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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.