RALEIGH – The N.C.
Department of Transportation’s Division of Aviation is sponsoring a series of
free pilot safety seminars in Western North Carolina on honing basic skills and
flying into non-towered airports. Division of Aviation representatives will
present these two topics in seminars at the following locations:
July 31: Tri-County Community College Classroom 127 in the McSwain Building, 21
Campus Circle, Murphy; and
Aug. 1: Macon County Airport Conference Room, 1241 Airport Road, Franklin.
“Safety is our top priority,”
said Division of Aviation Director Richard Walls. “These seminars are an
important tool to keep North Carolina the leader in aviation education.”
Attendance at the two-hour
program will give pilots Federal Aviation Administration Wings credit. Each
presentation is titled, “Back2Basics” and will discuss how pilots need to
continue working on flight skills into order to avoid common accident
scenarios. The seminars also will examine how pilots can fly into smaller
airports that do not have control towers to aid in navigation and aircraft
NCDOT Aviation Safety and
Education Specialist Tom Freeman will conduct a session on “non-towered airport
operations.” He will speak about regulations, communication procedures, how to
avoid mid-air collisions, airport signage and markings, and recommended
operating procedures. Aviation speaker Mark Grady will have a session on
maintaining flying skills.
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 general public.
For registration information,
contact Freeman at (919) 840-0112 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about NCDOT aviation safety programs, click here.