Greater Washington Business 
Aviation Association

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.

Agenda and Presentation Links

7:30 AM Registration Opens

7:30 AM Breakfast & Networking

8:30 AM Opening Remarks 

Caleb Stitely, GWBAA Safety Chair 

8:45 AM GWBAA Welcome & Update 

Bob Blouin, GWBAA President

9:00AM It all Begins with Me

Jeff Wofford, Chief Pilot & Director of Aviation, CommScope, Inc.

10:00 AM Energy Break (sponsored by FlightSafety International)

10:30 AM US Domestic CPDLC DCL & En Route

Moranda Reilly, Project Manager, Data Comm Outreach and Metrics, Electronic Systems/Harris Corporation 

11:30 AM Integrations of New Entrants

Heidi Williams, Director Air Traffic Service & Infrastructures, NBAA

12:30 PM Lunch (Sponsored by Bombardier)

1:30 PM NBAA & Safety Committee Update 

1:45 PM Keynote: Keep it Simple - Leadership for Higher Safety Standards

JD McHenry, President & CEO, Global Jet Services

2:45 PM Business Aviation Safety Panel 

Industry leaders discuss how their organizations incorporate safety into all aspects of their operations on a daily basis.  

Moderator: Jamie Wilson, Senior Associate, FBO Partners & Vice President, GWBAA

Peter Branower, Captain & Safety Officer, GEICO Flight Department

Kevin Donnelly, Director Quality, Security & EHS FBO, Jet Aviation

Dave Carmichael, Director, Safety & Compliance, Sharp Details LLC

John Detloff, Vice President Culinary R&D and FA Services, Air Culinare

3:30 PM Closing Remarks & Door Prizes

4:15 PM Optional: Tour of TWA 800

Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors!

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