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Pilot Meetup 09/29/2018

September 19, 2018

SouthWings Quarterly Gulf Pilot Meet-Up
featuring the FAA Louisiana FAASTeam
September 29th, 2018
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
New Orleans Lakefront Airport

You’ll have the opportunity to meet SouthWings’ staff, learn about our programs and partnerships in the Gulf, the work we’re doing to protect and restore our coast, and what you can do to help.

Louisiana FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) and logoFAA@1xSouthWings present:


Unique Risks Associated in Single Pilot Operations and Best Practices to Identify and Mitigate Hazards

A crucial part of aviation safety is to incorporate redundancy into critical systems. This is similar to maintaining a secondary (Plan B, etc.) strategy when the execution of an original plan does not proceed as expected. In Single Pilot operations, particularly in smaller aircraft, where they are most frequently conducted, there are limited means and redundancy that are capable of backing up the most critical component, the pilot. This single, critical point of failure is not only at risk if the pilot where to become incapacitated but also if any errors are made that are contrary to safe flight.

This seminar will explore the likely issues that relate to accidents in a single pilot environment and will address best practices and techniques to mitigate these risks.

FAA Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award Presentation

Attendees will receive Wings Program credit
Refreshments and light lunch provided

Venue Information

New Orleans Lakefront Airport
6001 Stars and Stripes Boulevard, New Orleans, LA 70126 (504)243-4010
Main Terminal Building, 2nd Floor Main Conference Room

Aircraft fuel available through Signature Flight Support (504-241-2800) and Flightlinefirst (504) 244-4448

Aircraft parking available on the Terminal Building ramp (area noted in green)

Terminal Map for Parking


Space is limited and registration is required to attend. Please click here to register.

Learn more about our presenter:

Emmet Bartholomew
SouthWings Gulf Region Volunteer Pilot Recruitment / Asst. Chief Instructor Pilot, Gulf Coast Aviation

About Emmet

Emmet is a lifelong resident of Southeastern Louisiana. He joined the SouthWings team in 2014, desiring to match his aviation skills and passion to protect the environment. In addition to flying with SouthWings, he is also a corporate pilot with Ochsner Health System / AirMed International, Assistant Chief Pilot with a flight school and Captain, mission pilot, safety officer and instructor pilot with the U.S. Air Force Civil Air Patrol. Emmet is also a volunteer diver with the Audubon Institute Aquarium of the Americas in New Orleans where he helps raise awareness of the fragile wetlands and ecosystem throughout Louisiana. When not in the air or underwater, Emmet enjoys running, hiking, tennis, motorcycling, boating and performing music and stand-up comedy.

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