Type-Rated From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 2183 times:
This week I attended a Aviation Safety Meeting at HOU. These type of meetings are offered all over the United States from time to time. They are usually free, or have a small entry fee. Has anyone here ever attended any of these kind of meetings?
I was thinking that for someone with an interest in aviation or thinking about getting their pilots license these would be great to attend. They usually have industry leaders attending and making interesting presentations. And they go over things like SMS (Safety Managed Systems), CRM (Cockpit Resource Management) and review aircraft incidents and cover why the incident happened in the first place. In the meeting I attended they had a nice segment on hangar safety as well. Usually each segment is 30-45 minutes long so it doesn't get too boring. It's also nice to have access to local and national level FAA managers.
At the one I attended, Flightaware had their people there. One thing I noticed is how generally interested the vendors are in reaching out to the local aviation community. Embraer even had their new Phenom jet on display as well (one hot aircraft!).
I believe these meetings also give you an insight as to what actually makes a safe operation and what goes into getting an airplane from point A to B safely.
The meeting I attended was put on by the Houston Aviation Alliance and the National Business Aviation Association with quite a number of major vendors attending.
Type-Rated From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 2116 times:
Actually, runway incursions was one of the topics discussed at the safety meeting I attended.
I also found out that on airport maps, they now have little circles where there may be confusing signage, or places that have a history of incidents.
One of the things mentioned. If you get lost on an airport with ground control, never stop on the runway! There was an incident with a US plane that realized they were lost so they stopped, still on the active runway asking for a clearance to the taxiway. They were almost hit by a UA plane.
Rule: Get off the runway to the closest taxiway and then call the tower for help!
IAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 4, posted (5 years 1 month 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2088 times:
There are aviation safety meetings all over Houston each month that are sponsored by the local FBO's or flying groups such as the 99's! I try and get out to the meeting at SGR or IWS at least 3-4 times a year.
The meeting you attended I believe was a National Aviation Safety Meeting and may have been sponsored by the NBAA. I wasn't able to attend but know a few who did as well as one of the presenter who said it was a very good event.
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