Safety Standdown to Be Held on May 16
Many thanks to all who attended and supported the standdown - copies of the presentations made at the event will be available soon.
GWBAA is pleased to announce that its 7th annual safety standdown will be held on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at the NTSB Training Center in Ashburn, VA (starting at 7:30am with a full breakfast; the programming begins at 8:30am).
The keynote speaker will be Robert Sumwalt, a Member and former Vice Chair of the NTSB. He previously managed Scania Corporation’s Part 91 flight department and was a pilot for Piedmont and US Airways.
The standdown will also feature panels and speakers on:
The standdown also has been approved by NBAA to provide a maximum of one point towards the Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) program.
- What Every Operator Needs to Know When Considering Supplemental/Charter Lift
- Is It time to Tune Up Your Emergency Response Plan?
- Top 5 GA Security Issues Facing Operators Today
- Equip For The Future: What Flight Department Managers Need to Know
- Breakout sessions, including CPR and AED certification (courtesy of Medaire; pre-registration required), and a viewing of the TWA 800 reconstruction
To register and for information, please visit http://2013gwbaasafety.eventbrite.com or review the flyer.
A special $79 hotel rate is available at the Lansdowne Resort. Please contact Tyiesha Thaxton and mention GWBAA Safety Standdown ((703) 729-4023, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Ninth Annual GWBAA Golf Tournament Scheduled for September 18, 2013
It’s still a ways off in the future, but planning for GWBAA’s annual charity golf tournament has begun, to be held at the 1757 Golf Club on September 18. Dan Walker is looking for volunteers to assist the organizing committee. Help is needed in finding and securing sponsors, developing and executing contests, securing prizes, and the set up and execution of the tournament itself. If you’re interested in joining the team, please contact him at (302) 221-4359 or email@example.com.
Employment Opportunity - Aircraft Dispatcher (Dulles East Coast Base Operations)
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- Assists in the development, implementation, and administration of standard operating procedures to ensure flight operations are conducted in a safe, on-time, secure, dependable, efficient and flexible manner
- Applies Federal Air Regulations, department policies and company aircraft performance data to daily flight operations
- Schedules timetables for company aircraft, in coordination with the Director of Operations, Base Mgr, Chief Pilot, Mgr of Scheduling/Dispatch and Director of Maintenance as required
- Schedules aircrew duty to comply with company and FAA regulations regarding flight and duty time limits. Confirms airport suitability.
- Prepares, files flight plans also provides trip, route and fuel advisory briefings. Also evaluates weather conditions and provides detailed forecast to pilots
- ·Coordinates internally and with outside service providers for international flights as needed, including overflight, landing permits, crew and passenger visas
- Maintains effective working relationships with the executive office staffs of Bechtel and subsidiary companies
Please direct inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- FAA Dispatcher License
- 4 year BS degree, aviation related preferred
- Five years’ experience as licensed aircraft dispatcher
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