Division of Aviation Co-Sponsors Helicopter Safety and Learning to Fly Event at the Triangle North Executive Airport on Sept. 15 Friday, September 07, 2012

RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Transportation Division of Aviation is co-sponsoring a free helicopter safety and learning to fly event on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Triangle North Executive Airport in Louisburg.

The Total Flight Solutions Helicopter Safety Day and Open House will feature safety presentations for pilots and an informational session on flying. Duke Life Flight and UNC Air Care will have its aircraft on display, and there will be a free lunch sponsored by Total Flight Solutions of Louisburg, which provides helicopter and fixed wing flight training.   

The safety presentations will be headlined by noted aviation speaker Mark Grady, who will discuss human factors in flight operations. Gil Johnson of the Raleigh-Durham International Airport Air Traffic Control Tower will present a seminar that will educate pilots on how to fly through RDU airspace safely and efficiently. In addition, a special presentation on flying helicopters will be presented by Total Flight Solutions Manager of Operations Eric Pippin. The presentations will provide Federal Aviation Administration WINGS – Pilot Proficiency Program credit to pilots.

Participants will have the opportunity to see various types of aircraft, talk to experienced pilots and learn about the process of helicopter flying.  The day will conclude with a question and answer session for experienced pilots and anyone interested in helicopter flight training.

Registration and information can be found on the Division of Aviation website and at www.faasafety.gov. For more information, contact Division of Aviation Safety Specialist Tom Freeman at (919) 840-0112 or via email at tfreeman@ncdot.gov.




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