AOPA's ASI is bringing the 'Close Calls, Lessons Learned' seminar to Illinios next week. Not sure I'll be able to attend but it does sound like a pretty interesting seminar. The nearest one to me in Bolingbrook is the same night as my mandatory paramedic continuing education so I won' t be able to attend that one. I may try for the Northbrook one.
All of us have made mistakes, some more harrowing than others. The key is learning from those mistakes.
"Close Calls, Lessons Learned" is the new seminar from the Air Safety Institute that features real pilots telling their real stories. Some are familiar stories, others are unique.
You'll see a CFI and his student tell the story of losing a prop in flight. A Mooney pilot talks of surviving a crash in Oregon. One pilot shares how he lost control in the too-often-repeated event of going VFR into IMC. And one pilot shares how getting distracted can result in mistakes.
Article and locations/times can be found here in my Chicago General Aviation column.