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Senior Pilots - How Age Affects Performance with Joe Biviano
How Age Affects Flying Skills and Strategies to Compensate for Effect of Age
Date and Time:
Wednesday, May 13, 2020, starting at 19:00 Pacific Daylight Time Download Calendar File
Joe Biviano
Brief Description:

Joe Biviano will examine the effects of age on a pilot's flying skills and suggest strategies to compensate for the effects of age.

There is a fee for this class.  Preregister at least 24 hours in advance at http://www.vc99sclasses.com where you can find detailed information about the classes, instructors and fees.

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Location of Seminar:
Department of Airports at KCMA
555 Airport Way

Camarillo, CA 93010
Directions to Venue:

Driving:  Exit 101 Freeway at Los Posas, head south on Los Posas. Turn right at traffic light at Pleasant Valley.  Turn right at traffic light at Airport Way. Dept of Airport Building is last building on the left where Airport Way dead ends at Durley.  Flying: A three minute walk from the walk-through gate adjacent to Channel Island Aviation.  Walk out to Durley, turn left on Durley.  The Dept of Airports Building is on your right at the intersection of Durley & Airport Way.

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Contact Information:
Carolyn Brown or Susan Liebeler
Phone: 805-312-9299
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"Senior Pilots: How Age Affects Performance" with Joe Biviano

A VC99's Pilot Proficiency Class

Wednesday, May 13   7:00 - 9:00 PM

The average pilot is approximately 46 years old and getting older. As pilot age, their performance degrades and is not the same as when they were in their thirties. In the airline industry a pilot’s age is a limiting factor but in General Aviation operations under Part 91 there is no defined age where pilots are required to stop flying.

Joe Biviano will review some historical data from the FAA archives explaining how age affects pilot performance.  After reviewing some factors which demonstrates how age affects pilots's flying skills and the warning signs to look for, he will suggest strategies to compensate for the effects of age as pilots continue to pursue their passion for flight.

Instructor: Joseph J. Biviano, ATP, CFI, CFII, MEI, A&P, flew A-4's in the US Navy and then spent 35 years at Lockheed Martin as a test pilot and wind tunnel test engineer on a variety of projects and positions, including • Structural Test Engineer • Reliability Centered Maintenance Engineer • Flight Safety Engineer • Flight Test Engineering • Flight Test Engineering Test Pilot, X-55 Demonstrator. Joe has a B.S. in Aero Engineering and an M.S. in Aviation Safety Management. He is a recipient of the FAA Pilot Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award and has been giving aviation safety seminars for over twenty years. He is a member of SETP (Society of Experimental Test Pilots). He is the owner of a PA28-140, Thorp T-18 experimental, and is building an RV-6. Joe has logged over 8,000 hours and has over 3,300 hours of flight instruction.

This program is one of a series in the Ventura County 99s 20th Annual Pilot Proficiency Classes, an annual series of approximately 20-25  seminars and programs from February to May. There is a fee for all classes except the February 19th "Reflections of a Test Pilot" with Tom Morgenfeld. Please go to our registration web site at http://www.vc99sclasses.com  and click on the class schedule tab for fee information which appears at the end of the class title.   The FAA does not permit us to include fee information here.  The web site also provides additional information about each class and the instructors.

Some classes fill to capacity quickly. Please register for the seminar at least 24 hours in advance to ensure we have seats for everyone at  http://www.vc99sclasses.com.  We cannot guarantee a seat  to people who do not register in advance.  If seats are available, we will gladly accept payments and registration from walk-ins at the door. 

Unless otherwise indicated on the registration web site http://www.vc99sclasses.com, all classes meet in the upstairs meeting room of the Department of Airports, 555 Airport Way, Camarillo, CA 93010, on the field at KCMA.  There is no wireless network available to attendees in the classroom.  If you want Internet access during a class, you will need to use your own data plan or bring or activate a hotspot. 



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 3
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