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Peaks to Pavements Applying Lessons from the Backcountry
Lessons from the backcountry flight environment.
Date and Time:
Thursday, October 24, 2019, starting at 19:00 Eastern Daylight Time Download Calendar File
Christine Mortine
Brief Description:

Flying in the backcountry is an exciting and rewarding challenge with little room for error. It's an exacting environment that demands sound decision making, stellar stick and rudder skills, a thorough understanding of the weather, and an intimate knowledge of the airplane.

Whether you're a seasoned backcountry flyer or flat-lander, you'll enjoy this new seminar, which delves into conditions, challenges, and accidents unique to backcountry flying. Together with your seminar leader you'll examine lessons learned to fly safely in any operating environment.

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Location of Seminar:
Main Terminal Building
6020 Honeytown Road

Wooster, OH 44691
Directions to Venue:

Park on south side of runway at the main terminal. No parking or landing fees. 

Fly-in Seminar?:
50 seats at the facility, 29 remaining for online registration.
Registration Information:
Seminar has passed.
Sponsoring Division:
Contact Information:
Jim Lynn
Phone: 4842397535
Additional Event Information & Acknowledgement of Industry Sponsor(s):

Speaker Christine Mortine

In addition to a career in classical music spanning over twenty-five years, Christine Mortine turned from conducting and playing instruments to flying them. She is an active flight instructor, having obtaining her CFI, CFII, MEI, Cirrus Training Center Instructor, as well as SIC in the Citation 500. 

Christine is a FAA appointed Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE) and has joined the AOPA Air Safety Institute as an Instructor for the Flight Instructor Refresher Course (FIRC).

She serves on the boards of Scioto Valley Ninety-Nines, Professional Pilots Association, Columbus Symphony Orchestra and WOSU Public Media TV/Radio, and has volunteered with EAA, Young Eagles, Angel Flights and Hospice.  She is a member of the Society of Aviation and Flight Instructors (SAFE), National/International Association of Flight instructors (NAFI), Ohio Aviation Association (OAA) and Women in Aviation International (WIA).

Christine has spent her life backpacking, hiking and kayaking.  She was born in Minnesota, spent summers camping in Colorado and lived in Alaska for seven years.  She and her family take “adventure” holidays, much to the astonishment of her children.  (Now adults doing adventurous things) 

Combining her love of the outdoors with general aviation, Christine covets flying her Cessna 185 “Songbird”, preferably towards the mountains.  She is an advocate for the Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF) as an Ohio State Liaison and serving on their Safety & Education Committee.

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 1
1 Credit for Basic Knowledge Topic 2
FAASTeam Project Information:
National Project:
Any other Operations task not covered in the NPP
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