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EAA Hosts Course with Department of Transportation’s TSI
September 20, 2018 - EAA hosted the Transportation Safety Institute (TSI)’s Experimental Accident Investigation course this week in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The three-day course is one of three that EAA is hosting this year in partnership with TSI, a research and educational arm of the Department of Transportation.
The course includes lectures from EAA staff and community representatives, site visits to several aviation businesses in Oshkosh, and a behind-the-scenes tour of the EAA Aviation Museum. The audience is mostly FAA field office staff who work with the certification of experimental and light-sport aircraft and investigate accidents.
“EAA has been participating in this course for more than fifteen years,” said Tom Charpentier, EAA government relations director and one of the course instructors. “Every time we host TSI, it is a tremendous opportunity to speak directly to the front-line FAA field staff that will be interacting with our members. We hope that the accident investigation skills we are teaching will rarely be used in practice, but we are confident that they will lead to more accurate reports and insights when accidents do happen.”
TSI reports that the Oshkosh course continues to be one of its most popular offerings, and four classes are already planned for 2019.