Tampa Bay Schedules 4th Annual Safety Day

 - July 30, 2014, 3:30 PM

The Tampa Bay Aviation Association (TBAA) has set September 18 as its 4th Annual Safety Day. Daniel Slapo, chairman of TBAA’s Safety Committee, told AIN, “We’re averaging from 80 to 120 people every year, depending upon the topics. We partner with our local aviation authorities from St. Petersburg Clearwater Airport and Tampa International Hillsborough Airport Authority. We talk with them about our goals as an association, come up with a list of topics then ask our members who they recommend we get as speakers. This year’s program will be covering maintenance issues.” St. Petersburg’s National Aviation Academy will make a presentation as will Brad Townsend from NBAA’s Maintenance Committee, who will talk about the Bootstrap program for maintenance technicians. The local FSDO will be addressing what maintenance can be done by operators and what needs to be done by a repair station, and fuel suppliers World Fuel and Colt International will send speakers to talk about clean-fuel issues as it moves from the manufacturer to the local airport. The day-long event begins at 7:30 a.m. and is being held at Volo Aviation on Tampa Executive Airport. There is also a static display and vendor booths.