RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Division of Aviation is
sponsoring a series of free pilot safety seminars across the state on May 12,
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
Air Safety Institute will present the two-hour safety seminars at four
locations across North Carolina. Each presentation is titled, “Wanted Alive”
and discusses trends in general aviation aircraft accidents. The seminar will
explore the effect of new technology in the cockpit, as well as discussions on
avoiding accidents in smaller planes.
“Programs like this seminar create a positive
safety culture among North Carolina general aviation pilots,” said Division of
Aviation Director Richard Walls. “These seminars are important to improve the
level of service aviation provides to anyone who flies in North Carolina.”
The seminars will be held at the following times
May 12: 10 a.m.-noon, with Mark Grady of the AOPA ISI at Foothills Regional
Airport Corporate Hangar, 3566 Morganton Lenoir Airport Avenue, Morganton. The
seminar will be conducted as part of the Foothills Regional Airport Fly-in. For
information and directions, go to www.foothillsairport.com.
May 14: 7-9 p.m., with Wayne Phillips of the AOPA ASI at Carolinas Aviation
Museum, 4672 First Flight Drive, Charlotte. For information and directions, go
May 15: 7-9 p.m., with Wayne Phillips at Wake Technical Community College Main
Campus, Student Services Building conference center, 9101 Fayetteville Road,
Raleigh. For information and directions, go to www.waketech.edu.
May 16: 7-9 p.m., with Wayne Phillips at Cape Fear Community College Main
Campus, S-002 auditorium, 411 N. Front St., Wilmington. For information and
directions, go to www.cfcc.edu.
This seminar series is a part of the Division
of Aviation’s Safety and Education program. The program sponsors an average of
30 events per year for pilots, aviation maintenance technicians, youth and the
For more information about NCDOT aviation safety
programs, click here or contact NCDOT Aviation Safety and Education Specialist Tom Freeman at (919)
840-0112 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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