About this Webinar
This session recording will be available starting on October 12th at pathlms.com/NBAA. If you have any questions about the recordings, please email NBAAGO@nbaa.org.

Options for Success (1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. EDT)
Professional business flight operations have a tremendous safety record in part using standard operating procedures. SOPs improve operations not only because they standardize training, they also enhance safety by moving critical decision-making away from high workload flight conditions and instead allow pilots to choose from options considered in the very low-workload phase of flight planning. We can use this same process with weather decision-making, by evaluating threats and making contingency plans before we ever get in the airplane. This presentation by Thomas P. Turner of the American Bonanza Society Air Safety Foundation takes you through the real-world contingency planning of a stress-filled flight, with weather hazards, schedule pressures and passenger expectations, and shows how preparation makes it easy to meet goals and make safe choices.

Keynote: Flight Operations Leadership and Lessons from a Single-Pilot Accident (1:45 p.m. - 2:20 p.m. EDT)
In this keynote address by Todd Simmons, he will discuss his experience as a business aviator, including his oversight of the Safety Management System for Flight Operations at Cirrus Aircraft and the lessons he learned from a personal aircraft accident as the pilot-in-command. In sharing details of an enterprise commitment and approach to single-pilot safety and lessons from the accident, Todd will highlight his perspective on business aviation safety as an executive for a manufacturer that produces and supports a growing, substantial fleet of aircraft operated single-pilot in furtherance of a business.

Closing Remarks (2:20 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. EDT)

Gold Sponsor: Cirrus Aircraft
Gold Sponsor: Textron Aviation
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    Ed Bolen, Opening Remarks
    President and CEO, National Business Aviation Association
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    Thomas P. Turner, Speaker: "Options for Success"
    Executive Director, Air Safety Foundation, American Bonanza Society
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    Todd Simmons, Keynote Speaker
    President, Customer Experience, Cirrus Aircraft
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    Tom Huff, Closing Remarks
    Chair, NBAA Safety Committee and Aviation Safety Officer, Gulfstream Aerospace