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Wilderness Survival Skills for Pilots at Prescott

Saturday, May 18, 2019
10:00am

Contact - BRIAN JOSEPH ROGGOW Phone: (928) 777-4306 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Location - Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University 3700 Willow Creek Rd. Bldg. 16 - Student Union, 'Lower Hangar' Prescott, AZ 86301

Wilderness Survival Skills for Pilots

Survival skills, specifically adapted for a pilot audience.

Date and Time: Saturday, May 18, 2019, starting at 10:00 Arizona

Speaker(s): Al Cornell and Michael Vitek

Brief Description:
This presentation and discussion will focus on the critical priorities and the threats to survival when confronted with an aircraft accident in a remote environment. Tips relative to actions, skills, and items necessary to overcome these threats and be subsequently rescued will be offered. A table display of survival-related gear will be used to reinforce the most necessary actions.

The event duration is approximately two hours, and refreshments will be provided!

Select Number: WP0791810

Location of Seminar:
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
3700 Willow Creek Rd.
Bldg. 16 - Student Union, 'Lower Hangar'
Prescott, AZ 86301

Directions to Venue:
Please note that this seminar is NOT in the commonly-used ERAU DLC auditorium. This seminar is being conducted in the Student Union, 'The Lower Hangar.' Please reference the directions below; a campus map is also attached to this announcement.

***Entering at Haas Blvd.*** Enter the ERAU campus from Willow Creek Rd., northernmost entrance, on Haas Blvd. At the first four-way intersection, continue on Haas Blvd. and proceed to parking in Lot D. The Jack R. Hunt Student Union - Lower Hangar, building 16, is accessible by following the walkway between lots D and E.

***Entering at Dan Carrell Dr.*** Enter the ERAU campus from Willow Creek Rd. at the intersection of Dan Carrell Dr. and Heritage Park Rd. (this is the only entrance with a traffic light). At the round-about, exit at the first opportunity - north on Dobberteen Dr.. Proceed on Dobberteen Dr. until reaching a stop sign, at the intersection with Haas Blvd.. Turn left onto Haas Blvd. and proceed to parking in Lot D. The Jack R. Hunt Student Union - Lower Hangar, building 16, is accessible by following the walkway between lots D and E.

Fly-Ins: Transportation from/to KPRC for fly-ins is available on a limited basis. Please coordinate in advance, no later than May 16, by contacting FAASTeam Rep. Brian Roggow at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Fly-in Seminar?: Yes KPRC

Seating: 100 seats at the facility

Registration Information:
Click here to register online now!

Sponsoring Division: FAASTeam

Contact Information: BRIAN JOSEPH ROGGOW
Phone: (928) 777-4306
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Additional Event Information & Acknowledgement of Industry Sponsor(s):
This event is supported by the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Air Group and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

The speakers for this event are:

Al Cornell

Al retired from the U.S. Army after 30 years of active service. Throughout his military career, he served in two distinct career patterns. First, he was a Rotor Wing Aviator with two flying tours in Viet Nam, flying armed B Model Hueys and Cobras. Al also served two assignments as a Flight Instructor and commanded aviation units. Second, Al was a Foreign Area Officer, specializing in Latin America, where he served in five military assignments and one assignment for the U.S. State Department. Al retired to Sedona in 1994 and joined Verde Search & Rescue in 1995. Since 1995, Al has taught “Wilderness Survival,” Land Navigation, Human Tracking and a variety of prehistoric skills.

Michael Vitek

Michael graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1967, (Bachelor of Civil Engineering), and then spent 7 years as a Naval Aviator flying A-4’s and EA-3B’s. After the Navy, he became a pilot for FEDEX for the next 28 years. While employed with FEDEX Michael was a Flight Instructor and Check Airman. His FAA certificates and ratings include ATP single and multiengine land, CFI, and advanced ground instructor. While at FEDEX he flew Falcons (DA-20), 727’s, MD-11’s, and Airbus A-310. Michael and his wife moved to Sedona and he started volunteering with Friends of the Forest on several committees doing work for the Forest Service. This led to joining Verde Search and Rescue. He teaches land Nav and GPS classes for the Forest Service and Search and Rescue.

Equal Access Information:
The FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) is committed to providing equal access to this meeting/event for all participants. If you need alternative formats or services because of a disability, please communicate your request as soon as possible with the person in the “Contact Information” area of the meeting/event notice. Note that two weeks is usually required to arrange services.

Credit Applicability:
1 Credit for Basic Knowledge Topic 3
1 Credit for Advanced Knowledge Topic 2

Location - Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University 3700 Willow Creek Rd. Bldg. 16 - Student Union, 'Lower Hangar' Prescott, AZ 86301