Thursday, January 23, 2014

Federal Aviation Administration Safety Team Award presented to Carson Valley man

Courtesy of the Minden-Tahoe Airport  

Bill Schroeder, a Minden-Tahoe Airport tenant, a designated pilot examiner and lead Federal Aviation Administration Safety Team (FAASTeam) representative for the Reno Flight Service District Office (FSDO), received an award for his ongoing efforts to improve safety for general aviation.

Bill specializes in mountain flight training and is the check pilot for the Reno Civil Air Patrol. Bill has put together an extensive day long safety seminar presented it at several Nevada and California airports where he provided attendees with specific instruction on operations at airports experiencing high accident rates in mountain terrain. In addition, Bill has coordinated with the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association on a program to increase the use of Federal Aviation Administration Flight Plans by pilots flying in remote areas.

“We are very fortunate to have Bill as a tenant at our airport and are pleased that he has received this award for the second time in three years,” says Bobbi Thompson, Minden-Tahoe Airport Manager.

FAASTeam Representatives are individuals dedicated to the promotion of aviation safety. They provide their community with advice, counsel, technical knowledge, aviation experience and a communication link with the local FAA facility. FAASTeam Representatives act as advisors to the aviation community in support of aviation safety. Representatives are selected for their interest in aviation safety, their professional knowledge, their personal reputation in the community, and their ability to donate freely of their time and talents.

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