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Avoiding Gear Up and Gear Collapse Mishaps
Become one of 'those who won't' have a gear accident with the information you'll learn in this webinar.
Date and Time:
Wednesday, February 13, 2019, starting at 19:00 Central Standard Time (17:00 PST, 18:00 MST, 20:00 EST, 15:00 HST, 16:00 AKST, 18:00 Arizona, 01:00 GMT)
Thomas P. Turner - ABS Air Safety Foundation Executive Director
Brief Description:

"There are those who have, and those who will...." It's seen as inevitable that pilots of retractable gear airplanes will eventually have a gear up or gear collapse mishap.  With an average of three such events in ABS-type airplanes each week, it sure seems that's the case.  Although they rarely cause injuries, the cost of repairing the results of even a smooth gear-up landing are such that the airplane is often totaled...making landing gear-related mishaps the biggest single threat to the longevity of the Beechcraft fleet.

The scenarios that result in landing gear-related mishaps, however, are very predictable.  And that predictability makes them avoidable, if you know what to look for and what to do.  Become one of "those who won'thave a gear up or gear collapse accident with the information you'll learn in this webinar.

Topics we’ll cover include:

  • Why green lights are the last thing you check to confirm proper gear extension
  • The common distractions that contribute to gear up landings, and how to overcome them
  • When to extend the landing gear during instrument and visual landings, include base leg entries and straight-in approaches
  • The "almost easy" manual landing gear extension technique
  • Maintenance tips for avoiding landing gear mishaps
  • Indications when it's time to overhaul or replace gear components...before they fail

Viewers will be able to type in their questions to be answered during the event.  We’ll explain how to do so at the beginning of the webinar.

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REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED to view this broadcast as there is no limit to the number who may attend this live course.

UNABLE TO ATTEND THE LIVE BROADCAST?  You may access the ARCHIVED program at any time after the LIVE Broadcast via the link above on virtually any internet connected device.

WINGS is earned by completion of a short quiz on FAASafety

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Aeronautical Proficiency Training
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THOMAS P. TURNER is an ATP and Flight Instructor with CFII and MEI ratings. A NAFI Flight Instructor Hall of Fame inductee, Tom has over 4,600 hours with 2,600 dual given, specializing in type-specific transition and recurrent training in high performance singles and light twins. He is the 2010 National FAA Safety Team Representative of the Year and the 2008 FAA Central Region CFI of the Year, and holds a Master’s Degree in Aviation Safety.

Tom directs the education and safety arm of a 9,000-member pilots’ organization and publishes the free FLYING LESSONS Weekly blog at www.mastery-flight-training.com Tom writes, lectures and instructs extensively from his home at THE AIR CAPITAL--Wichita, Kansas.


THE ABS SAFETY FOUNDATION for the American Bonanza Society. Hosted as part of the generous bequest of Richard “Dick” Swenson in memory of Sam James, a founder of ABS’ Beechcraft Pilot Proficiency Program (BPPP).


The American Bonanza Society serves Beechcraft enthusiasts by sharing valuable safety, technical and educational resources, and by promoting interaction among and advocacy on behalf of its members. ABS is the premier association for Bonanza, Baron, Debonair, and Travel Air enthusiasts, with 9,000+ members who own, fly, or have a sincere interest in these Beechcraft models.

Because of this common interest, we have banded together to share information and experiences involving the operation and maintenance of Beech-produced aircraft.  Learn more here - www.bonanza.org


You can access past broadcasts via this link - www.ABSWeb.org  All broadcasts earn WINGS and or AMT Credits


Credit Applicability:
1 Credit for Advanced Knowledge Topic 2
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