October 16 (Wed) - Threat and Error management: What VFR Pilots Can Learn from the Airlines

Event Date: 
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm



Threat and Error Management (TEM) is a Human Factors oriented safety process that has been successfully employed by the airline industry in order to improve safety.  Airlines have used Crew Resource Management (CRM) and current Threat and Error Management (TEM) programs to dramatically reduce the number of accidents and incidents due to human error.

San Carlos Flight Center has invited in Ross Ferguson, an airline pilot and flight instructor for more than 25 years.  In his presentation, Ferguson will introduce SQL’s VFR pilot community to Threat and Error Management and the ways its these skills are often overlooked in General Aviation (GA).  The discussion will cover the GA safety record, TEM, TEM skills, situational awareness, and the startle effect, and will culminate with a short case study involving a Cessna 172.

Don’t miss out on this presentation if you want to become a safer and more attentive pilot.


Ross Ferguson, CFI. Ross has been a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) and Airline Pilot for more than 25 years.  He has flown aircraft ranging from Ultralights to transport aircraft including many Airbus and Boeing jets.  Ross has owned and operated his own aircraft and is currently a member of the US Yak-52 Aerobatic Team.


San Carlos Flight Center (SCFC) is the SF Bay area’s most dynamic flying club, committed to building general aviation thought safety, community, and adventure.  AOPA has consistently recognized SCFC in their Best Flight School survey, most recently in 2018 as the best flight school in the West.

SCFC is committed to promoting safety in general aviation through our regular safety seminars and guest speaker programs.  Space is often limited so it is important to sign up early. SCFC members may choose to watch the seminar live over the web at home, or recorded at a later date.  Contact a SCFC member service rep at (650) 946-1700 for more information about online access.