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Predicting Aircraft Performance
Aircraft Performance Expectations and Best Practices.
Date and Time:
Saturday, December 7, 2019, starting at 08:30 Eastern Standard Time Download Calendar File
Brett Zukowski FAASTEAM Representative, DPE, ATP, CFI-AIM, A&P
Brief Description:

Lasting 10 to 15 minutes and followed by group discussion of the concepts presented, this presentation acquaints the audience with the hazards of inaccurate aircraft performance expectations and best practices associated with predicting aircraft performance including topics such as:

  • faulty performance expectations
  • human and some technology-centered performance calculation solutions
  • weight and balance limitations
  • the 50/70 rule of thumb
  • creating a personal safety margin
  • briefing each and every takeoff, approach, and landing

This event will be followed by a 30-40 minute presentation regarding best taxi practices, avoiding runway incursions, and a review of runway signs and markings. Wings participants are urged to register for both events separately.

Also, DPE and FAASTeam Representative Brett Zukowski will be available after the meeting 10 AM to 10:30 AM to answer general questions regarding preparing for your next Private, Instrument, or Commercial ASEL practical exam (check ride). CFI's and students welcome and urged to attend.

In total, the two part event will run from 0830 to 1000 with DPE availability from 10-10:30 AM.

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Location of Seminar:
Special Services Corp Conference Room, Southeast Ramp
10 Opportunity Place

Greenville, SC 29607
Directions to Venue:

Special Services Conference Room, Southeast Ramp, Greenville Downtown (KGMU) Airport

First hanger on the right as you enter the driveway. The conference room is in the Northwest corner of that first hanger. 

For fly in, go to southeast ramp and proceed to the second hanger from the taxiways.


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Fly-in Seminar?:
25 seats at the facility, 11 remaining for online registration.
Registration Information:
Seminar has passed.
Sponsoring Division:
Contact Information:
Brett Zukowski
Phone: 8642019356
Additional Event Information & Acknowledgement of Industry Sponsor(s):

Thank you to Special Services Corp. for the use of their conference room, and USAeroFlight Pilot School for the manpower and organization of the meeting.

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 3
FAASTeam Project Information:
National Project:
Any other Operations task not covered in the NPP
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