The Seminars

Mick is an internationally known speaker and writer and has lectured to over 75,000 pilots in 15 states and Canada. He was inducted into the Colorado Aviation Hall of Fame in 1993 and retired from the FAA as an Aircraft Accident Investigator, and as the Aviation Safety Program Manager.

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A positive comprehensive approach on:

"How to CRASH an Airplane
  (and survive!) TM" 

This two-hour slide presentation covers most of the topics in the book which includes, but is not limited to:

Three types of emergency landings (which should we choose?)

Psychological hazards associated with an emergency landing (the worst mistake we make is in NOT accepting the fact this is really happening.)

Our desire to save the aircraft  (protect the cabin area only - sell everything else to a recycling center.) 

Basic crash safety concepts (how do we keep the cabin area intact?)

Pilot techniques (how to  improve your survivability of an emergency landing.)

Evaluating (the "best" of the "worst" possible terrain available to us.)

Forested areas  (have you heard that you are supposed to fly the airplane between two trees and shear the wings off to help slow the airplane down? That will kill you!)

Stress (some 'stressors' prevent accidents while other 'stressors' cause accidents. Can you recognize which is which?)

Survival and rescue (why bother to survive the accident if you don't know how to survive the elements!)

Notes and important stuff! (aircraft configurations, approaches, engine failure on takeoff, landing on snow or water, and, are you aware your body can withstand 200g's with proper restraints?

Conclusion (after 2  hours of intensive information)

Many experts from various fields of expertise were consulted and all had valuable input into this program and also the book.

2.gif (9830 bytes)A two-hour slide presentation and workshop where the attendees complete a five situation assessment to determine which 
"FIVE" Hazardous Thought Attitudes they personally possess.

Anti-Authority, Resignation,  Impulsivity, Macho, and Invulnerability, are the "FIVE" hazardous thoughts we all possess. 

Your hazardous thoughts may very well be different than someone else.

A discussion period follows to explain where each person's particular hazardous thoughts may cause accidents in an aircraft or in everyday life!

The antidotes are then presented to help those in attendance recognize and overcome their own hazardous thought attitudes.

A different, real-life approach to aircraft accident prevention!

3.gif (12115 bytes)This is the same concept as for pilots, but modified to the "FIVE" Hazardous Thought Processes for motorcycle enthusiasts.

An excellent two-hour  presentation and workshop for motorcycle club meetings, safety seminars, rider safety courses, multi-day functions, etc.

The presenter has ridden motorcycles since 1946 to the present day, so relating to this group of people is a natural!

4.gif (13820 bytes)Most of us are familiar with the term "Vertigo," but this program gives us definitions, causes of vertigo, how to avoid it in the first place, and how to overcome vertigo if we do get it.

The workings of the inner ear, visual illusions, false skeletal senses are  all explained.

Explanations of why a vertigo or spatial disorientation accident results in a 90% fatality rate for all the occupants in the aircraft, and why the aircraft is usually totally destroyed, not just substantially damaged!

This two-hour presentation makes it simple to understand why vertigo really is a killer!

Presented by a retired FAA Aircraft Accident Investigator and Safety Program Manager.

5.gif (14933 bytes)A "101" course on "Crash/Fire/Rescue" operations for first responders to an aircraft accident.

Fire, sheriff, Police departments, Highway Patrol, Ambulance personnel, Hospital emergency room personnel, etc. should all attend this presentation.

A 1 hour, 30 minute slide and video presentation on what the FAA and NTSB would prefer these responders do - (and more important, what not to do).

How to enter various aircraft, where to saw, cut, and chop.  Hazardous material location, location of oxygen systems, hydraulic systems, fuel systems, ni-cad battery location, pressurization systems and many more unknown hazards like depleted uranium and magnesium components that have caused injuries and fatalities to the rescue groups.  (Every make and model of aircraft are different!)

After the completion of the slide program, a 30 minute video is shown of an actual aircraft accident with many recovery complications.

A packet of useful material is also supplied, including schematics for many aircraft, FAA Advisory Circulars, etc., and a certificate of completion for the course.

Presented by a retired FAA Aircraft Accident Investigator and Safety Program Manager.

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