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Type Club Coalition Launches Web Page

Organization aims to improve GA safety through partnership

December 17, 2012 - The Type Club Coalition (TCC) launched its new home on the Internet this week. The Web page, which is a precursor to a more complete online presence this spring, contains background information about the initiative and a listing of its 19 member organizations.

The TCC, created in early 2011, is a partnership between owners and builders groups from across the GA community, representing the interests of type-certificated, warbird, and amateur-built aircraft. The Coalition's purpose is to facilitate the sharing of best operating practices and type-specific training syllabi between member organizations, and assisting those organizations in developing and improving such resources for their respective types of aircraft. Individual owners of aircraft lacking type clubs, particularly unique or rare amateur-built designs, can also utilize these shared resources to develop their own procedures for safe operation.

TCC Chairman is Tom Turner, who also serves as the Executive Director of the American Bonanza Society Air Safety Foundation (ABS/ASF). He was instrumental in developing the very successful Beechcraft Pilot Proficiency Program (BPPP), a type training course run by ABS. "We are thrilled to be working with Tom as TCC chair," said Sean Elliott, EAA vice president of advocacy and safety. "His expertise in the type training world is an invaluable resource to type clubs and owners in every facet of GA."

For more information about the TCC, contact Tom Turner at asf@bonanza.org or 316-945-1700.

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