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NTSB presents safety seminar on Air Traffic Control

The National Transportation Safety Board is presenting a seminar regarding air traffic control in the general aviation environment.




The National Transportation Safety Board is presenting a seminar regarding air traffic control in the general aviation environment. The seminar will be held on Saturday, December 12, 2015 at the NTSB’s Training Center in Ashburn, Virginia.

The NTSB has partnered with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for this useful and educational seminar.

Attendees will have the rare opportunity to hear from local FAA Air Traffic Controllers, who will discuss policies and procedures which are important for pilots to understand while navigating through one of the most complex and busiest airspace locales in the Washington DC Terminal area. They will also discuss phraseology and communication procedures for pilots to be able to navigate the local airspace with ease.

NTSB Board Member Earl Weener will be a featured presenter, and attendees will also hear from NTSB Investigators who have investigated accidents involving air traffic control. The case studies presented will include discussions of judgment, situational awareness, procedures, and risk management.

This is the eighth in a series of NTSB safety seminars focused on general aviation accidents. The 4-hour seminar is free, and pilots participating in the FAA’s WINGS program will receive credit for attendance. The seminar is solely an instructional opportunity and not a media event.

Because space is limited, early registration is highly recommended. The doors will open at 8:30 a.m., and the seminar will run from 9:00a.m.-1:00p.m. Attendees must have a government-issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license, to enter the building.


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