Mike Vaccaro and Jeff Brown

Surviving the Nightmare:  Engine loss on Takeoff.  Using TLAR.


Too many pilots are no longer with us following an engine loss on takeoff.  This session details the decision making and skills required to survive this calamity with emphasis on proper use of angle of attack systems to fly the plane safely, and how the mobile application TLAR can help pilots make the decision: land off field or turn back?  


Wednesday, July 24th  14:00 Central

Pilot Proficiency at EAA AirVenture 2024


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An Introduction to AoA Indicator Systems


Expert Briefings

Hear industry and government leaders share the advances in AoA technology that are making their way into the cockpit and that are making flying safer.  Three 45-minute briefings at the EAA PPC.  Register ahead and reserve your slot.

13:00 - 16:00

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Simulation Workshops

Fly a true replica of the Garmin GI 260 and experience flying scenarios using an AoA indicator with aural tones on one of twelve Redbird flight simulation devices.  Orientation and demonstration by trained flight instructors.  Reserve your slot.

13:00 - 17:00

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Meet and Greet

Mix, mingle and speak with knowledgeable experts in the field of Angle of Attack.  Get first hand appreciation for just how simple flying AoA indicators can be,

16:00 - 17:00

Invitation Only

Jeff “Jefe” Brown, Air Force Academy graduate and retired USAF Colonel, a C-130 pilot, veteran of five combat deployments and commander of three C-130 units, including a command at the United States Air Force Weapons School.  Jeff is the owner/CEO of Owyhee Aviation LLC, which developed the TLAR flight app.

Mike “Vac” Vaccaro, CFII/MEI, USAF Fighter Weapons School Instructor Pilot, test pilot and squadron commander.  A current airline Pilot, Vac learned to fly in 1979.  The FlyONSPEED team won the EAA Founder’s Innovation Prize in 2018 and grand championship in 2021 for excellence in angle of attack system design and test.


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