Monday, Oct. 21, 2019

Pre-9:00 a.m.

Registration & Pre-Event Slides/Videos Loop

Plan to arrive a few minutes ahead of the 9:00 a.m. start to familiarize yourself with the tools and resources that will help you to make the most of your 2019 Single-Pilot Safety Standdown and NBAA-BACE experience!

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Accident Case Study: Delayed Reaction

Moderated by: Richard McSpadden, AOPA Air Safety Institute
Panel members: Jeff Van West,; Tom Turner, American Bonanza Society; and Mark Robidoux,

In this case study about a single-pilot business aviation turboprop accident, our panel of instructors will piece together the events that led to the tragic loss of an entire family and engage the audience to discuss what we as pilots can learn from this accident.

9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Scenario: Between a Rock and Hard Place

Moderated by: Mark Robidoux,
Panel members: Jeff Van West,; Richard McSpadden, AOPA Air Safety Institute; and Tom Turner, American Bonanza Society

Surrounded by thunderstorms and running low on options, you’ve got a devil’s bargain to contend with. Continuing with Plan A could complete a critical mission — or cost you a life you’re quite attached to. Yet bailing out means beelining heavy weather, hard rocks, or military aircraft. Engage with our panel of instructors as we discuss this scenario and the pros and cons of the options that lie before you.

10:30 a.m. – 10:55 a.m.

Safety Return on Investment

Moderated by: Brint Smith, John F. Throne & Co
Presented by: Lance Toland, Lance Toland & Associates; and Jeff Bruno, Global Aerospace

Companies expect a return on their investments, including investments related to the safe operations of their business aircraft. A changing insurance marketplace, especially for single-pilot operators of high-performance business aviation aircraft, is impacting ROI calculations. This panel will explain the current state of the insurance industry and explore practical steps that operators can implement to manage insurance and maximize your safety ROI.

10:55 a.m. – 11:25 a.m.


11:25 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.

Type Club Panel

Moderated by: Jeff Wofford, Commscope; and Bob Wright, Wright Aviation Solutions
Presented by: Rick Beach, Cirrus Owners & Pilots Association; Tom Turner, American Bonanza Society; Pat Daily, MU2 PROP; Todd Hotes, Pilatus Owners & Pilots Association and Stuart Fred, Citation Jet Pilots

This panel discussion with single-pilot business aircraft type clubs will focus on ways this segment of the industry can work together to reduce the risks associated with single-pilot business aviation operations in ways that work for the respective aircraft types.

12:10 p.m. – 12:25 p.m.

Single Pilot Data Update

Presented by: Dan Ramirez, XOJET

The NBAA Safety Committee has continued to monitor the safety performance of single-pilot business aviation operations. This update to the information presented at last year’s Single-Pilot Safety Standdown will continue to illuminate how single-pilot business aviation accidents are occurring, and the work that the group is doing to address these issues and an NTSB recommendation specific to these operations.

12:25 p.m. – 12:55 p.m.

Keynote: What Does Mastery Look Like?

Introduced by: Tom Huff, NBAA Safety Committee Chair
Presented by: Charles Precourt

Single-pilot business aviators have a lot to manage when it comes to their flying: aeronautical decision making, technical knowledge, aircraft airworthiness, proficiency, & fitness for duty, among many others. For most, that doesn’t even take into account the business considerations around which the flying takes place. Join former NASA astronaut, military aviator, and current Citation pilot, Charles Precourt, as he offers his perspective on how to master your single-pilot business aviation operations.

12:55 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks

Presented by: Tom Huff, NBAA Safety Committee Chair

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Networking Lunch

Further the day’s conversations with your single-pilot business aviation peers over lunch. This optional lunch is $40 for attendees and advance registration is required by Friday, October 18. To register for the Single-Pilot Safety Standdown lunch, be sure to select the “Yes, I want to purchase lunch” checkbox on the NBAA-BACE registration form. To add NBAA Single-Pilot Safety Standdown and networking lunch registration to an existing NBAA-BACE registration, please visit the Attendee Service Center online.

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