The First Ohio Business Aviation Training Stand-down (OBATS)
Two days of training at The Blackwell Hotel and Conference Center on the campus of The Ohio State University.
Day 1: April 20, 2011
Human Factors and Leadership in Corporate Aviation
- The core competency of compliance and how leaders can build it into their programs (1.5 hours)
- Flight Discipline – the operators responsibility and how it is achieved (1.0 hour)
- Continuous Improvement at the personal, organizational, and systems levels (2 hours)
- How good people and programs go bad – common pitfalls learned from the “previously successful” (1 hour)
- Inspiring positive change in lean times. How leaders can leverage lean times to make positive changes ( 2 hours)
Tony Kern, Ed.D, is the CEO and Senior Partner of Convergent Performance. Dr. Kern is an internationally recognized expert in the field of human factors and pilot performance, and has been honored with numerous awards for research and program management, including the USAF Academy “McDermott Award for Research Excellence” (1998), the Aviation Week and Space Technology “Laurel Award” for Aviation Program Leadership (2002), and the Flight Safety Foundation “Outstanding Achievement Award” (2003) for his contributions to aviation safety. Tony is a retired USAF Command Pilot and a former professor and Director of Military History at the USAF Academy. He is the author of five books on pilot performance, including Redefining Airmanship, Flight Discipline, and Darker Shades of Blue: The Rogue Pilot. Lt Col Kern holds Masters Degrees in Public Administration and Military History as well as the Doctorate in Higher Education, specializing in human factors training design.
Day 2: April 21, 2010
The purpose of this course is to educate aviation professionals on a variety of “industry best practices” for corporate aviation and will include the following:
- Travel Security
- Regulatory Considerations for TSA
- Customs and Airport Authority
- Large Aircraft Security Program LASP update
Duration: 2.0 Hours
*Presentation content may change pending a revised NPRM for the Large Aircraft Security Program
Greg Kulis is a Corporate Pilot and Aviation Security Coordinator for a large corporate flight department.
Greg is a retired law-enforcement professional and holds current Police Credentials with the State of Ohio and the Federal Air-Marshall Service. During his law-enforcement career Greg served in patrol, narcotics, homicide, and police helicopter operations.
Greg was appointed by the Ohio Attorney General as Task Force Director for the Ohio Organized Crime Commission and later served as the Commander for the Columbus Police Helicopter Unit.
In addition to his line pilot duties, Greg is the current Chairman of the NBAA Security Council. He received a Certified Aviation Manager CAM credential in 2006 and is a Certified IS-BAO Auditor.
Greg holds a BA from Franklin University in Public Safety Administration.
Aviation Food Safety
This course will focus on aviation food safety and will raise awareness of Food Borne Illnesses. Attendees will learn valuable strategies and best practices for identifying unsafe food handling, packaging, storage, and delivery. Catering vendor licenses and general aviation catering risk factors will be discussed.
Duration: 1.5 hours
Dr. Dustin Dixon is the Vice President of Food Safety and Quality Assurance at Bob Evans Farms, Inc. and is a member of the Institute of Food Technologists. He received his Master’s degree in Food Science and a Doctorate in Food Science from the University of Florida. Prior to joining Bob Evans, Dr. Dixon served as Executive Director, Quality Assurance for Applebee’s International from 1999 to 2004.
Rejected Takeoff (RTO) Considerations
- EXERCISE: Go/No Go
- Statistical Breakdown of the RTO
- Takeoff Performance Short Course
- V1 Defined
- Balanced field length
- Unbalanced Field Length
- The RTO
- Response Times
- Human Factors
- Tires & Brakes
- MISHAP BRIEF: N999LJ
- Make Yourself Smart
- The Big 4
- Spaghetti Charts are Your Friends
- Good Stuff
- MISHAP BRIEF: N501X
- Statistical Breakdown of the Landing
- Landing Performance Short Course
- Threshold Crossing
- Runway Slope
- Performance Influencers
- The Stabilized Approach
- Good Stuff
RTO (1+30) – Questions (0+15)
Landings (1+30) – Questions (0+15)
Sam Harris is the Founding Partner and CEO of V1 Analytical, a small firm dedicated to bringing personalized and practical aviation safety-related training to all business aircraft operators. Sam began his flying career in 1986 after graduating from the University of Florida with a B.S. in Journalism. He then reported to U.S. Navy flight training in Pensacola, FL and has since accumulated over 4,500 flying hours in all manner of fixed and rotary-wing aircraft. In addition to being a military pilot of over 21 years, Sam has also flown as a Captain for a Part 91 corporate flight department, as a DC-9 First Officer for a Part 121 airline, and as a flight test copilot for the Piasecki X-49A Speedhawk.
Sam’s professional safety and pilot training backgrounds span more than 22 years in both civil and military aviation. He has been the CRM Course Developer and Facilitator at his airline while also performing duties as an Aircraft Systems Instructor. In the Navy he has been a member and Senior Member to several military mishap boards, the Safety Department Head, the Training Department Head, and the Squadron Standards and Evaluations (NATOPS) Officer.
A Captain in the Navy Reserve, Sam has completed two combat flying tours in Iraq as the Navy Detachment OIC and Special Operations Helicopter Airborne Mission Commander with 3 Air Medals, including one Combat “V” for single-mission action.