For immediate release:
The Pacific Northwest Business Aviation Association (PNBAA) will be presenting our third annual Safety Day on March 3, 2011 at the Museum of Flight, Boeing Field, Seattle, WA. The topics of discussion will be human factors as they relate to aviation personnel, organizations and operations.
The first PNBAA Safety Day was an overwhelming success. Human factors that influence aeronautical decision making and performance was our focus, and from the overwhelming positive feedback, we feel we met that goal. The speakers for Safety Day 2009 were Dr. Tony Kern, CEO of Convergent Performance Dr. Mark Rosekind, presently a member of the NTSB and a national recognized expert on fatigue, Dr. Earl Weiner, also a newly appointed member of the NTSB, who has extensive experience in studies on aviation safety, Dr, Key Dismukes, human factors expert at NASA Ames, and David McKay, president of USAIG. The luncheon speaker was Hugh Mills, author of “Low Level Hell”.
We continued that theme for Safety Day 2010, where the speakers were Sean Roberts, National Test Pilot School, John Nance, author, Bob Agustino, father of Safety Standdown, and Greg Frieth, retired NTSB investigator. We were honored to present Captain Al Haynes, pilot of United Flight 232, as the luncheon speaker. As an additional feature we added a social event that was held after the safety presentations were completed. This event was attended by 155 aviation professionals, which was an increase from Safety Day 2009.
Speakers that have accepted to participate in Safety Day 2011 are Captain Gregory C. Johnson, (USN Ret) NASA Astronaut, John Goglia, Independent Air Safety Consultant and Former NTSB board member, Professor Glenn Harmon, Embry Riddle University, and Dr. Jerry Cockrell. The luncheon speaker will be Jonna Doolittle Hoppes, the granddaughter of General Jimmy Doolittle. Cost of the event will be $120.
Sponsors are needed for Safety Day 2011. Sponsors will receive recognition in the event binder provided to each participant, on a PowerPoint presentation shown during the event and on the PNBAA web site. The lead sponsor will be given a few minutes at the podium. Space for displaying marketing materials will be available. Marketing materials may also be included in a tote bag provided to each participant.
The PNBAA is a NBAA regional association with primary membership in Washington State and northwest Oregon. PNBAA was mentioned on pages 28 and 29 in an article titled “Grassroots Business Aviation Associations” in the April 2010 issue of Business & Commercial Aviation. Our major functions are a Safety Day in March and a charity golf tournament in September. The charity proceeds go to the Aviation High School, Des Moines, WA, and the Civil Air Patrol to support youth in aviation. Our website is at www.pnbaa.org.
For further information contact Doug Wilson at 206-291-6335, or Dave Lehman at 253-347-0656.
John Goglia served as a member of the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). With more than 30 years experience in the aviation industry, he was the first NTSB Board Member to hold an FAA aircraft mechanic’s certificate.
As a Board Member, Goglia distinguished himself in numerous areas of transportation safety. He played a key role in focusing international attention on the increasing significance of aircraft maintenance in aviation accidents. Also as an NTSB Board Member, Goglia participated in numerous air, rail and bus accident investigations. He chaired the Board’s public hearings on the ValuJet crash into the Florida Everglades.
Prior to becoming a Board Member, Goglia held numerous positions in the airline industry and was involved for more than 20 years as a union flight safety representative on accident investigation teams. For 12 years, he operated his own aircraft service company.
Goglia served as the Massachusetts Governor’s appointee to the Boston Area Second Airport Site Selection Board and the Massachusetts Workers Compensation Review Commission.
Captain Greg Johnson (Capt., USN, Ret.) was born in Seattle, Washington. He graduated from West Seattle High School, Seattle, WA in 1972, and the, University of Washington in 1977 with a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering. Captain Johnson received his commission through the Naval Aviation Officer Candidate Program and received his Naval Aviator wings in December 1978. He was designated an instructor pilot in TA-4J aircraft, in 1980 he transitioned to A-6E aircraft, and in 1984 he reported to the United States Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base, California. He performed flight tests in A-6E and F/A-18A aircraft. He also was the maintenance department head in an operational A-6 squadron. He resigned his commission in 1990 and accepted a position at the NASA JSC Aircraft Operations Division. From 1990-2007 Johnson served as a Captain in the United States Navy, reserve component, and was the Commanding Officer of four Naval Reserve units. He has logged over 9500 flying hours in 50 aircraft and over 500 carrier landings.
In April 1990, Johnson was accepted as an aerospace engineer and research pilot at the NASA JSC Aircraft Operations Division, Ellington Field, Texas. He qualified as a T-38 instructor, functional check flight and examiner pilot, as well as Gulfstream I aircraft commander, WB-57 high altitude research pilot and KC-135 co-pilot. In 1994 he assumed duties as the Chief, Maintenance & Engineering Branch responsible for all maintenance and engineering modifications on NASA JSCs 44 aircraft.
Selected by NASA in June 1998, he reported for training in August 1998. Johnson was the class leader for the seventeenth group of astronauts comprised of 31 U.S. and international members. Johnson was initially assigned as an Astronaut Support Personnel (ASP) responsible for configuring the Orbiter switches prior to launch and strapping astronauts in their seats for launch. From June 2004 to November 2005, Johnson served as Manager, Launch Integration, for the Space Shuttle Program at the Kennedy Space Center. Johnson served as the pilot the final Space Shuttle mission to the Hubble Space Telescope. In completing STS-125, Johnson logged almost 13-days in space.
Glenn Harmon (Lt Col, USAF, Ret.) is an Assistant Professor of Aeronautical Science at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Florida teaching Instrument Pilot Operations; a capstone course for seniors designed for airline transition; and a signature Flight Physiology course. Prof. Harmon’s knowledge of human physiology and aviation was instrumental in the creation of an innovative normobaric high altitude hypoxia awareness lab for training students in the recognition and recovery of altitude hypoxia.
Prior to joining Embry Riddle, he served as captain and line check airman for Atlantic Coast Airlines and Independence Air in Washington DC, flying the British Aerospace Jetstream 4100 and the Bombardier CRJ.
Additionally, during his distinguished military career he served as a Weapons System Officer (WSO) on the F-111 fighter in Europe and as a navigation instructor on the T-43 while teaching at the USAF Air Force Academy. After returning from Desert Storm in 1991, he was selected to attend the USAF School of Aerospace Medicine to become an aerospace physiologist training aircrews, civilian pilots and parachutists in high altitude physiology. Professor Harmon earned his B.A. in Psychology from East Carolina University and his M.S. in Human Development Counseling from Vanderbilt University.
He has accrued over 9000 flying hours and holds an ATP, ASEL, ASES and CFI/CFII pilot certificates and B-737, CL-65 and BA-4100 type ratings.
Dr. Jerry Cockrell is a psychologist, aviator, humorist and in-demand speaker. His ‘down-home’ style and hilarious anecdotes have charmed, educated and entertained audiences around the world. Dr. Cockrell, a former Boeing 737 Captain, has over 20,000 flying hours including flying a Boeing 747-400 on international routes for an FAR 121 carrier. He holds a Ph.D. in Psychology and Education.
Beginning his work in 1977, he was one of the earliest developers of Crew Resource Management programs. Since that time he has conducted more than 200 Crew Resource Management and Check Airman Safety Seminars for such air carriers as: United Parcel Service, Alaska Airlines, Air B.C., Air Ontario, Frontier Airlines, Overseas National Airlines, Mark Air, Reeves Aleutian Airways and Henson Airlines.
Jerry has worked with corporate, government and aviation groups including Mobil Oil, Arco, all branches of the military, the US Coast Guard and the FBI. Jerry has the honor of being one of the first speakers to make aviation safety presentations in all 50 states and internationally to England, Germany, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Zimbabwe, Mexico, Canada and Australia delivering over 3,000 safety and humorous presentations.
Jonna Doolittle Hoppes is an author and journalist. Her first book, Calculated Risk: The Extraordinary Life of Jimmy Doolittle¸ is a memoir of her famous grandfather, aviator Jimmy Doolittle, and his equally extraordinary wife, Joe.
Ms Hoppes represents the Doolittle family at air shows across the country and is a popular speaker at libraries and air museums. Her articles have appeared in Smithsonian’s Air and Space magazine, as well as other publications.
She is past Chair of the Literary Guild of Orange County and a member of Sisters in Crime, a mystery writers’ organization. She also works as a civilian for the U.S. Air Force and lives in Southern California.