The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today announced the agendas and speakers for two significant safety events – the Single-Pilot Safety Standdown and the National Safety Forum – to be held in conjunction with the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), which runs from Oct. 16-18 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.

Single-Pilot Safety Standdown

NBAA’s 10th annual Single-Pilot Safety Standdown takes place from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 15, and features interactive learning opportunities, expert speakers and lively peer-to-peer discussions. Single-pilot business aviators will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and skills, while exploring practical tips to enhance operational safety and risk mitigation.

“We are excited about developing our 10th annual Single-Pilot Safety Standdown,” said David Ryan, chair of the NBAA Safety Committee. “We have a progressive and interactive program planned this year with several industry safety leaders to discuss and together work toward developing resources with the single-pilot community”

Scheduled presentations include: a detailed analysis of single-pilot business aviation accident data; interactive discussions on mitigation best practices and leadership briefings from NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) President and CEO Mark Baker and Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) CEO and Chairman Jack Pelton.

Learn more about the Single-Pilot Safety Standdown.

NBAA National Safety Forum

NBAA’s fourth annual National Safety Forum is set for Thursday, Oct. 18 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Following the theme of “Safety Begins with You,” this critical event will focus on the basics of maintaining skills and understanding automation in aircraft; examine the physiology and psychology that affects human performance and explore the relationship of leadership and professionalism in aviation safety.

“Continuing with our town-hall format, the National Safety Forum will engage with operators on several topics, including airmanship, fitness for duty and professionalism/safety leadership,” said Ryan. “We encourage NBAA-BACE attendees to plan their travel accordingly to attend these two outstanding ‘bookend’ safety events.”

Learn more about the National Safety Forum.

NBAA-BACE is business aviation’s most important annual event, where participants have an unequaled opportunity to view the latest business aircraft, products, technology, and services the industry offers. Held this year at the Orange County Convention Center and Orlando Executive Airport, the event also offers a premier networking venue and dozens of educational sessions.

Learn more about NBAA-BACE.

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