The AOPA Air Safety Foundation today unveiled its newest live safety seminar—"Maneuvering Flight"—at AOPA Expo 2003. The seminar explores the hazards of low-level maneuvering flight, including such seemingly innocuous situations as normal traffic pattern operations.
"Pilots will come away with great insights on avoiding maneuvering flight accidents," said ASF Executive Director Bruce Landsberg. "But more than that, they'll learn to understand the often forgotten edges of the flight envelope where every pilot operates during every flight."
Maneuvering flight has been the leading cause of fatal accidents for general aviation pilots in recent years. The dramatic two-hour free seminar counters popular myths and misconceptions about maneuvering flight, including aerobatics, aerial work and formation flying, and such dangerous and illegal activities as buzzing.
In January 2004, ASF will begin offering the seminar at locations all across the country, starting on the West Coast. The full schedule for "Maneuvering Flight" and all the other ASF live seminars is available online.
The AOPA Air Safety Foundation is the nation's largest nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to providing aviation education and safety programs for general aviation. Annually the ASF communicates with over 270,000 participants in its education and safety program.