The Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) is returning to the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) campus in Daytona Beach, Florida, for its annual Safety Symposium from March 20 to 22. It will have a slate of speakers that includes General Lloyd "Fig" Newton and, for the first time, a business aviation career panel session.
ACSF brought its Safety Symposium to ERAU last year after remaining at the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) training facility in Ashburn, Virginia, for the organization’s first 13 years.
Building on the success of last year’s symposium, ACSF is hoping to tap into the university's student base with a kickoff panel on March 20 involving C-Suite leaders who will provide insight into their own career paths and highlight future opportunities in business aviation. Jessie Naor, president of GrandView Aviation, will moderate the panel, which also includes executives from USAIG, Embraer, Priester Aviation, Magellan Jets, and Jet It.
That event will be followed by two days of safety sessions covering topics such as leadership, culture, safety management systems, and flight data monitoring. Newton, a retired four-star U.S. Air Force general who serves on the NBAA board, will discuss developing a sustainable aviation safety culture. NTSB Member Michael Graham, meanwhile, will overview circling approaches.
In all, 20 industry leaders and safety experts are lined up to participate in panels and sessions during this year’s event.