Your Invited!

There are so many advantages to attending an Air Safety Institute (ASI) seminar for your next flying club meeting:  the presentation is done for you – by a professional speaker, it’s a change of venue for your club, you’ll have the opportunity to interact with other pilots who live and fly in your region, and it’s free!

ASI’s new seminar series begins in January and will be presented at locations nationwide until May. Titled “Emergency! Getting it Right When Things Go Wrong,” it’s all about how to be prepared to handle abnormal situations in flight.

We spend time training for them, but real-world emergencies are rare enough that it’s easy to get complacent. They don’t always happen to “other pilots,” though, and preparation can make a big difference when things don’t go as planned. For example:

  • What if you lose 500 rpm during takeoff, but the engine is running smoothly?
  • What if the ammeter drops to zero during a flight in IMC?
  • What if your left aileron develops a strong vibration in flight?  

Emergency! Getting it Right When Things Go Wrong” provides expert tips on handling those “up here, but wishing you were down there” scenarios. The seminar focuses on how to keep abnormal situations from becoming full-blown emergencies, offers advice on keeping critical problems under control, and shares best practices for off-airport landings.

Visit the ASI website ( for dates and locations near you. Icons identify if it’s a fly-in or unique aviation location. We hope to see your entire club there!

Safe pilots are always learning, and the Air Safety Institute’s goal is to ensure pilots have a wealth of information to keep flying safely. Our educational programs are funded through donations from pilots dedicated to forwarding that mission. Show your support by donating to the AOPA Foundation today (

Topics: Training and Safety, Emergency

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