Audrey_hiking_on_SE_II.JPGAviation Human Factors and SMS Wings Seminar 2012:

Real-World Flight Operations and Research Progress

Thursday September 13 - Friday September 14, 2012

Pensacola, Florida 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. both days

Registration requested - Click here to register

Our fourth annual interactive seminar to discuss research issues, academic challenges, and system advances for human factors and safety management systems in the real-world of operations. The goal is to meet and share information cutting across operational domains: Part 91, 121, 135, 141, 142, 147, fixed-wing and rotorcraft, airports, ATC and maintenance. 16 phenomenal speakers will discuss operational learning lessons and research progress. Attendees will have an opportunity to discuss their concerns and needs for human factors tools and safety system solutions, and also will receive Wings credit and/or 16 hours of continuing professional education. Come join us in Pensacola for a great two day seminar!

Pensacola_Front_Terminal_2011.jpgLocation: Pensacola International Airport, Pensacola, FL

2430 Airport Blvd., Suite 225 Pensacola, FL 32504

Main Conference Room

Dates: September 13-14, 8-5 each day

Cost: Free (plus free parking)

Registration requested - Register

IMG_0052.JPGSpeaker List

Dr. Dan Boedigheimer, Flight Options, Pilot Professionalism
Mr. Steve Buckner, FAA Safety Team Regional Program Manager, Helicopter EMS Culture Survey
Dr. Anthony Ciavarelli, Human Factors Associates High Reliability Organizational Safety Effectiveness Management
Mr. Dan Cilli, FAA Southern Region Runway Safety Program, Air Traffic Control Perspective
Ms. Kathy Fox, Transportation Safety Board Canada, The Relationship between SMS and Good Corporate Governance; Risques pour la sécurité – gestion, gouvernance et responsabilité
Dr. Steven R. Hursh, Institutes for Behavior Resources, Aviation Fatigue Risk Management Tools (Tentative)
Cdr David Ivezic, U.S. Navy School of Aviation Safety, Aviation Safety Commander's Course
Mr. Steven Lasday, SMS for a Modern GA Flight Training Organization
Mr. Pat McCormick, ATC Vantage, Global SMS Education
Mr. Dan McCune, Embry Riddle University, Using the Human Factors Analysis and Classification Systems (HFACS)
Mr. Stephen Powell, Healthcare Team Training, CRM: The Intersection of Change Management and Safety Management in Healthcare
Mr. Shawn Pruchnicki, The Ohio State University, Graduate Studies in Human Factors and Automation Learning Lessons, Automation Accidents - Why?
Mr. H. -P. Schuele, FAA Safety Team Representative, Single Pilot CRM and Safety Risk Management
Reddoch Williams, MD, Senior FAA Aviation Medical Examiner, Common Aeromedical Issues Q & A
Mr. Dick Wolf, Bombardier Aircraft Training, NextGen CRM

Presentations 2012


PensacolaBeach06.jpgWe expect 16 speakers, and at previous seminars we have had 125-200 attendees. We have a great venue at the new Pensacola International Airport conference facility. Once you are here, the National Museum of Naval Aviation on NAS Pensacola, featuring more than 150 restored aircraft, is a must-see. History buffs won't want to miss touring historic Pensacola Village and dine in the Seville Quarter. And save time for the spectacular white sandy beaches and Florida sun.
Fly non-stop in to Pensacola International Airport (PNS) from Dallas, Chicago, Memphis, Atlanta, Miami, Orlando, Tampa, Charlotte and Washington.

Attendees will receive Wings credit through and 16 hours of Continuing Professional Education.
Parking free (with validation)
Free wifi in airport
Welcome Reception: Wed, 5-7 at the Crowne Plaza CAVU Lounge

FMI: Kent B. Lewis, Seminar Facilitator

T: (850) 449-4841


2012 Sponsors

Ashgate Publishing
ATC Vantage
Breezy Boat City
(Meet the authors of Implementing Safety Management Systems in Aviation (2011) Curt Lewis, Kent Lewis and Dan McCune).
Curt Lewis
Key Sailing
Pensacola International Airport

For sponsor or exhibitor opportunities please contact Kent Lewis (850) 449-4841

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Special Offer: Tour the New National Flight Academy September 12th, 2 pm

NFA_2.jpgThe National Flight Academy is a unique learning environment designed to promote Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) skills and standards for youth in our country. The Academy’s mission is to inspire students who subsequently return to their parent schools and seek out the more challenging STEM courses.
Located adjacent to the National Naval Aviation Museum, the National Flight Academy is a 102,000 sq. ft. four-story structure designed to be fully and intensively immersive. The NFA’s adventure begins with our landlocked, simulated training aircraft carrier, Ambition (CVT-11). Each deck of Ambition is designed scenically and theatrically to simulate a modern aircraft carrier. The first deck houses the galley, mess deck, administrative spaces and the main simulator bays. The second deck is dedicated to academic spaces and contains all of the Simulation and Immersion Center spaces. The third and fourth decks house berthing, Ambition Experimental Pilot (AXP) lounges and activity rooms. The facility is designed in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

nfa logo.jpgNFA staff have offered a tour of the facility Wednesday, September 12th at 2 pm.
Please RSVP by email directly to Natalie Suarez Solis at

FMI: National Flight Academy

Editor: NFA is right next door to the National Museum of Naval Aviation onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola. I toured NFA and they have a phenomenal staff, program and facility. They have great setup to host corporate events as well as the youth programs. Check them out then swing next door to visit the Museum.

Fly Smart,

2011 Seminar Survey Comments: "What did you like about the seminar?


The HF information was very good.

The variety and notoriety of the presenters.

I felt all the speakers were interesting. The topics were important to me as a DO.

very pertinent SMS information

top notch speakers and subjects. Excellent

The informal atmosphere.

Quality presenters and sponsors. Great networking and venue.

Aviator personal flyingh history presentations and good flying stories.

The entire seminar offered some level of benefit to me - the presentations were outstanding, the networking opportunities were invaluable and I think I have some lasting friendships that will come out of the event.

What a privilege to sit in with some of the greatest minds in their field, with a heartbeat for aviation. Best seminar I have attended in the past thirty years. I was totally blown away.

All of it was great, in particular the presentations on Fatigue and Professional Discipline. Many thanks to SouthWest Airlines for the coffee, it was a god send.

Variety of speakers, and their qualifications and credentals. Appreciated their candor.

I enjoyed the assortment of presentations. It contained a lot of information normally not found in other FAA presentations that I've attended. Good to meet other pilots and discuss issues they have encountered and resolved.

The quality of presenters and the information they provided was relevant and current to current Safety Management issues.

Agenda of speakers was excellent

Short presentations that kept the day moving with good information.

The variety of presentation topics.

Variety of speakers was great - covered lots of areas in a short amount of time.

The facilitator...Okay, so I put this one in for myself :)

It's a big world out there and I appreciate hearing what others have to say about what works and what doesn't

Quality of Presentations; Venue

Organizations Represented in 2011

Air Line Pilots Association/Delta Air Lines
AirMed Services
ATC Vantage
Alion Science
American Airlines
American Eagle Airlines
Argus International, Inc.
Bell Helicopter
Cessna Aircraft
Chartis Insurance
Continental Airlines
Copa Airlines - Panama
CRM Developers
Curt Lewis and Associates
DFW Airport DPS
Daniel Webster College
Deicing Safety Systems
Delta Air Lines
El Al Israeli Airlines
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
FAA Rotorcraft Directorate, Aircraft Evaluation Group
FAA Southwest Region
Flight Options
Global Aerospace
Group Holdings Aviation
Human Factors Associates
Jan Collmer Airshows
Jazz Air
Jet Solutions
LeTourneau University
Lockheed Martin Flight Service Station
Peru Aerospace Consulting
Professional Performance Improvement
School of Naval Aviation Safety
Seven Bar Flying Service
Sextant Readings
Singapore Airlines
Southwest Airlines Pilot Association
Texas Air Composites
Transport Canada
Transportation Safety Institute
USAPA Safety Committee
Vintage Flying Museum