Safety Symposium hosted by the College of Aeronautics and Engineering
This Safety Symposium will be held in place of the annual Safety Conference hosted by Kent State University's College of Aeronautics and Engineering and the Kent State University's Precision Flight Team. The nature of this aviation safety event will maintain the integrity of Safety Conference by connecting students and aeronautics industry experts in an evening event of lecture, discussion, and Q&A.
Please join us for a Safety Symposium, connecting students and aeronautics industry experts in an evening event featuring a keynote address delivered by Bruce Landsberg, Vice Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, followed by a panel discussion. The panel discussion is constructed to bring together varying experiences with aviation safety to provide many perspectives on the importance of aviation safety.
The focus of the keynote will be on aviation safety and automation; Vice Chairman Landsberg will be discussing the Air Canada Incident at SFO and how a combination of fatigue, automation, and human factors almost amounted to being the biggest crash in World History. He will also describe his perspective of how can we avoid this - and speak generally about texting and driving, the Tesla crash, and what he does as a Vice Chair of the NTSB.
The panel discussion will be moderated by Gary Allen, attorney and consultant specializing in aviation matters.
The panel will include:
- Kris Palcho, Leadership Coach and Team Development Consultant, Federal Aviation Association
- Ben Satyschur, Aviation Safety Program Manager, Kent State University
- Nick Malachowski, Current Student and Precision Flight Team Member, Kent State University
- Ed Booth, Complex Litigation Expert and Partner, Marks Gray
This event is free and open to the public.
Historically, the purpose of Safety Conference is to connect students and aeronautics industry experts in an all-day networking event field with lectures and Q & A sessions. The Safety Conference offered students the opportunity to interact with pilots, air traffic controllers, military professionals, aerospace engineers, and other professionals affiliated with Kent State University's (KSU) College of Aeronautics and Engineering. Students from KSU and other universities had the opportunity to learn about aeronautics and engineering job safety from industry professionals recanting their real-life experiences. The event is managed by KSU's Precision Flight Team with a special interest in collaborating with national student chapter organizations including Women in Aviation and OBAP. We are looking forward to resuming this model in Spring 2022.
Fatigue, Automation, and Human Factors
7:00 - 9:00 PM EST | Zoom
Bruce Landsberg was sworn in as Vice Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board on August 7, 2018, to become its 43rd Member.
Before the NTSB, Vice Chairman Landsberg was with the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association from 1992 to 2014 where he served as executive director of the Air Safety Foundation until 2010, and then as president of the AOPA Foundation and Air Safety Institute until he retired in 2014. Under his leadership, the organization received international recognition and numerous awards for promoting light aircraft safety. During his AOPA tenure, he conducted countless safety seminars and wrote a monthly column on aviation safety for its magazine, AOPA Pilot.
Early in his aviation career, Vice Chairman Landsberg worked for Cessna Aircraft Company in Wichita, Kansas, where he promoted general aviation through the management of their Air Age Education Department. He also worked as an associate editor for Flying magazine before moving to FlightSafety International as their first product marketing manager. In addition to promoting the benefits of simulator training there, he developed an airline pilot transition program for first officer candidates through close collaboration with numerous regional airlines.
Kent State University Aeronautics and Engineering students
Women in Aviation
Organization Of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP)
Alpha Eta Rho
American Association of Airport Executives
American Institute Of Aeronautics And Astronautics (KSU-AIAA)
Air Traffic Control Student Organizations
Business Aviation Association
National Gay Pilots Association (NGPA-KSU)
Past Safety Conference Speakers
Kyle JonesChair and Associate Professor of the Computer Science and Information Technology, Sinclair College
Mark ZuranskiChief Pilot, Corporate Flight Department, Eaton Corporation