Pilot to discuss safety of small planes Oct. 12
STEVENSVILLE — On Wednesday, Oct. 12, at 7 p.m. at the Bay Bridge Airport, retired airline pilot, retired Navy pilot, and CSP flight instructor Mike Bangert will give a special presentation to the public discussing the facts about the safety of little airplanes.
“We know the public has a lot of question about aviation safety,” said Chesapeake Sport Pilot owner Helen Woods. “And unfortunately, much of the information provided by non-flying members of the media after aircraft accidents is non-factual and inaccurate. This presentation is designed to address the questions people have about flying little airplanes and provide factual information about the safety of this incredibly fun sport.”
Bangert is a graduate of the U. S. Naval Academy, Class of 1970, began his aviation career with Navy flight training at Pensacola, FL. He went on to fly the P-3 Orion, both on active duty and in the Naval Reserve.
His first introduction to general aviation took place in 1977 at BWI flying the Grumman American Tiger, AA-5B, in the Naval Academy Flying Club. Later, he would serve as president of that club.
In 1980, while living in Ohio, he began training for his Flight Instructor — Airplane, Instrument, MultiEngine, and Glider Ratings. He enjoyed a successful career as a pilot for United Airlines, flying the Boeing 727, 757, 767, and 777 aircraft, retiring in 2007.
With 18,000+ total hours and 1,500+ hours of instruction given, he is an integral part of the Chesapeake Sport Pilot instructional staff.
This seminar will be held in the pilot lounge at Bay Bridge Airport in Stevensville. While geared toward adults, all seminars are “PG” and mature young people are encouraged to also attend. RSVP is requested at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-604-1717. Aviation enthusiasts can learn more and join the seminar mailing list at: www.airportprograms.com.