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Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) Safety Meeting
LIT FSDO and Razorback Approach present a safety seminar discussing Controlled Flight into Terrain (CFIT).
Date and Time:
Monday, January 27, 2020, starting at 18:30 Central Standard Time Download Calendar File
Heather Metzler (LIT FSDO), Jim Fuhrman (Razorback/NATCA)
Brief Description:

LIT FSDO and Razorback Approach host a pilot symposium on Controlled Flight into Terrain (CFIT) at the Sebastian County Emergency Management Office in Fort Smith, Ark.  Pilots and interested parties are encouraged to participate in this information-rich discussion.

CFIT occurs when an airworthy aircraft is flown, under the control of a qualified pilot, into terrain, water or obstacles with inadequate awareness on the part of the pilot of the impending collision. CFIT is one of the deadliest and most frequent GA accident causes. According to the FAA, during a typical year there are approximately 40 CFIT accidents, about half of which are fatal.

Learn about CFIT awareness and what you can do to avoid the cumulogranite skies.  We will discuss VFR into IMC, loss of situational awareness, IFR procedural errors, unrealistic aircraft performance expectations and how technology is helping to improve CFIT avoidance.

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Location of Seminar:
Sebastian County Emergency Management
8400 Zero Street

Fort Smith, AR 72903
Directions to Venue:

The Sebastian County Emergency Management Facility is located on the southeast quadrant of the intersection at Massard Road and Zero Street in Fort Smith, Ark.
See MAP.

  • If arriving Fort Smith via I-540:  Take EXIT 11 and proceed east on AR 255 (Zero Street) for three miles.
  • If arriving via AR 22 (Rogers Ave):  Proceed to Massard Road, which is at the 8300 block of Rogers Ave (Walmart and Walgreens located here).  Proceed southbound 1.75 mi to Zero Street (2nd stop light).

If arriving via the airport and you need a lift, call Brad at (479) 831-8910.

Fly-in Seminar?:
40 seats at the facility, 24 remaining for online registration.
Registration Information:
Seminar has passed.
Sponsoring Division:
Contact Information:
Brad Kidder
Phone: (479) 831-8910
Additional Event Information & Acknowledgement of Industry Sponsor(s):

Thank you Razorback Approach and NATCA for continued support in promoting the culture of safety through WINGS program participation.

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
Master WINGS
1 Credit for Master Knowledge Topic 2
FAASTeam Project Information:
National Project:
Any Safety Event held based upon data/risk
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