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Mastering Low Level Flying
Best Practices in the Safe Operation of Aircraft at Lower Altitudes and Airspeeds
Date and Time:
Saturday, August 31, 2019, starting at 09:00 Central Daylight Time Download Calendar File
Emmet Bartholomew
Brief Description:

From the beginning of flight training, pilots are taught that altitude is their friend. There are many operations, however, that dictate aircraft be flown at lower altitudes and lower airspeeds. This type of flying is not limited to crop dusters, mosquito control or pipeline inspection pilots but to any who have a need to utilize aircraft for photography / filmography, aerial survey or mere sightseeing.Operating aircraft “low and slow” during aerial survey flights pose numerous threats not otherwise encountered. Concerns of terrain, obstacle clearance, passenger distractions, maintaining situation awareness, airspace restrictions, remaining clear of clouds, helicopter traffic and birds are just a few of the specialized risks associated with this type of operation. Acquiring the aviation knowledge, skill and experience to manage these unique operational risks are specialized. This presentation will provide an overview of the challenges pilots face when conducting flight operations in this type of hazardous environment and will address best practices and techniques to significantly lower these specific types of risks.

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Location of Seminar:
The Greater Lafourche Port Commission
16829 East Main Street

Cut Off, LA 70345
Directions to Venue:

Flying to Galliano South Lafourche Airport - KGAO:  Arrive by 8:30 a.m. CDT.  A fuel discount for Fly-In attendees and shuttle services to and from the meeting location will be provided by KGAO.

Driving:  From US 90 West toward Houma, take exit 215B for LA-308 toward Raceland and follow LA-308 S to Galliano where it becomes E. Main Street.  The meeting location will be on the left (East) side when traveling in this direction and will be before South Lafourche High School.

Parking is plentiful and there are handicap accessible spots.  Enter through the main entrance and signs will guide you to the meeting room.

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Fly-in Seminar?:
50 seats at the facility, 43 remaining for online registration.
Registration Information:
Seminar has passed.
Sponsoring Division:
Contact Information:
Emmet Bartholomew
Phone: (504) 704-0271
Additional Event Information & Acknowledgement of Industry Sponsor(s):

This event is being sponsored in conjunction with SouthWings and the South Lafourche Leonard Miller, Jr. Airport. Beverages and a light lunch will be provided by sponsors. 

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 Advanced Knowledge Topic 2
FAASTeam Project Information:
National Project:
Aviation Safety Meeting - Loss of Control
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