13th Annual Safety Standdown
photos by Charles Tack Photography
The 13th Annual Safety Standdown was held on April 18, 2019, at the NTSB Training Center in Ashburn, Virginia. Attendees enjoyed a pre-event reception at MatchBox One Loudoun the evening prior to the event.
The keynote speaker was JD McHenry, President and CEO, GlobalJet Services. In his presentation "Keep it Simple - Leadership for Higher Safety Standards", JD shared the key leadership attributes that have a profound affect on everything from Crew Resource Management (CRM) to Human Factors (HF) to Safety Management Systems (SMS) to Professionalism and more.
Other highlights from the day included Jeff Wofford, Chief Pilot and Director of Aviation, CommScope, Inc. speaking on the topic of professionalism and leadership, an update on “US Domestic CPDLC DCL & En Route” and a briefing on “Integrations of New Entrants” as well as a Business Aviation Hot Topic Panel.