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One Bad Decision That Almost Killed Me - Analyzing a Sailplane Crash and How I Survived It
A sobering webinar about a horrific and needless crash that almost cost the pilot his life,and the possible effect on family.
Date and Time:
Tuesday, May 21, 2019, starting at 20:00 Eastern Daylight Time (17:00 PDT, 18:00 MDT, 19:00 CDT, 14:00 HST, 16:00 AKDT, 17:00 Arizona, 00:00 GMT)
David Lessnick, Ramy Yanetz
Brief Description:

On July 10 2018, David Lessnick (the creator of the SSA WEBINAR series) crashed a perfect flying sailplane in the remote desert of Tonopah NV. This webinar will break down the entire flight and analyze the mistakes that by all accounts, should have cost David his life. We will also discuss some key preparation, skills and equipment required to survive AFTER a crash in a remote location. 

Ramy Yanetz, who is known the world over for his cross-country soaring abilities and hundreds of 1000k flights, spends his spare time analyzing glider accidents and learning from them. Ramy and David will analyze the "chain of events" that led to this avoidable event and discuss the "lessons learned". Whether you are just beginning your flying career or are a 20,000 hr pilot, you won't want to miss this one! 

After this webinar, you will know: 

- Critical mistakes to avoid when flying cross country 
- How to stack survival odds in your favor if you do live through the crash 
- How to recognize and avoid potentially deadly traps that can happen to the best of us

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Webinar Information

Please register for "One Bad Decision That Almost Killed Me -  Analyzing a Sailplane Crash and How I Survived It"on May 21, 2019 8:00 PM EDT at:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email from CITRIX/Go-To-Webinar containing information about joining the webinar.

Upon registration, you will receive an email with the link to be used on the day of the event. WINGS credit will be awarded based upon the email used in the registration, so please use the same email address to register that you also use for WINGS.

We look forward to seeing you.

Registration on FAASAFETY.GOV is not required.

There are 500 virtual seats. You need a computer or telephone to attend.

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Contact Information:
David Lessnick
Phone: (702) 353-0104
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THIS AND ALL OF OUR WEBINARS ARE NOW ELIGIBLE FOR THE FAA WINGS PROGRAM! The FAA Pilot Proficiency Program, or Wings program, promotes educational training which can reduce accident rates dramatically. 

It is easy to sign up for the program and is free. Go to www.faasafety.gov for more information. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU USE THE SAME EMAIL TO REGISTER FOR WINGS AS YOU DO TO REGISTER FOR OUR WEBINARS.

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Credit Applicability:
1 Credit for Basic Knowledge Topic 1
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