Webcast: The FAA’s Change From a Penalty-Based To An Education-based Mindset

Learn about the FAA's education-based program to address pilot deviation and how these changes affect us as pilots.

December, 07, 2020  |  Posted in: Events

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Nothing strikes fear in a pilot like hearing “Possible pilot deviation, advise you call the tower.” In most cases, however, the reason for this request (or a letter from the FAA) is an honest mistake and may be resolved with penalty-free training.

Live Webinar Premieres December 8, 2020 at 8 PM.

The American Bonanza Society will be offering a free online presentation titled "FAA Remedial Training - Get Back In Your Beechcraft" on Tuesday, December 8, 2020. This live webinar will be starting at 8 PM EST and will be presented by Beechcraft Pilot Proficiency Program accredited Flight Instructor Mike Friel and Executive Director of the American Bonanza Society Air Safety FoundationThomas P. Turner.

This live, web-based presentation will cover:

  • FAA’s change from a penalty-based to an education-based mindset
  • How these changes affect us as pilots.
  • The most common pilot deviations, and how to avoid them.
  • Positive lessons from FAA Remedial Training.
  • Lessons from compliance case history.

This ABSWeb presentation is funded by generous donations from members of the American Bonanza Society. Although this American Bonanza Society program is oriented toward pilots of Beech Bonanzas, Debonairs, Barons and Travel Airs, the discussion, techniques, and procedures described are valuable to the pilot of any airplane. Viewers will be able to type in their questions to be answered during the event.

Earn FAA WINGS credit

To earn FAA WINGS credit after viewing this course, click on the link to take the quiz. After successfully completing the quiz you will automatically be given credit by the FAA.

Registration is not required to view this broadcast, and there is no limit to the number who may attend this live course. To access this American Bonanza Society LIVE Broadcast on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 8 PM just click here. If you are unable to attend the live broadcast, you may access the archived program at any time after the live Broadcast via the same link provided above on virtually any internet-connected device.

About the Presenters

Mike Friel is a Beechcraft Pilot Proficiency Program accredited Flight Instructor. He is retired from the United States Army as an Army Aviation Branch Chief Warrant Officer 5 instructor pilot and is a recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross. Mike is also retired from the United States Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration where he was an instructor pilot in the DEA Aviation unit and the inaugural recipient of the DEA Pilot of the Year Award. Mike is also the recipient of the 2019 FAA Eastern Region CFI of the Year Award and the FAA’s Master Pilot Award.

Thomas P. Turner, Executive Director of the American Bonanza Society Air Safety Foundation. He has specialized in instructing in Beech airplanes for 30 years and has managed ABS technical programs for 17 years. In 2015 Tom was inducted into the National Flight Instructor Hall of Fame.

The American Bonanza Society serves Beechcraft enthusiasts by sharing valuable safety, technical and educational resources, and by promoting interaction among and advocacy on behalf of its members.

ABS is the premier association for Bonanza, Baron, Debonair, and Travel Air enthusiasts, with 10,000+ members who own, fly or have a sincere interest in these Beechcraft models. Learn more at www.bonanza.org


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