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4th Annual National Safety Stand Down: Cottonwood Airport, Saturday, April 20th

Join Guidance Aviation at the FAASTeam National Safety Stand Down, Cottonwood Airport, Saturday, April 20, 2013, 9AM.

This year  thousands of pilots across the country will come together as a Safety Community to participate in a dynamic, interactive program devoted to Local Safety Issues, Loss of Control, and the number one aviation fatal factor – Human Error.  Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from local flying experts, participate in dynamic discussions, and gain practical insights on how you can learn more from accident reports and reduce errors in your own flying.  Be a part of the safety community. Tell your friends, “I’ll see you at the Stand Down.”

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Location of Seminar:
Cottonwood Airport
1001 W. Mingus Ave
Hangar B
Cottonwood, AZ 86326

Directions and Map:
From center of Cottonwood, head N.W. towards Jerome, turn left (W) on Mingus.  The Airport is approximately 1/4 mile W. on left.  Hangar B is 1st hangar inside gate past terminal. Signs will be present.

Cottonwood Airport Info

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Contact Information:
Doug Palmquist
[email protected]

The FAA Safety Team 2013 National Safety Stand Down

**You may See & Print FAA Safety Briefing Magazine pdf HERE

Knowledge and Proficiency are the foundations of safe aviation operations. Attend this exciting event and earn all three Knowledge Credits for a Basic Phase in the WINGs Program!


Part 1) FAA Safety Information Session
You’ll hear the latest from your local FAASTeam Reps including, Local Safety Issues, General Aviation (GA) services and oversight / office information.  You’ll also learn the history of Safety Stand Down events and how you can participate in exciting continuation education projects for pilots and aviation maintenance technicians.

Part 2) Introduction to Human Error
There’s a lot to be learned from reading accident reports but it takes some digging and a little special knowledge to understand why mistakes occur and, more importantly how to avoid them or at least make their consequences less severe.  This fascinating and entertaining look at the interface between the aviation system and the human mind is something no pilot will want to miss.

Part 3) Loss of Control Discussion
Respected aviation experts will discuss Loss of Control accidents and offer advice on how to hone your skills and sharpen your judgment to get more utility, safety, and fun from your flying. There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions and participate in the discussion.

Attend this exclusive FAASTeam presentation and…

  • Become part of the ongoing FAASTeam effort to improve aviation safety,
  • Discover new ways to approach safety, how to identify risks and how to reduce those risks, and
  • Learn methods and procedures to sharpen your judgment and flight discipline — those key behavioral elements of safe flying – and increase your situational awareness.

The 2013 FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) Safety Stand Down is being sponsored by the City of Cottonwood Airport & Verde Valley Flyers Association.  We’d also like to recognize them for their personal contributions to the AZ FAASTeam.  They provide facilities, personnel, and logistical support for FAASTeam seminars.

*To receive WINGs credit you MUST be present for the entire event. We are unable to issue partial credits.  – FAASAFETY.GOV

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