Doug Tanner of Katy, Texas, is the 2006 first-quarter winner of a Sporty's handheld transceiver, the door prize for attending an AOPA Air Safety Foundation seminar. The Air Safety Foundation and Sporty's award one door prize each quarter.
Tanner's name was drawn from the approximately 15,000 people who attended Air Safety Foundation safety seminars during the quarter. He attended the foundation's The Last Five Miles Safety Seminar. Information on when it and other Air Safety Foundation safety seminars, like the current one, Do the Right Thing - Decision Making for Pilots, will be coming to your area is available online.
The Last Five Miles Safety Seminar provides pilots with techniques to make that final stretch - the descent and landing phases of flight - safe and enjoyable. The must-see seminar provides practical tips about how to make this critical phase of flight safe and teaches pilots three reasons to descend early (and one instance in which that would be a mistake), when a straight-in approach can be safe and legal, and how to safely handle traffic pattern conflicts.
The Last Five Miles is not currently showing, but the Air Safety Foundation will add it to next year's schedule.
The current safety seminar, Do the Right Thing - Decision Making for Pilots, offers no-nonsense, real-world strategies for making better choices in the cockpit (and on the ground). The seminar uses interactive DVD scenarios that let you practice your decision-making skills by deciding the fates of two pilots - one VFR and one IFR - facing some serious predicaments.
April 21, 2006