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Join other pilots for comradery and increase your safety knowledge.

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Weather Accidents

ASI Investigates: Weather Accidents

 

Weather is often blamed as the cause of accidents when, in reality, it’s poor decision making that’s the culprit. Arm yourself to make the right weather choices at crucial moments before and during flight.

 

Here’s what you’ll learn:

·         Why getting the big weather picture is important

·         How to improve your go/no-go decision-making process

·         Tips to “weatherize” your mindset and avoid traps like flying VFR into IMC

·         Why technology can be a great tool and your worst enemy in weather flying

 

Location Start Time End Time State Latitude Longitude cssIndex Topic cssIndex
Cedar Rapids, IA 10-22-2018 7:00 PM 10-22-2018 9:00 PM Learn More Iowa 41.943505000000000 -91.673920000000000 1 mtgWeatherAccidents SSWTHX_IA_181022
Van Nuys, CA 10-22-2018 7:00 PM 10-22-2018 9:00 PM Learn More California 34.207778000000000 -118.486048000000000 1 mtgWeatherAccidents SSWTHX_CA_181022A
Mesa, AZ 10-22-2018 7:00 PM 10-22-2018 9:00 PM Learn More Arizona 33.385852000000000 -111.840262000000000 1 mtgWeatherAccidents SSWTHX_AZ_181022
Fairfax, VA 10-22-2018 7:00 PM 10-22-2018 9:00 PM Learn More Virginia 38.863998000000000 -77.353616000000000 1 mtgWeatherAccidents SSWTHX_VA_181022
Concord, CA 10-22-2018 7:00 PM 10-22-2018 9:00 PM Learn More California 37.984721000000000 -122.054909000000000 1 mtgWeatherAccidents SSWTHX_CA_181022
Monroe, NC 10-22-2018 7:00 PM 10-22-2018 9:00 PM Learn More North Carolina 35.032456000000000 -80.620515000000000 1 mtgWeatherAccidents SSWTHX_NC_181022
West Des Moines, IA 10-23-2018 7:00 PM 10-23-2018 9:00 PM Learn More Iowa 41.559400000000000 -93.792600000000000 1 mtgWeatherAccidents SSWTHX_IA_181023
Ontario, CA 10-23-2018 7:00 PM 10-23-2018 9:00 PM Learn More California 34.065013000000000 -117.610812000000000 1 mtgWeatherAccidents SSWTHX_CA_181023A
Tucson, AZ 10-23-2018 7:00 PM 10-23-2018 9:00 PM Learn More Arizona 32.215275000000000 -110.909433000000000 1 mtgWeatherAccidents SSWTHX_AZ_181023
Richmond, VA 10-23-2018 7:00 PM 10-23-2018 9:00 PM Learn More Virginia 37.502308000000000 -77.574849000000000 1 mtgWeatherAccidents SSWTHX_VA_181023
Fresno, CA 10-23-2018 7:00 PM 10-23-2018 9:00 PM Learn More California 36.731740000000000 -119.783435000000000 1 mtgWeatherAccidents SSWTHX_CA_181023
Asheville, NC 10-23-2018 7:00 PM 10-23-2018 9:00 PM Learn More North Carolina 0E-15 0E-15 1 mtgWeatherAccidents SSWTHX_NC_181023
Zionsville, IN 10-23-2018 7:00 PM 10-23-2018 9:00 PM Learn More Indiana 40.041263000000000 -86.253871000000000 1 mtgWeatherAccidents SSWTHX_IN_181023
Bellevue, NE 10-24-2018 7:00 PM 10-24-2018 9:00 PM Learn More Nebraska 41.161771000000000 -95.934672000000000 1 mtgWeatherAccidents SSWTHX_NE_181024
Costa Mesa, CA 10-24-2018 7:00 PM 10-24-2018 9:00 PM Learn More California 33.685262000000000 -117.885804000000000 1 mtgWeatherAccidents SSWTHX_CA_181024
Greensboro, NC 10-24-2018 7:00 PM 10-24-2018 9:00 PM Learn More North Carolina 36.094387000000000 -79.915961000000000 1 mtgWeatherAccidents SSWTHX_NC_181024
Hampton, VA 10-24-2018 7:00 PM 10-24-2018 9:00 PM Learn More Virginia 37.037504000000000 -76.385630000000000 1 mtgWeatherAccidents SSWTHX_VA_181024
Fort Wayne, IN 10-24-2018 7:00 PM 10-24-2018 9:00 PM Learn More Indiana 41.139905000000000 -85.151509000000000 1 mtgWeatherAccidents SSWTHX_IN_181024
Olathe, KS 10-25-2018 7:00 PM 10-25-2018 9:00 PM Learn More Kansas 38.854635000000000 -94.735723000000000 1 mtgWeatherAccidents SSWTHX_KS_181025
San Diego, CA 10-25-2018 7:00 PM 10-25-2018 9:00 PM Learn More California 32.758909000000000 -117.179693000000000 1 mtgWeatherAccidents SSWTHX_CA_181025
Morrisville, NC Special Aviation Location Fly to this Location 10-25-2018 7:00 PM 10-25-2018 9:00 PM Learn More North Carolina 35.853500000000000 -78.831500000000000 1 mtgWeatherAccidents SSWTHX_NC_181025
Lynchburg, VA 10-25-2018 7:00 PM 10-25-2018 9:00 PM Learn More Virginia 37.357194000000000 -79.171469000000000 1 mtgWeatherAccidents SSWTHX_VA_181025
Albuquerque, NM 10-25-2018 7:00 PM 10-25-2018 9:00 PM Learn More New Mexico 35.050136000000000 -106.621906000000000 1 mtgWeatherAccidents SSWTHX_NM_181025
Greenville, SC 11-05-2018 7:00 PM 11-05-2018 9:00 PM Learn More South Carolina 34.864515000000000 -82.258605000000000 1 mtgWeatherAccidents SSWTHX_SC_181105
Atlanta, GA 11-06-2018 7:00 PM 11-06-2018 9:00 PM Learn More Georgia 33.659125000000000 -84.437489000000000 1 mtgWeatherAccidents SSWTHX_GA_181106
Huntsville, AL 11-07-2018 7:00 PM 11-07-2018 9:00 PM Learn More Alabama 34.727744000000000 -86.589544000000000 1 mtgWeatherAccidents SSWTHX_AL_181107

Back Country Adventure & Skills

Backcountry Adventure & Skills

 

Join mountain flying experts Amy Hover and Mike Vivion as they share real-world backcountry experiences and advice on the mindset and skills you'll need to enjoy flying safely in mountainous terrain. 

Location Start Time End Time State Latitude Longitude cssIndex Topic cssIndex
Gulf Shores, AL 10-26-2018 9:00 AM 10-26-2018 12:00 PM Learn More Alabama 30.283900000000000 -87.673400000000000 2 mtgBackCountryAdventureSkills SSBACK_AL_181026

Surviving Until Help Arrives

In the Unlikely Event:  Surviving Until Help Arrives

Preventing accidents is one thing. Surviving them is another. In this engaging seminar you'll learn practical, life-saving actions from Dr. Brent Blue that will significantly increase the chances of you and your passengers surviving an accident and getting rescued.

 

Location Start Time End Time State Latitude Longitude cssIndex Topic cssIndex
Gulf Shores, AL 10-26-2018 1:00 PM 10-26-2018 4:00 PM Learn More Alabama 30.283900000000000 -87.673400000000000 3 mtgSurvivingUntilHelpArrives SSSURV_AL_181026

Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good Pilots?

AOPA ASI Executive Director Richard McSpadden will review recent accidents, the elements surrounding them and discuss why good pilots made decisions. Richard will rely on research from the books “Think Again”, and “Thinking Fast, and Slow” which dissect the way the brain makes decisions. He’ll lead the audience through some shortfalls of the human decision-making process and the implications of those shortfalls in an aviation environment. The discussion will close with an exercise to identify and mitigate red flags which could lead to poor aviation decision making.

Location Start Time End Time State Latitude Longitude cssIndex Topic cssIndex
Gulf Shores, AL 10-27-2018 9:00 AM 10-27-2018 9:45 AM Learn More Alabama 30.283900000000000 -87.673400000000000 4 mtgWhyDoBadThingsHappentoGoodPilots SSWHY_AL_181027

CFIT and You

CFIT and You: The Immovable Object and the Resistible Force

CFIT stands for Controlled Flight Into Terrain. What it means is flying a perfectly good aircraft into the ground for one reason or another. Many pilots think they're immune to accidents like these, but in certain scenarios it's remarkably easy to get taken by surprise. Join us for an in-depth look at various ways pilots tangle with terrain, and how you can avoid following in their footsteps.

Location Start Time End Time State Latitude Longitude cssIndex Topic cssIndex
Gulf Shores, AL 10-27-2018 10:00 AM 10-27-2018 11:00 AM Learn More Alabama 30.283900000000000 -87.673400000000000 5 mtgCFITandYou SSCFIT_AL_181027

Best Pilot Tips: Powerful Pointers from Across GA

Have you ever flown with an experienced pilot that offered a tip that made an immediate impact on you, stuck with you, and has made you a better pilot? Join ASI Executive Director Richard McSpadden for an engaging review of insightful flight tips we gathered from the GA community, and make sure you bring your own to add to the discussion.

Location Start Time End Time State Latitude Longitude cssIndex Topic cssIndex
Gulf Shores, AL 10-27-2018 11:00 AM 10-27-2018 11:45 AM Learn More Alabama 30.283900000000000 -87.673400000000000 6 mtgBestPilotTipsPowerfulPointersfromAcrossGA SSBEST_AL_181027

Thunderstorm Avoidance

Thunderstorm Avoidance: What you need to know

 

The rise of cockpit weather ranks as one of the great technological advances in GA. Around convective activity, the ability to see the storms provides a major confidence boost—but to be used safely, datalink weather requires both judgment and understanding of the larger ATC and weather context. In this seminar, we’ll focus on datalink as just one tool in your weather avoidance kit.

Location Start Time End Time State Latitude Longitude cssIndex Topic cssIndex
Gulf Shores, AL 10-27-2018 12:00 PM 10-27-2018 1:00 PM Learn More Alabama 30.283900000000000 -87.673400000000000 7 mtgThunderstormAvoidance SSTHUND_AL_181027

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Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 6:00 pm ET