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Friday, April 4, 2014

2014 Virginia Aviation Spring Safety Week

The Virginia Department of Aviation and AOPA Air Safety Foundation will present safety seminars at four locations across the Commonwealth of Virginia April 28-May 1 from 7-9 p.m.

Tom Emanuel will present "Accident Case Study: Live":

To the average person, it might seem a bit morbid that pilots pay so much attention to aircraft accidents. After all, when was the last time you saw an article about an accident in a car magazine? But flying isn’t like driving, and accidents deserve attention: They let us learn from others’ mistakes, help us think critically about our skills, and provide a mental “nudge” if we find ourselves in similar situations.
With that in mind, the Air Safety Institute’s new seminar, Accident Case Study: Live, aims to put a new spin on safety-oriented accident analysis. Working with several compelling real-life cases, presenter and audience will play the role of accident investigator—starting at the crash scene and working backwards through physical evidence, eyewitness testimony, and other leads to figure out exactly what went wrong, and why.
The dates and locations are as follows:

Monday, April 28th
Virginia Air and Space Museum (IMAX) - Hampton

Tuesday, April 29th
Virginia Aviation Museum – Richmond

Wednesday, April 30th
Blue Ridge Regional Airport (terminal building) – Martinsville

Thursday, May 1st
Virginia Tech Montgomery Executive Airport (terminal building) – Blacksburg

Click here for more information.