U of M, Crookston to Host FAASafety Team Aviation Safety Seminar on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009; Event to be held at 7 p.m. in Youngquist Auditorium

Crookston, Minn.  - Winter is looming! Learn how to get you and your aircraft ready for the weather ahead. The University of Minnesota, Crookston is hosting a FAASafety Team Aviation Safety Seminar on Tuesday, October 27, 2009 in Youngquist Auditorium, Agriculture Research Center. The topics include preparing you airplane for winter and a look at flying light sport aircraft (LSA). Guest speakers include Mike Vivion, chief pilot at the U of M, Crookston and Barb Mack, a designated sport pilot examiner. Applicants may register online by visiting http://www.faasafety.gov.

Vivion has 30 years experience flying in Alaska and will cover topics related to winter preparation for you and your aircraft. Mack will address the different aspects of LSA.  This Wings Safety Seminar is sponsored by the Minnesota FAASTeam. For more information, contact Jim Niehoff at 612-713-4247 (james.niehoff@faa.gov).

Today the University of Minnesota, Crookston delivers more than 25 applied-science undergraduate degree programs and 50 concentrations, including several online degrees, in agriculture; arts, humanities and social sciences; business; math, science and technology; and natural resources. To learn more, visit www.UMCrookston.edu.

Contact: Mike Vivion, chief pilot, 218-281-8114 (mvivion@umn.edu); Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director of communications, 218-281-8432 (ltollefs@umn.edu)