Friday, April 22, 2011

AOPA Safety Seminar — Close Calls, Lessons Learned

Looks like AOPA's Air Safety Institute will be coming through the area with one of their Safety Seminars titled "Close Calls, Lessons Learned."  From their course description: "At one time or another, many of us have found ourselves in "uncomfortable" situations aloft. In some cases the problems couldn't be predicted; in others the warnings show up in hindsight like neon signs. Either way, there are things to be learned. That's the idea behind "Close Calls, Lessons Learned," a riveting new seminar in which you'll meet five real pilots sharing true stories of their most harrowing moments aloft."

Starting in late April, going through early May, they have one presentation in NJ, one in CT, and 4 in various NY locations.  You can find detailed schedule information by searching here.

One particular venue for this seminar is particularly worthwhile.  On May 3, the seminar is being held at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City, NY.  For those of you not familiar with this museum, it is built on the site of the old Roosevelt Field, where Lindbergh took off for his cross-Atlantic flight.  The recently renovated museum contains a vast number of historic aviation artifacts including Lindbergh's Curtiss Jenny and an (unused) Apollo 19 LEM.  This museum comes highly recommended by our members.

So this is a good opportunity to attend a worthwhile seminar, and take in a "must-see" Aviation museum.

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