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Willamette Aviation's Second Saturday SeminarWillamette Aviation's Second Saturday Seminar

Second Saturday Seminar Returns with the PDX DC-8 crash, 'Flight 173: Failure Response'. On Dec. 28, 1978, a McDonnell-Douglas DC-8 made a forced landing in a residential section of northeast Portland. Those who saw the news footage at the time can still recall the live broadcasts, with the passenger jet under spotlights in a wooded area, surrounded by city streets and fir trees. The crash site — near NE Burnside and 157th — wasn't far from the Portland International Airport. Which prompted the immediate question: How could a well-maintained DC-8 fly across the country, from New York via Denver, with a professional flight crew, only to fall out of the sky a mere six miles from the runway? At this month's Second Saturday Seminar, Willamette Aviation CFII Dennis Lenihan will present United Flight 173: Failure Response, with a detailed look at the events leading up to the crash, as well as its aftermath. The crash of Flight 173 not only affected the passengers and crew, but professional aviation across the board, as authorities tried to determine what needed to change in the airline industry's cockpit culture. Many of these changes are still in use today — and not only with airlines, but also in general aviation, as we are trained to regard other pilots and passengers as resources that can enhance the flight's margin of safety. This month's Second Saturday gets underway on Oct. 12 at 1100 hours in the Education Hangar at Willamette Aviation. The event is certified for FAA Wings credit and there is no charge. If you'd like lunch, call us (503-678-2252) before 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 11. The box lunch is $10. We'll be donating a portion of this year's Second Saturday proceeds to the Civil Air Patrol on behalf of our pilot community.

Northwest

Date

Date

Saturday October 12, 2013 | 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Contact Person

Contact Person

Willamette Aviation
Contact Email Address

Contact Email Address

[email protected]
Contact Phone Number

Contact Phone Number

503-678-2252
Website

Website

State

State

Oregon
Location

Location

23115 Airport Rd NE, Aurora, Oregon, 97002(KUAO)
Cost

Cost