Focus Will Be On Training In Glass-Panel Aircraft
Hundreds of pilots from across the Northeast are expected at
the Aero Club of New England's (ACONE) acclaimed and popular "Crash
Course" annual aviation safety seminar, coming Tuesday in Newton,
Presented by AOPA Air Safety Foundation Executive Director Bruce
Landsberg and Cirrus Design Vice President Bill King, Crash Course
2008 will cover safety and training issues with today’s
"glass cockpit" Technologically Advanced Aircraft (TAA).
Landsberg will review TAA safety records and factors including
weather, terrain, maneuvering, and takeoffs and landings.
Cirrus’ King also will examine training for pilots
transitioning from traditional "steam gauge" aircraft to TAA. No
registration is required and admission is free.
A general aviation tradition for 17 years, ACONE’s Crash
Course typically attracts capacity, and sometime overflow crowds of
GA pilots for the entertaining and informative evening. This
year’s venue has expanded seating for 600. Crash Course 2008
kicks off at 6:00 pm at the Newton Marriott hotel with a social
hour, two cash bars, and an aviation trade show.
Sponsors include the FAA Aviation Safety Program, the AOPA Air
Safety Foundation, David Clark Company, Cape Air, Nashua Flight
Simulator, Aviation Medical Exams, the International Society of Air
Safety Investigators, VistaNav, Signature Flight Support, Columbia
Aircraft Sales and AirShares Elite. Door and raffle prizes are
available. The evening concludes with prize drawings at 9:00
Founded in 1902, the Aero Club of New England is first and
foremost a social club for people that share a passion for flight;
for active pilots, former pilots, and non-pilots alike who love to
learn about flying, love to talk about flying, and love to promote