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Symposium

 
2018 Air Charter Safety Symposium
 
"Promoting the Highest Levels of Aviation Safety"

The ACSF Symposium is the annual gathering of the air charter and business aviation industry where current and emerging safety challenges are reviewed and discussed.
 

March 13-14, 2018
Ashburn, VA
 

Registration Form

Agenda:

 

Procedural Noncompliance: Why Pilots Don’t Always Play by the Book
Bob Baron, Ph.D. 
The Aviation Consultant Group 
Expert Decision-making: How Our Decisions Are Manipulated and Biased
Scott A. Shappell, Ph.D.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP) – Panel Discussion
Russ Lawton
Jeff Mittelman, MITRE Corp. 
 
Managing Communications Following a Major Accident/Incident
Peter Knudson
NTSB Media Relations
Procedural Intentional Non-Compliance (PINC)
Dave Huntzinger, Ph.D.
CSP Director, Aviation Safety
Who’s on Watch 
Al Gorthy
Capt. USN Retired
Infected with Sloppiness – A Case Study of A Charter Accident
Henry Soderlund
Textron Aviation  
Top Focus Areas for Preventing Runway Excursions
Dan Boedigheimer, Ph.D.
Advanced Aircrew Academy

 

   
 
2017 Symposium Highlights:

Chairman speaking

 

Mem Sumwalt presenting to ACSF members 3 7 17

Mem Sumwalt speaking

Mem Sumwalt with ASCF Execs

Memb Sumwalt with Air Charter Safety Found Leadership Members watching
Navy Al speaking Navy Al speaking2

Registration:

Admittance to the ACSF Symposium both days, all scheduled group meals, breaks, and social functions, and transportation to and from hotel to symposium events.


Substitutions are permitted at any time.

Any person who attends the ACSF Air Charter Safety Symposium grants permission to ACSF to record his or her visual/audio images, including, but not limited to, photographs and sound or video recordings, and, without notifying such person, to use those images for any purpose of ACSF, including advertisements for ACSF and its programs.


Hotel Information:

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Ashburn Dulles North
20065 Lakeview Center Plz, Ashburn, VA 20147
(703) 723-9300
Book your group rate!


Sponsors

Click here for Safety Symposium Sponsor Opportunities.


 

 

 













 



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Textron Aviation

  


 

2017: Safety is a Choice You Make

Safety: Playing for “Keeps” - A Reflection of Yesterdays
Al Gorthy, Captain USN Retired

Lessons from the Ashes: 10 years of Learning with the NTSB
Robert Sumwalt

Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP)
Russ Lawton, ACSF
John Duncan, FAA

Ground Handling Incidents/Accidents & Prevention
Mike France, NATA
BJ Goodheart, AirSure Ltd.

Making a Dent in Surface Risk
James Fee, FAA

Leading People Safely
Brian Fielkow

Key Discoveries, Analysis and Takeaways from the Bedford GIV Accident
Tom Huff, Gulfstream

Good Pilots Gone Bad
James Albright

Beyond the Shock and Awe of Business Aviation Accidents
Don Chupp, Fireside Partners Inc.


 

2016

Presentations

Applied System Safety & SMS in Business Aviation - Curt Lewis

Safety Metrics - Troy Smith

Drones/Unmanned Vehicles: Avoidance & Recognition - Brian Wynne

ASAP Panel Discussion - Randy McDonald

ASAP Panel Discussion - Nicky Armour

Reducing Risk - The Honorable Chris Hart

The New Era of Safety - John Allen

 


 

2015 

Presentations:

In the Crosshairs of Runway Incursions & Excursions - Al Gorthy

Integrated Risk Management: Bridging Theory and Practice - Jim Zawrotny

FAA Medical Certification: Improving Health & Enhancing Safety - Quay Snyder, MD, MSPH

Managing Professionalism & Airmanship - The Honorable Robert Sumwalt

2014 SMS Audit Results - Steve Witowski

A Day You Will Always Remember - Harry Nelson

ASAP Panel - FAA Presentation

 


2014

Presentations:

Critical Role of Safety Leadership - The Honorable Robert Sumwalt

Managing Cockpit Automation - James Lara

Managing Cockpit Automation (Speaker's Notes)

Monitoring Culture - Paul Ratte'

Quality Performance Beyond Regulatory Compliance - Gary Grass

SMS Audit Results 2013 - Steve Witowski

SMS Audit Results - Safety Performance

Threat and Error Management - Dave Stohr

Why Go-Around Policies Are Ineffective - Dr. David Jamieson & Capt. Bill Curtis

Photos from the 2014 Air Charter Safety Symposium

 


2013

Presentations:
Aviation Safety Culture - Marc Stirton and Robert Figlock

Critical Incident Response - Kevin Armstrong

Developing Safety Culture - Robert Carraway

Safety Leadership - Bill Grimes

Upset Prevention and Recovery - Ransbury - Nemeth

Chris MacWhorter FAA ASAP Panel

Photos from the 2013 Air Charter Safety Symposium.

Guest Blogs:
Robert Carraway, Symposium Speaker

Bill Grimes, Symposium Speaker

Lindsey McFarren, Syposium Recap

 


2012

Presentations:
Aviation Fire Safety - Jeff Hare, J. Hare Safety and Survival Systems

Crew Resource Management for 135 Operations - Shannon Forrest, FlightSafety International

Collaboration to Improve Runway Safety - Christopher Hart, Board Member, NTSB

Managing Fatigue in Aviation - Mark Rosekind, Ph.D., Board Member, NTSB

The State of Aviation: Challenges for 2012 and Beyond - John M. Allen, Director, FAA Flight Standards


Photos from the 2012 Air Charter Safety Symposium.

Guest Blogs:
Dr. Tony Kern, Symposium Keynote Speaker 
Shannon Forrest, Symposium Speaker
Keat Pruszenski, Symposium Speaker

 


2011

Presentations:
Trends in Aviation Safety- John Allen
SMS Update -  Don Arendt  
Building a Positve Safety Culture in Your Company- Shawn Pruchnicki
Emergency Response Preparedness - Don Rickerhauser
Disaster Response Drill - Bob Schmidt
NTSB Priorities - Earl Weener
NTSB Family Assistance Program - Paul Sledzik
FAA Update Accident Prevention Investigation - Tony Fazio
Accident Briefing - Deborah Hersman

Photos from the 2011 Air Charter Safety Symposium

 


2010

Presentations:
Responding To The NTSB's Increasing Focus On Air Charter - James Ballough
Addressing Security Concerns With Practical Advice - Lindsey McFarren
International Issues in SMS Implementation - Don Arendt
Business Aircraft Safety - ALAR Update - Jim Burin
SMS And Auditing - Ken Gray
Legal Concerns Raised By Safety Programs
Business Benefits Of Safety Programs - Christopher Hart
Automation Of Operational Risk Assessment - Dave Hewitt & David Vernon


 

 

Any person who attends the ACSF Air Charter Safety Symposium grants permission to ACSF to record his or her visual/audio images, including, but not limited to, photographs and sound or video recordings, and, without notifying such person, to use those images for any purpose of ACSF, including advertisements for ACSF and its programs.