Safety for the skies: IFR/VFR pilot seminars

Posted in: Aviation


Are you a pilot in need of a refresher regarding instrument flight rules/visual flight rules or have some experiences that would benefit other pilots? Are you a non-pilot interested in learning more about aviation? An IFR/VFR seminar may be just the experience you’re looking for.

The FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) provides activities, courses, seminars and webinars nationwide to share experiences, practices and principles related to pilot safety. Focused on “Safer Skies Through Education,” FAASTeam members consist of pilots and mechanics committed to improving safety in aviation. Through the FAASTeam website, you can find a seminar or webinar in your area.

One such opportunity will occur on October 14 at the Volk Field Combat Readiness Training Center in Camp Douglas, Wisconsin. The Volk Field CRTC and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation will be sponsoring an IFR/VFR Seminar. There will be joint and separate IFR and VFR sessions that will discuss the Wisconsin Military Airspace, weather and other safety-related issues. Pre-registration is required by September 25, and you must reserve a time slot if you plan to fly your aircraft to the event. Wings Credit will also be offered as part of this event.

Mead & Hunt has been a part of the aviation industry for over 75 years. As part of this legacy, we are a proud supporter and promoter of improving aviation safety, not only related to the projects we complete, but for the pilots that use these facilities as well.

We are also personally involved in the industry we serve. Mead & Hunt employs both current and former recreational and commercial pilots who lend their perspectives and experiences to our aviation planning and engineering projects. Reviewing Construction Safety and Phasing Plans for operational safety on airports during construction projects is one of the many ways their experiences tie into Mead & Hunt’s motto of “Safety first, last and always”.

About the Author

With his interest for improving airports and their facilities, Chris Reis, PE, serves as Mead & Hunt’s Aviation Engineering Department Manager in the firm’s Middleton, Wisconsin, office. He leads a department of professionals in performing engineering design and construction services for military, air carrier and general aviation clients across the United States. His primary roles include program management and working to address clients’ needs to achieve successful projects. This often includes coordinating with stakeholders and government agencies. When he’s not hard at work improving our nation’s airports, you can find Chris enjoying our nation’s back-country roads on his motorcycle.