9 Oshkosh Sessions That Are Great for Business Aviation

EAA AirVenture isn’t just a great time to check out some cool planes, but also an incredible opportunity to learn more about the aviation industry and build your knowledge. If you’re a business aviation operator or pilot who will be at EAA AirVenture, you may want to make some time to check out these forums that have BA implications.

1.   Advanced IFR Tips

Tuesday, July 24 ·
1:00 PM – 1:45 PM

Saturday, July 28 ·
11:30 AM – 12:45 PM
Forum Stage 9 – Stratus by Appareo

If you’re teaching, learning or flying IFR, you should check out this seminar to improve your skills. This session will be led by Gary Reeves, a pilot who flies hard IFR in every Class B airspace in the US, so you can rest assured you’ll be learning from an expert.

2.   NTSB Accident Case Studies

Multiple sessions a day, Monday, July 23rd – Sunday, July 29th
International Federal Pavilion

What went wrong? How can you learn from these incidents to make your own operation safer? The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will be reviewing accident case studies in multiple sessions throughout the week, so make sure you stop by to gain some insight.

3.   No Kidding! I Can Avoid Birds?

Monday, July 23
1:00 PM – 2:15 PM
Forum Stage 2

The first bird strike was recorded by the Wright brothers in 1905, and the problem certainly hasn’t gone away since then. In fact, the FAA, U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Air Force all expect the risk, frequency, and damage of bird strikes to rise over the next decade.
But it’s not a hopeless situation. Attend this session to learn the actions that pilots can take in the air to avoid birds.

4.   What’s New in Aviation Insurance?

Monday, July 13
11:30 AM – 12:45 PM
Forum Stage 2 – GAMA

What are your questions about aviation insurance? Ken Maynard, VP of Falcon Insurance Agency/EAA Insurance Solutions will explain the current state of the aviation insurance industry and share insight on innovations in insurance shopping, new insurance products, and common mistakes in shopping for insurance.

If you can’t attend the session but want to learn more, you can also visit the EAA Insurance Solutions/Falcon tent in the Main Aircraft Display, Booth 262 to ask questions.

EAA AirVenture has some great opportunities for learning that you should take advantage of!

5.   Panel of ATC Experts

Monday, July 23
8:30 AM – 9:45 AM

FAA Aviation Safety Center

What have you always wanted to know about ATC? If you have questions and curiosity about Air Traffic Control, come learn from this panel of experts. Here’s a fun bonus: you can receive WINGS credit for attending!

6.   Marketing Beyond the Runway

Monday, July 23
8:30 AM – 9:45 AM
Forum Stage 11

Managing your business’s image is an important part of running a successful aviation operation, and Alyssa Connell is going to teach you how. She’ll combine her love of aviation and knowledge of strategic communication from her background as a PR industry leader to teach you how to position your aviation company in the digital age.

7.   CSIM in Aviation

Thursday, July 26
4:00 PM – 5:15 PM
Forum Stage 10 – Poly-Fiber

If you’ve never heard of Critical Incident Stress Management (CSIM), this is a track you should check out. Jim Woodke will discuss how this model of stress management has helped pilots handle challenging situations and discuss how it can be applied to present and future application.

8.   Help ATC Help You: VFR into IMC

Tuesday, July 24
4:00 PM – 5:15 PM
Forum Stage 4

What should you do when faced with a VFR-into-IMC situation? It can happen to the most prepared and aware pilot, so you should take this opportunity to learn how ATC can help you through a live simulation of a VFR-into-IMC situation.

9.   5 Easy Ways to Fly Safer

Wednesday, July 25
8:30 AM – 9:45 AM
Forum Stage 8 – ForeFlight

If you’ve never heard Do you want your next flight to be fun and easy? Of course you do; everyone does! Dr. Larry Diamond is going to help pilots learn to fly safer by applying literature-based checklists, FAA regulations, weather, weight, and balance to five areas of flying.
By the end, you’ll walk away with some tips to make your next flight safer, easier and more fun.

Have you noted any other forums or presentations that you think BA pilots and operators can benefit from? Let us know which ones you plan on attending in the comments below, and be sure to stop by the Jeppesen booth in Boeing Plaza at Oshkosh this year!

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