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The Great Eastern Balloon Association would like to invite you to participate in our 2014 Continuing Education Safety Seminar, Spring Training for Balloonists, to be held on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at Rutger’s University Busch Campus in Piscataway, New Jersey. We are excited about this year’s format and speaker line up and can’t wait to see so many of our pilot and crew friends there for a fun day of learning!

Our line-up, in batting order:

FAR’s by Bill Zangs
Pilot Decision Making by Sean Quigley
Weather or Not by Ryan Carlton
Instruction and Examinations by Santo Galatioto

*** Break Out Session One (choose one to attend) a. Legal Issues (What are our rights, what are the landowner’s rights), Insurance and Litigation by Gordon Schwontkowski b. It Hasn’t Killed Me Yet (Crew Safety/Techniques) by Ryan Carlton c. Ballooning and Medical Emergencies by Melody Haley, CSN
*** Break Out Session Two (choose one to attend) a. Windy Landings: How do YOU prepare your passengers? by Nancy Beck b. Maintenance and Repair by Mark Schilling c. Knots by Dan Pregnar
*** Break Out Session Three (choose one to attend) a. Crop Identification by Dwight Cramer b. Aeronautical Charts by Tom Woods, FAA FAAST Team and Emelia Bernavia, DPE c. Ballooning and Medical Emergencies by Melody Haley, CSN

And batting clean-up for the day:
“How would you handle….?” - A round table session of several presenters discussing their take on various “oh s$#, what now?” situations, moderated by Gordon Schwontkowski

The price of admission, including all concessions (that’s meals and beverages!) is $50 for GEBA member pilots, $35 for GEBA member crew, $80 for non-member pilots and $65 for non-member crew. You can easily register online via the website, www.gebaballoon.org Just look for ‘Safety Seminar’ in the bottom right of the home page. If you are not a member currently but would like to join and register that can easily be done together by clicking Join GEBA on the top blue bar.

Please email me with any questions!

I hope to see you all there!
Dawn Chase
Great Eastern Balloon Association Board Member _______________________________________________

Continuing Education Safety Seminar
Date: March 15, 2014
Time: 8:00 AM – 5:45 PM
Location: Rutgers University
Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Directions to Hill Center


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