Lifting the lid on amateur and experimental aircraft kit building

Online event
Wednesday, 02 February 2022
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
    • Air CDRE Al Seymour, Founder and Managing Director, High Flight Consulting UK
  • Aviation webinar

In this IIL aviation webinar, Al Seymour talks about the different organisations and levels of scrutiny for aircraft production and operation and will focus on the broad 'amateur builder and operator' community, using his experience of global organisations and current Light Aircraft Association, Civil Aviation Authority and Military Aviation Authority policy.

Globally, the amateur home-built aircraft community is very large. There are widely varying standards of build quality, ranging from remarkable and innovative, to dangerous. Governance of engineering checks and test flying also varies widely.

Cases studies will be discussed to highlight where the risks are and who ‘owns’ them. Consideration of risks to life and property will be discussed and where potential exists to identify them early and mitigate them as the unforeseen impacts of even the smallest errors can mount up to result in dramatic outcomes that are costly in all respects.

In this talk, you will learn what could be done better to decrease overall risks to make this an affordable activity for builder operators and insurers alike.

Learning objectives:

  • How an amateur-built aircraft differs from one that is manufactured
  • How the ownership of risk differs across the global community
  • The best ways to identify and mitigate risks through robust, auditable tests and operational activity

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

This webinar will be hosted on MS Teams. Please familiarise yourself with their T&Cs and Privacy Statement.

  • Online event

Booking information:

You will be sent a confirmation email shortly after booking. If you have not received this within one hour, please contact Patricia Pedraza (020 7397 3911).

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