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NTSB Talks General Aviation at EAA AirVenture 2016
WASHINGTON — Presentations about loss of control in flight in general aviation, needed general aviation safety improvements and runway incursions are among 25 National Transportation Safety Board events scheduled for the Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture 2016, July 25 through July 31, at Wittman Regional Airport, Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

AirVenture 2016 is expected to draw more than 500,000 people and more than 10,000 aircraft for a celebration of aviation featuring, vintage, homebuilt, ultralight, light sport and other general aviation aircraft.

“The NTSB investigates an average of more than 1,500 general aviation accidents each year,” said NTSB Chairman Christopher A. Hart. “Although I am a general aviation pilot myself, meeting with the general aviation community in this setting helps me better understand their needs, challenges, and interests, which in turn provides more clarity regarding how we can most effectively make a difference in an accident rate that has been stubbornly resistant to improvement.”

Hart will be joined by NTSB Member Earl F. Weener, and a dozen other NTSB experts who will share information in interviews, panel discussion, presentations and informal conversations at the NTSB’s event booth.

A safety alert for fly-in events (SA-053) issued by the NTSB in March 2016 applies to the AirVenture 2016 event. The alert is available at http://www.ntsb.gov/safety/safety-alerts/Documents/SA_053.pdf.
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