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FARs and Bowling Balls
Bring a Hard Copy of the FARs, Your Smart Phone, or Your Laptop to Access FARs for the Group Activity.
Date and Time:
Tuesday, December 13, 2022, starting at 19:00 Eastern Standard Time Download Calendar File
Ray Heyde, PhD
Brief Description:

Have you ever wanted to shut down an unsafe operation?  Ever thought about throwing bowling balls out of an aircraft?  Do you think that you know the Code of Federal Regulations as they apply to flying?  Do you know the difference between bad ideas and regulatory violations? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, you must attend this presentation. We will divide into small groups to review the attached scenario and then come up with the top three concerns as a group in the second part of the program.

For a head start into the event, download and review the attached fictional scenario where our pilot buys an old plane as he tries to get back into flying. In the scenario, the FAA gets involved after a complaint is filed reporting that he threw bowling balls out of his Aztec. The investigation starts with the background events leading up to the complaint.

The free two-hour program is appropriate for all levels of pilot skill and experience from Students to ATP’s. 

Ray Heyde, PhD, ATP, A&P, prior DPE, Gold Seal Flight Instructor, holder of the FAA Wright Brothers Master Pilot award, and FAAST representative, will present a lively presentation with audience interaction emphasizing understanding the FARs and bad choices.  Ray has made multiple national-level presentations for the FAASTeam at the Oshkosh AirVenture.  He will make you laugh and think while at the same time challenging you to be a better and safer pilot.

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Location of Seminar:
Central Florida Skydiving
15094 SW 11th St.
Big red hangar next to fuel farm
Dunnellon, FL 34432
Directions to Venue:

See attached images below.

From I-75 in either direction, take exit 341 (SW Hwy-484) and head west approx. 14 miles.  5.1 miles west of the traffic light at SR-200, look for the large Marion County Airport rudder-shaped sign along SW Hwy 484, pointing out the upcoming turn.  Turn right (north) on SW 147th Ct., and proceed 0.7 mi.  Turn left (west) onto SW 110th St. and proceed 0.4 miles.  The brown Airport Admin Bldg will be on your left.  Park there and proceed on foot through the Airport Admin Bldg to access the ramp.  Head southwest just past the fuel farm to the red Central Florida Skydiving hangar.  Limited parking directly adjacent to the Central Florida Skydiving hangar is available with prior coordination, due to accessing inside the security fence with a vehicle; call CF Skydiving for escort at 352-208-7758. 

Pictorial driving directions are shown in Attachments.

Prior to attending a safety seminar, please review and abide by current CDC, State and Local public health guidelines.

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Fly-in Seminar?:
Yes  X35
35 seats at the facility, 27 remaining for online registration.
Registration Information:
Seminar has passed.
Sponsoring Division:
Orlando FSDO FAA Safety Team
Contact Information:
Ray Heyde
Phone: 940-453-2852
Additional Event Information & Acknowledgement of Industry Sponsor(s):

We are grateful to Central Florida Skydiving [352-208-7758, cfskydiving@gmail.com] for their sponsorship of this important series and talented speaker, as well as providing hosting and refreshment services. 

Equal Access Information:
The FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) is committed to providing equal access to this meeting/event for all participants. If you need alternative formats or services because of a disability, please communicate your request as soon as possible with the person in the “Contact Information” area of the meeting/event notice. Note that two weeks is usually required to arrange services.
Credit Applicability:
Advanced WINGS
1 Credit for Advanced Knowledge Topic 2
Master WINGS
1 Credit for Master Knowledge Topic 2
FAASTeam Project Information:
NPP13, NPP15, et al
National Project:
Any Safety Event held based upon data/risk