Upcoming Events

Aviation Safety Training Events

Global Aerospace, through its SM4 program, cooperates with regional aviation groups across the country to support regional safety seminars or co-sponsor “safety days”. These seminars offer world-class aviation safety training opportunities for organizations and professionals on a local level. There is no better way to obtain high quality cutting edge aviation safety training

Global Aerospace often coordinates and sponsors the speakers and/or participates as a sponsor for the safety day.  Many of these seminars are generally accepted for CAM credit by NBAA. Seminars cover a wide range of topics including: Safety Management Systems (SMS), human factors, emergency response, family assistance, safety culture, safety regulation and compliance, and many others.

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Upcoming Events

February 6, 2018 - NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers

Feb. 6 – 9, 2018
Long Beach Convention Center – Long Beach, CA
Baldwin Aviation Exhibiting – Booth 1557
Wednesday, Feb. 7 3:30 pm
Session: Mission Control – Schedulers Fit for Duty – Don Chupp (Fireside Partners) and Daniel Mollicone, Ph.D (Pulsar Informatics, Inc.) presenting.
Friday, Feb. 9 10:15 am
Panel Session: Vetting your Supplemental Lift – Don Chupp (Fireside Partners) and Frank Turtola (Global Aerospace) participating.
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February 27, 2018 - Emergency Communications after Business Aviation Accidents

Feb. 27 – March 1, 2018
Pan American Life Conference Center- French Quarter – New Orleans, LA
Fireside Partners Inc. 
Join Fireside for a 2.5 day, interactive workshop facilitated by Don Chupp (President & CEO), Christine Negroni (Aviation Journalist and Author), and Joseph Trahan, Ph. D. (International Media and Public Relations Trainer).  Attendees will receive first-hand knowledge from those that have been on the front line after accidents and emergencies.
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Past Events

November 6, 2017 - Air Transport Association of Canada (ATAC)

Nov. 6 – 8, 2017
Fairmont the Queen Elizabeth Hotel – Montreal, QC
Pulsar Informatics Presenting
International Aviation Guest Speaker, Daniel Mollicone, Ph. D (Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder)
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October 31, 2017 - Bombardier Safety Standdown

SM4 Partner Event
October 31, – November 2, 2017
Hyatt Regency – Wichita, Kansas

Registration for the 21st Safety Standdown USA is now open. This 2017 edition of the seminar will feature general sessions and workshops focused on this year’s theme: Intentionally Safe. SM4 Partners Presenting:  Don Chupp of Fireside Partners; Tony Kern, Convergent Performance, LLC; Jay Dankoff, Convergent Performance, LLC; Matthew Bradley, MedAire

October 24, 2017 - Commercial UAV Expo

Oct. 24 – 26, 2017
The Westgate Resort – Las Vegas, NV
Global Aerospace Attending – Booth 226
Panel: How to Actively Insure and Manage Unmanned Risk for Long-Term Success, including presenter Chris Proudlove (SVP, Manager Northeast Region and UAS Risks)
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October 10, 2017 - NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE)

Oct. 10 – 12, 2017
Las Vegas Convention Center and Henderson Executive Airport – Las Vegas, NV

Global Aerospace Attending – Booth C8725

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NBAA-BACE SM4 Partner Sessions

Oct. 10: Elevating your Operation

Las Vegas Convention Center, Room N249/250/251 (#2)

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Panel: including presenter Jim Lara, Gray Stone Advisors

Oct. 11: Defeating the Status Quo in Your Organization

Las Vegas Convention Center, Room N255/257 (#3)

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Presenter: Jim Lara, Gray Stone Advisors

Oct. 11: Unmanned in Demand

Las Vegas Convention Center, Room N249/250/251 (#2)

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Panel: including presenter Chris Proudlove, Global Aerospace

Oct. 12: NBAA National Safety Forum 

Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV

8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Panel: Fitness for Duty, 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., including presenter Daniel Mollicone, Ph.D, Pulsar

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October 9, 2017 - NBAA Single Pilot Safety Standdown


Las Vegas Convention Center – Las Vegas, NV

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m
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September 26, 2017 - NATA 2017 Ground Handling Safety Symposium

SM4 Partner Event
September 26-27, 2017
Baldwin Aviation – Safety and Compliance sponsoring and presenting at NATA 1st Ground Handling Safety Symposium Sept 26-27 at the NTSB Training Center, Ashburn, VA

September 24, 2017 - RIMS Canada Conference 2017

Sept. 24 – 27, 2017
Metro Toronto Convention Centre – Toronto, Canada

Global Aerospace in Attendance

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September 22, 2017 - American Bonanza Society’s 50th Annual Convention

SM4 Partner Event
September 21-24, 2017
Witchita, KS
Risk Management for Beech Pilots – by Jim Lara, Gray  Stone Advisors

March 7, 2017 - 2017 Air Charter Safety Foundation

SM4 Partner Event
March 7-8, 2017
NTSB Training Center, 45065 Riverside Pkwy, Ashburn, VA
Don Chupp of Fireside Partners will be presenting a session, “Emergency Response Plan…What Do We Really Know?” at the 2017 Air Charter Safety Symposium. In this session Don goes beyond just aviation accidents to answer key questions and weave together over 20 years of USAF, NTSB, and private industry aviation emergency response field experience. More info.

March 7, 2017 - HAI – Heli-Expo 2017

December 13, 2016 - Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Seminar at Embry-Riddle

SM4 Partner Event
December 13-15, 2016
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL, Campus
A three-day course — taught by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and the Unmanned Safety Institute™ — designed for UAS program managers, engineers, UAS pilots & operators, and individuals seeking to obtain further knowledge of UAS operations. Learn More and Register

December 7, 2016 - Humanitarian Response Experience – Notification and Family Assistance Training

SM4 Partner Event
December 7-9, 2016
Hilton Garden Inn – Savannah Historic District, 321 W Bay Street, Savannah GA 31401
Fireside Partners Inc.
Join Fireside for a 2.5 day, interactive Humanitarian Response Experience workshop facilitated by Don Chupp (President & CEO), Carla Tirel (Response Specialist), and Lura Jackson (Humanitarian Response Manager).  The workshop will be centered on those in the business aviation industry responsible for providing humanitarian support to those impacted by an aviation accident.  If you are looking to acquire the knowledge to train a company team, as well as to gain a better understanding of effective Emergency Response processes, don’t miss this training!  Learn More and Register

November 1, 2016 - NBAA16 Event: Just Culture – Not as Simple as It Seems

SM4 Partner event
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at NBAA16
Room S330  G/H (#4), 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Education Track: Operations
Presented by: Sunshine McCarthy, Baldwin Aviation Safety & Compliance, Inc.
A pilot flies into rapidly deteriorating weather conditions to return home. A maintenance technician works without personal protective equipment because he/she’s under time restraints. A pilot fails to complete a mandatory flight risk analysis prior to take off. Human error, at risk behavior, or reckless behavior? It’s not clear in any of these examples. Why? We don’t have enough information. To truly create and live Just Culture, it’s essential for leaders to understand when an event is simply human error, unintentional at risk behavior, or intentional reckless behavior. You may find that reckless behavior very rarely is present. Your ability as a leader to overlook the outcome (no matter how undesirable) and focus only on the behavior is critical to applying Just Culture in the workplace.

November 1, 2016 - NBAA16 Event: The Changing Face of Small Flight Departments

SM4 Partner event
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at NBAA16
Room S330 C/D (#1) 10:30 a.m – 12:00 p.m
Education Track: Business Management
Panel Rep: Jim Lara, Gray Stone Advisors
Small flight departments are growing in numbers on an annual basis. As companies create new flight departments or others downsize and become small flight departments, department managers face some very unique challenges with constrained resources. Regardless of the kind of aircraft you operate, from a single Bonanza or Cirrus to a pair of GVs, this session is for you!

November 1, 2016 - NBAA16 Event: International Operations for the First Time Operator

SM4 Partner event
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at NBAA16
Room S330 A/B (#2), 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Education Track: Operations
Panel Rep: Debbi Laux, MedAire
Conducting international operations in a safe, secure, efficient, and legal manner requires thorough planning and preparation. Piloting, scheduling, trip support, medical, security, and training considerations will be discussed. Attendees will be encouraged to share their experiences and get answers to their questions/challenges.

October 5, 2016 - Humanitarian Response Experience: Notification and Family Assistance Training

SM4 Partner Event
October 5-7, 2016
Doubletree Hotel – Savannah Historic District, 411 West Bay Street, Savannah GA 31401
Fireside Partners Inc.
Join Fireside for a 2.5 day, interactive Humanitarian Response Experience workshop facilitated by Don Chupp (President & CEO), Carla Tirel (Response Specialist), and Lura Jackson (Humanitarian Response Manager).  The workshop will be centered on those in the business aviation industry responsible for providing humanitarian support to those impacted by an aviation accident.  If you are looking to acquire the knowledge to train a company team, as well as to gain a better understanding of effective Emergency Response processes, don’t miss this training!  Learn More and Register

September 27, 2016 - Bombardier Safety Standdown – SM4 Partner Sessions

SM4 Partner Event
20th Annual Safety Standdown
September 27- 29, 2016
Hyatt Regency Hotel- Wichita, Kansas

Tue 9/27/16
Convergent Performance, LLC – Mad Scientist, Sorcerers, and Safety
Presented by Tony Kern Ed. D
8:30AM
In this presentation Dr. Kern takes us on a journey into the macabre world of mad genius. From alchemists, Nicola Tesla, to the lessons of a Yaqui Indian Sorcerer, Kern highlights how the fire in the minds of madmen can be used to drove the stale world of aviation safety to the next level. More info. 

Convergent Performance, LLC – CRM/TEM
Presented by Pat Daily – Recommended for Pilots and Flight Crews
1:00PM & 3:15PM
Crew Resource Management (CRM) and Threat and Error Management (TEM) offer a set of tools and techniques aimed at preventing and correcting flying situations. This workshop will offer a fast-paced refresher for crew members More info.


Wed 9/28/16
Convergent Performance, LLC – Zombies, Vampires, and Superheroes
Presented by Pat Daily
8:00AM
In this session, Pat Daily will invoke lessons learn from pop culture myths and relate them to real-world issues in aviation and lessons for flight departments today. More Info.

Convergent Performance, LLC – Aircraft Performance Considerations for Departure
Presented by: Dan Boedigheimer, Ph.D – Recommended for: Aviation Managers, Flight Crew, Pilots
1:00PM
The Aircraft Performance workshop is designed to take the mystery out of calculating aircraft performance for operational takeoff scenarios. More info.

Fireside Partners Inc. – A 20 Year Aviation Emergency Response Look Back: What Do We Really Know?
Presented by: Don Chupp
1:00PM & 3:15PM
In this session Don Chupp goes beyond just aviation accidents to answer these questions, and weaves together over 20 years of USAF, NTSB, and Private Industry aviation emergency response field experience. More info.

Convergent Performance, LLC -Elevate Your SMS to A Success Management System
Presented by: Jay A. Dankoff
1:00PM
By attending this workshop, you will learn how to actively improve your organization’s performance by turning your SMS into a Success Management System. More info. 

Convergent Performance, LLC – Operational Use of a Runway Analysis Product
Presented by: Dan Boedigheimer, Ph.D
3:15PM
We will address how a Runway Analysis product differs from TERPS criteria in the design of departure procedures and the associated training implications. More info.


Thurs 9/29/16
Convergent Performance, LLC – Automation Airmanship: Planning and FMS Data Entry for RNAV/GPS/RNP Operations
Presented by: Chris Lutat- Recommended for: Aviation Managers, Pilots
1:00PM & 3:15PM
Topics for this seminar will include a review of two of the most important Automation Airmanship Principles, including real-world application to the contemporary flight deck. Recent accidents as well as FAA guidance on RNAV/GPS and RNAV/RNP approaches and technology advances will be covered. More info. 

Convergent Performance, LLC -Risk Management
Presented by: Pat Daily – Recommended for: All Aviation Professionals
1:00PM & 3:00PM
This workshop will arm you with tools to use to think about risk and to mitigate it to a level as low as reasonably possible.
Come armed with examples and suggestions for what has worked for you in various situations. More info. 

Convergent Performance, LLC -Elevate Your SMS to A Success Management System
Presented by: Jay A. Dankoff
3:15PM
By attending this workshop, you will learn how to actively improve your organization’s performance by turning your SMS into a Success Management System. More info. 

September 12, 2016 - Pilot Reliability Certification Certification Workshop

SM4 Partner Event
September 12-13, 2016
Washington, DC
Convergent Performance, LLC
NBAA PDP Course: 21st Century Pilot Reliability Certification Workshop.  Presented by Pat Daily.
This two-day live pilot reliability certification workshop is a six-module course that comprehensively teaches the human factors skills vital to prevent pilot human error. The engaging and interactive course teaches pilots what they really need to know to stay safe and alive during their missions. Nearly 80 percent of aviation accidents worldwide are caused by human error. This course enables attendees to learn their personal error patterns and combat them.  Learn More and Register

July 6, 2016 - “Fitness for Duty…It’s for Everyone!” presented by MedAire

SM4 Partner Event
July 6, 2016
2016 Canadian Business Aviation Association Convention
Medaire – Presented by Debbie Laux

Are you stressed, fatigued or trying to manage family challenges or medical concerns? Learn “Fitness for Duty” (FFD) factors that potentially compromise safety and performance and recognize the elements that can adversely affect FFD. Learn More

June 28, 2016 - Westchester Aviation Association-Safety Standdown 2016

SM4 Partner Event
June 28, 2016
Hilton Westchester, 699 Westchester Ave, Rye Brook, NY 10573
Fireside Partners Inc.
WAA 2016 Safety Standdown “Enhancing Safety through Teamwork”.  All business aviation professionals are welcome. Don Chupp presenting, “Responding to an Airborne Emergency” – a panel discussion. Learn more and register.

June 7, 2016 - Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Seminar at Embry-Riddle

SM4 Partner Event
June 7-9, 2016
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL, Campus
A three-day course — taught by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and the Unmanned Safety Institute™ — designed for UAS program managers, engineers, UAS pilots & operators, and individuals seeking to obtain further knowledge of UAS operations. Learn More and Register

March 29, 2016 - Humanitarian Response Experience: Notification and Family Assistance Training

SM4 Partner Event
March 29 – 31, 2016
Hilton Christiana, 100 Continental Dr. Newark, DE 19713
Fireside Partners Inc.
Join Fireside at their Headquarters for a comprehensive Humanitarian Response experience.  The workshop will be held over 2.5 days, and facilitated by Don Chupp, Carla Tirel, and additional Fireside Responders. This training is ideal for those in the business aviation space responsible for conducting Notification and/or Family Assistance, those looking to acquire the knowledge to train a larger team within their operation, and anyone seeking to gain better understanding of how Fireside Partners executes during a response.  More Info/Register

 

February 29, 2016 - HAI Heli-Expo 2016 Events

SM4 Partner Events
HELI-EXPO 2016
February 29 – March 3, 2016; Louisville, Kentucky
Baldwin Aviation
Sunshine McCarthy Presents:

  • SMS from the Top Down (PDP) – Feb 29, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • SMS….Not Just for Pilots – March 2, 9:15 – 10:15 am
  • HAA Flight Risk Analysis – OCC Challenges & Best Practices – March 2, 1:00 – 2:00 pm

January 22, 2016 - NBAA S&D Event – Scheduling the Scheduler

SM4 Partner event
Friday, January 22, 2016 at NBAA Schedulers and Dispatchers Conference
Tampa Conv. Center, Room 18/19, 8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Education Track: Aircraft and Flight Operations
Presented by: Debbi Laux (MedAire, Inc.), Dion Glenn (Fertitta Enterprises), Holly Whitaker (Exclusive Air, Inc.), and Gerald Grady (CSX Corporation)
Chances are that as a scheduler or dispatcher for your flight department, you are frequently called upon to wear many hats and juggle multiple requests in a 24/7 environment. Not many schedulers and dispatchers have “normal” working hours and with the advent of mobile technology tools, many of us find ourselves less “free” to work remotely and more tethered to our work. A panel of your peers will share tools, tips and best practices for how to improve your productivity and create a work-life balance that can benefit both you and your flight department.

January 20, 2016 - NBAA S&D Event – ERP: The First 60 Minutes

SM4 Partner event
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at NBAA Schedulers and Dispatchers Conference
Tampa Conv. Center, Room 7/8/9, 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Education Track: Safety and Risk Management
Presented by: Ian McAllister, Fireside Partners, Inc.
This session will review the first hour of an emergency response from the perspective of a scheduler and dispatcher. the presenter will review analysis of information such as weather, ATC, and other resources data tools to (a) confirm that an event has taken place and (b) assist in the response logistically.

November 18, 2015 - NBAA15 Event: Loss of Control and Upset Recovery Training

SM4 Partner event
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at NBAA15
Room N261 (#6), 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Education Track: Safety and Risk Mangement
Presented by: Zachary McCarley, Calspan Aerospace
This presentation will address the threat of loss of control, some history of advanced maneuver training, basic theory of upset recovery, and case studies of historic loss of control accidents.

November 18, 2015 - NBAA15 Event: Live Emergency Response Simulation

SM4 Partner event
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at NBAA15
Hall C2, 2:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.
Fireside Partners Inc.
This Aviation Emergency Response Simulation will provide a live and realistic demonstration into various flight department roles. The simulation will use role-playing to show how frontline personnel could respond and interact with Federal authorities, first responders, media representatives, passenger family members, the company CEO, and others. This could happen to anyone and being unprepared is not an option, especially for frontline personnel.

November 17, 2015 - NBAA15 Event: International Operations for the First Time Operator

SM4 Partner event
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at NBAA15
Room N249/251 (#2), 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Panel Rep: Debi Laux, MedAire
Conducting international operations in a safe, secure, compliant, and professional manner requires thorough planning and preparation. management, scheduling, trip support, medical, security and training considerations will be discussed.

November 16, 2015 - NBAA15 Event: Are you Prepared for and Aircraft Accident?

SM4 Partner event
Tax, Regulatory & Risk Management Conference at NBAA15
Monday, November 16, 2015
2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Panel Rep: Don Chupp, Fireside Partners Inc.
Through a real life scenario, understand how an enterprise risk management strategy is a key step in emergency response planning. Will your ownership and operating structure stand up to scrutiny after an accident? learn how to refine your existing plans or develop a new plan that takes into account tax and regulatory concerns.

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