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FAA safety seminar is Saturday

For general aviation pilots

A Federal Aviation Administration safety seminar for amateur pilots, “Stand Up to Error, Stand Down for Safety,” will be sponsored by the Aviation Department Saturday, April 16.

2011-04-18
Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release [4-14-11]

A Federal Aviation Administration safety seminar for amateur pilots, “Stand Up to Error, Stand Down for Safety,” will be sponsored by Minnesota State Mankato’s Aviation Department Saturday, April 16.

The free, public event is one of 90 FAA “safety stand downs” across the nation, intended to show general aviation pilots how to prevent accidents by understanding why they happen.

Saturday’s workshop, from 8 a.m. to noon in Ostrander Auditorium of Centennial Student Union, is open to all pilots. Refreshments will be served, provided by the Aviation Department. Pilots will earn credit for workshop classes that they attend.

FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt said the seminar’s goal is to reduce general aviation fatal accidents by 10 percent.

“Our research shows several critical areas where training and focus can improve general aviation safety performance,” Babbitt said. “Aviation in our country has never been safer. Still, we can do better.”

Seminar presenters will use airline training techniques that have proven effective in reducing accidents.

Those who wish to attend may register at online at the FAA website (http://www.faasafety.gov/SPANS/event_details.aspx?eid=37793&caller=/SPANS/events/EventList.aspx) or at the door.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive, doctoral university with 15,393 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 32 state institutions.

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