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  • 22 September 2022
  • 11:00 - 18:00
  • Best Western Mall of America, 1901 Killebrew Drive, Bloomington, MN 55425
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  • MEMBER – A 2022 MEMBER in good standing with the Minnesota Business Aviation Association (MBAA).
  • NON-MEMBER – An individual currently involved in some aspect of Business Aviation or working toward a career in Business Aviation but not a current member of the Minnesota Business Aviation Association.

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MBAA Safety Day

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Hosted at the Best Western Plus, across from MOA

1901 Killebrew Drive, Bloomington, MN 55425

Presentations From:

Amanda Ferraro - Aviation Safety Solutions

Frank Raymond - Air Charter Safety Foundation

Presenting “Your Pathway to Safety.”

Don Chupp - Fireside Partners

Presenting "Getting Better at Getting Better" Those operators that maintain robust SMS/ERP Programs and frequently attend safety forums and conventions are the least likely to experience accidents. This session will explore the incidents and mishaps that often occur, even within high-performance flight departments. Strategies for continual improvement will be discussed in an interactive forum.

Paul Ratte' & Kevin Kovarik - USAIG

Paul Ratte' Presenting "The Not-So-Curious Linkage Between Upward Mobility, Mentorship, and Safety" It’s no secret that business aviation confronts challenges to keep its ranks filled with qualified people. Just fully staffing a team these days can quietly draw all momentum away from tending to the broader spectrum of worker needs. Like pressing onward with inadequate rest or an unbalanced diet, you only get away with that so long before undesired effects emerge. The May 2017 loss of a Learjet on approach to Teterboro, NJ is, at first glance, a tragic result of a string of unprofessional actions of two pilots. But I’ll examine other concerns it raises about the importance of organizational strategies and actions that support its people. Job stagnation can sow apathy and complacency whereas maintaining fair paths to upward mobility resists those culture drains. How do you progress toward a culture biased to mentor: where experienced people naturally share what they know, and others are empowered to seek and accept it? How can an appreciation of ‘legacy’ be used to focus attention on the examples we’re setting in our day to day actions? We’ll discuss some steps to make a cultural shift toward that ideal.

  • MBAA Members Attend for FREE
  • NON-MEMBERS - $40*


Substitutions are allowed

*includes individual MBAA membership

         through December 2023

Traveling from out of town - MBAA has a special room rate at the Best Western MOA.  Please reference the MBAA Safety Day for the $105/night rate.

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