orlando Field Office is located at Lakeland Linder International Airport (KLAL). After landing request taxi to the FAA SAFETY CENTER. Park in front of FAA Safety Center Building on the grass. After the event staff will be available to open the gate for exiting onto the taxiway.

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140 seats at the facility, 88 remaining for online registration.
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Sponsoring Division:
Orlando FSDO FAA Safety Team
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Captain Malmquist is a Boeing 777 Captain operating worldwide international routes. He's also a safety researcher, lecturer, author and keynote speaker. His professional associations include but are not limited to: Elected Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society; Member International Society of Air Safety Investigators; Member Society of Automobile Engineers; Flight Deck Handling Qualities for Transport Aircraft Committee; Lithium Battery Packaging Committee; Aerospace Behavioral Engineering Technology Committee; Member Resilience Engineering Association; Member IEEE; Member AIAA; Member Flight Safety Foundation; Member Air Force Association; Member Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

Mark Ducorsky, the 2017 NATIONAL FAA SAFETY TEAM REPRESENTATIVE OF THE YEAR and 2016 DISTRICT and REGION Flight Instructor of the Year is a Designated Pilot Examiner for glider and airplane categories. An ATP, Gold Seal, Master Instructor, CFI-A, CFI-I, CFI-ME, CFI-Glider and Check Instructor. Mark has given over 7,000 hours of flight and ground instruction and spent thousands of hours traveling extensively in a variety of single and multi-engine aircraft throughout North America enjoying single pilot operations throughout all seasons and geographies.

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Credit Applicability:
Advanced WINGS
1 Credit for Advanced Knowledge Topic 1
Master WINGS
1 Credit for Master Knowledge Topic 1
2 Hours Total for AMT
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